Hot and humid days are finally behind us, and it’s the perfect time to get outside and make the most of the breezy fall weather before the holiday season arrives. With dozens of restaurants, retailers and events, and even more on the way, it can be hard to choose what to do, so we’re mapping out our perfect day at The Yards for you this October!
Break A Sweat With Mayweather Boxing or A Walk Around The Neighborhood
There’s no better way to kick off the day than with a workout, and The Yards has plenty of ways to help you work up a sweat. Mayweather Boxing on Water St offers classes for boxers of all levels in an upbeat and supportive environment (FYI – your first class is free and they offer 15% off all drop-in classes, memberships, gear and apparel every Friday!)
If group classes aren’t your thing, grab a pair of running shoes from Pacers Running and follow one of pre-planned 15, 30, or 60-minute routes!
Refuel with Coffee and a Smoothie
After a good workout, our next stop is coffee at Foxtrot or a smoothie from Toastique. Take them to-go to enjoy picnic-style on The Yards Sundeck!
Self-Care Stop and Shop
From enjoying some fresh air and the beautiful views by the water to facials and mani-pedis, to a little retail therapy, The Yards has some great options to show yourself a little love. Silver Mirror Facial Bar is the perfect pit stop for a 30 or 50-minute facial before doing some shopping at locally-owned Steadfast Supply. Steadfast is home to so many treasures including art, wellness products, plants, gifts, home decor and more.
Raise A Glass
For beer drinkers and wine enthusiasts, there’s nothing better on a fall day than a crisp beer or cider at Bluejacket or glass (or bottle!) of wine at District Winery. Bluejacket offers a constantly rotating selection of twenty-one bluejacket beers and five cask ales, most of which are only available on-site. District Winery produces premium small-batch wines right on-site, which they offer tours of, and also features a tasting bar so you can sample a little bit of everything. If specialty cocktails are more your speed, Trouble Bird on 4th Street whips up the classics with a twist – weaving in flavors like avocado and bayleaf in a daiquiri or lemongrass in a martini.
Plates for Every Palate
The Yards boasts an extensive list of delicious restaurants. Pasta lovers can’t miss out on having dinner at Osteria Morini, which features an open kitchen that allows guests to watch their meal preparation unfold, and even offers pasta-making classes for those that are eager to get behind the counter.
Michelin-rated Chloe is perfect for the foodie who wants to sample a little bit of everything. The seasonal sharing plates are perfect for date night or a big group of family and friends.
And neighborhood staple and Michelin-guide spot Shilling Canning Co. is another dinner must-stop. The modern, family-owned Mid-Atlantic restaurant serves Executive Chef Reid Shilling’s take on seasonal cuisine highlighting ingredients from around the Chesapeake region.
End the Night with a Sugar Rush
Who doesn’t love to end the night with a little treat? Locally-owned Ice Cream Jubilee is the perfect final stop at The Yards with homemade classics like Bold Vanilla or Cookies & Cookie Dough to Banana Bourbon Caramel and Caramel Popcorn.
Washington DC’s The Yards neighborhood is an iconic liveable, walkable, and workable destination boasting green spaces, waterfront access, day-to-night dining, and expansive views. Learn more about shopping, dining and living at The Yards, and follow them on Instagram to stay in touch.