With the current pandemic and the accompanying city restrictions, going out to enjoy the city can become a challenge. Then again, staying cooped up at home for months at end is not recommended either – this can take a toll on one’s mental health.
For those living in DC, the good news is there are ways to enjoy the best of what this beautiful and historic city can offer while still following state-enforced health and safety guidelines.
Check out the great ways to enjoy DC and its surrounding areas safely and responsibly:
Drop by the Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
1550 Anacostia Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC
Opens daily from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Toward the east by the Anacostia River, you will find an oasis where, according to its website, water and wind dance. This piece of paradise in the city is Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens, and it is opening its doors to the public again but only on a limited capacity.
Explore the park to see the historic ponds and wonderful nature sites. Learn about the vibrant flora and fauna that call the Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens home. For those who want a memorable experience, follow the Anacostia River path that leads to the Bladensburg Watershed.
Visitors are expected to follow the signs when walking through the park, wear masks, and maintain social distancing guidelines. This includes maintaining a six-foot distance from other visitors when able.
Bike through the Capital Crescent Trail
Route travels through Georgetown in Washington, DC to Bethesda, Maryland
Looking for fun things to do in Bethesda? Check out the Capital Crescent Trail. This 11-mile stretch is a great place for biking, hiking, and even rollerblading. The trail starts from Georgetown in the District of Columbia then travels up to Silver Spring in Montgomery County.
This is the perfect place for active folks who want to keep fit and enjoy spectacular sights while staying safe. Locals love going on these trails due to the incredible vistas from the Potomac River and the lush green parklands that the paths run through.
Dine al fresco at Masseria
1340 4th Street Northeast, Washington, DC
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 5:30 to 9:00 PM
Thursday and Friday from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
For those looking to spend a nice day out and get some good food, Masseria is the place to be. Have a wonderful outdoor dining experience at this Michelin-starred restaurant with renowned chef Nicholas Stefanelli at the helm. Dine in class at their patio that combines the urban vibe of the Union Market and the down-to-earth feel of the Italian countryside.
The restaurant offers guests a prix fixe menu inspired by the Italian flavors from Chef Stefanelli’s childhood. Each dish showcases the magnificent culinary style of Chef Stefanelli while capturing the essence of the Puglia region.
Masseria also offers no-contact delivery and curbside pickup.
An urgent reminder: When going out of the house, always remember to wear your mask and wash your hands often.
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