TOP 5 WAYS TO CONNECT
1 Get Shade
At Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, the Kogod Courtyard (pictured) offers air conditioning and Instagrammable scenes.
2 Fuel Up
Hip new cafes Blue Bottle and Philz help Washingtonians satisfy their need for caffeinated iced drinks.
Comedy shows like Capitol Steps and at DC Improv prove the District has a sense of humor.
4 Splash On
Kids and kids at heart frolic among dancing fountains at Yards Park and Canal Park in the Navy Yard.
5 Stay a Bit
Summer’s longer days encourage lingering at sidewalk cafes on cobblestoned streets in D.C. and Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.