Who would’ve thought a place like Cleveland, Ohio would be giving you fomo while you’re stuck in the nation’s capitol? I mean, granted we are kinda killing it here in the CLE, there’s tons of things to do in DC to keep you preoccupied. And don’t worry, we made sure that all of these places have good cell phone service so you can continue to keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (TheFamousDC).
While you don’t have the ability to stalk Lebron all the way from DC, no one is stopping you from tracking John Wall’s where-a-bouts, except for that restraining order. So maybe we should leave famous basketball players alone this week and check out all of these other things you can be doing around The District while you anxiously refresh your news feeds for the latest from the RNC.
Brew at the Zoo
If you’ve ever wanted to get drunk in a forest, we’ve found the next best thing. This Thursday, July 21 from 6-9pm, you can sample beers from more than 75 craft breweries while also contributing to animal conservation at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Attendees will enjoy live music, lawn games, great food from participating food trucks, and animal demonstrations. Only catch is you must be 21 yrs. or older to attend.
Canteen Beer Garden
Located in the courtyard at 2100 M Street NW, the Canteen, an outdoor beer garden, will feature a rotation of 10 drafts, live music, and lawn games. You can sip on those suds every Wednesday–Friday from 4-10pm and Saturday from 12-10pm as long as Mother Nature allows it.
Citi Open Tennis Classic
Come to Rock Creek Park Tennis Center this week to get the closest to Tennis pro’s like Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors, Andre Aggasi, and Andy Roddick you’ll ever be. Okay, so they won’t necessarily be there this time, but they have won this Tournament in the past so by transitive property you’ll stand where they once stood.
CNN Politics Campaign 2016: Like, Share, Elect
Now you don’t have to sit at home watching the news to keep up with the 2016 presidential campaign, the Newseum is doing it for you. With this new interactive exhibit, visitors can explore the way digital and social media have transformed the campaign, election, and political process.
DC Swim Week
Get some swimwear before the summer’s over as different venues all around DC participate in the second annual DC Swim Week from July 20- July 23. This event promotes national and international swimwear designers on the latest trends in swimwear fashion. DC Swim Week aims to recognize local brands, latest trends in summer fashion, up and coming designers and other artists in the fashion industry.
Take a break after your long, exhausting week of following the convention by having a relaxing work day outside at Farragut Square Park. From 9-5pm you can bring your laptop, co-workers, and coffee while using the free Wi-Fi, tables, and chairs to get the job done with a little bit of sun.
TriFit: Outdoor Yoga, Barre, and Pilates
If you can push through the heat stroke, you can enjoy a series of outdoor fitness classes taught by certified instructors this Tuesday and Thursday night from 5:30-6:30pm. On Tuesday, you can take a Barre class at the Plaza at 2100 M St., or Pilates on Thursday at Farragut Park. The only thing we can guarantee about these classes is they, combined with the heat, will definitely leave you sweating.
Throw a few back with your furry friend at the National Harbor’s Yappy Hour tonight from 5-7pm. Your pups can munch on some dog snacks while you can enjoy a glass of wine or four on The Tasting Room Patio. So go grab your dog and let the two of you off the leash this evening.