Whether bundled up on a breezy March morning or snuggled beside the fireplace, these are the best spots to beat winter fatigue in D.C. From outdoor picnics to scenic views, there’s something for everyone to enjoy outdoors.
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The Gardens at Cathedral Heights As the springtime weather approaches, the 59-acre grounds surrounding the National Cathedral are practically begging for frolicking. Meticulous gardens, lush lawns and manicured grounds transform this space into the perfect place for an early spring picnic. 3101 Wisconsin Ave., 202.537.6200, cathedral.org
Embrace Outdoor Dining Warm weather invites the opportunity to wine-and-dine outdoors once again. Try one of Union Market’s dining experiences such as Hi-Lawn At The Rooftop, where safe, outdoor dining meets stunning 360-degree city views. 1309 5th St., 301.347.3998, unionmarketdc.com
Sunset Cruise Views A luxury cruise along the Potomac River awaits as an escape from the icy city. A cocktail or glass of wine accompanies views of Roosevelt Island, the Lincoln Memorial and the Kennedy Center, to name a few. The beginning of spring is a perfect time to book a cruise and see D.C.’s world-class cherry blossoms. 3050 K St., 301.460.7447, capitolrivercruises.com
ARTECHOUSE D.C. ARTECHOUSE is D.C.’s spot for both fine arts and innovative technology. Signature tours include the blue monochromatic Crystalline experience or the center’s newest exhibit, “Renewal 2021,” which debuts on March 15. 1238 Maryland Ave., dc.artechouse.com