Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to get out and enjoy yourself! Residents around the Washington, D.C. areas seeking engaging activities to break out of the winter doldrums need look no further.
Here are some great things to do this spring!
If you’re in the Annapolis area, stop in to see the Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s premier adaptation of the Jane Austen novel “Pride and Prejudice,” which is running through April 20. Regarded by the Bay Weekly as “a standard bearer for an exceptional theatre experience,” the Annapolis Shakespeare Company offers over 200 live performances per year, including adaptations of the classics, amazing musicals and completely original plays.
With a mission to a more modern touch to a host of performances, this premier professional theatre in Maryland is sure to delight.
How about a cruise without ever leaving town? Potomac Riverboat Company is running a Washington Monuments Cruise, every weekend through April 28. The trip traverses the Potomac River from Old Town Alexandria and offers stunning views and history of the iconic monuments, memorials, and bridges of the region.
History and architecture
The District of Columbia area is brimming with culturally significant places of interest. Take a walk down Old Town Alexandria’s King Street, one of the “Great Streets” of America, and enjoy its centuries-old architecture with restaurants, boutiques, and museums along the way. Dive into history at any one of the many historical site museums, like George Washington’s Mount Vernon or the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum.
Art in action
See art in action in Old Town Alexandria at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, which boasts of the most extensive collection of publicly accessible working artworks in a variety of media, including paint, ceramic, jewelry and printmaking. And of course, don’t forget to stop off for something to eat at one of the historic hot spots such as Virtue Feed & Grain, an American tavern located in the 1800s feed house.
Wherever your interests take you, now is the time to get out and enjoy the city! Winter has passed, and the beginning of spring marks an opportunity to experience the richness that the District area has to offer.