photo via Flickr // Kevin Bowman
Before you enter hibernation mode, bundle up and make a day visiting some of our favorite spots in DC. What makes these weekend activities worth braving our first dose of winter weather? They’re all free! From concerts to campfire desserts, we’re saving you money without having to skimp on the fun.
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Fireside | S’mores for All
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Ritz Carlton pampering without the cost. Butlers serve complimentary s’mores at the Georgetown hotel’s Degrees Bar & Lounge from 6:30 to 7 pm every evening. This isn’t just your boyscout campfire graham crackers and Hershey’s; it’s delectable Valrhona chocolate on a French toasted baguette.
Art & Music | National Gallery of Art
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There is no short of sights and beautiful sounds at the National Gallery! Take in some fresh air while roaming the beautiful sculpture garden, feel the thrill of the dynamic light sculpture “Multiverse” while riding the moving walkway, or catch a free concert in the West Garden Court on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 pm.
More Music | The Kennedy Center
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The Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center offers free performances every day at 6 pm as part of their “Performing Arts for Everyone” initiative. Visitors can enjoy local, national, and international artists as they showcase their talents in music, dance, theater, and more.
Fall for Fall | National Arboretum
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The National Arboretum is one of Washington, DC’s best kept secrets that first-time visitors to the District will not want to miss. The koi fish pond will amuse young and old, and the Bonsai garden along with the original columns from the US Capitol, are must sees. Pack a picnic lunch and head out there!
Wellbeing | Union Market Yoga
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On Sundays throughout November, local yogis can drop by Union Market’s Dock 5 at noon for a free class with local instructor Nya Alemayhu. The class is suitable for all levels; participants should bring their own mats and blocks and arrive 15 minutes early.
Lions, Tigers, and Bears | National Zoo
photo via sosh.com
Bao Bao has company. Four lion cubs have joined the baby panda as National Zoo cuteness superstars. If the weather is nice, and if they’re behaving well, the cubs can be found frolicking with each other and other members of the pride as part of the Great Cats Exhibit.