As you continue to plan your Spring Break, start thinking about fun days with friends and family in D.C. If you are staying in town, here are some great tourist options!
1) Go to the National Cherry Blossom Festival! This year it is planned to take place from March 20th to April 14th. You will get to have amazing photo opportunities, watch the parade, listen to concerts, and go to the various cultural events taking place around the tidal basin. The Cherry Blossom Festival opening ceremony at Warner Theater is on March 23; the Kite Festival is on March 30th.
2) Celebrate Woman’s History Month! Visit the Hillwood Museum and Garden – the 25-acre estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post – to see the 18th and 19th century Russian and French inspired gardens or the collection of Faberge Eggs. You can also visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the only museum in the world that solely celebrates women’s artistic achievements.
3) The season opening of the Washington Nationals against the New York Mets is on March 28th at 1:35 p.m. at Nationals Park. Gear up in your Nationals (or Mets) jersey, and go to Nationals park with your friends and family. Will the Nationals start on their path to reclaim their Division Champion title and make it to the World Series? Help them start the season off strong by cheering them on!
4) NACC East Regional Sweet 116 March Madness is being held at Capital One Arena on March 29th and 31st. Go cheer on your favorite basketball teams!
5) Another Women’s History Month inspired trip is the new “All Work and No Pay: A History of Women’s Invisible Labor” exhibit at the National Museum of American History. This exhibit highlights women’s work at home from colonial times to the 1990s. The museum’s blurb explains, “Visitors will be able to learn the inequality and unfairness of this outdated societal assumption through artifacts and images.”
6) On March 8th, the Newseum opened the “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement” exhibit. This exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots of 1969. The exhibit will also feature the AIDS crisis, the assassination of Harvey Milk and the role of pop culture in changing the attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community.