A Sunday afternoon in Georgetown, Washington, DC; what could be better? Nothing, besides hearing my daughter’s sweet little voice repeatedly saying, “WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY, MOM” as we played in the gardens.
It was, in fact, quite a wonderful day because we left the twins at home with their dad. It felt wonderful being out with just her. We had a quick picnic, courtesy of Wendy’s; played soccer, chased butterflies and even birds. We were careful to sneak up on the birds and we didn’t tell the rabbits. Shh
The grounds were much smaller than I expected, but nonetheless, worth the trip. It was very quiet, at times feeling like you were experiencing the wonders of your very own garden, except a more manicured one. I would say plan no more than two hours for your visit. Just enough time to relax and recharge before your next adventure.
It was only the hottest day of the year with temperatures feeling like almost 110 degrees. In the cool of the shade it was quite a lovely day, but every step in the sun felt like five steps in the desert. It was time to cool off.
Georgetown Waterfront Park seemed like a great local as any, and less than fifteen minutes away. I’ve driven many times to and from Georgetown University Hospital when I was pregnant with our first child, but had no idea what I was passing along the way.
As I drove, anticipation was building. Great shops and beautiful restaurants adorned the streets. There’s something here for everyone. There are lots of garages to park in or you can scurry for free parking at the end of K street. There’s a three-hour limit Monday through Saturday, but free on Sundays.
This park is a great place for a run; your little ones will enjoy splashing around (be sure to bring bathing suits) and the views aren’t so shabby either. It’s a great place to paddle board, kayak or just people watch. I recommend a trip in the late afternoon; bring some snacks and a blanket for some good family time, then send the kids home and enjoy a date night with your honey or even just ice cream and a stroll. I haven’t been here to watch the sunset but can only imagine how beautiful it would be.
And, in honor of National Ice Cream Day, how could we resist 😉
More Sundays should be made of these.
Today was a wonderful day!