Ten Things To Do With Mom

It’s summer in DC, which means your family is coming into town & you have to entertain them. While the museums on the Mall will busy them for a bit, after a while you’ll need more than directions to the Hirshorn to keep them outta the house.

Here’s a few suggests from my own family-fun odyssey in DC keeping my folks happy.


  1. Nuttin like Kickball on the National Mall
  2. For the adventurous – Tuesday Drag Queen Bingo at Chaos
  3. A summer picnic with all your friends too
  4. Listening to Ft. Reno summer concerts
  5. Watching Screen on the Green
  6. Cheering for their favorite Triathlete
  7. Renting a rowboat at Fletcher’s Boat House
  8. Flip cupping with grandma
  9. Showing them the sights in Bike DC
  10. And my fav; people watching in Dupont Circle

Got any suggestions to add?

5 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on June 24th, 2005 @ 8:28 am

    Folk Life Festival on the mall!


  2. Chris (unregistered) on June 24th, 2005 @ 9:21 am

    Isn’t Fletcher’s closed? Jack’s at the end of K St., is still open for business! (with pretty decent boats t’boot)


  3. wayan (unregistered) on June 24th, 2005 @ 10:16 am

    Fletcher’s open, 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week. It’s under new management, the company that runs other boat houses along the Potomac.

    Unlike Jacks, which I love too, Fletcher’s rents row boats, has a more natural feel, and sports swank BBQ spots.


  4. Jenn Larsen (unregistered) on June 24th, 2005 @ 11:06 am

    Sunset drinks on the rooftop terrace at the Hotel Washington. Breathtaking view of the Mall and the Washington Monument. Service can be lacking sometimes, but it’s worth it for wowing the parentals.


  5. Chris (unregistered) on June 24th, 2005 @ 11:29 am

    Ah, I see, Fletcher’s is now owned by the NPS. I admit that having the row boats is a nice touch, but if the kayak’s upe there are anything like the ones at Thompson’s (also NPS owned), I’ll stick with Jack’s and just paddle upstream to the “natural” part of the river.



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