Ah, summer in Washington, DC! The city buzzes with energy, and there’s no better way to dive into the heart of it than by exploring some of its most iconic spots. Start your culinary journey at Carmine’s, where family-style Italian dishes reign supreme. The Titanic Sundae is not just a dessert; it’s an experience. Brasserie Beck offers the finest Belgian brews if you’re craving a European touch. Pair it with their classic Moules Frites, and you’re in for a treat.

El Rey, DC, and El Rey, VA, promise a tempting array of tacos for those who love a good fiesta. The Al Pastor, in particular, is a revelation. Speaking of revelations, the Crab Garganelli on the Tasting Menu at Marcel’s (fine dining) is a summer favorite that offers a delightful blend of French-Belgian flavors.

Are you looking for a view? Crimson in Chinatown boasts a rooftop that offers panoramic city sights, best enjoyed with one of their Southern-inspired cocktails. If you’re around the ballpark, Mission Navy Yard is a must-visit. Their giant nachos and refreshing mojitos are the talk of the town. And for those who prefer a more central location of DC, Mission DuPont offers the signature Mission Margarita to get the party started.

But DC isn’t just about food and drinks. Embrace your adventurous side at Kraken Kourts & Skates. Pickleball, roll, and revel in the summer evening as you unleash your competitive spirit. If water is more your element, the Potomac Paddle Club offers a unique way to bask in the city’s scenic beauty. And for a tropical twist, Potomac Tiki awaits with its Pina Coladas served under twinkling tiki torches.

No summer in DC is complete without a visit to Whitlow’s on U Street. Known for its vibrant atmosphere, it’s the perfect spot for brunch enthusiasts. Dive into their famous two-hours of bottomless refills and let the flavors dance before you head up to their awesome rooftop – for actual dancing.

As the day winds down, The Admiral in Dupont Circle beckons with its culinary delights. The Admiral Burger, paired with a cold draft, is the perfect way to get your DC night started. Groove to the tunes at Royal Sands Social Club near Nationals Park, savoring grilled dishes at Salazar on 14th Street, or enjoying a hearty tavern fare at Hook Hall on Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC, promises a summer of endless memories. Dive in, savor, and let the city’s magic envelop you!