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Ways to Beat the Heat Around DC

Summer is officially here and with temperatures climbing, you have two options: embrace it or avoid it. Lucky for you, there are plenty of ways to do both around DC. Whether you’re looking to catch some rays or hide out in your Sonnet apartment’s cold AC, there’s options for everyone.

Rooftop Pool at Sonnet:

The best way to beat the heat is right above you. Our stunning rooftop pool is the perfect place to kick back and relax. From lounging on the deck to floating around in the pool, there’s no bad way to enjoy the extensive views of Washington DC. Put on your swimsuit, grab a cold drink, and head upstairs to bask in the sunshine.

River Activities:

Two rivers nearby means two great ways to relax on a hot day. The Potomac River and Anacostia River both offer fantastic views, waterfront restaurants, as well as a wide variety of water activities. If getting in the water isn’t your thing, paddle a boat past the monuments of DC to see the nation’s capital from a different perspective or take a cruise with the Potomac Riverboat Company.

Ice Cream Jubilee:

There’s no better way to cool down than with a refreshing scoop of ice cream. Thankfully, Ice Cream Jubilee is just down the street. Not only are they close, they were also voted People’s Choice for Best Ice Cream at the DC Scoop competition. Now, the best ice cream in the city is also the most convenient.

Outdoor Movie:

When temperatures drop at night, get out and catch an outdoor movie. NoMa Summer Screen outdoor movie series takes place on Wednesday nights until August 21st. This year’s theme is “Who’s Got Game”, featuring sports-related films including: The Karate Kid, The Sandlot, and Remember The Titans, among others. This is a very popular activity, so to ensure a good spot, get there when the doors open at 7:00pm. The fun takes place at The Lot at First & Pierce, at 1150 First Street NE, close to home.

Hall of Fossils:

What better way to escape the humidity than exploring our ancient history in the comfort of temperature controlled building? The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History opened its brand new 31,000-square-foot fossil hall, and it’s one you won’t want to miss. The exhibit connects our present and future with our very distant past by allowing visitors to discover 700 fossil specimens, including a T-rex and Wooly Mammoth.

While Summer can bring exceptional warmth, it’s still one of the best times to get out and see what Washington DC has to offer. When you live at Sonnet, you’re in the perfect location to get to it all. Contact us today to discover how great life can be living at the intersection of 14th & U.

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