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Spring Break conjures up images of wild 20-somethings on an overcrowded beach. Here in DC, though, we do things a little differently, and have a slightly more mature approach to the springtime vacation. Here’s how to enjoy an adults’ spring trip to Washington DC.

Learn The Best Date Spots

Show your loved one that you’ve grown up a bit from the spring break days of shotgunning beers on the beach. Make this spring trip especially grown up and classy by educating yourself on the best date spots in Washington, DC. For some tips and insights, you can check out our guide here.

Take In Some of DC’s Culture

If you want to take in Washington, DC like a true adult, then you have to take some time to explore the vast culture on display here. Have a walk along the National Mall, pop into as many Smithsonian museums as possible.

Drink Outside

Springtime in DC is especially treasured because it’s the beginning of al fresco season. So, if you’re traveling here this spring, you’ll see all of the locals enjoying their adult beverages out in the sun as much as possible. To join the party, check out our list of DC’s Best Outdoor Bars.

Follow Local Influencers

You can learn a lot about Washington, DC by following its tastemakers and influencers online. From tips on the hottest new bars and restaurants, to event postings and so much more, our Favorite Local Social Media Accounts have a lot to teach adult travelers in Washington, DC this spring.

Visit The Navy Yard

There are a lot of adult-friendly destinations around Washington, DC, but few are as well equipped for grown-up spring break than The Navy Yard. From annual summer events and festivals, to top-notch restaurants, and sunny afternoons watching the National’s baseball team, there’s plenty to enjoy here.

Discover More of Capitol Hill

Get the insider’s guide to Capitol Hill DC—from the best places to eat to the must-know shops—on our DC destination blog!