Summer Schedule Solutions

It’s April already. I know, I can’t believe it either. But, here we are, and it’s time to start making plans for summer! Here are a few ideas.

Museums

I love museums. They make learning interactive (the way it should be) and there’s one out there for every interest you can think of. At the time of this writing, most of the Smithsonian museums are still closed for COVID-19, but here are a few museums that are excited to welcome you.

Working Out

I never thought I’d get tired of sitting on the couch and watching TV, yet here we are. If you’re in the same boat, Gaithersburg has you covered. You can try the Cardio and Core workout at the Gaithersburg Concert Pavilion, play a round of mini golf, make an appointment at the Bohrer Park Fitness Zone, or, if you have your own equipment, spend an afternoon at the local skate park.

A hiking trail surrounded by trees, meant to represent some of the available trails in Maryland.
A hiking trail shaded by trees. Photo Credit: Oscar Portillo via Unsplash.

Nature

For the outdoorsy type, check out one of Maryland’s several state parks. Depending on the park, you can try hiking, swimming, camping, and many more activities. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is also working to make the parks disability accessible, and has even organized the parks on their website based on how far along they are.

Food

Of course, you can’t have summer fun without the right fuel, and locally grown food tastes the best. This summer, stop by the local farmer’s market for the freshest food available. There are going to be markets at Pike and Rose, Northern Virginia, Bethesda, and Montgomery Village. Yum.

For food with a more global twist, visit The Mansion at Strathmore for their cultural Afternoon Tea. May events include Scottish, Israeli, and Chinese Tea, and check back to see what they’re up to in June. Each tea time comes with musical accompaniment, and seats fill up fast!

This list is just the beginning. With the COVID vaccine open to any Marylander aged 16 and up, opportunities are finally coming back. Let’s make the most of it! Happy summer!

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