On Monday temperatures we’re in the high 90’s here in the DMV and even a heat advisory was issued for our area! With temperatures not expected to lessen any time soon, we’re always on the hunt for new ways to keep cool in the summer heat. Whether it’s a having a cold drink to cool down or finding fun, indoor activities to do on the weekends, we rounded up a list of what you can do in Arlington (and it’s surrounding area).
Try a Cold Press Juice for Lunch – Not only is it healthy and a great source of vitamins, but a cold press juice is super refreshing on a hot day. You can get one at places like Sweetgreen, SouthBlock and Jrink Juicery in the Arlington, VA area.
Sign Up for PaintNite – With heat advisories, experts typically advise that you stay indoors to avoid the high temperatures entirely which sounds like a total bummer in the midst of summertime. One of our favorite indoor activities though is PaintNite. You just bring your friends and have a few cocktails and they provide everything you need to create your own masterpiece to take home with you.
Head to The BEACH – No sunscreen is required at the new interactive installation at the National Building Museum called The BEACH. The new contained exhibit covers 10,000 square feet and includes an “ocean” of nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls. It’s also fully equipped with beach chairs and umbrellas!
Get an Indoor Workout – It can be a struggle to get in a good workout on a summer day – It can either be too hot for anything active outdoors, such as bike riding or hiking, but it’s equally as unappealing to be stuck in a gym on a bright and sunny day. So use the heat advisory as a way to try a new (indoor) workout class, like solidcore in Ballston. You can read more about solidcore here and Maxwell Residents can enjoy a discount on a 3-class package. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to redeem!
Watch a Movie at Sunset – During a heat advisory, it’s suggested to only go out after the sun goes down. What is there fun to do after the sun goes down you ask? Head to a “drive-in” movie night! There are so many places offering (some free!) sunset movies series this summer, such as the Sunset Cinema, NoMA Summer Screen, Crystal Screen, Movies On The Potomac, and Rosslyn Outdoor Film Fest.