Your Guide to May in the City

May 6, 2016 / Washington, DC
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It looks like the April showers are rolling right on into May this year. Here’s hoping this passes sooner rather than later, and we’re graced with the warm spring-like weather we’re used to this time of year. Rain or shine—there are many ways to appreciate spring in the DC metro area.

Here are some of our favorites:

Pack a Picnic

Photo via Pin

Tis’ the season for warm days and cool nights. There’s a million reasons to get out and enjoy the spring weather—one of which being it won’t last long! Before the scorching temperatures of summer hit the DC area, enjoy the outdoors. Check out the National Arboretum or pack a picnic for you and your beau and hit the waterfront. No time to pack snacks? UberEATS has you covered with food delivery at the tap of the button.


Photo via Farmers Fishers Bakers

May is a special time of year for many people in the District. Not only do we kick off the month with Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day, but it’s also graduation season in the city! This month, people will be celebrating in full force, brunching and imbibing across the city. Forget to make your reservations for your special occasion? Don’t panic, get some inspiration on where to dine with the top dining destinations by riders like you in DC.

Feel the Rhythm

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DC is alive with music this month. Whether you’re catching a show at the 9:30 Club or venturing out to Wolf Trap, the options are endless for wonderful live music. Looking to really get your groove on? Check out the Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion or the jazz festival hitting The Kennedy Center the weekend of May 13.

Memorial Day


It’s easy to get caught up in Memorial day and the unofficial kickoff to summer, but let’s not forget that it’s a day of remembrance for those who have died serving our country. There are so many ways to honor our veterans by visiting the monuments and memorials all around Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. From Arlington National Cemetery to the World War II Memorial—and everything in between—take a moment over your long weekend to pay your respects.