Where to Play on the Weekdays: November 20-24

The National Arboretum is one of our favorite places to #OptOutside — on Black Friday or any day



Monday – Go ice skating! Many local outdoor rinks are open and welcoming folks to glide. Several offer push aids to help newbie skaters, and most are located in places with even more to do beyond the rink. This post has all the details on all of them.

Tuesday – Enjoy PLAY-RAH-KA with Keegan Theatre. The program that provides theatrical experiences for families presents a FREE Story Hour about autumn at Politics and Prose at Union Market. Designed for children age 6 and under, there will be a dramatic reading of Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina, plus creative movement activities that bring the themes of the story to life.  

Wednesday – Visit the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress, to explore children’s books, see interesting exhibits, and marvel at one of DC’s most beautiful buildings. The Young Readers Center is open 9am – 4pm and welcomes visitors to read books and hang out in the cozy space. And be sure to spend time checking out the rest of the LOC, too — it’s truly magnificent and a must-see attraction for out-of-town guests who may be visiting for the holiday. Hours are 9am – 4:30pm. Admission is free.

Thursday – Have some pre- or post feast fun! Find a bunch of ideas here for activities to do on the holiday. The post is from 2016, but links have been updated, and all of the recommendations are relevant (and excellent!) this year, too. Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday – Take a cue from REI and #OptOutside on Black Friday. The compilation of The Best Places in the DC Area to Enjoy a Beautiful Day Outdoors with the Kids easily has you covered on this one.

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