Can you believe it’s already spring and time for our second spring bucket list?! (Read our original DC Spring Bucket list here…) Man, the first three months of the year completely flew by. 2019 is 25% over! If the remainder of the year is anything like the first three months, it’s going to be a hectic one!
Our go-to tool for getting our work done, our wedding and honeymoon planned, and making all of these fun events is using my Erin Condren LifePlanner! I don’t know how I would keep track of all of our events, to-dos, and goals without it. I like both electronic and paper organization when it comes to my calendar and to-do lists. I’m a total type A personality and obsessed with organization and planning, so I’ve tried lots of different planners over the years. Now, I’m back to my EC LifePlanner because it truly is the best tool on the market to keep you organized and feeling ready to conquer the day, week, month, year, WORLD!
Without further ado, our top 5 items for this year’s Spring Bucket List…
Tulips at Burnside Farms
If you missed our photos last year, you’ve GOT to head out to see the tulips at Burnside Farms! It’s our own DMV version of the epic tulip fields throughout the Netherlands. Speaking of the Netherlands, you should also check out the tulips at Netherlands Carillon.
Where: Nokesville Farm, 11008 Kettle Run Rd., Nokesville, VA 20181
When: They’re open now!
How Much: Admission is $8 on weekdays and $10 on weekends with pre-purchased tickets. $15 for unlimited entries all season! Once inside, tulips are $1 each and daffodils are 2-for-$1.
Picnic at Gravelly Point
Pack some dinner and some drinks and head to Gravelly Point where you can picnic as planes fly right overhead landing at the Ronald Reagan airport. It’s such a surreal experience!
Where: Located just north of Reagan National Airport on George Washington Parkway.
When: Sunrise to Sunset.
How Much: Free!
This year, District Winery will be hosting its Second Annual Rooftop Rosé Party in its second floor private events space, which is rarely open to the public and boasts a wraparound terrace and sweeping views of the Anacostia River. Guests will enjoy a variety of District Winery wines, a decadent menu, wine tastings, breathtaking florals and decor, and live entertainment.
Where: 385 Water St. SE, Washington, DC 20003
When: Sunday, April 28th @ 12-3pm & 5-8pm
How Much: $59 from now until April 21
Paddleboats at Tidal Basin
We’re thinking most of you have likely taken the paddleboats out on the Tidal Basin, but if you’ve scoffed at it as “touristy” and have never done, this is something you have to do at least once! We usually take a bluetooth speaker and paddle out to the middle of the Tidal Basin and enjoy the view while jamming to some tunes.
Where: 1501 Maine Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20024
When: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
How Much: $18/hour for 2 passenger boat; $30/hour for 4 passenger boat; $34/hour for SWAN boat.
Concert at Wolf Trap
If you haven’t been to a concert at Wolf Trap, it’s a must! Wolf Trap has an outdoor amphitheater with lawn and orchestra seating. The best part of all? Wolf Trap let’s you bring in your own food and drinks! So grab a blanket, some friends, your cooler, and your picnic basket and prepare for a fun night full of music, dancing, and good times at Wolf Trap. Avett Brothers will be there May 23-25!
Where: 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna, VA 22182
When: Upcoming shows can be found here.
How Much: Ticket prices vary.