Weekend Getaway: Spring Staycation Perfection

March 21, 2016 | Inside Washington {Metro} | By: Susan Doyle

Is your family staying in the D.C. area for spring break?

Do you have lots of time to fill? Here are a few interesting and/or new places and activities we’ve come across to try:

Escape Room Live

Adults and children (ages five and up) alike get to use their wits and teamwork to uncover clues, solve a series of puzzles, and crack codes to solve a mystery and escape the room. Historically themed and totally immersive, the Old Town Escape Room themes include Sherlock Holmes, Professor Moriarty, Edgar Allan Poe, and wizards. Escape Room Live is a great, engaging experience – perfect for family bonding!

Cherry Blossoms – Without the Crowds!

The District’s amazing cherry blossoms are about to peak. Take your loved ones and any visitors to one of these “off the beaten” path spots to view the gorgeous blooms (and avoid the Tidal Basin crowds).

Classic Lacrosse Matchup

Have a lacrosse fan or two in your house? Go see what is sure to be an exciting game between two great teams, University of Maryland and UNC Chapel Hill, this Saturday, March 26 at 2pm. The game will take place at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium in College Park. For tickets, visit this link.

You Might as well JUMP!

Finally, a place in eastern Fairfax County where kids (and adults!) can jump and flip to their hearts’ content! Flight Trampoline Park offers much more than just trampolines. Visitors can play trampoline dodgeball, engage in a grueling Flight Fit workout, or practice their dunks on trampoline basketball rim.

Get Cooking!

Do you have any budding chef ages 8-12? Sign them up for this workshop at the Alexandria Sur La Table this Thursday, March 24 where young foodies will learn how to much tantalizing dishes such as Ricotta Gnudi with Brown Butter Herb Sauce, Chicken Pot Pies and Mango Sorbet.

Special Student Holiday Show at Jammin’ Java – Rocknoceros!

Do you have little ones that love music and dance? Check out DC’s own award winning kids’ band, Rocknoceros, next Monday, March 28, as they release their fifth album at local favorite venue, Jammin’ Java in Vienna. Learn more here.

Calling All Nature Lovers

Have you been to Prince William Forest Park yet? A respite of quiet and calm, this park just may be northern Virginia’s best kept secret! Campers, hikers, bikers and nature lovers all love its verdant woods and trickling streams. Prince William Forest Park also offers fabulous ranger- guided group programs such as “Spies in the Park,” where visitors learn and play games all about the spy training that took place at the park during World War II!

There is SO much to do right here in our own backyards – truly something for everyone. Don’t you just love where we live?

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