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Neighborhood Expert: Creative ways to celebrate Father’s Day

Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in Vienna. You can follow Laura on Instagram at @LauraSchwartzRealtor or her Facebook page. Laura can be reached at 703-283-6120 or [email protected].

Happy first day of summer for the kids!

With school wrapped up for the year, I’m turning my sights to the quickly approaching Father’s Day weekend, coming up this Sunday, June 20.

While traditional plans of brunch or dinner out is always a safe bet, I wanted to come up with some other outings that might be new to you that don’t involve food (for once).

Take a look:

  • Tidal Basin paddle boats: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. by reservation, the paddle boats accommodate up to four people per boat and are available for one-hour rentals.
  • Yards Park: If you have little kids, head over to Yards Park, open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Find a “pool” of sorts with water features, like a waterfall and fountains. Before or after, stop by one of the many places to eat — plus green space for a picnic or running around.
  • Canal Park: This is another water/splash area for little kids (open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.) with nearby restaurants.
  • Lake Accotink Park: Here, find a marina and bike rentals, plus other fun activities, including a carousel, mini-golf, trails, pedal boat rentals and kayak rentals. (Open noon to 8 p.m. with the last rental at 6:30 p.m.)

Do you have something fun planned for the day? Please share with the rest of us in the comments section below!

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