Washington Nationals

Springtime in DC can’t be beat. Flowering trees, green grass, longer hours of sunlight, upbeat neighbors emerging from hibernation, rooftop happy hour… these are good times. March 20 may be the official first day of spring, but those in the know know that spring hasn’t really started until the Nats home opener, which is April 3 this year.

Baseball is America’s favorite pastime, so where better to take in a game than in our nation’s capital? Especially when the park is on the Anacostia Waterfront, and offers stunning views of the U.S. Capitol right from the stands.

Going to a Nats ball game is so much more than just a game. Go early to take advantage of all the ballpark and its surrounding neighborhood have to offer. There are several options within easy walking distance of the park, such as Gordon Biersch, The Big Stick, Justin’s Cafe, Willie’s Brew & Que and Bluejacket. Closest to Nats Park, and most sporty, is The Bullpen, an outdoor venue that serves up casual drinks, such as tallboys and slushies, alongside food trucks, cornhole and live music.

Exploring the ballpark is a must. We recommend a casual stroll through all the levels of the park, taking in all the sights, people and dining options! This will come in handy when it’s time for a bite during the game. Some popular options are Shake Shack, Ben’s Chili Bowl and G by Mike Isabella.

Of course, the main attraction is the baseball game, which is always entertaining and heart stopping. There is simply no better way to celebrate the warmer weather than sitting outside watching a baseball game as the sun dips below the horizon. Go Nats!