photo of monument sign at The Yards in DC's Navy Yard neighborhood

Staycation by Parc Riverside

Keep your passport tucked away in your apartment and head out on the town. We pride ourselves on our enviable location for a reason. When you live at Parc Riverside, you’ll catch yourself exchanging vacations for staycations. Regardless of the season, Washington D.C. is filled with fun activities to satisfy your wanderlust and travel bug. Stay local to The Yards in Southeast or branch out to the ecclectic food scene in Northwest. Either way, the choice is yours.

By Southeast, do you mean Florida? Explain.

No. We mean everything Southeast of the National Mall. To be more specific, Washington D.C. is divided into four quadrants, with the center being the U.S. Capitol building. Your orientation from the Capitol indicates which quadrant you’re in. For more context, Parc Riverside is located in the Navy Yard neighborhood, part of the Southeastern quadrant of Washington D.C.

Enough logistics. I thought I was on staycation…

Sorry, you’re right. Let’s begin with a trip through Navy Yard. During the warmer months, take a stroll through Yards Park. This is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a constant flow of people and activities. Down by the waterfront is the Canal Basin and Waterwall, where both kids and adults splash around to cool down. Continue to venture down the boardwalk and you’ll find The Overlook, providing just the right amount of shade from the summer sun. Plan ahead by packing a picnic to hangout by the water as you watch the ships go by.

photo of woman riding bicycle across bridge at the Capitol Riverfront in Washington, DC

I’m hooked. Give me more suggestions.

With pleasure. We think you should ditch your travel plans for baseball plans. With a World Series title under our belts, treating yourself to a night of peanuts and cracker jacks just got more exciting. With Parc Riverside located less than a quarter mile from Nationals Park, you’re closer to witnessing the best games of the season. If tickets are sold out, don’t fret! The Bullpen is a popular hangout spot next to the stadium where fans go to cheer on our home team over discounted drinks and snacks.

Sounds exhilarating. And during the colder months?

When the temperature drops, cozy up with friends at District Winery. Sit by the heated fire pits, pull over a blanket, and order a bottle of wine, or two, or three. Alternatively, you can throw on your warm hat and heated mittens for an evening of ice skating through Canal Park. Loop around the figure eight ice rink under the twinkling lights and stars. For the craftier bunch, keep up to date with Steadfast Supply’s events calendar. Each week they host creative activities suitable for all ages at their Navy Yard branch, from calligraphy to potting and planting workshops.

split image with the interior of Bluejacket Brewery on the left and a photo of a street in Navy Yard DC with a Capital Bikeshare station in the foreground and photo overlaid with teal and a gray polka dot pattern

If I want to branch out of Southeast, where can I go?

Head across S Capitol Street towards Southwest D.C. With our apartments near the Wharf in DC, you can spend an afternoon taste-testing rum at Thrashers, decadent treats at District Doughnut, or fresh seafood from the fish market. Alternatively, venture into the vibrant flavors of the international cuisine scene found in Northwest D.C. This area is home to some of the city’s most eclectic restaurants. In just one block, choose from Peruvian, French, or Persian, or have all three at Compass Rose, a restaurant that’s mastered street food from around the world. Afterwards, treat yourself to a show at the historic Lincoln Theater or sway to tunes at U Street Music Hall.

Wow. I didn’t realize Washington D.C. was this packed with activities…

That’s what we’re here for. Anytime you have questions about what to do or where to go, head over to our concierge or leasing center to learn more about our neighborhood and beyond. With seasonal festivities going on, you’ll always find something to do. At the end of the day, come home to your contemporary and modern apartment home to relax and unwind. If you’re ready to turn your vacations into staycations, call to schedule a tour today!

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