Summer in D.C. means a lot more than just heat, humidity, and hordes of tourists — thank goodness. In fact, there's so much awesomeness to be had around these parts that we could probably dream up more excursions than you could pull off in a season. So, we narrowed things down and whipped up a handy little guide to our absolute favorite summer pastimes — the food, drinks, parties, destinations, and outdoor escapes that make living here so special.
You'll know (and love) some of these picks already, but we're banking on the fact that some of them will surprise you — and who doesn't like discovering something new and cool about their own city? Of course, we want your input, too. So, click through to see the 29 things that have us completely psyched for summer, and leave your own insider tips in the comments, too.