Here Are Your Winter To-Do's in Capitol Riverfront

Stuck on what to do this time of year? Make Capitol Riverfront your go-to for fun activities and great places to eat and drink during the colder winter months. Grab your ice skates, pack a weekend to-go bag, or taste your way through the neighborhood. Say goodbye to the winter blues and hello to riverfront fun with these ideas. 

Take a Spin around the Canal Park Ice Rink

The Canal Park Ice Rink is open until mid-March, which gives you plenty of time to perfect your moves. Open Mondays from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Friday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, the ice rink is the place to get out in the neighborhood and have some fun. 200 M St, SE

Book Your Own Staycation 

If you’re more interested in rest and relaxation, , a staycation at one of Capitol Riverfront’s modern hotels is the perfect mix of staying cozy and comfortable indoors while enjoying  new scenery. Book your weekend stay at a neighborhood rate now.

Taste a Flight of Flavors at Ice Cream Jubilee

Tasting flights are back at Ice Cream Jubilee with Lunar New Year flavors for the winter months. Enjoy a range of exciting new flavors including Red Bean Almond Cookie, Matcha Green Tea, Thai Iced Tea, Roasted Barley Tea, Coconut Lychee Lime and Citrus Sichuan Peppercorn. Tickets are available January 13 through February 13 so grab them here.

Chow Down at Weekend Brunch

One weekend activity guaranteed in Capitol Riverfront is delicious brunch offered at affordable prices at a variety of restaurants. Feeling like southern cuisine paired with $14 bottomless mimosas? Head to Due South.or Want to spice it up? Try a modern Mexican breakfast at Agua 301. Check out this list of brunch options you can enjoy in the neighborhood.  

Run Across the New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge

Reopened in fall 2021, the New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge boasts three above-deck arches, four pedestrian overlooks, improved accommodations for pedestrians and bicycles and much more. So if you’re training for a 5K or looking to improve your health with morning or evening runs, the new bridge is the perfect place to do so. 

Enjoy a Brewery Tour at Bluejacket

Visit this production craft brewery offering tours and tastings at designated times throughout the year. Bluejacket offers two brewery tour options: a $29 per-person tasting tour each Saturday at 1:00 pm which includes a full tour of their facilities with five tasting pours offered throughout the tour, and a $35 per-person beers and bites tour each Friday at 7:00 pm which includes one signature draft beer, followed by a full tour of the brewery and a flight of three additional tasters expertly paired with a snack from their culinary team. Book your tour now. 300 Tingey St, SE

Volunteer for a River Cleanup

Anacostia Riverkeeper organizes river cleanup initiatives across DC neighborhoods throughout the year. In an effort to give back and keep the rivers clean, visit their website and be on the lookout for their upcoming cleanup events.

Spend your Happy Hour in Capitol Riverfront 

With a vast number of breweries, restaurants, and bars, Capitol Riverfront is where you want to unwind at happy hour after the workday. Take a look at some of the best happy hour deals the neighborhood has to offer.

Take Yourself on an Arts Walk

Snap a selfie on your next walk by the incredible mural in Buzzard Point, located on the Half St between S & V Streets, SW walls. This vibrant public art is the latest installation featuring a swooping font moniker and a boldy painted buzzard. Be sure to tag @CapitolRiverfront, @buzzardpointdc and @thebrocoloco on your Instagram post.

Savour a Tour & Tasting at District Winery

Learn all about the joys of urban winemaking, including a seated tasting of five wines at District Winery. You’ll also learn all about their humble beginnings in Brooklyn and how the winery made its way to the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Purchase your $35 tickets here. 385 Water St, SE

Exercise your Brain at Neighborhood District Trivia 

Join your Capitol Riverfront neighbors and co-workers for District Trivia night. Enjoy game night with happy hour drinks and nibble on delicious bites Monday through Wednesday. Tap99 will host district trivia on Mondays at 7:00 pm, Bonchon will host district trivia on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, and Stadium Sports will conclude with district trivia on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.