Ice skating. Outside. What are you waiting for?
Grab your mittens and wool socks and head down to the ice rink at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden. It’s open from mid-November to mid-March, they offer skate and locker rentals, and it’s a uniquely “cool” Washington experience. Skating on the National Mall? Awesome. Click the link for more information.
Not far from the National Christmas Tree, either.
Plus there’s the adjacent cafe, which serves sandwiches, snacks, and a variety of beverages-coffee, tea, hot chocolate, wine, and beer.