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Options for social activity

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Options for social activity

My family is traveling down in Oct for a long weekend and hope to squeeze in a visit with some friends. It will be a group of 8+ adults and a few kids (6-8yrs) and we are trying to figure out something to do that will allow us to get together and actually talk and visit and not cost something equal to a house down payment. I had thought of bowling or a dinner cruise but have not found anything that is really thrilling me.

A typical dinner is a bit of a turn off since you can really only socialize with the people immediately next to and across from you.

The 'local' folks are from VA/MD so they will be traveling in/down. We will not have a car but are comfortable with public transit.

If there are any local folks that could recommend a place would love to hear them. Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Options for social activity

Have you thought about the Renfest? Its a great way to spend a day and you can do some things together and split into smaller groups for other activities. You would need car or a ride to get there though.


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2. Re: Options for social activity

If the weather is good you could have a picnic. There are several parks where you can watch the planes land and/or take off from Reagan National. The kids would love it because there is a lot of open space to run around. How about take the boat cruise down to Mt Vernon? There is not a dinner but people can talk and enjoy the cruise.

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3. Re: Options for social activity

On Sat. & Sun. Beach Drive in Rock Creek park is closed to cars and people can walk, bike, skate, scooter etc. right on the road. It's a great way to socialize with your group, especially on a nice fall day. My large extended family does this every Thanksgiving.

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