The Capitol Riverfront combines the best of the outdoors and metropolitan DC living in one vibrant, colorful space. Up until the mid-20th century, this stretch of shorelines played host to the Navy Yard. But after a season of transition, it was revamped to encompass a collection of restaurants, the U.S. Navy Museum, the Washington Nationals' home field, and the Half Street Fairgrounds.
On a warm summer's day, locals are drawn to The Yards Park. It brings the river up onto the banks with fun water features that help kids and adults alike cool down and unwind. Lounge in one of the contemporary outdoor rooms nearby or snap a selfie on the park's stunning bridge. You'll also find outdoor concerts frequently on the schedule here, including performances that are part of the DC Jazz Festival. Nearby, grab a pint of house-brewed beer at Bluejacket, dig into North Italian cuisine at Osteria Morini, or treat yourself to dessert at Ice Cream Jubilee.