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Best Places To Beat The ‘April Showers’

April 2, 2011 10:49 AM

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The distinctive, Victorian-style towers of the Smithsonian Institution Arts and Industries Building. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The distinctive, Victorian-style towers of the Smithsonian Institution Arts and Industries Building. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

71220940 Best Places To Beat The April ShowersSure April Showers bring May Flowers, but what are you supposed to do when it’s pouring outside? Our nation’s capital has a ton of fun things to do, and for these you can leave the galoshes at HOME!

The United States Botanic Garden

100 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20001
202-225-8333
usbg.gov

The US Botanic Garden brings the best of the outside, inside! If you’ve got the spring fever and just want to enjoy the beautiful flowers of spring without getting drenched, hit the US Botanic Garden. It’s absolutely stunning, and absolutely free!

Lucky Strike Lanes

701 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-347-1021
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Bowling has always been a great rainy day activity, and Lucky Strike Lanes makes it fun for the grown up in you. Tasty food, great times with friends, and lots of TVs so you won’t even miss a game if you don’t want to.

Top Golf Alexandria

6625 South Van Dorn St
Alexandria, VA 22315
703-924-2600
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If you’re dying to get out there and swing the clubs, but the weather just won’t cooperate, try Top Golf! It’s an all-weather facility, so you can improve your skills any day regardless of the crazy spring weather.

Sahara Dance

4433 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC 20016
202-362-4400
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Take a dance class to shake off the rainy day blues! Sahara Dance offers great belly dancing levels in four different levels, sure to appeal to anyone! And with 75 classes offered weekly, you’re bound to get into at least one!

Smithsonian Institute

1000 Jefferson Drive SW
Washington DC 20560
202-633-1000
http://directory.washington.cbslocal.com/directory/listing/100/279473-Smithsonian-Institution

It doesn’t matter how many times you visit, you will always find something new at the Smithsonian. It’s a great way to spend a rainy day, or any day for that matter! So check out some of the great exhibits going on now.

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