When the temperature rises, here’s how to chill. Our writers pick favorite getaways, spots for frozen drinks and more. For details, click the bold text in each caption.
The 2.5-acre patch of concrete and grass on the Georgetown waterfront that opened late last summer offers a view of the Potomac and a place to relax from a day of shopping — not to mention an “interactive fountain” that shoots arches of water. Sure, the sprayground was probably intended for kids, but in the middle of July, you’ll find college students, tweens and dads taking refuge under its merciful blasts. Potomac shore near Wisconsin Avenue and Water street NW. www.georgetownwaterfrontpark.org. Free. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Buy Photo