Summer’s almost over. How are you taking advantage of an empty D.C.?

It's the laziest week of summer: It seems like half of Washington is on vacation, and the tourists have all gone home. And for those of us left behind, there is quiet -- glorious quiet. Shorter waits for a drink at a bar, or a table at a restaurant. Child-free museum visits. Less crowded Metro cars. Its pleasures are fleeting; soon enough, Washington will get back to being Washington.

The season of matching-shirt tour groups is OVER. (David Aaron Troy / For The Washington Post)

Tell us: How are you enjoying this blissful week? Have you noticed anything that's been easier to see or do?

Maura Judkis covers culture, food, and the arts for the Weekend section and Going Out Guide.

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