. . . been ice skating at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. Yes, the region is filled with ice rinks, but only this one feels distinctly Washington. The rink at Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW for years has been a favorite respite for bleary-eyed visitors to the museums along the Mall, and now it is surrounded by lush landscaping and sculpture. Besides seeing some of the city's most famous buildings from the ice, skaters can view seven of the garden's 13 sculptures. It is at its most enchanting at night.
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and Ice Skating Rink
700 Constitution Ave. NW. Washington, D.C. 202-289-3360
10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. At night, access to the rink is from the Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive entrances at Ninth Street.