View Photo Gallery: Forget the humidity. There’s a heartbreakingly short window to get in all the pool parties, farmers markets, beer gardens and outdoor fun this city provides in the summer — and that’s just the tip of the spiked snow cone. Washington in the summer is a bounty, people. Here are the best ways to spend it.

This week, we’re welcoming the warm weather with our guide to coolest summer ever, with everything from where you can get this year’s ubiquitous spiked snowcones to taking free yoga in the park.
Check out our gallery, then visit our Editor’s Picks list to make your own summer Go Out List. Just click the “Save to Go Out List” icon on the events you want to save.

Now, we want to know: What are your favorite ways to soak up the hot Washington summer? Let us know in the comments, or e-mail us at or tweet us @goingoutguide.

We could highlight your responses in an upcoming post, but we’re also going to give one reader two tickets to a DC Jazz Festival performance — the festival is on our list, after all.

Just submit your response by noon on Wednesday, May 23 to be considered.