Washington DC Gardens

Gardens That Are Open in Washington DC in 2021

Spring has arrived in Washington, DC and, with the city now in phase two of recovery, some of  the most beautiful gardens in the nation are open to visitors once more. We’ve gathered four destinations that are not to be missed, no matter the season. The National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden At just over six acres, The National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden is the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll. A beautiful selection of native greenery forms the backdrop for works from some of the world’s most gifted sculptors, from Louise Bourgeois to David Smith. No matter ...
Washington DC Businesses Opening Back Up

What to Expect as Washington DC COVID Restrictions Start to Relax

Washington DC locals have been waiting months for positive news regarding COVID-19 restrictions. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel for Washingtonians as a Phase Two reopening is fast approaching. May 1st, 2021, will mark the beginning of the highly anticipated Phase Two guidelines. Knowing what kinds of restrictions are loosening up can allow DC residents to safely enjoy what their city has to offer. Let’s dive into the changes that Washington DC residents can expect in the coming weeks. The Return of Entertainment Venues Staff within the entertainment industry and audiences across DC are awaiting the excitement ...
WWII Memorial

How to Experience D.C.’s History First-Hand

Washington D.C.’s history is so rich that you can learn something new on just about every street corner. One of the most thrilling components of experiencing D.C.’s history is first-hand learning and observation opportunities. Our list of the four best Washington D.C. historical sites offers educational experiences that are fun and engaging. Let’s dive in. Museum of Modern American History The National Museum of American History is incredibly immersive. You can easily spend a whole afternoon or evening at this location, as the museum features multiple levels of exhibits. Eye-catching exhibit pieces and alluring video displays support this museum’s ability ...
Washington DC Public Golf Courses to Visit

Washington D.C.’s Public Golf Courses to Visit

The often-steep price tag of life in Washington DC doesn’t have to limit your enjoyment of golf. There are numerous high-quality public golf courses throughout the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area (DMV). The golf courses we’re about to cover give you quality play opportunities at an affordable price. Blue Mash Montgomery County borders D.C. and offers no shortage of quality golfing. Blue Mash Golf Course sits peacefully in the quiet area of Laytonsville, Maryland. Golfers looking for a golf course with variety should consider visiting Blue Mash. Here’s a quick list of what you can expect from 9-18 holes at ...
Cherry blossoms in Washington, DC

How to See the Washington DC Cherry Blossoms Safely in 2021

Cherry blossoms are a staple of Washington D.C. culture. You might be surprised to hear how humble the history of D.C. cherry trees truly is. 1885 led to world traveler Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore returning from Japan to request the planting of cherry trees along the Potomac waterfront.1 Japan has been celebrating the blossoming of cherry trees for centuries. No public officials ever took the time to grant Scidmore’s request. 1906 was an instrumental year for the development of cherry blossoms in the D.C. area. Dr. David Fairchild began planting cherry trees on his Chevy Chase property on the edge of ...
Washington DC Monuments

Outdoor Walking Tour of the D.C. Monuments and Memorials – Night and Day

Many of D.C.’s most admired monuments exist within the city’s National Mall region. One perk regarding the National Mall is the fact that it’s very walkable. One afternoon or night trip through the National Mall allows you to witness monuments and memorials that people worldwide travel to see. Let’s dive into how you can make the most of your self guided walking tour of Washington D.C. monuments and memorials. Lincoln Memorial It’s helpful to pick a starting point when planning your D.C. walking tour. The Lincoln Memorial is a great starting point for many people, as it sits on the ...
Set Up an Indoor Picnic

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Home

Valentine’s Day is when many people spend the evening out. At Keener Management, we have Washington, D.C., apartments for rent in prime locations, but, with COVID-19, staying home is the better option. Whether you’re the type who has always avoided crowds or who enjoys a night out on the town, here are some at-home Valentine’s Day ideas to make your day memorable. Set Up an Indoor Picnic You probably don’t have a grassy floor or an oak tree to sit under. It’s usually too chilly in February to picnic outside anyway. Yet that doesn’t mean you can’t set up shop ...
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How to Virtually Attend the 59th Presidential Inauguration

One of the perks of living at our Washington, D.C. luxury apartments is that major events are happening all the time. A presidential inauguration is one of those. Yet things are a bit different, this year, with the COVID-19 crisis and security concerns. However, you can attend the Joseph R. Biden inauguration virtually on January 20. What Will the Ceremony Look Like? After arriving by Amtrak train, Biden will be sworn in on the Capitol steps. He and Vice President Kamala Harris will lay a wreath, perform a ceremonial inspection of the military, and receive a presidential escort to start ...
Dupont Circle Fully Furnished Apartmetnts

Pros and Cons of Renting a Furnished Apartment

Whether you’re making your first move or have experienced the process before, the stress of moving is not a secret. It often does not go smoothly. One option to consider can help: fully furnished apartments. At Keener Management, we offer furnished apartments at The Drake in Dupont Circle. What Is a Furnished Apartment? Furnished apartments for rent have many amenities for you to live comfortably. The furnishings included can range from kitchen appliances to furniture, including couches, dining tables, beds, and dressers. Some apartments may be completely furnished with a wide range of décor, such as lamps, bookshelves, chairs, shower ...
Christmas in Washington DC

Top 4 Washington, D.C. Restaurants Offering To-Go Food on Christmas Day

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is making dining out in Washington, D.C. less likely during Christmas, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy fine cuisine. Many restaurants are offering to-go service, so you can have a holiday feast at your Washington DC apartment. If you are planning Christmas dinner take out, here are four restaurants in Washington, D.C. open on Christmas Day: Teddy & The Bully Bar Operated by the owners of LINCOLN Restaurant and Declaration Restaurant, Teddy & The Bully Bar has taken a powerful stance on customer safety. It has gone so far as to draft a Customer ...