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Three ways to celebrate Earth Day in National Landing

By Luke Fichter

Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our planet and explore the eco-friendly activities that our vibrant community of National Landing offers. Whether you’re a foodie, a fitness enthusiast, or someone who enjoys a relaxed evening with friends, here are three fantastic ways to enjoy Earth Day in our neighborhood.

Enjoy a smoothie bowl at South Block

Start your Earth Day on a healthy note at South Block, known for their delicious and nutritious bowls. Grab one of their signature smoothie bowls, packed with fresh fruits, granola, and seeds—perfect for a spring day. You can enjoy your meal outdoors at Metropolitan Park. After your meal, take a leisurely walk around the park or gear up for a mid-day workout session on the Central Green.

Happy hour at Water Park

What better way to unwind after a day's work than enjoying a happy hour at one of National Landing’s hidden gems? Water Bar, with its amazing cocktail offerings, is the perfect place to relax and toast to our planet. The park’s serene water features add a calming backdrop to your evening. Bring along friends or colleagues and make an event out of it, perhaps even discussing ways to incorporate more sustainable practices into your daily routines.

Jog along the Mount Vernon Trail or get active at Crystal City Exercise Park

For the fitness aficionados, celebrating Earth Day could mean getting active and appreciating the great outdoors. Take a jog along the scenic Mount Vernon Trail, where you’ll find breathtaking views of the Potomac River and a direct connection to nature’s beauty. Alternatively, visit the Crystal City Exercise Park for an outdoor workout session. Whether you prefer a solitary exercise routine or a group fitness class, utilizing these public spaces is a great way to honor Earth Day by reducing indoor energy consumption and enjoying the fresh air.

National Landing offers diverse ways to celebrate Earth Day that can cater to various interests and lifestyles. By engaging in these activities, we not only commemorate this important day but also contribute to our community’s health and sustainability. So lace up your shoes, grab a refreshing drink, and step outside to enjoy everything National Landing has to offer this Earth Day.