Finished the Festivities, Now What?
We’ve compiled a list of 12 ideas on how to continue enjoying your days off with family and friends …
Get Your Head in the Game
Enjoy screen free, (not to be confused with SCREAM-FREE) endless fun by playing games! There’s nothing like getting the family together for classics like UNO. Some of our favorites include that, as well as Chutes and Ladders, Life, Monopoly, Yahtzee, Scattergories, Guesstures, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit … Oh the list goes on …
Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime – What’s Your Pleasure?
Catch up on or binge watch those shows you’ve been meaning to see.
Let’s All Go to The Movies!
Did you know … According to Title III of the ADA, Movie theaters must provide closed captioning display devices to patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing? These devices may be hand-held or clip onto seatbacks so that the closed captions are visible only to the patron in need. See IMDB’s Best Movies of 2019 (So Far).
Dine In or Take Out
There are quite a few Deaf-friendly restaurants in the DMV area. Busboys & Poets, Hikari Sushi & Bar, Po Boy Jim and Mod Pizza are just a few. Dine out or dine in. Just don’t cook!
Visit DC Monuments, Memorials, Museums & Art Galleries
There is a plethora of museums to visit from Baltimore, MD to Richmond, VA. If you should choose DC, you can spend a full day or two of touring with your visitor(s). Sadly, one of our favorite museums called the Newseum is closing its doors on December 31, 2019. Check it out before it’s too late!
Got Money to Burn?
Go shopping! After the holidays is when lots of consumers cash in on deals in the stores and online.
Still in the spirit of giving? Why not look into some of the local organizations and offer your help? Habitat for Humanity, National Park Service, Food Pantries, etc.
Hershey Park, King’s Dominion and Busch Gardens/Williamsburg transform for winter! Six Flags, Baltimore/Washington, DC is open until January 1!
According to the USA Deaf Sports Federation, “The sport of bowling is a time-honored sport in the American Deaf community; bowling alleys have long served as a social outlet for many deaf and hard of hearing folks. The first regional deaf bowling tournament was held in 1934, and the same regional tournament has been held almost every year ever since.”
No group is too small or too big to eat, drink, play games and watch sports at your local family-friendly chain. There are 10 in the DC, MD and VA areas!
Indoor or outdoor ice skating is good fun and a nice workout. The Children’s Museum in downtown Richmond, VA offers outdoor skating all winter long.
Breweries, Cideries (Yeah, It’s a Thing), & Wineries
Many of these local haunts host an array of calendar events. Vanish in Leesburg, VA hosts yoga every Sunday; Old Ox in Ashburn, VA offers comedy shows and an Annual Chilly Days Chili Fundraiser for the Ashburn Fire & Rescue Department. You can tour the only Guiness brewery in the US, moments away in Baltimore, Md! If beer or wine doesn’t hold your interest, maybe you can check out a Kombucha brewery. What’s that? Check out links to the local distilleries.