This is the first summer I have spent in D.C. without interruptions, no weekend trips, no big vacation, just a summer of exploring my own backyard. While I definitely missed trips to the beach it has been a lot of fun to stick around town and do a little more exploring than I’m used to. I’ve found some new favorite spots in town as well as some right outside the city that have proven to be the perfect brunch alternative on the weekend!
A couple of weekends ago a few girlfriends and I had brunch planned to catch up. A couple days before my friend Val suggested we do something a little bit different and venture a little bit outside the city to an incredible sunflower farm. It didn’t take much convincing for us to agree.
It was so nice to get out of the city for the bit and be out in nature. Best part: it was only about a half hour away.
Sunflowers have always been my favorite flower, and I’ve always wanted to visit a huge field of them like this. It was amazing to be surrounded by so many, we were there during peak bloom and they definitely didn’t disappoint.
We wandered around (and through) the fields just chatting while enjoying the sun and our surroundings, a welcome alternative to the typical D.C. brunch that we had originally planned.
After a couple of hours we decided to head back to D.C. but first made a quick stop a few miles down the road at Rocklands Farm for some wine tasting and incredible pizza. It was such a fun girls day out. While I love a good brunch, it is always great to get out of town and do something a little bit different, sadly sunflowers aren’t around year round but I’m hoping to do more outings like this during the fall, maybe a pumpkin patch and a corn maze (obviously followed by a vineyard visit).