Quirky Museums: Our nation's capital is home to dozens of museums. You might have been dragged to the Smithsonian on a family trip, but some of the smaller, lesser-known museums are even cooler. “I had a ball going to the National Postal Museum!” says Harper Yi, a sophomore at the College of William & Mary. If the National Postal Museum doesn't pique your interest, try the International Spy Museum, the Hillwood Museum (slogan: “Where Fabulous Lives”), or the Octagon House (reportedly one of the most haunted locations in D.C.). Most D.C. museums are free, so visit as many as you can while you're in the city.
Clemyjontri Park: Interning 9 to 5 can make you feel like you're growing up too fast. Take the weekend off and channel your inner fun-loving kid. “In Falls Church, there is the famous Clemyjontri Park, one of the biggest playgrounds in the United States, which is crazy fun!” says Harper. The park features a carousel, tons of structures to climb on and swing from, and a picnic pavilion. Take a few friends, a camera, and snap a couple silly shots to commemorate the day!
6317 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA., 7 a.m. to dusk.
Salsa Lessons: Craving a summer fling but stumped by the off-limits office romance? Head over to Cafe Citron on Wednesday nights for free salsa lessons. Pick up a new skill and meet the boy who will dance you off your feet! If you're 21 or older, come early for happy hour and enjoy drinks under $6. Once you're into the party, a salsa DJ will spin mixes until the wee hours of the night so you can put your new dance moves into practice.
1343 Connecticut Ave. NW. Happy hour: 4-7:30 p.m.; Beginners' class: 7:30-8 p.m.; Intermediate class: 8:15-8:45 p.m.
Screen on the Green: There's no reason to fork over $15 for a movie ticket and popcorn when you can see your favorite classic flicks for free. Click here for the schedule and follow @SOTGinDC on Twitter to stay in the loop.
National Mall (900 Ohio Drive SW). Movies begin at sunset (8-9 p.m.); arrive as early as 5 p.m. for the best spots.