The lazy days of summer–while we love them so–can also be some of the most stressful days of the year. There are camps to schedule, sports to shuttle to and fro, and grandparent visits to make. If your sleepless nights and busy days are catching up with you and the crew, it may be time for a break from it all. Luckily, that doesn’t mean you have to plan a vacation. Whether you’re into sports or spa days, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite places in the DMV for families to chillax.

Now This!

As the saying goes, laughter is the best medicine. You can get a dose of comedy cure for your stressed-out family at a Now This! show. This professional improv group puts on family-friendly productions and interactive storytelling sessions. They’ll take your ideas and instantly transform them into songs, sketches and even fairy tales. Ready to take the stage? Join a Now This! workshop and learn how to bring out your family’s funny side.

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What’s your family’s favorite spot to recharge? Let us know in the comments below.

—Sarah Vogel and Ayren Jackson-Cannady