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.

Make Meaning

A crafty way to get your cutie to calm down is with a trip to Make Meaning. Kids and adults alike are encouraged to get their creative juices flowing with activities like cookie decorating, candle making, and plaster painting. Employees, known as Associate Creativity Enthusiasts. are also on hand with tips and tools to help keep your visit frustration-free.

4809 Bethesda Ave. (Bethesda, Md.)
301-828-1086
Online: makemeaning.com
makemeaning.com

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

—Sarah Vogel and Ayren Jackson-Cannady