Spend a Sunday like an American, watching a baseball match at the stadium and eating hot dogs. The Washington Nationals is a Major League Baseball team called the "Nats" by millions of fans. They play at Nationals Park, a stadium built in 2008 in Southeast DC near Anacostia River.
If you're asking yourself why you should aim for this experience, the main reason must be the Washington Nationals itself. They are renowned as one of the world's most flashy baseball teams. Moreover, the Nats have decent foes such as Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, and Miami Marlins. So expect to watch a top-notch match. Also, a special feature of each match is the Presidents Race which traditionally takes place in the middle of the fourth inning. The footrace features oversized George Washington, Tom Jefferson, Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt.
The baseball season runs in spring and summer, namely April through September.
Besides the game itself, you can also explore the fascinating neighbourhood of the Capitol Riverfront, before or after the game. Take your time to discover Nationals Park set along the Anacostia River, enjoy a walk in the Yards Park, kayak at the Ballpark Boathouse, and relax at Bluejacket Brewery or District Winery.