Friday night my hubby and I went on a double date to the Wolf Trap to watch Rain-A Tribute to the Beatles. This was the beginning of our non-touristy adventures in DC. We were more than pleasantly surprised with our visit. The Wolf Trap is definitely a must for every family.
We were shocked at how close it was to us. We thought it would take way longer to get there. Instead we found out it was just a short drive into Virginia. We arrived early to discover arriving early is a must for the best parking. Since my husband is a double amputee handicap parking is a must for us. I did notice that when we arrived there was an abundance of regular parking. Once we entered we were directed towards the venue to get the parking mu husband needed. The attendants were very helpful and polite.
As we were driving in we noticed that the Wolf Trap is a part of the National Parks system. We were surrounded by such a beautiful landscape. Once we exited our van, we really got to take in all the beauty around us and enjoy nature's creation.
We quickly noticed so many people there enjoying their picnic and family time. Which of course sparked my light bulb for future visits with our girls. I retrieved our tickets from will call and we proceeded to go to our seats, but discovered you cannot go to the box seats until thirty minutes prior to the show. This meant we had time to enjoy an adult beverage and the Wolf Trap served a nice variety.
While we were hanging out before the show, we checked out their upcoming events list and discovered many things that we'd like to attend in the future. I'll post the link at the end of this blog so you can check it out too. Trust me it's worth your time. Seats are all under $50 and grass passes are around $25. We discovered you can take your own picnics, refreshments, etc, and enjoy the show on the grass. You can only have water inside the actual theater. Many people said they brought their picnic and ate before the show and then took their water in when it was time for the show.
Before we knew it, it was show time. As we were walking in, an attendant asked to see our tickets. She noticed my husband was in his chair. She said that she just wanted to make sure he had accessible seating. She looked at the seats and quickly realized that we didn't. She immediately got on her radio to the box office and helped us find more accessible seating. She was very polite and even came back to us with options, which was a pleasant surprise.
When we were seated I looked around and noticed there is not a bad seat in the venue.We were super happy that we had seats because it was raining outside. Yes we had a good giggle out of the fact we went to see Rain and it was raining outside for fifty minutes of the show. ;)
We really enjoyed the show. I would recommend you see Rain if you can catch it when it comes back. I would definitely recommend you visit the Wolf Trap's website soon and see what events interest you. It is totally worth the trip!