Let’s face it—sometimes you just need a good cry! Life is stressful: work, relationships, change, loss—whatever the reason, sometimes you just need to sit back and let it out. And in the midst of winter, with shorter days and less light, it’s easy to fall into a funk. So the question had to be asked: Where are the best places to cry in D.C.? Thankfully, Secret D.C. followers answered our social media plea and gave us some insight. So if you’re looking for a good place to let out a cry, these are the places to go (you might just catch another Washingtonian in the throws of a good sob while you’re there!):
1. Under the cherry blossoms.
2. Recessions on Karaoke Night.
3. On the Metro. (though the Metro itself is known to induce sobbing! )
4. Oak Hill Cemetery. (spooky sadness vibes)
5. MLK Library.
6. The Dupont Circle CVS (oddly specific)
7. Your bed. (comforting)
8. By the water at Anacostia Park.
9. “In the Uber after going out on a first date with a DMV man. Sigh.” (DMV dating in a nutshell.)
10. The Spanish steps in Kalorama.
11. “In a hot yoga class where you’re already dripping with sweat so the tears blend right in.” (Who hasn’t?!)
12. Rock Creek Park.
13. “Openly and loudly on the street is perfectly acceptable.”
14. Backside of the Lincoln Memorial.
15. The Tidal Basin.
16. “Outside the McDonalds in Adams Morgan after 1:30 A.M.”
17. Hains Point.
18. “The dumpster behind JS.” (We think this is a liquor store?)
19. While running.
20. The U.S. Botanic Garden.
21. The Smithsonian National Zoo in front of the pandas.
22. FedEx Field for Commanders football games. (This cuts deep.)
23. “The Exorcist” steps in Georgetown.
24. Anywhere on the waterfront.
25. Anywhere. (Retweet!)
No matter where you cry, let it out and feel better when it’s done!