Although we have lived in the Washington DC region for nearly 15 years, our August visit was our first visit to Wolf Trap Filene Center.
This was one of the most relaxing and pleasant performances we've ever enjoyed. We were fortunate that the weather was not hot and that there was a great breeze flowing through the amphitheater. I can’t imagine a better way to experience a National Symphony Orchestra performance.
The venue was not as large as I had anticipated. It is intimate, rustic and charming. The park is immaculately clean and well maintained. We had box seat tickets which provided a fine view of the concert; however, the amphitheater is sized so conservatively that you would have a great view from any seat in the house.
Before the concert, we had fantastic cocktails and dinner at the Ovations pavilion which is located about 500 yards from the amphitheater. If you choose lawn seating, you can pack a picnic and drinks to consumed during the show.
I recommend that you arrive a little early and park close to the exit. The traffic out of the park is dense and police are positioned to keep the flow moving onto the highway. In all honesty, you have much less difficulty exiting this venue than exiting a stadium or arena. Next time we may park at the metro station and just take the metro shuttle to the park.
I am so glad that we finally got off our duffs and visited this park. This is definitely on the annual to-do list and will be one place that we’ll take out of town guests.
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