DC to do list

(Includes NoVA and Maryland)

DC parking – park at 19th and K. 1875 K St NW. It’s free and there are spots because it’s the weekend.

See all museums and memorials – search google
Smithsonian
Air and Space museum (DC and VA)
Museum of Natural History
National Gallery of Art
Holocaust Museum
Museum of American History
American Art Museum
Museum of the American Indian
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture garden (bring travel wine)
National Portrait Gallery
Freer Gallery of Art
Museum of the Women in the Arts
Museum of African Art
National Postal Museum
National Archives
Madame Tussauds DC
Science Museum
Woodrow Wilson House
Decatur House
Museum of the United States Navy
National Aquarium in DC (Baltimore is better)
Museum of crime and punishment
MLK monument
Washington monument
Vietname memorial
WWII memorial
Lincoln memorial
Thomas Jefferson memorial – also best place to see cherry blossoms
Zoo
Bureau of Engraving
Marine corps War memorial
Mount Vernon
Torpedo factory art center
Jiffy lube live
Manassas national battlefield
National Cathedral
Arlington cemetery
Newseum (pay – usually living social deal)
Spy museum (pay – worth the money)
Monuments at night – especially Lincoln
Kennedy center free at 6pm each night
White House tour (call state rep ahead)
Capitol tour (call ahead)
George Washington Masonic temple – great view of NoVa
Old post office – best view of DC and free
drinking tours de embassies – Passport DC (may)
Mansion on O st – (get living social deal)
japanese cherry blossoms
Dumbarton oaks mansion
Arboretum
Hiking in mcafee falls
Billy goat trail at great falls
Tomb of unknown soldier
Georgetown stairs and barn – best for July 4th. Will eventually get busted
Canadian Embassy roof is amazing for July 4th fireworks
Arlington cinema and draft house – $1 mondays
Haines point for watching planes
old town
red mei
faccia luna trattoria
casablanca
lounge r
Brunch
Masa 14 – bottomless
Bourbon
219 Restaurant – cajun/cigar/whiskey
King Street Blues – southern/bbq
Ichiban Sushi House
RT’s – cajun
chinatown
iron horse
daikaya
Matchbox – pizza
blackfinn
banana cafe
Bens chili bowl – must go at 1am
Chinatown express
Politics and Prose
Drive on Rock Creek Potomac pkwy
Julia’s empanadas
zola wine kitchen
donavan house with japanese restaurant attached
Dama for Ethiopian
W hotel sky lounge – rent a suite and throw a party. Friends skip the line
Makoto – best sushi in DC (real wasabi)
Mandu for korean brunch
Clarendon AMC
pho75
china garden dimsum Arlington
Lost Dog cafe – best sandwiches
kabob palace – 24 hours and real
Woodbridge, VA for best shooting range
Eastern market crepes – get there at 6am
Baked and Wired – georgetown (better than Georgetown Cupcake)
Pi pizza
Thunder burger – georgetown exotic meat
Rasika
Shake shack – 1am
Founding farmers
Kangaroo Boxing Club – best burgers
Adams Morgan
Madams organ
Grand central
Jack Rose
Black Squirrel – burger and beer
L’Efant – crepes
The Diner – late night food
Penn social – lots of games
U Street
Velvet lounge
St ex
American ice co
Liv for fatback night
Dukem – Ethiopian
Policy
Local 16
Patty boom boom – late night food
9:30 club
H st
H Street country club – even better after monuments at night
Rock and roll hotel
Atlas arcade
Dangerously delicious pies
Toki underground – order to go or pickup. wait is super long
Rice
Maryland
The Fillmore – music (Silver Spring)
National Aquarium (Baltimore)
Boat Yard for the best crab cakes (Annapolis)
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