25 Things To See In DC


I have two posts today. This one, with a lot of my favorite local things listed. And another one that’s a totally snotty list of things I wish I could say when tourists are particularly rude or clueless. That one is password protected because the last time I wrote a tongue-in-cheek post about tourists, I was dressed down by people who feel that I should have been more understanding of visitors to our Nation’s Capitol, even when they are treating locals like Disneyworld cast members instead of real people who live and work here. Anyway, if you want to see the snotty post, email me at mom_in_a_million@me.com for the password but you need to remember that you asked to see it and don’t unload on me if you don’t think it’s funny. Also, if I don’t email back right away, it’s because I can’t get to my email, not because I’m ignoring you.

  1. The FDR Memorial
  2. Ben’s Chili Bowl
  3. Eastern Market
  4. The Spy Museum
  5. The Hirshhorn Museum
  6. The Tidal Basin
  7. The National Building Museum
  8. The Viet Nam Memorial
  9. Kramer Books and Afterwords Cafe
  10. Studio Theatre
  11. Rock Creek Park
  12. The Supreme Court
  13. The Library of Congress
  14. The National Gallery
  15. Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks at 8th and I
  16. The Air and Space Museum
  17. The National Zoo
  18. Glen Echo Park
  19. The carousel on the Mall
  20. The Capitol at night
  21. Curbside Cupcakes
  22. The Korean War Memorial
  23. The 9:30 Club
  24. The National Museum of Women in the Arts
  25. Roosevelt Island
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5 comments for “25 Things To See In DC

  1. April 22, 2011 at 9:21 am

    The Spy Museum is SO much fun! And the Building Museum was a surprising find—we really enjoyed it. I’m just glad the Postal Museum isn’t on your list. My aunt’s been trying to get me to go there since I was 10, and I just can’t bring myself to go.

  2. amy
    April 22, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I love this list especially the FDR memorial and Bens Chili Bowl. The Air and Space Museum at Dulles is amamzing. Miss living there.

  3. Sara H
    April 22, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    What a great list – my almost 3 year old LOVES the Building Museum. Gravelly Point rocks too, although it’s a little hard for tourists without cars to get to. And I love Curbside Cupcakes…

  4. Shelley
    April 23, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I’d like to add – Walking up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and looking out at the monument and reflecting pool.

    I’ve lived here all of my life and not visited a lot of the places on your list. I’ll have to remember next time we are being “tourist” in our own town.

  5. May 27, 2011 at 9:06 am

    The only way this post could be better would be if you included links. Otherwise, it’s perfect and awesome.

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