How well do you know our nation’s capital? Beyond housing the President and being the epicenter for American politics, DC has so many fun things to do!
While you’re in the area visiting for Super Forum, we hope you have time to at least quickly explore DC and the surrounding areas. The Higher Logic team is proud to call it home, and we love to show off our town.
Here are some of our favorite picks:
Where to eat and drink:
- Founding Farmers -- This farm-to-table American eatery is located just blocks from the White House. It has a rustic feel and something for everyone. We love the chicken and waffles, fried green tomatoes, devilish eggs, mac-n-cheese, beignets and the warm cookie assortment. Ask about the sides that are not listed on the menu. Reservations are highly recommended.
- Ted’s Bulletin -- Everyone loves Ted’s, but especially if you have an affinity for breakfast served all day. If you go, definitely try their homemade pop tarts or their boozy milkshakes.
- Jaleo -- With locations in both DC and Crystal City, this is one of the best tapas restaurants in the area. Chef José Andrés crafted a diverse, delicious menu where anyone is bound to find something they love.
What to do:
- Newseum -- The Newseum tells stories and shows history through the lens of the time: newspapers and media. It’s a dynamic and engaging museum -- TripAdvisor named it a “Traveler’s Choice Top 10 Museum in the U.S.”
- Shop in Georgetown -- Georgetown, one of DC’s oldest neighborhood -- and also one of it’s most iconic -- is right across the Potomac River from Arlington. Walk the cobblestone streets, exploring the waterfront, restaurants and stores.
- International Spy Museum -- Do you love James Bond? This interactive museum is one of DC’s most fun trips. It contains the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever put on public display!
- Segway Tours of DC -- Want to see as much as possible in a short amount of time? Take in the sights via Segway! Advance tickets are strongly recommended, since these tours tend to sell out fast.
- Smithsonian -- No matter what your interests are, something within the giant Smithsonian system will interest you -- and the best part is, they’re all free! One must-see is the brand-new African American History Museum.
- The National Mall -- From the Library of Congress all the way to the Lincoln Memorial, this is truly a spectacular part of the country. If you have a limited amount of time, walk from the Washington Monument down towards the Lincoln memorial -- in that stretch, you’ll see some of our nation’s most moving memorials, like the World War II memorial and the Vietnam War memorial.
What do you think of our list? If you want more ideas, be sure to check out our list of DC recommendations! What would you add?