To – Do List : DC

Yes, this is basically a ‘bucket-list’ . Since I’m new to the area and not exactly how long I”ll stick around here I decided to make a list of the must-see and must-do things for this area. Thus far its pretty touristy as that is most of the stuff that people tell me I MUST see…if you have any other ‘hidden’ gems of the city that I should check out please do tell! I will do my best to write about them after I complete the tasks and if I get to the end of the list I will have to take recommendations on what else to do with my time!

* Visit every Monument in town and take a picture with someone I know in it:
    Washington Monument (AT & I 8/16/08)     Capitol (GW & AT 8/16/08)  Iwo Jima (LR & I 10/2009)

* Visit every free Museum: 
   Air & Space Museum     Ntl Postal Museum (4/2008)   Freer Gallery of Art   Arts & Industries 
   Hirshorn Museum &  Sculputure garden    Ntl museum of American Indian      Ntl Zoo   
   The Castle   Renwick Gallery  Museum of Natural History (2008)   Ntl Museum of American History  (2009)
   Cooper- Hewitt Ntl Design Museum   

* Changing of the Guard – Arlington Cemetry  (2008) VERY COOL!                 

* Jazz in the Garden – National Gallery of Art Sculpture Gardens

* Attend a concert in Rock Creek Park (& Picnic there too!)

* See Money made – Bureau of Engraving & Printing (

* Sports! I MUST see one of each of the sports played/ offered here in DC:
     Legg-Mason Tennis      Caps Hockey       Nationals Baseball (what a joke!)   Wizards Bball
     DC United Soccer     Play sports on the mall  ( Kickball League 2008)

* Ghost & Historical Tour of Georgetown Univ.  & DC (October 2009)

* Picnic @
          Rock Creek Park       Ntl Aboretum

* Historical Houses to check out:
         Tudor Place

* View a Presidential/ Vice Presidential (ANY!) Convoy (8/2008 K St)

* Food to Sample:
       Food Court @ Museum of American Indian      Ben’s Chili Bowl    Buffalo Billiards ( 9/2008) 
       Pasta Mia (10/25)

* Get Cultural & Visit :
      The Alliance Francaise ( )
      Goethe Institute ( )

* Eastern Market – gotta check it out!! Totally great for fruit/produce shopping, etc : I LOVE going here!

* “See the Light” from as many Metro Stops as possible
        Silver Spring    Bethesda    Friendship Heights    Columbia Heights    Georgia Ave/Pentworth  
        Cleveland Park     Van Ness/UDC    Foggy Bottom/GWU   Metro Center     Farragut West       
       Judiciary Square   Federal Center SW    Rhode Island Ave    Union Station   Greenbelt   Vienna
       West Falls Church   East Falls Church    Courthouse    Ballston/MU     Farragut North    White Flint   Anacostia     Virginia Square   Rockville  Shady Grove   Metro Center   Gallery Place/Chinatown  Farragut North    Rosslyn


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What a cool idea. Looks like you still got some site seeing to go. Have fun!

The Library of Congress is a hidden gem in my opinion.
Old Town, Alexandria Ghost Tour

Hey lady – it’s your favoritest roommie – I want to go on a ghost tour of DC… if you know of one coming up, let me know. 🙂

Ooo well halloween is almost upon us so I’ll keep my eyes peeled and we are SO in there!! 🙂

I’m totally going to refer back to this page when I go visit Washington. Great idea!

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