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Trip List by kousagi18

DC is Fun, I Swear!

Mar 26, 2008  I grew up in the suburbs of DC and like to give mini tours to friends who haven't really seen anything besides The Mall and The White House.
4.0 of 5 bubbles based on 8 votes

Some things I like to do for a day in DC with friends.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Washington DC
  • Category: Perfect day
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Singles, Students, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Georgetown
    Georgetown, Washington DC, District of Columbia

    Really great shopping. There's also a handy parking deck under the Georgetown Mall were it's around $15 for all day parking. The main streets are M and Wisconsin, which form a T so it's not a complicated area to navigate. What's also great about driving in and parking at the mall is we can throw what we bought in the car and not lug it around all day.

  • 2. Clyde's Restaurant Group
    Clyde's of Georgetown, Washington DC, District of Columbia

    The Georgetown Clyde's is the original and they have a pretty solid menu of American fare for reasonable, not cheap, prices. It's on M street and is technically part of the Georgetown Mall.

  • 3. National Portrait Gallery
    National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC, District of Columbia

    This might sound like a really boring museum but it's my favorite one in DC. It's free and has some awesome exhibits that are permanent and rotating (check the website for rotating). I'd skip the President's section and go up to the upper floors. It's surprisingly large too so save some time for it.

  • 4. National Gallery of Art
    National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, District of Columbia

    A really great museum of Western Art located on The Mall, and it's not a Smithsonian. The West Building is really beautiful and features a marble columned atrium with a fountain and dome overhead (one of my favorite places in DC). The East Building was designed by IM Pei and is a great example of his architecture. There's also an outdoor sculpture garden.

  • 5. Teaism
    Teaism Dupont Circle, Washington DC, District of Columbia

    A really cute Japanese/American restaurant. There's a few locations in DC.

  • 6. E Street Cinema

    8 screen movie theatre that features indie, small release, and foreign films. Also has awesome treats and serves beer.

  • 7. Adams Morgan
    Adams Morgan, Washington DC, District of Columbia

    If you are still up and awake, head over to 18th Street and have a couple drinks. If you drove in, please have a DD!!! There's something for everyone as far as bars and lounges go. If you want a late night snack, pick up a Jumbo Slice. $2 for a slice of pizza the size of your head! Now you can take a cab back to Georgetown and have the non-tipsy person drive home.