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Friday Question of the Day: If You Were Leaving DC After 8 Years – What Would You Visit Before Leaving?

by Prince Of Petworth March 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm 46 Comments

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This one comes from the forum – but I’m curious to hear more folks recommendations:

“In a few months I’ll be moving out of DC–after 8+ years here. I’ve tried to be a pretty active resident in terms of sightseeing and activities, but are there any must sees I might have missed? I’m thinking more “off the beaten path” places or events (outside of the Smithsonians, art museums, monuments) that I’d want to check out before it’s too late.”

We got some great recs back in 2011 – but I’m what curious folks would recommend today?

Assuming the weather is nice, I think I would recommend a tour of the parks. Maybe take an epic walk or bike ride from the Georgetown Waterfront, to Meridian Hill, to Lincoln Park on the Hill, to the Yards Park in Navy Yard (or maybe split it up over a few days) and I’d try to hit some of my favorite restaurant/bars for a drink along the way. Another thing I’d recommend (which may say odd to some) is check out and walk around some of DC’s cemeteries like Rock Creek Cemetery and Congressional Cemetery. What would you guys do?

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