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Friday Question Flashback: May 5, 2011

by Prince Of Petworth April 13, 2017 at 10:22 pm 10 Comments

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Photo of ‘the stingrays and fish in the Amazonia House’ by PoPville flickr user Lauren PM

Friday Question of the Day – What’s Your Favorite “off-the-beaten-path” Activity in DC? (Reader Request)

“Dear PoP,

What are some different, off-the-beaten-path, or other things to do in DC other than the usual monuments or museums? list can include free, paid, tours, restaurants, delis, wineries in the area, etc.”

Wow that’s a general question! But I like it. I like it because one person’s “off the beaten path” activity my be obvious to some but not to all. So I hope this will be a good repository for the fun not so obvious things to do around town. So the picture I chose above may seem obvious to some – the National Zoo is not exactly off the beaten path but I know tons of people who’ve never visited the Amazonia House – which is my favorite part of the zoo. Back in July ’09 we also had a general discussion of fun things to do – but I’d say we’re do for a refresh.

So for the Friday Question of the Day – let’s say – what are your top three not so obvious favorite things to do/eat/see in DC?

I’ll say Franciscan Monastery in Brookland, Capital City Market in Near Northeast and Deli City Restaurant is located at 2200 Bladensburg Road NE.

What are your top 3 favorite “off the beaten path” activities in the DC area?

  • Otis Gal

    Hillwood Estates
    Roosevelt Island
    Hiking trails Rock Creek Park

    • Truxton Thomas

      Hillwood is one of my favorite places. There was a Palm Sunday event last weekend and it felt wrong having so many people walking around on guided tours.

  • Waitress

    Mansion on O Street!

  • Ben

    I would say a visit to the Smithsonian Health & Medicine museum is a must visit. Often overlooked, it contains some unusual items, like the bullet that killed Lincoln.

  • dcdude

    The drum circle at Meridian Hill park. Hands down. Such a wonderful display of humanity in motion.

  • cavish

    Piscataway Park & the Accokeek Foundation! 30 min for DC. It’s a beautiful park on the water with a working farm (Just south of Fort Washington – which is another excellent place to visit)
    https://www.nps.gov/pisc/index.htm

  • dcdude

    The drum circle at Meridian Hill park. Hands down. Such a wonderful display of humanity in motion.

  • Hill Denizen

    Oh man, revisiting the Capital City Market post. Crazy how quickly things changed.

  • Mini golfing at the oldest continually operated mini golf course in the country- Hains Point. Do grab a beer in the clubhouse first.

  • soozles

    Valley Trail in RC Park
    Clover Adams Memorial by Augustus St. Gaudens in RC Cemetary
    My backyard

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