Hi! I'm Lauren's anon who asked about D.C.! What suggestions do you have of places to go/things to do besides the typical touristy monuments and museums? Thanks so much!
First of all welcome, you’re visiting the most amazing magical wonderful city in the world.
I suggest you first make a metro card, a smartcard vs one of those disposable ones, so you can continue adding money to it. DC is a great walking city, it’s only about 10 miles across so you can cover a lot of ground!
If you’re coming here when it’s a bit nicer I suggest a walk/ bike ride across rock creek parkway. It’s about 3miles long (great running spot) and one end opens up to the zoo while the other the Lincoln memorial side of the mall.
Phillips Collection (1600 21st NW) if you’re over 18 it costs I think $12-15 to get in, but it has some seriously amazing big name paintings and not many people go there or are aware of it.
Dumbarton Oaks and Gardens (1703 32nd St NW) it’s the off season so admission is free but regardless of the weather, it is beautiful. Definitely look around.
Eastern Market right outside the Eastern Market metro stop ( Orange and Blue lines). It’s my favorite place to go on a Sunday after brunch! So many great smells, live music, and vendors selling all kinds of things from all the nearby states.