Free Museums

Visiting the many museums and exhibits in Washington, D.C. is one of the top things to do whether or not you are visiting or just want to enjoy a day out with your family. There are many free museums in the area such as The Smithsonian, The National Postal Museum, The National Museum of Natural History, and etc. These museums are kid friendly and the whole family will be sure to love them.


The White House

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The White House

The White House is a place everyone should visit at least once in their life. This historical site is full of history, art, and memorabilia from when the first president of the United States was in office. And you ever know, you may even be able to sneak a peek of the President or his family.

Mumbo Sauce

This tasty sauce is one of a kind and you can only find it in D.C. It’s a mixture of a few ingredients like ketchup and vinegar. It’s mostly eaten with chicken wings, with a side of fries of course. Once you touch down in D.C. make sure to hit up a Chinese take-out spot and get a side of mumbo sauce.


SLUG: PH_CARIBBEAN DATE: June 27, 2009 PLACE: Washington, DC PHOTOGRAPHER: jahi chikwendiu/twp CAPTION: The DC Caribbean Carnival parade flows down Georgia Avenue in Washington, DC. StaffPhoto imported to Merlin on Sat Jun 27 15:37:02 2009

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Georgia Avenue Day

Georgia Avenue Day is a yearly event that takes place on Georgia Avenue. This event is also referred to as the D.C. Caribbean Carnival, which represents different cultures. Georgia Avenue Day is a welcoming event that includes delicious food and music.

Georgetown Shops

In Georgetown, there are plenty of stores and restaurants to enjoy. Stores like Urban Outfitters and Alex & Ani are a huge hit in the area. There is also a wide range of food, from Chipotle to Georgetown Cupcakes, or even Morton’s the Steakhouse. This is definitely a go-to neighborhood if you are looking to shop at the most trendy stores.

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The National Mall

The National Mall is a large tourist attraction in D.C., which displays The Washington Monument. The Washington Monument is an obelisk and was made to pay homage to George Washington. Many people lay down with their feet going up the monument to compare just how tall it is.


Chinatown is a unique area to try out new restaurants as well as a few stores to shop. Located in Chinatown is the Verizon Center, where spectators go to watch concert performances and home games to local professional sports leagues such as the Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics.The area is otherwise most popular during its Chinese New Year festival. There is also a movie theater in the area in case you want to catch a movie while you are out.

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Ben’s Chili Bowl

Ben’s Chili Bowl is another place you have to go at least once. By the name you can tell that they are famous for their chili. A few main things that people order are the “Ben’s famous all meat chili dog”, “Chili con carne”, and “Chili fries.” All of these meals are delicious and you won’t be disappointed, there are even vegetarian options!

Go-Go Music

Go-go music is definitely an interesting twist on music. Most people have never heard of go-go music until coming to D.C. Its upbeat tempo associated to funk and will give you the urge to dance. Given it’s the regional music style, it’s a crowd pleaser at any D.C. party.

Malcolm X Park

Meridian Hill Park also known as Malcolm X Park is located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C. There a few statues in this park and also a fountain which is its main attraction. The park is a very beautiful and serene area to go to, but sometimes you can catch live music being played.

There are so many more reasons to love D.C., but the ten listed are strong enough to visit, walk around, and fall in love with the nation’s capital. It’s your turn; tell us why you love D.C.

Written by: Montana Couser