We asked our faculty and authors to share with us some of their favorite things about living in our nation’s capital. Their responses are posted in “Faculty Favorites”
Mike Koempel (bio), co-author of the Congressional Deskbook, shares his favorites.
- Woodrow Wilson House, web site, 2340 S Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-387-4062
- Lincoln Memorial at night, web site, 23rd Street NW and West Potomac Park, Washington, DC, 202-426-6841
- Phillips Collection, web site, 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-387-2151
- Two cathedrals, a basilica, and a monastery:
- St. Matthew’s, web site, 1725 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-347-3215
- National Shrine, web site, 400 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC, 202-526-8300
- National Cathedral, web site, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-537-6200
- Franciscan Monastery, web site, 1400 Quincy Street NE, Washington, DC, 202-526-6800
- 4 Capitol Hill buildings:
- U.S. Capitol, web site, map
- Supreme Court, web site, 1 1st Street NE, Washington, DC, 202-479-3211
- Library of Congress’s Thomas Jefferson Building, web site, 1 1st Street SE, Washington, DC
- Folger Shakespeare Library, web site, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC, 202-544–4600
- Afternoon tea at the Willard Hotel, web site, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 202-628-9100
- Walking the Dupont Circle-Embassy Row neighborhood, map (See “Embassy Row Tour” from embassy.org)
- Tours and events at the U.S. Botanical Garden, web site, 100 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC, 202-225-8333
- Brookside Garden anytime including the holiday light and train displays, general web site, holiday lights web site, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton MD, 301-962-1400
- Bicycling anywhere on the hundreds of miles of paths, trails, and roadways in the metropolitan area – see “The Visitor’s Biking Guide to Washington DC”
- Takoma Park Folk Festival, web site, Takoma Park, MD
- Takoma Park Fourth of July Parade, web site, Takoma Park, MD
- Tiffin (Indian), web site, 1341 University Boulevard East, Takoma Park, MD, 301-434-9200 [Tyler Cowen’s Ethnic Dining Guide]
- Udupi (Indian), web site, 1329 University Blvd East, Takoma Park, MD, 301-434-1531 [Tyler Cowen’s Ethnic Dining Guide]
- Thai Derm, web site, 939 Bonifant Street, Silver Spring, MD, 301-589-5341 [MenuPages]
- Vicino (Italian), 959 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 301-588-3372 [insider pages]
- Tabard Inn (American/continental), especially Sunday brunch in the garden while drinking mimosas, web site, 1739 N Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-785-1277 [WaPo]
For more, also see our Visiting Washington DC pages
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