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”
Claudia Thurber (bio), a veteran of over twenty-two years of federal government service, shares her favorites.
Five most interesting places to visit
- Dumbarton Oaks, web site, 1703 32nd Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-339-6401
- Phillip’s Museum, web site, 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-387-2151
- National Building Museum, web site, 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC, 202 272-2448
- Rock Creek Park on foot or bicycle, web site, map
- The C&O Canal on foot, maps from NPS, C&O Canal Bicycling Guide
Five most favorite “fun” things to do
- Tennis at Arlington Y, 3400 N 13th Street, Arlington, VA, 703-525-5420, or at Georgetown Visitation, 1524 35th Street NW, Washington, DC
- Cycling in Rock Creek Park (web site, map) or to Hains Point, 1090 Ohio Drive SW, Washington, DC
- Walking just about anywhere [see Washington Walks for tours]
- A good movie at the Uptown Theater, web site, 3426 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-966-5400 [WaPo | Yelp]
- A glass of wine in my back yard
Five favorite restaurants
- TenPenh, web site, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-393-4500 [TCEDG | Yelp]
- Almost any Thai restaurant [TCEDG – Thai]
- Vidalia, web site, 1990 M Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-659-1990, closed Sunday. [TCEDG | Yelp]
- Guapo’s on Wisconsin Avenue. web site (flash and music), 4515 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-686-3588 [openlist | WaPo]
- Cashion’s in Adams Morgan, web site, 1819 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC, near 18th Street NW, 202-797-1819 [TCEDG | Yelp]
For more, also see our Visiting Washington DC pages
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