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”
Frank Burk (bio), faculty for “Drafting Effective Federal Legislation and Amendments in a Nutshell,” shares his favorites.
Favorite Places to Visit
- The Capitol, web site, map
- Great Falls Park, web site, map, 703-285-2965
- Teddy Roosevelt Island, web site, map (only accessible by car from the northbound lanes of George Washington Parkway, just north of I-66, and by bike and foot on the Mt. Vernon Trail from the Rosslyn side of Key Bridge)
- National Arboretum, web site, 24th and R Streets NE, Washington, DC, 202-245-2726
- Freer Gallery, web site, 1200 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC, 202-633-1000
- Middleburg, Virginia, web site, map
- L’Auberge Chez Francois, web site, 332 Springvale Road, Great Falls, VA, 703-759-3800 [Tyler Cowen’s Ethnic Dining Guide | Yelp]
- Kinkead’s, web site, 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-296-7700 [WaPo | TCEDG]
- Bistrot du Coin, web site, 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-234-6969 [WaPo | Yelp]
- Sweetwater, web site, 3066 Gatehouse Plaza, Falls Church, VA, 703-645-8100 [WaPo | Yelp]
- Tara Thai, 4001 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA, 703-908-4999 [WaPo | Yelp]
- The Dubliner, for more fun than food, web site, 520 N Capitol St NW, Washington, DC, 202-737-3773 [WaPo | Yelp]
Fun Things to Do
- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (last week of June-first week of July), web site, map
- The Birchmere, web site, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA, 703-549-7500
- Wolf Trap, especially the Barns, web site, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA, 703-255-1900
- The Torpedo Factory, and Old Town in general, web site, 105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA, 703-838-4565
For more, also see our Visiting Washington DC pages
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