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”
Gebe Martinez (bio), a reporter covering Congress and politics for The Houston Chronicle, shares her favorites.
Most interesting places
- The Capitol. Even though I work there, it’s a gorgeous building filled with so much to see. I love taking out of town guests there and encouraging them to keep their eyes open for political celebrities. web site, 202-225-6827
- King Street in Old Town Alexandria, is filled with shops and restaurants. It leads you straight to the water, where you can walk along the Potomac River. Old Town Alexandria web site,
King Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314
- Jefferson Memorial after dusk or after snow has fallen. web site, map
- C&O Canal and Towpath especially north of Great Falls. web site
- Holocaust Museum web site, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC, 20024, 202-488–0400
Favorite Restaurants (This is a little harder to answer because there are so many good restaurants in this area. So, not in any particular order and off the top of my head…)
- TenPenh, web site, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 202-393-4500 [Yelp | TCEDG]
- Rosa Mexicano, web site, 575 7th Street at F Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-783-5522 [Yelp]
- Restaurant Eve, web site, 110 S Pitt St, Alexandria, VA, 703-706-0450 [Yelp | TCEDG]
- Majestic Cafe, web site, 911 King St, Alexandria, VA, 703-837-9117 [TCEDG | Yelp]
- Cashion’s Eat Place, web site, 1819 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC, 202-419-6755 [WaPo]]
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