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”
Dave Grimaldi (bio) shares his favorites.
Five most interesting places to visit
- The Folger Shakespeare Library behind the Supreme Court. web site, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003, 202-544-4600.
- Meridian Hill Park,web site, 16th and U Streets NW, Washington, DC.
- Frederick Douglass’s birth place, web site, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg, VA, 703-777-3174.
- The Dumbarton Oaks estate in Georgetown, web site, 2715 Q Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-337-2288.
- The National Cathedral web site, Massachusetts and Wisconsin NW, Washington, DC, 202-537-6200.
Five most favorite “fun” things to do
- Going to the National Zoo two hours before closing, after all of the crowds are gone. web site, 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-633-4800.
- Heading to the monuments during big snowfalls.
- Walking to Kalorama and seeing the grand ambassadors’
residences. Kalorama Wikipedia entry, Kalorama, Washington, DC.
- Hitting the Dupont Circle Farmers’ Market every Sunday morning. web site, 20th Street NW between Q and Massachusetts NW, Washington, DC, 202-362-8889.
- Bike riding through downtown and the Mall. You can see it all in less than a day! District of Columbia map.
Five favorite restaurants
- Cactus Cantina web site, 3300 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016 202-686-7222. [WaPo | Washingtonian | Yelp]
- The Palm web site, 1225 19th Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-293-9091. [WaPo | Washingtonian | Yelp]
- Sushi Taro web site 1503 17th Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-462-8999. [WaPo | Yelp]
- Tosca web site, 1112 F Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-367-1990. [WaPo | Washingtonian | Yelp]
- Five Guys web site, now that they offer franchises they have many locations throughout the area. [WaPo | Washingtonian | Yelp]
For more, also see our Visiting Washington DC pages
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