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”
Jim Capretta (bio), a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, shares his favorites.
Three most interesting places to visit
- The Museum of Natural History. web site, 10th Street & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 202-633-1000.
- The Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, near Catholic University. web site, 3900 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC 202-635-5400.
- The National Archives building. web site, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 202-357-5450.
Two most favorite “fun” things to do
- Eat at the cafeteria in the Supreme Court building. Cafeteria Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on ground floor. It closes briefly to the public to accommodate Court employees at noon and 1 p.m. web site, map 202-479-3030.
- Go to the top of the Post Office Pavilion Tower. web site,
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 202-289-4224.
Two favorite restaurants
- Crystal Thai web site, 4819 Arlington Boulevard (At Park Dr.), Arlington, VA, 703-522-1311. [WaPo | Washingtonian | Yelp]
- Five Guys web site, many locations throughout the area. [WaPo | Washingtonian | Yelp]
For more, also see our Visiting Washington DC pages
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