Unique Things In The Area That You May Not Know About
(You already know about the Capitol...we don't need to tell you about that...)
- National Postal Museum - Bill's favorite "hidden treasure" in DC. If you have any interest at all in the Postal Service, you should definitely visit.
- The Manassas Battlefield - A great historic site that's close by. If you don't know much about the War Between The States, you should visit if you have some time.
- Brickskeller - Purports to have the largest beer selection in the world, and their beer list backs up their claim. The food menu is OK...it's got some unique items, but it's really a place for beer lovers.
Make sure they are open before you go.
- U.S. Botanical Garden - I've never been there, but if you're big on plants...
- The National Aquarium - Nowhere near as impressive as the Baltimore Aquarium, but it's not bad for a museum in the basement of the Commerce Building.
- Washington National Cathedral - I bet you didn't know that Woodrow Wilson is entombed inside here, as well as some other historical figures.
- Newseum - I've never been there, but someone whose opinion I trust said it was great. It's within walking distance of the Rosslyn stop on the Blue and Orange Metro lines.
- Ford's Theatre & Lincoln Museum - Well, okay, you've probably heard of this, but you've probably never thought of going there. Worth a visit. Plus, there's a Hard Rock Café next door. I'm not one for theme restaurants, but the food is actually pretty decent. If you are going there for lunch, go a little early. We got right in at 11:30, but by noon the line was around the block.
- Unusual Suspects - A recent Washington Post list of 24 unique things to do in the Washington, DC area. Some are in DC itself, some way in the hinterlands. Some take a few hours, some take less than a minute. Anyway, I thought it was a timely article, even though I'm still partial to the National Postal Museum.