While the Presidential monuments, war memorials, Smithsonian museums, National Zoo, and Arlington Cemetery should be on anyone’s wish list of must see things to see and do in Washington, there are many other worthy adventures to be had in the city. Here are 10 other recommendations, in no particular order:
l. Visit the Holocaust Museum. Granted it can be pretty intense, especially for younger children, but it is well worth it – and something we should never forget.
2. Take a walk on the C & O Canal in Georgetown. A wonderful chance to get out in the fresh air and enjoy relative peace and quiet.
3. Go to the National Gallery of Art and see some of the world’s treasures created by some of the most famous artists.
4. If you’re into Civil War era history, take a quick look at the Lincoln box seat at Ford’s Theater.
5. Every night at the Kennedy Center the Millennium Stage gives a free concert.
6. If you like books and Shakespeare, visit the Folger Shakespeare Library.
7. If you really like books, go to the Library of Congress. Fascinating and almost overwhelming.
8. If you like money, and who doesn’t, visit the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. You will be stunned by the HUGE piles of money, both those to be used, and those to be thrown away!!
9. A really neat place to go is the National Archives. Here you will see the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.