10 Things you Can Do in D.C. After Hours
Hey! I’m Savanna from Swift-n-Savvy travel blog! Here’s 10 things to do after hours in D.C.
Go to the National Portrait Gallery, American Art Musuem & Archives of American Art
All of these are located together at 8th and F streets and close at 7pm vs. 5:30pm (when museums on the national mall close)
See the White House with no crowds
You can get a closer view of the back of the White House by walking through Lafayette Square Park
Enjoy the Washington Monument with few people around
The Washington Monument can be viewed at all hours of the day and night! There are less people walking around at night.
Walk along the National Mall
The National Mall is a great place to watch the sunset with the Capitol Building on one end and the Washington Monument on the other.
Visit the Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial is my favorite monument to visit at night and it’s always less busy!
Pay your respects at the World War II Memorial
Beautiful any time of the day and doesn’t close. It honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces and the 400,000 who died.
Take a trip around the Tidal Basin and visit the Jefferson Memorial
You can also see the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, FDR Memorial, and George Mason Memorial on the Tidal Basin. I recommended using a scooter!
Visit some of the local bars and eateries. Some of them are historical! Old Ebbitt Grill is Washington’s oldest saloon founded in 1856. Great food!
Off the Record is a Speakeasy feel cocktail bar located in the Hay-Adams hotel and is one of the closest bars to the White House
Visit some of the surrounding neighborhoods like Georgetown or Dupont Circle
-Georgetown: Grab a pizza at Pizzeria Paradiso or a brew at The Sovereign -Dupont Circle: Visit many eateries and bars
Take a trip to Old Town Alexandria
Across the Potomac River and established in 1749, it is filled with historical buildings. King St. is lined with shops, good food and drinks!
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