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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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-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
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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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