5 Things to do in Washington D.C.

5 Things to do in Washington D.C.Last week I had the chance to visit Washington D.C. My fraternity had its centennial celebration there. In between meeting and talking to my frat brothers I had the opportunity to check out different sites in the city. Washington D.C is one of my favorite cities. There are a lot of things to do there. Below are five of them


You can’t go to Washington D.C. without seeing the numerous monuments that are there. This wasn’t my first time being in D.C., but I still wanted to see some of them. This time around I had the chance to see the Washington Monument, The Lincoln Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. It was my first time seeing the Dr. King Memorial because it wasn’t completed last time I visited D.C. The atmosphere near the memorial was very calm and peaceful. Everyone should check out the Dr. King Memorial if you get a chance. He did so much for a lot of people and gave the ultimate sacrifice so that citizens could have equality.

Washington Nationals Game

If you’re an MLB fan, you have to check out a Washington Nationals game. Nationals Park is a beautiful stadium. They are a pretty good team in the National League East. There are a lot of good seats in Nationals Park that provides excellent views. Every ballpark isn’t like that. They also have an area outside of the stadium called Fairgrounds where they have a bar and food vendors. It’s a must see if you like baseball.


U Street

U Street is one of the best places to go in the city for nightlife. There are several bars and restaurants to go to. Ben’s Chili Bowl is a must-visit if you’re ever in D.C. They have great chili dogs and half-smokes. I try to go there every time I’m in D.C. You may even see the owner, Virginia Ali still doing a little work.

Howard University

Howard University is one of the best HBCUs out there. The school was established in 1867. It is commonly referred to as the “Mecca” because of its success and diverse group of students. Also, five of the “Divine Nine” fraternities and sororities were founded there.

The White House

You can’t go Washington D.C. and not see the White House. The White House is the residence and workplace of the President of the USA. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I’ve had the opportunity to see the White House a couple of times. I haven’t been able to take a tour yet. It takes months for your tour request to be approved or denied.

These are just five things to do in D.C. I know there is a lot more to do there. I didn’t even mention Adams Morgan, the museums, Chinatown or some of the other sporting events that they have in town.

Have you ever been to Washington D.C.? What are some of your favorite things to do and see while you are there?

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  1. Visiting America in general as a tourist is my dream and obviously finding myself in D.C will be a dream come true.

  2. Tim

    I have been to D.C. a couple of times but by far the most memorable was in the mid 80’s. Got to tour the White House without any pre-booking. Those were the days when fear wasn’t a part of politics. It is a gorgeous city and as you say, plenty of monuments and most are worth seeing on every return trip.
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  3. Some of my favorites are: Kramer Bookstore in Dupont Circle, the Museum of American History which is on the mall, and the Smithsonian Art Museum. My favorite of the monuments in the Lincoln Memorial. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is also pretty moving.
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  4. I’ve never been to Washington but if I ever did go I would visit the White House, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, a JFK Memorial (is it located in Washington?) and Ben’s Chili Bowl – I love chili dogs.
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  5. Hi Jason; with all the traveling I’ve done in my life d c is one of the few cities I’ve missed. I do have it on my list. I think your five places are a good mix of historical, spiritual, and fun. 🙂 I’ll definitely email you before i make my trip there. thanks for sharing, max
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  6. I haven’t been to Washington D.C., but know there are several things there I’d like to see if I get a chance to visit. The White House and the monuments are on the list, but also the Smithsonian.