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 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 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.