On the 16th of March two weeks of spring vacation provide the opportunity to travel to exciting places and do things you’ve never done before. A perfect destination for this spring break is Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States!
Contrary to what House of Cards might make you think, us DC natives do not spend our lives as victims of or agents in political scandal. Many of us, in fact, like to spend as little time thinking about the government – and whether it’s open or shutdown on any given day – as possible. We prefer sampling Thai tasting menus, enjoying free visits to the zoo and listening to hardcore punk. Though a visit to the monuments scattered on and around the National Mall is a must, these are some of my recommendations for what to do after you’ve posed with Lincoln and waved at the Oval.