For so many travelers, a trip to Washington DC is an experience immersed in history, politics, art, and culture. The Nation’s Capital is packed with landmarks, monuments, and architecture that speak to profound moments in history and are well worth a visit. Whether you can’t wait for a close encounter with the Lincoln Memorial or have your heart set on strolling along the National Mall, Washington DC is a city that is sure to inspire.
However, beyond its many iconic stops, Washington DC is also a vacation destination with some off-beat opportunities for fun. When you’re looking to balance out a traditional Washington DC visit with a few off the beaten path excursions, you’ll want to be sure to add these interesting and intriguing DC activities and attractions to your itinerary.
The International Spy Museum
Add an extra layer of mystery to your Washington DC trip by making time for a visit to the International Spy Museum while you’re in town. This non-profit locale is located at 700 L’Enfant Plaza SW and takes guests through the intricate history of espionage as it’s never been experienced before. Visitors are invited to browse a collection of detailed exhibits and displays that highlight how the art of espionage has shaped the course of history as well as spy artifacts, tools, devices, and stories that are truly one of a kind. The International Spy Museum is open daily from 9:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
Visit an Embassy
Washington DC isn’t just the seat of our federal government; it is home to many embassies from countries around the world. Washington DC is at the forefront of international relations and goodwill, and you can take part in your own foreign culture experience by visiting one of these embassies for yourself! Events are frequently hosted by foreign embassies, allowing you to enjoy everything from a Finnish film series to contemporary Korean American artwork showcases and more. You can find a complete list of upcoming events online through each embassy’s website; plan your trip to coincide with events that interest you the most!
Washington DC is a destination filled with opportunities for incredible and innovative culinary experiences, but when you’re looking for something savory, simple and original, make sure to stop by Toki Underground. Known for being Washington DC’s original ramen house, guests to Toki Underground are greeted by a casual, yet artistic and intimate atmosphere where stickers adorn the walls and the highlight is undeniably the generous and beautifully crafted bowls of ramen placed at the table. A combination of Japanese and Taiwanese-inspired plates in combination with creative cocktails make this a stop that’s sure to please the palate. Toki Underground is located at 1234 H Street, NE and is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 am until 10:00 pm and until midnight on Friday and Saturdays.
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