I've been a resident of the Washington-Alexandria area for thirty-five years, including my high school, Undergrad (at U of Md) and Grad School (George...
I've been a resident of the Washington-Alexandria area for thirty-five years, including my high school, Undergrad (at U of Md) and Grad School (Georgetown), and post-school work life.
I've been to pretty much all the Museums, Art Galleries, Monuments, Music Venues, Sports arenas, historic cemeteries, etc and many of the Civil War sites and Revolutionary War sites.
I can advise you on restaurants, jazz clubs, and all manner of night life for parents. And since I raised four kids here too I can advise you on kids' music venues, water slides, softball batting cages, laser tag sites, the latest punk band shows, etc.
The DC-Alexandria area is loaded with historic sites esp Civil War and Revolutionary War things, plus DC National Museums, plus all manner of pro and college sporting events. The restaurant scene is packed with diversity, the music/show scene is loaded with small-medium-huge venues, and the college scene is alive and active.
If you're planning a solo visit, a family vacation, or a short stay I can give you some insider info on the do's and don't of DC.
For instance, if you show up at 10am with a plan to see the Holocaust Museum, you probably won't get in. If you drive your rental car to the wrong Metro station - there's probably no available parking for you.
Let me see if I can make your visit more enjoyable. I have lived in this area for 35 years and attended undergrad college at the U of Md ) just north of town) and grad school at Georgetown (in DC).