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Fun Things to Do in Washington, DC
After visiting the major attractions, memorials, and museums, there remains what to see and do in DC and in the surrounding areas. People think of DC as a strictly political and historic site, but DC's fun-factor happens to extremely high!
The city is host to many outdoor activities that can compliment the sightseeing. During the winter months, for instance, the National Gallery has an ice skating rink that attracts hundreds of skaters each day. A cup of hot cocoa from the Gallery's Sculpture Garden Pavilion Café is also a must.
Active DC visitors can take a break from the bustle of city life and venture out on the city's spectacular bike trails. The fun bike path meanders along the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal, affording riders views of Georgetown on the one end and the Great Falls Park on the other.
Cool Things to Do in DC
As DC has been the setting for countless films and television shows, a cool pursuit for travelers can be to traverse the city, identify where specific scenes were shot, and even recreate some of the more famous moments.
People-watchers of all ages will appreciate the many outdoor cafes that Washington, DC has to offer. Visit cool cafes at Dupont Circle, Pennsylvania Avenue, or other vibrant DC areas to get front row seats to view the flocks of locals and tourists hustle by.
Fun Things to Do in Baltimore, Maryland
Not too far from the DC city limits lies another city laden with fun things to do—Baltimore, Maryland. If you're looking for fun in Baltimore, a visit to the Inner Harbor is definitely in order. Here at the southern tip of the city you'll find trendy restaurants, boutique shops, concerts, and museums, all on the scenic water with the historic Fell's Point neighborhood in the background.
Other fun things in Baltimore include walking along Antique Row, biking through Gwynns Falls, and sitting under the stars for free movies at Federal Hill, Fells Point, Little Italy, and Charles Village—great summer evening entertainment options!
Fun Attractions in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland