Cool Places To Spend An Afternoon In Washington, D.C.

Cool Places To Spend An Afternoon In Washington, D.C.

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Got a few hours of free time? Here are the best places to spend an afternoon exploring Washington, D.C..

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    Neighborhood Restaurant Group's brewery, along with The Arsenal, came on the scene with a whopping 20 new, ambitious beers and food to match, like fancy tater tots and beef heart tartare. -- Eater via Foursquare
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    Come at night to see the impressive statue lit up & to avoid crowds, or else on the anniversary of his death, when blooming cherry blossoms create an even more impressive effect. Parking is limited. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    While you may not be able to take a dip in this pool on a hot day, you still need to protect your eyes & skin from the sun & reflection. Water reflects up to 100% of UV, so sunnies are essential! -- The Vision Council via Foursquare
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    The high-ceilinged halls include portraits of every American president, photos of influential Americans from activists to athletes, digital technology, and modern art design. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Visiting all those museums, memorials and historic sights can get exhausting. Why not take a break at the US Botanic Garden? A plant conservatory across from the Capitol? Sure! -- Green Guide Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
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    A powerful experience. Look for some of the LGBT-related history artifacts throughout the permanent exhibit. Did you know that gay prisoners were not among those liberated by the allies? -- Washington Blade via Foursquare
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    Don’t miss the outdoor butterfly garden where visitors can interact with these little critters in four distinct habitats. Be sure to bring your camera − this is a great spot for photo opportunities. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    The Museum attracts more than 9M visitors annually. You'll want a full morning or afternoon in this kid-friendly attraction. Don't miss the Milestones of Flight gallery! -- Green Guide Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
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    By Sept. 2, 1945, when Japanese signed the Instrument of Surrender, 671,000 Americans had come home wounded. DAV was there for them then just as DAV is here now for those injured and ill. #DAVpromises -- DAV - Disabled American Veterans via Foursquare
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    The Smithsonian Institution was founded for the "increase and diffusion" of knowledge from a bequest to the United States by the British scientist James Smithson, who had never visited the US himself. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    The adjacent Sculpture Garden is one of our favorite spots in the city. With its mix of modern and surrealist pieces, an outdoor café, a skating rink in the winter, and fairy lights at night... -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Set on the water & within view of the White House & Washington Monument, surroundings of this rotunda are as gorgeous as the building. Peak season in the spring when cherry blossoms are in bloom. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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