No visit to our nation’s capitol is complete without beholding the White House and the Washington Monument, but rent a car and push the boundaries of the usual DC junket.
Perhaps a holdover from Prohibition days, Washington DC is rife with speakeasy bars that attract mellower crowds. Google around and find the clandestine bar that appeals to your tastes.
The museum scene is strong in DC. Once you hit all of the necessary patriotic monuments in your rental car, try to visit some of the Smithsonian’s 19 museums around town.
Most folks don’t think camping when they think DC, but drive out to Shenandoah or run with the wild horses on Assateague or Chincoteague islands and prepare to be wowed.