June 24, 2019

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Washington, DC Bucket List

By: AF Editors

You have two months to experience everything that Washington, DC has to offer. And while we know you plan to fill your days diving into the political fray, we encourage you to take some time to enjoy the sites and sounds of the “swamp” we call home. Below, you’ll find a variety of recommendations from the America’s Future Foundation team and DC insiders. Check them out and let us know what you thought by using #AFFinaction on social!

Download the printable Bucket List here.

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Solly’s on U St
Lucky Bar in Dupont
▢ Back patio of Tabard Inn for live music
▢ Ambar (Capitol Hill and Clarendon, Arlington)
Murphy’s in Old Town Alexandria – live music and cheap wings on Wednesdays


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Free concerts at Millennium Stage every night at 6:00 pm
Outdoor movies around the city
Watch fireworks on the 4th of July at Cardoza High School
1st Friday open galleries in Dupont Circle.
Get a team together to compete in DC Field Day
Jazz in the Garden on Fridays
Tuesday Night Liberty Karaoke at O’Sullivans
Leadership Institute’s 4th of July Conservative Soirée


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Compass Coffee
Glen’s Grocery
Ben’s Chili Bowl
Lots of local breweries: Port City, Atlas, Right Proper, Caboose Brewing
Federalist Pig


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The “Spanish Step” hidden in the Dupont Circle neighborhood
Sunday afternoon drum circles at Meridian Hill Park
Sunday mornings at the Dupont Circle Farmers Market
Weekend mornings at Eastern Market and/or Union Market
Shops and waterfront on King Street in Old Town Alexandria
Monument tour at night
Dumbarton Oaks (See where the United Nations was conceived!)
Hike Rock Creek Park
Volunteer bottling parties at Cotton & Reed rum distillery (and others around town)
Visit wineries in Northern Virginia
Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddle board at Thompson’s Boat Center and drift down the Potomac
Take a day trip to Harpers Ferry (go tubing if you’re brave!)
Embassy events


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Cato Institute
Heritage Foundation
American Enterprise Institute
TFAS’ Capitol Hill Lecture Series


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Talent Market
Leadership Institute
John Quincy Adams Society
Charles Koch Institute programs
Young Voices
Taliesin Nexus
The “What’s Going On” email list
Rules of Networking Facebook Group


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Profs and Pints events
Politics and Prose Bookstore events


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July 18 – AF Writers Happy Hour at Local 16
July 24 – Washington Nationals Baseball Game


The first three people to tag AF on social using #AFFinaction at five of these locations and email the links to [email protected] will receive a free AF swag bag!

Welcome to Washington!