News, sports and food in Washington DC
Washington, D.C., is the capital of the U.S. as well as home to the president and his family. There is a ton of history in this area and it's jam-packed with interesting places to visit. Check out these three attractions to experience a bit of what the locals enjoy about the District:
Ever wanted to learn about the five freedoms of the First Amendment? Drive your Washington, D.C., rental car to 555 Pennsylvania Avenue to spend time doing just that. While you're here, you'll learn about the biggest stories ever reported in the U.S. and around the global. This museum offers exhibits on the:
- Civil Rights Movement
- Ethics in the media
- Civil War
- Fall of the Berlin Wall
Here, you will learn about the people who were featured in the news and the ones who actually created the headlines and stories that made up breaking news and ongoing features throughout the entire history newspaper. It also offers glimpses into the future with digital media, news and storytelling. If you're a news junkie you'll love the history and information available at the Newseum.
Drive your Washington, D.C., rental car to 1600 FedEx Way in Hyattsville, Maryland, to watch the Washington Redskins National Football League team take on an opponent at home. Located north of Washington, D.C., this facility was formerly known as Jack Kent Cooke Stadium and holds a total of around 79,000 people in three tiers of seating.
In 2011, the Redskins removed 6,000 seats in order to make a standing-room-only party deck at each end zone. There are also many luxury suites, several restaurants and the Redskins Hall of Fame to check out when you visit. Don't forget to don your white and burgundy jersey.
The upper level balcony features the Redskins Ring of Fame, which contains 40 of the team's players and coaches. Bring a camera to capture a shot of your family next to the name of your favorite player.
Carpe DC Food Tours
Do you want to "taste the district" by strolling through Washington, D.C., and enjoying the food they have to offer? Carpe DC provides wonderful guides to bring you on a walking tour of popular areas in the nation's capital.
Take the U Street and Shaw neighborhood tour and you'll enjoy local beers, chili dogs and other delicious offerings at six businesses including one owned by a James Beard Award nominee. Plus, you'll also learn about the history and architecture of the area as you go.
Each tour consists of 16 people and takes approximately three hours. You will meet across from the U Street Metro Station at the beginning of the tour and complete about 2 miles of walking in total. Choose from a food-only tour or purchase food-and-drink tickets. Alcohol tasting is also an option. Foodies who have never been to the District as well as those who have visited before enjoy this entertaining and tasty attraction.