A Washington D.C. Bucket List: 74 Ways to Experience the Capital
Welcome to my city! As a DMV local for the majority of my life and a frequent Washington, D.C. explorer, let me tell you now that you’re going to love it here.
I made this bucket list not only as a tool for travelers to get the most of their time in D.C., but also for myself to see what secrets D.C. held that perhaps I hadn’t even done.
And let me tell you… I guess local has been a stretch of my imagination. You’d think I had never been to D.C.!
Out of the 74 items on this list, I’ve only done 8 after living in the area for more than 11 years!
Yikes. I have a lot to catch up on.
In my defense, I’ve been living in Richmond, VA since I was 17 for college and spent my 21st year studying abroad in Dubai, so I haven’t really had a chance to go out into the city on a regular basis to explore.
But after researching, asking friends, and compiling what I have done in the city, I’m now on a mission to check off everything on the list with you.
D.C. staple attractions like Ben’s Chili Bowl and the White House will have you really feeling like you know the city. But the lesser known items like Blagden Alley, the Arboretum, and wandering Meridian Hill Park will show you the true spirit of this historic city.
I’ve traveled the world, and I still truly love this city. Compiling this bucket list has only shown me how much more if it is there is to love, and how much I want to share this city’s lovely secrets!
The activities I look forward to doing the most include the infamous Renwick Gallery, having a game night at Board Room with friends, visiting the African-American History Museum, and hopefully one day getting a helicopter tour of the city!74 Ways to experience #WashingtonDC—a free, downloadable bucket list for your DC trip! Click To Tweet
You can download your own copy of this bucket list by signing up for my email list. Once you do, you’ll get a confirmation email with a pdf of the bucket list.
You can print it out, and fill it out during your stay in D.C. If you do use this bucket list and check some things off, send me a photo of your filled out list!
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If you find this bucket list helpful, let me know in the comments below. Like I said, I’m a DMV local who wants to knock more things off of this bucket list too, so if you’re in town drop me a line and maybe we can hit some of these things together! 🙂