Post # 1
Hi ladies! Just moved to DC for the year for work and am hoping for some tips/advice/things to do that are not monuments/museums! I feel like that’s all anyone’s mentioned!! I know someone replied to a thread of mine that tangented to moving previously, but I figure I should post in the DC boards for best results. Thanks!!
Post # 3
@ctmk14: There is the Comedy Spot at the Ballston Mall in Arlington, VA. Improv comedy at a good price. Love it.
Also, the NY Trapeze school offers lessons in DC.
You can go paddle boating on the national harbor, or hang out in Old Towne Alexandria with all the cute little shops.
Or come up to Maryland and play slots at Maryland Live.
Post # 4
PS: Welcome to our side of town!
Post # 5
On the metro escalators, stand on the right, walk on the left. Be quiet on the metro. Go to happy hours, fund raisers, and meetups to meet people. Join a waka kickball team. Enjoy running around the monuments. Be careful of what you say, it is a very small town and you have no idea what the person sitting next to you does.
Post # 6
Oh, and the 9:30 club usually has concerts. There is the DC Improv theater as well. Don’t forget to scope out the Kennedy Center for some shows.
Post # 8
Thanks you two! Have to brave the metro one of these days. I don’t know why I feel so intimidated, I moved from Chicago!
Seeing a show at 9:30 club in September, so excited for the concert, I wouldn’t care if it was in a moldy basement. OK, maybe.
Curious, why PG county?
Also, where should I try on wedding dresses?
Post # 9
Go to the palace of wonders at least once!!!
Say Hi to the Cheeky Monkey Sideshow. They are great people =)
Post # 10
Eat and drink at Two Amys and Pizza Paradiso as much as you possibly can. God I miss DC.
In the summer, there are lots of free concerts, shakespeare in the park, etc. In the winters, there’s outdoor iceskating on the mall in the sculpture garden. If you like to read, Kramerbooks and afterwords is pretty awesome.
Honestly, what could you possibly want that you can’t do in/near DC? Restaurant scene, music, film, art, history, sports–it has it all. And mountains and the ocean nearby.
And Metro is a bit more intimidating/faster paced than the L, but you’ll get the hang of it soon enough 🙂
Post # 11
And for everyone, but is it just me or does DMV hate using turn signals?!
Post # 12
The DMV does not use turn signals. I was following Fiance home from our storage unit and he used his turn signal 0 out of 10 times. I was counting.
PG county has good parts, but also has some not so good parts. I used to work for the county and in general (as a white, female, twenty something) I wouldn’t go to some parts alone or after dark, but I have no problem driving through and going to some parts. But I also know the county better than most.
I have to say that where you want to try on and where you want to buy are two different things. For buying, go to Courtue Miss Bridal in Upper Marlboro (PG county, I would make it in 30 minutes from Arlington). For trying on, any of the shops in Old Town Alexandria.
I would say my favorite places in the DMV are happy hour at Georgetown Waterfront, burgers at Rays Hell Burger, and Georgetown Cupcakes.
Post # 14
Ahhhhahahahahaha! As someone who used to live in Fairfax and Fair Oaks, this makes me laugh!
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We are in the metro area, but Mr. LK refuses to go into the city for fun. He has to be there 5 days a week for work, so I can’t get him to go back in on weekends. 🙁 That said, when we did used to spend time there, I loved exploring Rock Creek Park. If you like to run or bike, the Sligo trail is nice. For something slightly more adventuresome, you could hike the C&O canal or plan a weekend camping trip and head north to hike the MD section of the Appalacian Trail (it’s on my life list). There’s a tasty Cuban restaurant in Silver Spring called Cubano’s. Best tres leche cake ever! I love wandering through Old Town Alexandria, and there is a tasty Mexican place right by the Georgetown Cupcake shop in Bethesda. Mexican food followed by cupcakes is my ideas of indulging PMS cravings. Yes, I am a glutton.
EDIT: You can thank Mr. LK and his friends for finding that image and sharing it on FB. They all grew up in PG and got out of there as soon as they could. LOL