What to Do in DC During the Shutdown

Published Date Author: , October 6th, 2013

Washington DC - Lincoln MonumentDid you touch down in DC just as Congress managed to shut down the entire city? Chances are, their bickering just took a large chunk out of your travel itinerary. The Smithsonian museums, the National Parks, and the monuments are all closed to visitors (some are even behind barricades). Don’t head home just yet, though. No, you can’t go see Dorothy’s ruby slippers or take a walk through the White House, but now is the perfect time to see DC like a local. Check out our top 10 suggestions for getting the most out of Washington DC during the government shutdown.

Discover what they are after the jump…

10) Catch a free show at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Every day at 6:00 PM in the Grand Foyer the doors open to the public for free performances. Concerts range from touring children’s choruses, to Dutch comedians, to local hip-hop sensations. Arrive early.

9) Enjoy some of the country’s finest crab cakes while Congress skips their lunches to debate. The Old Ebbitt Grill is a DC landmark located just a stone’s throw from the White House. Home to many a power lunch this restaurant has fed presidents and peons alike for decades.

Authored By Tyler Neasloney – See the Full Story at Passport Magazine

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