Consider this is your 72-hour race weekend starter pack to ROCK
DC beyond the course.
Race weekend in America’s capital includes more than 3.1 – 26.2 mileage on race day. Considered one of America’s most walkable cities, DC offers much to see and do on any race weekend getaway. If you’re pressed for time and only able to ROCK the city during Rock ‘n’ Roll DC race weekend, enlist the help of this brag list to see the cities worthy hot spots in 72-hours or less.
Museums, Museums, Museums
Washington, DC offers over a dozen historical museums including the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and more! What is even better is admission for all museums is FREE! Check out the list here.
Washington Monument 10K route
Looking for a tune up run before race day? Explore all the sights with the historical monuments. Check out the various routes on mapmyrun.com
Booking a White House tour is worth the effort
Event though you need to do all the hard work in advance, it is totally worth the wait! Walk the great halls of the residence, tracing the footsteps of America’s greatest leaders.
If you are looking for a night out in the town, Adams Morgan is the place to go! Here you’ll nightlife and entertainment teeming with millennials throughout the week. Experience hip and edgy bars, eclectic furniture shops, vintage record shops, a budding restaurant scene and more.
Georgetown is a well known neighborhood with historic roots accompanied by large shopping malls, hip restaurants and antique shops. It’s a cultural and entertainment hub for visitors and locals alike where old world history blends with modern flair in some of the city’s hottest restaurants, bakeries and lounges. Find charm in cobblestone streets and tree-lined streets. This is a cute neighborhood to explore!
Home to much of the District’s genteel neighborhoods, Woodley Park is a 54-acre span of uptown neighborhoods featuring 19th and 20th century architecture, grand hotels, sidewalk cafes and more, but its most notable attraction is the Smithsonian National Zoo, home to the famed giant pandas. The area also backs up to Rock Creek Park, a major tourist attraction that includes 2,100 tree lined acres set aside by Congress in 1890, offering the perfect location to escape summer heat and enjoy a crisp fall day under shady canopies.
Tour the streets of DC with the convenient Capital Bikeshare program. With more than 429 stations serving the DC Metro area from Arlington, Alexandria, Montgomery County and beyond, visitors and tourists can take pick of 2,500 bicycles.
Day and night time tours available! Explore the historic neighborhoods by day and night, including touring through National Mall with a personal, guided sightseeing tour with Old Town Trolley. One of the nation’s most trusted sightseeing tour operators, the popular hop-on-hop-off tours include 25 stops among monuments, historic buildings and other popular DC landmarks and attractions.
These are just a few of the options at hand when making a stop in Washington, D.C. Plan ahead to rock your run and enjoy America’s cultural and historical capital on and off the Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC course!