I was fortunate enough to live in DC in 2002 for almost a year and was able to visit all the monuments, check out the Smithsonian Museums, I lived right by Eastern Market, actually gave Capitol Tours during my internship, walked the streets of Georgetown spent countless hours at the Library of Congress etc.
I'm heading back to DC for work in the first week of February and have scheduled 3 completely free days in the schedule to check out some of the things that I either missed, or weren't around last time I was here and wanted to get some suggestions on what's changed in DC in the last 10 years. I was sad to see that my former local bar (Red River Grill) has now become an upmarket establishment, while my favourite Indian Restaurant (White Tiger) that used to serve the best Sunday brunch (after a night at aforementioned Red River Grill) has also closed !! Thank goodness Hawk and Dove is still a DC institution!!
So far on my list I have the Spy Museum, Newseum, watch a Caps game, check out some of the bars on U Street and take the Monuments at Night tour. Time permitting I will definitely take a walk through some of the Smithsonians again. But what other attractions weren't around 10 years ago that I should consider adding this time ??
Sadly in the last 10 years it seems the Australian Embassy is still completely unable to organise White House tours - I'm beginning to think I'd have a better chance of getting elected President than waiting on them for help with a tour !!