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6 One-of-a-kind DC Experiences (and how to get there by bike)

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The nation’s capital is a fantastic city for biking! See the city in a new way with a bike ride to some of DC’s most iconic landmarks and dynamic neighborhoods.

1. Start at Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle is an iconic DC neighborhood and historic district. In the center is a park set inside of a traffic circle. The park and surrounding neighborhood are always abuzz with activity. Start your day here with coffee and breakfast at one of the many local cafes.

Dupont Circle

2. Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is perhaps the most well-known presidential monument in DC. Constructed between 1914-1922, the external Greek Revival style architecture houses a 19-foot tall statue of the 16th President of the United States – Abraham Lincoln – in a seated position carved of Georgia white marble. The memorial is located at the western end of the reflecting pool. The steps of the Lincoln Memorial is where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

3. Washington Monument

The Washington Monument is an obelisk that stands over 550 feet tall. It was constructed to honor George Washington, the first president of the United States. The monument was completed in 1885 and opened to the public in 1888. The base of the monument is surrounded by fifty American flags – one for each state in the union.

4. The White House

Welcome to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the residence of the President of the United States and the first family. Construction of the White House was completed in 1800. The building features neoclassical style architecture. The residence has grown over time to include the Executive Residence where the President lives, the West Wing for the presidential staff, the East Wing for the First Lady’s staff, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, and a guest residence called the Blair House.

5. National Geographic Museum

At the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. past and current expeditions, adventures, and scientific research come to life. Enjoy a wide variety of changing exhibitions as well as permanent and interactive displays.

Photo Credit: ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar

6. ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar

ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar is DC’s first licensed winery, as well as a Basque-influenced restaurant. ANXO has a full bar, including 12 draft beers, wines, and liquor, but the highlight is their 22 ciders on draft including many made here in The District. All ANXO ciders have zero grams of sugar, are gluten free, low carb, and kosher. Stop by for a pintxo (a Basque-style small bite) and some cider on the patio, or come for a multi-course meal in their dining room!


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