Washington DC’s Upper Northwest area offers a wide range of pastimes, including horse riding at Rock Creek Park and shopping in the Friendship Heights neighborhood. These pastimes will divert your mind from the mundane concerns of life. In addition to those, you will also want to do the following to maximize your private Washington DC tours program.
Visit the Washington National Cathedral to Enjoy Gargoyles
This cathedral exterior has numerous gargoyles. We know what you are thinking: but so does every other cathedral. Not quite, only this one has the gargoyle resembling a corrupt attorney and a different gargoyle looking like Darth Vader. The antagonist of George Lucas’s “Star Wars” movie franchise is carved into this cathedral. You need to be eagle-eyed to spot the Darth Vader gargoyle at this DC landmark. When you spot it, be sure to take a snap of it to take it home with you.
Go to “Politics and Prose” for a Good Read
Salman Rushdie and J.K. Rowling are two of the popular authors who have been to this cozy bookstore. Oddly enough, they all came to read their own works, and so have former American President Bill Clinton. Not many know that Clinton and James Patterson wrote the book titled “The President Is Missing”. Another popular American to have visited this bookstore is former president Barack Obama. The bookstore has been in operation since the year 1984, so it is unsurprising that such big-names have been to this place at some stage in their lives.
Be in Rock Creek Park for a Horse Ride
Rock Creek Park is spread across many places in Washington DC. A novice may be confused seeing it in this list, in addition to a different one concerning some other place. Try rides through this mile-long wooded park. Rides happen here on all days for those aged 12 years and above.
Browse through Georgetown Flea Market for Vintage Items
This is the longest-operating flea market in Washington DC, which takes up a school’s parking area at Glover Park. The market is held on Sundays from morning to late evening. Vendors offer antique silver, unusual artworks, posters, and vintage jewelry.
Go To Carter Barron Amphitheater for a Show
Between the tall Rock Creek Park trees, this outdoor theater holds films and concerns in warmer periods, several of these for free. The 3700-seat space launched in the year 1950 hosts several performances, including jazz shows.