Bucket List

DC area Bucket List (for 2012)

1. See the monuments at night
2. Ice skate in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden ice rink
3. Eat at VOLT Restaurant in Frederick, MD (where Bryan Voltaggio from Top Chef is head chef) (February 21, 2012)
4.Hike the Billy Goat Trail in Great Falls
5. Have brunch at Perry’s in Adams Morgan
6. go to the Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum in Dulles, VA
7. Go winery hopping (been to 1 winery- North Gate Vineyard in Loudon County, VA) (April 21, 2012)
8. Go to the Eastern Market farmers market
9. Go to an Orioles Game
10. Go to the top of the Washington Monument (not possible anymore!)
11. See a free performance on the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center
12. Go paddle boating in the Tidal Basin
13. Go to the Dupont drag race
14. Go to the Cherry Blossom Festival (March 22, 2012)
15. See a movie at the Uptown Theatre
16. Do a guided tour of the National Cathedral
17. Go canoeing on the Potomac or the Shenandoah
18. Go to the Newseum
19. Hike Old Rag
20. Visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope Leighey House in Alexandria (April 20, 2012)
21. Go to the  Mount Vernon distillery
22. Spend a day or weekend in Charlottesville
23. Visit Monticello
24. Eat at Founding Farmers (October 2011) and/or Farmers and Fishers on the waterfront
25. Go to a Nationals Game  (August 2011)
26. Go to the drum circle at Meridian Hill Park
27. See something at Wolf Trap (February 29, 2012 – Buckwheat Zydeco)
28. Go to the Falls Church farmers market (September 2011)
29. Go to the National Geographic Museum
30. Go to Harper’s Ferry
31. Go to Annapolis for the day and/or weekend (March 3, 2012)
32. Go to Rehoboth beach at least 2 times this year
33. Go back to Dangerously Delicious Pies on H Street
34. Go to a  Caps game
35. Go on a tour of the White House
36.  Go back to the drive in this summer
37. Go apple picking
38. Go blueberry picking (in Maryland)
39.  Go camping at Cunningham Falls State Park
40. Go to Mt. Vernon
41. Have a picnic at dusk at the Jefferson Memorial
42.  Go to Assateague or Chincoteague
 43. Go back to Great Falls for the Day
44. Go to Jazz in the Garden 


15 thoughts on “Bucket List

  1. Ooh, I love this list – a DC Bucket List is such a good idea! I was curious how many things on your list I’ve done, and I’m happy to say that I’ve got 28 of these crossed off. Good luck with your DC adventures!

    Also, if you haven’t been, you should add the National Arboretum to your list!

    • Thank you for the suggestion! I will definitely add that to my list 🙂 You’ve done a lot. I know I need to get out more so I hope this will help me do just that!

  2. LOVED! I live in DC myself, and have done some wishes of your list.
    I just LOVE the Billy Goat Trail in Great Falls. First time is look really hard and intimidating, but after that it is a piece of cake.
    Check out my blog and Let me know if you want to that someday. I am in if you want some company.

    http://www.slimmmingdownforthedress.blogspot.com

    Just found your blog today, do not sure how long have you been living in dc. If you had never seen the monuments at night it is totally worthed. Snicking some wine and having it at the steps of the Jefferson monument even better. GREAT VIEW.

    To bad washington monument is close. Hopefully they will open soon. The view is just unbelievable.

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  7. I just found this list, and it looks like you’re due for some great DC adventures! The Newseum, though a little pricey, is AMAZING. Definitely get there early in the day so you can get your money’s worth and check it all out 🙂

    • I’m excited! I’ve actually been to the Newseum before but it’s been so long and I’m due for another visit. It is a little pricey and that’s why I keep putting it off. Though, really $25 is not that much! My other DC favorite is the International Spy Museum – it’s so fun!

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  10. Great list! I lived in DC for just a very SHORT while but I absolutely loved it. If I can make a suggestion, I would totally recommend the Spy museum. It costs (can’t remember how much, maybe $20?) but it was SO COOL.

    • I LOVE the spy museum. We went a few years ago and did the mission and had so much fun. I’d love to go back but I think my next paid museum visit will be the Newseum since my husband’s never been!

  11. Hi Clare! I just stumbled upon your blog but I’m so glad I did! I’ve lived outside the DC area my whole life and I have never even thought to do so many of the awesome things the area has to offer. Your DC bucket list is inspiring me to add to my own =]

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