Where to Take Your Out-of-Town Friend

One of the best parts of city life is hosting old friends for a weekend of reminiscing and creating new memories. It’s the perfect excuse to be a tourist in your own city and hit up all the spots everyone is talking about. For your next pseudo city tour, we’ve rounded up our top 5 places in DC to bring your friends for a sites, bites and entertainment.



The interactive art gallery lives up to the hype. It seamlessly blends art and experiential design to create a dream-like atmosphere. With science, technology, and creativity all rolled into one, your friends’ jaws will surely drop. Did we mention there’s an onsite Augmented Reality (AR) Bar? Yeah, this place is a can’t-miss.

Tickets and schedule here. 


Bluejacket Brewery

There’s nothing like spending your weekend exploring some of the amazing breweries DC has to offer. Lucky for us, Bluejacket is a local staple that combines a unique industrial interior with amazing food and of course, beer. Lock down a spot in one of their tasting tours for an awesome experience for you and your friends. Did we mention their jumbo pretzel dipped in beer cheese?

Set up a tour here.


Mission Navy Yard

Tacos and tequila. Need we say more? If you don’t already know, Mission is the spot for all of your Mexican food cravings. If you’ve got a particular obsession with avocados (yes) then we suggest hitting their weekend brunch where you’ll be served bottomless guacamole and margaritas. Mission also just so happens to be our ground floor neighbor. Huge win.

Make a reservation here.


U.S. Botanic Gardens

If you need a break from the dreary DC winter, you’ll have to make a stop at the ever so dreamy U.S. Botanic Gardens. Enjoy the tropical greenery and forget for a second the succulent you failed to keep alive. DC’s not-so-secret garden is a perfect place to snap a photo for Instagram – just do a location tag search and you’ll see what we mean.

Find out more info here.


Washington Capitals Hockey Game

While we’re waiting patiently for our beloved neighbor, the Washington Nationals, to kick off their season, watching the Stanley Cup defending Capitals is a great way to spend your weekend. Hockey games in Capital One Arena have an electric atmosphere regardless of where your sitting. Grab a few tickets and rally your crew to cheer on Alex Ovechkin and the boys!

Snag tickets here.


Exploring our awesome city is so much more fun when you can play tour guide for your friends. Discovering all that DC has to offer is that much easier when some of the top places are right outside your door. After a long day of activities, there’s nothing better than putting your feet up in your perfectly situated apartment #OnVan. Contact us to learn about our available floor plans today!



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