We all know that Washington is famous for its monuments, landmarks, and museums. But what many of us don’t know is that beyond the must-see tourist spots, there is a treasure trove of less familiar destinations. Washingtonian.com has compiled a group of great places to visit – gorgeous gardens, interesting behind-the-scenes tours, quirky museums, a new skateboard park, and more.
Some of these activities include digging for buried treasure at Gunston Hall – George Mason’s 18th century estate in Fairfax County, riding in an old-fashioned streetcar at the National Capital Trolley Museum in Colesville, and shopping in the spotlight at the annual Studio Theatre garage sale where props, costumes and furniture from stage sets are offered for sale to the public. See the full list here.