Washington, D.C. is the hub of our country’s politics, but it is so much more than just that. With such a wide array of nature, history, and culture, it is no wonder that so many business professionals and students are choosing to make this great city their home.

Moving here is now easier than ever, thanks to the fully-furnished, equipped and serviced apartments available for mid to long-term rent through Blueground. Every turnkey home is designed to be an ideal space for extended stay travelers. All you have to do is show up and start living.

Every renter has access to the Blueground Guest App, which is a handy tool for scheduling cleaning, requesting maintenance, reporting any issues and much more. Everything you need to make the most out of your apartment and your stay in D.C. can be done from your smart phone.

Furthermore, the flexible lease terms mean that you don’t have to settle down in just one area of the city. Instead, during your stay you can switch apartments and explore various neighborhoods.

 

Immerse yourself in history

Why not take your weekend and turn it into a chance to educate yourself and have a blast at the same time? There are many different museums to check out in Washington, D.C., but perhaps the greatest of them all is the National Museum of Natural History.

view of the museum of natural history lobby and building interior from above

Immerse yourself in dozens of exhibits all housed in a gorgeous building, containing everything from a sparkling gem and mineral collection to a live insect zoo where you can touch a variety of creepy critters. If you enjoy your experience enough, then you can even choose to volunteer here. Then you would regularly get a chance to get up close and personal with many of the items on display and interact with visitors.

 

Head out into nature

If you happen to be a fan of exquisite natural scenery and live nearby Foggy Bottom, then your list of things to do could include visiting the renowned Rock Creek Park. This historic plot of land that covers more than 1,800 acres and is a wonderful place to ride a bike, go for a leisurely walk, or even try out some horseback riding.Blueground offers fully-furnished, equipped and serviced apartments in some of the world's most sought after cities. You can visit Rock Creek Park over and over again without getting bored, thanks to the 32 miles of nature trails plus additional paved bike paths. As if that was not already enough, there are also several entertaining activities that you can stop and see inside the park. Between the Fort Stevens Civil War site and the spectacular Creature Feature program that closely examines the wildlife found throughout the park, expect to be entertained for hours at a time.

 

See the roots of America

Since Washington, D.C. is home to America’s most powerful leaders, it only makes sense that it has the great relics of America’s history and founding as well. If you are interested in seeing rare artifacts that date back well over 100 years, then make a visit to the National Archives.

national archives building close up view of the details and architectureSimply take a look through their extensive catalog and you will see that they carry thousands of items that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. Some of the highlights include the maps of Lewis and Clark’s historic voyage, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the gun used to assassinate JFK.

 

Be among the animals

Whether you are 8 or 80 years old, pretty much everyone loves animals. That is why you can use your time in Washington D.C. to find things to do that involve being among as many animals as possible. Luckily, one of the most visually interesting displays of animals in the world is located right in D.C., and the best part of al is that it’s free!

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is an extensive display of almost any animal that you could ever hope to see, including many that are not native to this side of the world. If you enter the Asia Trail section of the zoo, then you can see many different Asian animals sleeping, eating, or frolicking around. Some examples of the adorable beasts that you can expect to catch a glimpse of are the two adorable Panda Bears named Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, in addition to sloth bears, clouded leopards, and fishing cats.

 

Get some brunch and a show

Everyone loves brunch and everyone loves entertainment, so why doesn’t anywhere offer both things at once? Perry’s Restaurant asked this a long time ago and then decided to provide the answer themselves. Now every Sunday from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, you can eat some delicious brunch-inspired foods while watching an absolutely amazing variety show performed by some of the best drag queens that the country has to offer.

If you are in Washington, D.C. and looking for things to do on the weekend, then you are definitely going to want to stop in at Perry’s to catch this incredible weekly event. Just make sure that you call ahead and make a reservation or get there early because it fills up fast.

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