1) The Burger Joint (Dupont Circle)
Feast your eyes…and your mouths…on the marvelous creations of Dupont Circle’s infamous calorie-pounding heaven on earth, The Burger Joint. Dubbed a “must-have before you die,” the Burger Joint offers up the sinfully good food we all know and love: burgers, fries, and shakes. It’s cheap, it’s fun, and it’s certainly delicious.
*Tip: Go in between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and get “The Box Set.” It’s a burger, fries, and drink for just 9 bucks. Score.
2) The National Pinball Museum (Baltimore)
The only Pinball Museum in the country is located right next door to Washington, D.C. in Baltimore! The museum boasts interactive exhibits AND the opportunity to play the machines yourself. With the museum’s move to Baltimore and an expansion of machines and displays, I am certain you will find something that tickles your fancy.
*Tip: If you are truly an avid fan of pinball playing, go to the museum on Thursdays between 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. It’s only $20 for admission and FREE PLAY of all of the machines.
3) The Warner Theater Walk of Fame (Federal Triangle)
We know there are almost 3,000 miles between Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, but if you are craving a night of glamour in the presence of the stars and can’t exactly taxi it over to Grauman’s Chinese Theater, head to the Warner Theater Walk of Fame. You can check out the signatures of Hollywood greats like Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatra and see what other fun things they decided to leave in the cement.
*Tip: It’s a romantic spot at night. Take your flavor of the month here for a little bit of entertainment, free of charge.
4) The Most Haunted Houses Washington Walks Ghost Tour (New York Avenue)
With the start of October tomorrow, it’s time to get into the Halloween spirit and discover the thrills and chills of Washington, D.C. I can’t think of any other better introduction to the unsettling side of the district than a walking ghost tour of all of its “haunted” locations. Plus, tickets can be purchased at the start of the tour, so the most important thing you need to do is just show up.
*Tip: The tours end October 31st, so make sure to fit in the tour some time during this month.
5) The Ren Fest (Crownsville, MD)
*special addition by Otessa for you cool nerds out there*
Yes, the Renaissance Fair (or is that Faire w/ an ‘e’ like some Olde English?) …well the Ren Fest is back in town. So say yes to flowered garlands, jousting, and freaks. (I know, I know…some people think it’s dorky, but that’s exactly the point.)