3 Ways to Have Fun in D.C. Amidst COVID-19

Posted on Monday, Jul 27, 2020

Wondering how to have fun when most things are shut down? Here’s a list of things that make me want to come back to D.C.!
  1. Be social and make friends
  • It’s okay to be nervous but putting yourself out there can mean the difference between having just an ok time or making great memories. When I first got to D.C. I attended an intern lunch on the hill, that is where I met three very good friends who I have explored the city with. If I hadn’t been willing to go to that lunch, I wouldn’t have met those amazing people! I’ve also established relationships with others in my hosting office that I hope to come and visit again.
  1. Visit the monuments at night
  • Going to the vast number of monuments D.C. has to offer is a staple on any visitors list. While the monuments look great during the day, at night they are so much better! For one, there are way fewer people, and two; the sight of the Lincoln Memorial lit up with a blanket of stars behind it, is something everyone should get to see at least once while they’re here. 
  1. Take a mini road trip
  • Two friends and I decided to take a small road trip and it was my favorite D.C. experience by far. We went to Annapolis which is only 45 min away from the city. There are so many different shops and restaurants to explore, it is also home to the Naval Academy. From Annapolis, we drove to Theodore Roosevelt Island and hiked a few minutes before coming upon a statue of Roosevelt surrounded by the forest. After that, we drove around Georgetown and ended the night with dinner by the Capitol. Even if you don’t have a car you can always rent one and split the cost with friends (that’s what we did). 
I hope you’ll try some of these ideas and have as much fun as I’ve had. Thanks for reading, and Gig’ Em!

Evelyn Gonzalez
Office of Congressman Brian Babin
Washington, D.C. | summer 2020