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February 15, 2013
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Top Things to Do in D.C. Before You Graduate!!

Like Paul Revere galloping through the night to warn his neighbors that the British Invasion was coming, the InviteRight team is charging to Washington, D.C. this weekend with equal vigor.

We’re going to the North American Association of Commencement Officials (NAACO) conference to chat with commencement and special event organizers from all over North America. So it was with great interest that I read the following blog from The George Washington University’s Student Activity Centre. Here are some of the local landmarks they suggest you visit in the D.C. area:

1.  Take your binoculars to the National Cathedral and find…Darth Vader? After you view the impressionable stained glass windows and beautiful architecture within the cathedral, make your way outside and search for the infamous villain sculpted into the northwest tower of the Cathedral.

2.  Take a trip down historic U Street; get your last half-smoke or burger from Ben’s Chili Bowl.

3.  Spend a nice evening in Old Town, Alexandria. Catch a local spotlight band on Thursday evenings at the Torpedo Factory or visit George Washington’s Masonic Memorial.

4.  Need to get out of the concrete jungle? Grab a friend and get your paddle on around the Tidal Basin!  More info at http://www.tidalbasinpaddleboats.com/index.htm.

5.  Discover a Speakeasy – Have you ever noticed the random unmarked door between Marvin Bistro & Bar and Jin Lounge on U Street? Do you know where the blue light is on King Street? There is good reason for the confusion and secrecy! You’re not supposed to find a speakeasy unless you’re told how to!  Click on the following link to PX Lounge on King Street or call The Gibson on U Street (202) 232-2156 for more information.

If you want to read what the other landmarks that GWU students suggest are must-see’s, click here.

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