Top 5 ways to conquer the Capitol if you are new to DC
The following article is a guest post, courtesy of Catherine Nguyen
The series is back for how to get plugged into your new city! We talked about living in NYC, Boston, Chicago, and SF, and now it’s your turn, DC!
Let’s talk about how you can conquer DC with these 5 quintessential tips and tricks to maximizing the Capitol experience. And no, it doesn’t entail anything politically scandalous. But you might get hooked on reading and following these sites, so watch yourself.
Concerts, Music, and Eargasms – DCDecibel
Looking to get “in” with the concert scene in DC? Head over to DCDecibel, where 4 music fanatics of DC post about concerts happening in and around the Capitol. You’ll always know what’s going on tonight, tomorrow night, or even in 2 months from now, and with prices and locations. With shows from DC-based bands Paperhaus, Shark Week, and Young Rapids to ticket giveaways for big name concerts like Keith Urban, DCDecibel will fulfill all your concert-going needs.
Calling all Brunch-aholics – Bitches Who Brunch
Check out this sassy and totally awesome blog by Becca and Cori Sue, true Washingtonians who can help you navigate the brunch scene in DC to cure last night’s hangover and catch up with new friends. Men of CMB, we highly recommend using this website to impress your next date with your great taste in brunch hot spots and culinary skills in the kitchen.
For the eco-friendly (and broke) – Capital Bikeshare
New to DC & can’t afford a car? Capital Bikeshare has got your back – with 1800+ bikes and 200+ stations in the DC and VA area, you can conveniently check out a bike to get to work, run errands, and meet up with friends. Whether you need a bike for 1 day, random days, or all 365 days, Capital Bikeshare has many affordable options to accommodate all DC bikers.
P.S. Check out CabiTracker so you know where empty bike stations are located to park your bike!
Fall in love with DC via WeLoveDC
Locally owned and curated by real DC locals (though all are writers, they all come from a diverse background of web designing, programming, secretary-ing), WeLoveDC blogs about all things DC. You’ll never go hungry for news and updates on DC sports, food, transit, and of course politics if you follow this site. Best of all, they have a section dedicated to food truck tracking, so you’ll literally never go hungry.
All things artsy & free – Free in DC
For all things arts and culture, FreeinDC is the best blog source for checking out cool, free, and affordable things to do in Washington DC, VA, or MD. Updated on the daily about events happening later that same night, FreeinDC will help you make the most out of DC and embrace spontaneity in your new city.