Before my internship, I had never been to D.C. I wanted to ensure that I made the most out of my time here, so I made a checklist of things I wanted to do and see. At first, it seemed daunting. How would I ever be able to go to all the museums and see all of the things that I had hoped for when I am working full time? Here is some advice for those who want to explore as much as possible.
- Wake up early!
The best way to make the most of your time is to do as much as possible on the weekends. While it is tempting to sleep in on your days off, starting earlier gives you more time to visit museums and other places before they close. Most museums are open from 9 to 5.
2. Make a list!
While I am not a type A person who enjoys planning every detail out, I think this is the best way to tackle your D.C. bucket list. Each week, I try to figure out what I want to do each evening. On the weekends, I have a more planned-out itinerary detailing all of the activities I want to do.
3. Hang out with friends!
A lot of people want to indulge in the history and culture of D.C., so ask a roommate or friend to join you on adventures. You can make lifelong memories and better develop your friendships through these activities.
Office of Congressman Jake Ellzey
Summer 2022 | Washington, D.C.