There are so many exciting things to see and do in our nation’s capital that you may be surprised at the simple ways to experience Washington DC like a local. The many tourist staples draw huge crowds all year long. Thousands of people travel to the see places pictured on postcards. The next time you are in the area and want to see something a little different, consider these seven ways to experience Washington DC like a local.
1. Hains Point Park
One of my most favorite ways to experience Washington DC is to visit Hains Point. This understated park has a special place in the heart of nearly every DC native, especially this one! Here you can watch the locals fish or spot Virginia across the water. If you want a nice, quiet, green space to relax after a little sightseeing then check out Hains Point.