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The best, most adventurous, and least boring secrets and things to do in Boston, MA.

Rock Creek Park

Washington DC       https://www.nps.gov/rocr/index.htm

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Submitted By: Angela

This place has a little something for everyone! For thrill-seekers, there is hiking and biking, and for the ghost enthusiasts, this park is chocked-full of sordid stories of macabre happenings.  Adventure is around every corner.

 

Capitol Hill Haunts

Washington DC    $10-50    www.dcghosttours.com/

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Submitted By: Angela

A ghastly sighting in the White House. The sound of clinking chains outside of the FAA building, and a host of other scary sites. Take a tour on the other side and see which citizens from the past refuse to leave the District.

 

Union Market – Adventures in Taste

Washington DC    $10-50    unionmarketdc.com/

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Submitted By: Angela

Is it a warehouse or a market? A farmer’s market or a flea market? Union Market is an adventure in taste. With 40 vendors unique to the area, it is easy to get lost in a sea of food one bite at a time!

Barenaked Comedy

Washington DC    $10-50    barenakedcomedy.com/

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Looking to see something…scandalous?? Why not try Barenaked Comedy, a place where you can look as you laugh and have a good time. So, if you need an eyeful of something tempting, make Barenaked the place to be.

Perusing the Chocolate Moose

Washington DC    $10-50    https://www.chocolatemoosedc.com/

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Submitted By: Angela

Weird, odd, sophisticated and Washingtonian is the best way to describe this boutique. Not only does it have snacks, but it has odds and ends, toys and all kinds of stuff for those who need a break from the monotony of D.C.’s typical boutiques.

DC Wetlands

Washington DC    Free    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingman...

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Submitted By: Angela

Betcha’ never knew that DC had wetlands. Kingman and Heritage Islands are in NE and SE DC in the Anacostia River. They are DC’s very own wildlife refuge where you can see turtles, egrets and of course, take an amazing hike right in the city!!!

DC’s Underground City – Library of Congress Tunnels

Washington DC    Free    https://www.loc.gov/

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Submitted By: Angela

Did you know that DC has its very own underground city? Enter the matrix just beneath the Library of Congress. Most people think that this set of tunnels merely connect one end of the library to the other. Wrong! It is an intricately developed tunnel system that connects the library to the Capitol Building and other super secret places. There are newstands, donut shops, a bordega and even a subway system that is totally separate from the metro!

DC’s Underground City-US Capitol Subway System

Washington DC    Free    untappedcities.com/2016/02/04/behind-...

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Submitted By: Angela

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more mysterious, this place will show you that it can! Word on the street for decades was that there was a super secret subway under the Capitol building. It’s true! And Congressional personnel as well as Senators use it daily. How do you get it? Well, you may have to write to your Senator and ask.

Stand Up Paddleboard or Kayak in the Tidal Basin

Washington DC    $10-50    boatingindc.com/thompsons-boat-center

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Submitted By: Allison

Ever wonder where all those colorful kayaks and paddleboards dotting the Potomac come from? Grab your own rental at Thompson Boat Center and try your hand at stand up paddleboarding or kayaking. Cruise past the Lincoln Memorial, beat the Cherry Blossom crowds, or just take a break from your usual landlocked existence and enjoy some peace on the Potomac.

Learn to Sail on the Potomac

Alexandria VA    $200-500    www.saildc.com/

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Want to use those boat shoes for what they were actually made for? Learn to sail on the Potomac and impress your next date with Mariner Sailing School. Choose from private or group lessons and learn everything you need to get out in the fresh air and on the water.