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You’ve Got Tickets, Now What?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 7, 2010 by mwalle1

Going to a Caps game is a great experience, but it’s not just the game that matters.  The Caps play in one of the best cities in the world and there is plenty to do around the Verizon Center.

The Verizon Center is just blocks away from the White House, the Washington Monument, the Smithsonian, and a plethora of museums and shops.

The best views of Washington can be seen from the Washington Monument and the fact that tickets are free at www.recreation.gov makes the experience even better.

While tours are no longer offered at the White House, visitors can still view the home of the President from the sidewalk that is literally just a few short feet from the front lawn.

The Smithsonian is also something the entire family can enjoy.  The Holocaust Museum, the Air and Space Museum and paintings by Van Gogh and Picasso are all located at “the mall” in DC.

If you just can’t get enough Caps hockey, a short trip via the Orange Line on the Metro to the Ballston station in Arlington, Virginia will take you to where the Caps practice.  Game day morning skates are open and free for the public and it’s a chance to see the players up close.

After a full day in DC, the only thing left to do is enjoy the game.

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