Dr. Christine Warnke is a Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor at Hogan Lovells, where she represents clients on legislative and regulatory matters before U.S. Congress, the White House, and other departments of the executive branch. She serves on the Smithsonian National African Advisory Board, was a Super Delegate of the Democratic Party for the 2008 presidential election, and is an Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award recipient. A native Washingtonian, Christine has written numerous articles on the District of Columbia's immigrant population and history. She has also traveled extensively throughout Africa delivering humanitarian aid and has been an outspoken advocate on IV/AIDS initiatives.
Cultural Tourism DC asked some notable Washingtonians to share with us their favorite places or events that are special and unique to DC.
1. Hay Adams Hotel Rooftop - One has an amazing view of all of the city’s monuments and landmarks including the White House, which you feel you could almost touch from the rooftop balcony.
2. Smithsonian Castle - The peaceful and beautiful courtyard garden there sets a beautiful stage for the National Museum of African Arts and the National Museum of Asian Art (Arthur Sackler Museum).
3. C & O Towpath - I love to ride a bike or walk the along the Georgetown Canal at any time of the year.
4. New Mexico Avenue’s Foxhall Starbuck’s - On weekend mornings all of the neighborhood dogs congregate here at their favorite watering hole.
5. Tabard Inn - The perfect spot for Sunday brunches is this charming Dupont Circle restaurant.
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