Tommy McFLY hosts the morning drive-time “Tommy Show,” heard weekdays on CBS Radio’s 94.7 FRESH FM. He lives in Northwest with rescue dog, Chip and spends his days discovering all that the Nation’s Capital has to offer. McFLY, originally from Scranton, PA moved to Washington six years ago and has since morphed from Nation’s Capital newbie who probably stood-to-the-left-on-metro-escalator to a seasoned staple of the DC media scene.
Cultural Tourism DC asked some notable Washingtonians to share with us their favorite places or events that are special and unique to DC.
Here are Tommy’ five:
1. The Monuments at Night - By far my favorite thing to do, especially in the summertime in Washington. Locals and the most adventurous tourists make their way around the Mall and Monuments. They have a completely different look and feel at night. The view from the Lincoln Memorial, looking past the reflecting pool, over the World War II Memorial, around the Washington Monument, to a vague look at the Capitol is just spectacular. And if you find yourself on the Mall during the day, grab lunch at the Native American Museum they serve beer and wine and the food is top notch!
2. Rooftops! Whether it's POV at the W, the Newseum Terrace, Donovan House, the Beacon Hotel roof, or the Hay Adams Hotel, I love rooftops. Once in a lifetime opportunity was having lunch at the rooftop dining room at the State Department. You have to be invited up but the views of the Lincoln Memorial are unbelievable.
3. Reno Road - Navigating upper NW is not easy, especially when there's a back up on Wisconsin or Connecticut Avenues. Reno Road is the best kept secret to cut through the quadrant with ease.
4. Kayaking in Georgetown - When I was first invited to 'boat on the Potomac' I was more than skeptical. But taking a kayak out from Georgetown around Roosevelt Island down to the Lincoln Memorial or further became a fantastic way to work out and see the city from a completely different vantage point.
5. Dining on 14th Street - The best blocks for eating in the entire city. Starting at Thomas Circle up to U Street, there's something for every taste and an energy that you can feel. Small plates, great dishes, some magical work done with deep friers, are all available.
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