#1 Tour the city of D.C.
The number one thing to do this offseason for fans to pass the time is to go do some sightseeing in Washington, D.C. We are very spoiled to have grown up in the capital of the country and there’s lots of historical sights. Most notable is the National Mall where there’s a reflecting pool.
There’s the Lincoln Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial nearby as well as the Washington Monument. Nearby Capital One Arena, in fact right across the street, there’s the National Portrait Gallery where fans took over the steps during the run to the 2018 Cup.
One favorite museum of mine is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. In it there’s plenty of aircrafts and spaceships to check out. I also recommend the Newseum where you can learn more about the media and the right to free speech.
If you’re into the presidential history, Ford’s Theatre is actually a block away from Capital One Arena. That’s the infamous place where John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln. If you don’t want to deal with the D.C. traffic there’s also Mount Vernon which is the place where George Washington lived.
I’m not much of a tour guide but that’s pretty much all I’ve got. There’s plenty of other museums and monuments to choose from that I still need to check out. Before we know it, hockey season will be back and we’ll all be back in a familiar arena (fingers crossed).