Morning. Start your day with a visit to the Library of Congress, one of the largest libraries in the world and a stunning example of neoclassical architecture. Take a guided tour through the building to see its impressive collection of books, maps, and manuscripts, as well as its beautiful reading rooms.
Afternoon. After your tour, head to the nearby United States Botanic Garden, a living plant museum with a diverse collection of plants from around the world. Explore the outdoor gardens, as well as the indoor conservatory, which houses orchids, cacti, and other tropical plants.
Evening. Head to Union Market, a bustling food hall with a wide variety of food and drink options. Grab a bite to eat from one of the many vendors, including oysters from Rappahannock Oyster Bar, Mexican street food from Taqueria Nacional, or wood-fired pizzas from Timber Pizza Co.
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