April 12, 2024

Capital Steps: Trip 1 (Arlington National Cemetery to Holiday Market) ***CANCELED***

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Sunday, 12/09/2018

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Arlington National Cemetery

Richmond has so much going for it, it’s easy to put Washington, our neighbor to the north, on the back burner. Sure, most of us have traveled there a handful of times to see the monuments, the Air and Space museum and the National Mall. Personally, I feel like I haven’t spent enough time delving into all the other things that DC has to offer culturally, historically, gastronomically and the like. With that in mind, I am dedicating a series of trips to exploring the city a little closer – on foot. Let’s check out the things that aren’t at the top of the list for most visitors.

Some trips will involve taking public transportation (Metro) to get into DC, and sometimes we will be able to park on location. I will give details in the trip description regarding any meals out, public transportation, entry costs or other stops we will be making so you can plan accordingly. I have a list of places I am planning on incorporating, but if you know of any super cool secret spots that shouldn’t be missed, please send me a message!

Trip 1:

Our first event will be one of the more “mainstream” events in the series. We will begin the day by hiking through Arlington Cemetery and seeing the highlights. The cemetery is 624 acres and has many points of interest so we will spend up to 2 hours here. Next we will make our way to the National Mall. We will pass the national Christmas tree and White House along the way. Finally, we will reach Penn Quarter, which houses the outdoor Christmas market. This is where we will take an extended break where we can eat our lunches, purchase food or beverages, enjoy some of the free music performances, and purchase that just right Christmas gift from one of the 150 vendors. Once we get our fill at the market, we will hike our way back to Arlington to head back to Richmond.

**Make sure you don’t have any weapons or anything that could be construed as a weapon with you, as we will be going through a security screening at the cemetery prior to entering.

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