There are more places to see DC on TV than C-SPAN. Start your date at The Crime Museum where you can explore the set of America’s Most Wanted, which is filmed on-site, and dive into your own CSI-inspired interactive adventure.
Look for more celebrities at Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C., whose cast of characters includes all 44 presidents and TV darlings like Stephen Colbert and Katie Couric.
For dinner, grab a bite at Zaytinya, a Mediterranean hotspot known for its tasty “mezze” (means “small”) plates created by chef José André, host of PBS’ Made in Spain and veteran of numerous cooking shows, including Top Chef and Iron Chef America. Pillowy pita with hummus, crispy Brussels sprouts, and delicious roasted lamb are just a few of the menu musts.
Call it a night and check into the Hotel George on Capitol Hill, a popular choice for celebrities and political power players in the same stratosphere as Frank Underwood.
If you’re ready for more in the morning, watch TV news in the making at the Newseum and try your hand at delivering the headlines in the museum’s interactive news studio.