National Gallery of art
Constitution ave

A fantastic day out in DC starts at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden skating rink, which affords intrepid athletes of all ages and levels of experience to glide around the open air statue garden with wanton abandon. After working up a bit of an appetite it’s great to pop into the adjacent Pavilion café to have a sandwich or hot cocoa before hitting up the actual art gallery which will surely blow minds. Some unique elements of the museum is their furniture wing, where you can see the housewares of the infamous like Jefferson’s chess table. The gallery always has impressive exhibits, like the new woman behind the camera, which celebrates over 120 international female photographers that helped define modern photography. Ascending upstairs to the European wing is a must, if just to gaze on the only Leonardo Di Vinci in the United States, the Ginevra de Benci. Hot tip, don’t forget the overlooked backside where Virtutem Forma Decorat or Beauty adorns virtue is cryptically displayed like Dan Brown wrote it. Perhaps the most exciting element of the Gallery is the gift shop, which is by far one of the best shopping experiences you can have in DC. Here you can find anything, perhaps even… the holy grail.