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    [City Guide]: Why Eventup Is Now In Washington, D.C.

    January 22, 2013

    Yes, you read right: Eventup is now in our nation’s capital, we are fired up to help you find a spectacular D.C. event venue! Some of you might be asking, “What’s there to do in D.C.? Why would I want to host my event there?” Well, we’re here to tell you!

    Washington, D.C. is a city rich in culture, history, and heritage. The city boasted 17.9 million tourists in 2011 alone, many of whom were visiting the city on business or because of a convention. Also, statistics show that over half of the tourists flocking to D.C. cite “leisure as” the reason for their visit. Clearly, this is not just a city chocked full of places for great corporate events, it’s a place to party!

    Still not convinced? Here are some other reasons to make D.C. the site for your next event:


    Noteworthy Neighbors: Apart from being home to the President of the United States (he lives in that big white house on Pennsylvania Avenue), D.C. has a fair share of famous faces calling it home.

     

    Bill Clinton and his wife Hilary still reside in D.C. part-time. Stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle was born and raised in the D.C. area, so some lucky tourists might even spot him revisiting old haunts some weekend.

    And, of course, D.C. is home to the Washington Redskins and their owner, Daniel Snyder. Football fans might lose their minds upon catching a glimpse of the three-time Super Bowl champions on their own stomping grounds! 


    Excellent Eats: There are several different restaurants located in Washington D.C. The diverse culture is represented throughout the different cuisines found in the city.

     

    Komi, for example, is a small and intimate restaurant located in Dupont Circle. Owner and Chef Jonny Monis brings his patrons classic, all-American cuisine (just the sort of thing you’d hope for at the national capital), but he gives each dish his own distinct Mediterranean flare.

    Folks with more contemporary American tastes can check out Palena, located in Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park. Owned by chef Frank Ruta and pastry chef Ann Amernick, the menu features French and Italian inspiration and frequently changes – making customers excited to come back for more.

    And for those of us who simply can’t make it through an East Coast vacation without some Atlantic Ocean seafood, the Chesapeake Room on Capitol Hill is the perfect place. Gear up for a big day of sightseeing with a seafood omelet brunch, and take in all the exciting things the city has to offer!

     


    Tons of Attractions: Which brings us to the next part of our story – what kinds of attractions can a tourist hope to find in the District of Columbia? The answer, of course, depends on your interests, but I can guarantee there is something that will delight any member of your family or group!

     

    For the history buff, D.C. is a veritable feast of monuments, museums, and memorials to peruse and admire. Paying a visit to Arlington National Cemetery or the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial is sure to awaken some reverent patriotism in everyone’s hearts. Also, the parents among you can make it an educational experience, too!

    History isn’t the only school subject on display in D.C.; as the home to our government, the city is a gigantic playground for the fans of the political science. Take a tour of the White House or admire the accomplishments of great Americans before us at the Lincoln or Washington Monuments.

    But say you’re more of an active type. Looking at art and giant statues of former Presidents is all well and good, and you know that you’re on vacation, but you still can’t miss a workout! You want to get the blood flowing while you take in all the city has to offer. Good news! Organizations like Bike and Roll offer exercise and tours of the city in one fun afternoon. You can enjoy the beauty of the monuments and well-manicured shrubbery so synonymous with D.C. while getting outside for some fitness – Mrs. Obama would be proud.

    And once the sun goes down and the museums are closed, you can keep right on exploring the nightlife D.C. has to offer. Check out a live concert at the U Street Music Hall or Eighteenth Street Lounge – who knows, you might even catch the next big music sensation just before they hit the big time!

    And of course, let’s not forget the newest addition to D.C.’s tourism market – us! With Eventup in the city, you’ll be sure to find the best possible venues for any kind of party or event your little heart desires. We’ll be checking out the hottest venues around the town and making sure your event is one everyone will want to attend. Stay tuned!