Eat well. Drink better. Keep the best company.
I moved to D.C. for school over ten years ago now and, as is the cliche, I fell in love with it. There's so much history here, both as a result of this being the nation's capitol and as a result of this being a city of neighborhoods, each with its own ecosystem of people, stores, bars, and restaurants. With all of the new places showing up, and all of the new things to do, it's getting tough to keep up. Sometimes even I still feel like a tourist.
The Hirshhorn Museum (a personal favorite), A Washington Nationals game at Nats Stadium - Go Teddy!, The Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center
Thip Khaoo (Lao restaurant in Columbia Heights. Unreal.), Red Hen (Amazing new Italian place in Bloomingdale), Fiola Mare (It's expensive and in Georgetown, but if you like seafood a religious experience.)
The Raven and Showtime (cash only dive bars), Union Market, Boundary Stone