If you want to attend at least one game of every professional sports team in the city, but you’re worried about how you’re going to afford Redskins tickets, you’re in luck. The team is terrible, so you can normally find seats for around 40 bucks. Plus, if you’re a fan of the opposing team, there’s a good chance they’ll win, and you can bond with the local fans by saying terrible things about owner Dan Snyder.
You can book a tour through the Capitol Visitor Center, but you should try to get a reservation to have one of your senator’s or representative’s staffers lead the way (it’ll probably be an intern, but still, there’s a more direct connection). You’ll see the 40-column crypt, the Rotunda, a bunch of statues, some more modern interactive exhibits, and once you’re done, it's worth popping over to the Library of Congress and Botanic Garden.