#myTop5: Food trucks, galleries and baby animals

This weekend is no ordinary weekend for me — my twin sister, Greta, has come to town for a visit, and she's never experienced D.C. before. But my science-loving sister isn't really into the political scene or museums. So what to do in a town known for both of those things?

Here are #myTop5 weekend adventures for visitors (and Washingtonians) who want to get away from the Hill


Paulino Jacinto hands out food from a Rolling Ficelle truck working the lunch crowd at Metro Center on July 7. (JEFFREY MACMILLAN FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

2.) The next stop on our list is the National Portrait Gallery. I'm a presidential history nut, and my sister loves pop culture, so the gallery is sure to please both of us. It contains classic presidential portraits such as the "Lansdowne" portrait of George Washington as well as portraits of cultural icons such as Andy Warhol's famous screenprint of Marilyn Monroe.


Cate Blanchett as Yelena and Richard Roxburgh as Vanya rehearse scene 2 from “Uncle Vanya” at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Aug. 3. (AMANDA VOISARD/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Two red panda cubs, born to Shama and Tate, at the National Zoo. (JUAN RODRIGUEZ/NATIONAL ZOO)

5.) All this wandering around D.C. will probably work up our appetites, so we're planning on grabbing a meal from Ray's Hell Burger in Clarendon. Maybe we'll see President Obama there — he's been known to down a good burger every once in a while!

What are your plans for the weekend?

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