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Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Carolyn Crouch: Insider’s guide to D.C.

Each week, Cultural Tourism DC asks well-known Washingtonians to list their favorite attractions or events.

This week’s list comes from Carolyn Crouch, founder of walking tour company Washington Walks. Here are some of her picks:

1) Titanic Memorial  – This memorial at the terminus of the Southwest waterfront promenade honors the men who gave up places on lifeboats for women and children to be saved when the ill-fated ship sank in April 1912.  The views down the Potomac River south and west are lovely, the setting serene.  If I didn’t notice airplanes landing at National Airport, I’d almost forget I live in a city. (The Titanic Memorial is highlighted on the Southwest Heritage Trail.)

2. Teaism Penn Quarter  – My favorite of the three Teaism locations. It opened the same year we started Washington Walks.  I often hold small meetings in the downstairs dining room, preferably at a table near the fish pond. Any business discussion goes better when participants are consuming ginger scones, a tuna bento box, a glass of iced tisane and the absolute best chai in Washington, D.C. And don’t forget the Salty Oat cookies.

For Carolyn’s complete list, visit the Cultural Tourism DC Web site.

By Andy Smith  |  02:19 PM ET, 08/24/2012

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