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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.

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