Need some fresh ideas for something to do? The latest “five favorites” blog from Cultural Tourism DC is now live on our Washingtology page.

Each week, Cultural Tourism DC asks Washington insiders about their favorite events or destinations. This week, Ben’s Chili Bowl and Ben’s Next Door General Manager Nizam B. Ali shares his list.

The landmark restaurant is there, of course, but so is Rock Creek Park. Ali calls it a great drive with beautiful picnic spots and trails.

(Steven Ginsberg /The Washington Post)

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