He oversees D.C.’s convention and sports authority, which oversees a big chunk of the city’s travel and tourism industry. So Greg O’Dell is a good person to go to for inside information.

Cultural Tourism DC did just that — asking him for his five favorite places or events for its Insider’s Guide blog.

Nationals’s Ross Detwiler delivers a pitch during an August game against the Reds. (AP)

Go to our Washingtology page to see the rest of his list, and the favorites of other Washington insiders.

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