Editor's Note: This post was originally published in November 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information.
Sure, there are things to like about Black Friday. Besides all the fighting and the elbows to the face, there are also great deals. But what deal is better than a no-cost, good time in Washington, D.C.?
Rather than focus on a consumerist holiday that may not even be legitimate, consider the following alternatives that are free, fun, and local.
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Autumn is here, and that means it's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the vibrant yellow and red colors on the trees. If interested in taking a hike and enjoying the great outdoors, there's no better place to do so in Washington, D.C. than in Rock Creek Park. Here are more suggestions on the best hiking trails in the area.
In the National Portrait Gallery, there is an indoor courtyard with a fountain, trees, and a glass, undulating ceiling. This space is one of the best for reading as well as relaxing after a long day of sight seeing.