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Surrounded by a scenic park, the Gulf Branch Nature Center of Arlington offers a number of interesting and educational programs and activities. The friendly and knowledgeable staff here will introduce you to the regional flora and fauna along with the natural history of the area here. After a tour of the center, go for a hike a on the trails in the park, visit the pond and check out the splendid gardens. You'll find details about upcoming events and other park features on their website.
Don Ciccio & Figli is an artisanal liquor distiller located in Silver Spring, that offers Italian-style liquors like the elusive and exquisite Amaro delle Sirene and Limoncello. Produced in small-batches, the Amaro is a delicate amalgamation of 30 different herbs and roots carefully selected, to recreate a lost traditional recipe. The rich, bitter-sweet caramel taste is unique and perfect for cocktail concoctions. Drop into this distillery on a Saturday afternoon and take part in the free tour and tasting, to see how this delicious liquor is made.
Hellbender Brewing Company was established by two friends, Ben Evans and Patrick Mullane. This place got its name from the endangered east coast salamander species called hellbender. The brewing recipes and quality of beer is maintained by Ben who is a microbiologist as well as a neuroscientist. This company claims to have an environmentally-friendly approach to brewing. With its unique Belgian brewing technique, mash filtration helps to extract a higher quantity of beer. They also conduct tours and and have a tasting room where one can taste or purchase their draft beers.
Book Hill is a charming, historic neighborhood that is centered around the stretch of Wisconsin Avenue that lies between P street and Reservoir Road. With its beautiful 19th-century homes and charming boutiques, Book Hill boasts a distinct style that would not be out of place in Paris or London. From antique stores and clothing boutiques, to quaint patisseries and cafes, Book Hill is a haven for discerning local shoppers and tourists alike. You could easily while away hours exploring the many treasures on offer and soaking up the pleasant charm of Book Hill. The neighborhood is also known as the venue of the much-awaited annual French Market and street fair.
Ernest Hemingway, an American novelist once lived in Cuba and had a good relationship with Fidel Castro. Honoring him, the Cuban embassy in Washington has named an exclusive bar on the top floor of its embassy. The bar has a massive replica of Hemingway’s signature over it and several vintage photos of Hemingway adorn the walls. The specialties of this bar are the Havana club rum and cigars. Unfortunately, the bar is not open to the public and is mostly an on-invite spot for diplomats and friends of Cuba.