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Michael Weiss's Perfect Day in D.C.

The former Olympic men's figure skater shows us around his favorite spots in the city.

When the Olympic figure skater isn’t coaching his son’s hockey team or raising funds for charity, Weiss enjoys being active in and around D.C. Follow suit with some of his favorite activities below.

Great Falls Park
Great Falls Park (©Alan Grinberg/Flickr)

Morning: Nature Walk

I’d start my day with a bike ride or walk along the trails at Great Falls Park. They're right by the water, and there are numerous chances to look out at the falls. Great Falls Park, 9200 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, Va.

Midday: Fuel Up

After, I’d grab lunch at Santini’s, one of my favorite sandwich shops in Virginia. Then I’d head downtown to the memorials (above). Santini’s, Hechinger Center, 11804 Baron Cameron Ave., Reston, Va.

Afternoon: It's Monumental!

It takes a full day to walk the monuments, and doing it can be long and tiring, so I’d rollerblade it. It’s an awesome way to experience the city with so much history. I’d pack a pair of shoes in my backpack to go into the Smithsonian museums. Smithsonian, 1000 Jefferson Dr. SW

Washington Capitals at Verizon Center
Washington Capitals at Verizon Center (©Adam Fagan/Flickr)

Evening: Caps Fever

The monuments aren’t too far from Verizon Center so I’d catch a Caps hockey game. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW

Sax (Courtesy the restaurant)

Late Night: Mirror, Mirror

I’d end my day at Sax Restaurant for a bite. Every 15 minutes the lights go on behind the giant mirror in the bar area, and different dance shows appear. Sax, 734 11th St. NW


Read our Q&A with Weiss.