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The Wedding Website of Caroline Engeman and Sean Danielson
We love living in Northern Virginia and cannot wait to share it with you all. If you find some extra time to bop around, here are some things we would recommend:

"Our Spots"

VA

Want to know where we frequent or favor? - First Date: DIYA Indian Cuisine in Alexandria, VA. It went quite well and to end the perfect dinner - as it started to rain - Sean walked Caroline to her car with an umbrella he grabbed (just in case). You cannot go wrong with anything on this menu! Make sure the waiter knows your spice level, be sure to order extra naan, the samosa chat appetizer is a requirement. - Second Date, most date nights, pit stops for cocktails, brunches and where Sean planned a surprise party right after he proposed: Evening Star in Del Ray Alexandria, VA. It is by far our "go-to" spot. Seans go-to drink is the bourbon slushee, appetizer are the brussell sprouts, and entree is the spicy chicken sandwich. Carolin's go-to drink is wine, appetizer are the brussell sprouts (theres a reason!), and entree is the smash burger . . . extra pickles. - Third Date: Chop Shop Taco in Alexandria, VA. Auto-shop turned restaurant. Small but great vibes. Get the margarita(s).

D.C. | Government Buildings with Ticket Requirements

DC

- White House Tours: Please contact your Member(s) of Congress to request a public tour of the White House. Requests must be submitted a minimum of 21 days in advance and no more than 90 days in advance of the requested tour date(s). - The Pentagon: Reservations may be booked from 14 to 90 days in advance. Please visit: https://pfpa.experience.crmforce.mil/PortalTour/s/ . - Washington Monument Tickets: To reserve tickets online please visit: https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/234635 .

D.C. | Government Buildings without Ticket Requirements

DC

- U.S. Capitol: Reservations are recommended and can be made ahead of time by visiting: https://tours.visitthecapitol.gov/cvc . - U.S. Supreme Court: For information on visiting the SCOTUS, please visit: https://www.supremecourt.gov/visiting/visitorservices.aspx . - The National Archives: Reservations are not required. For more information, please visit: https://museum.archives.gov/visit .

D.C. | Museums & Musings

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All of the Smithsonian and National museums are free(!), however there are a few which require tickets or "timed passes" ahead of time, such as the African American History, Air and Space, and the National Zoo. For more information on the Smithsonian's hours and exhibits, please visit: https://www.si.edu/visit/hours . For the National Gallery, please visit: https://www.nga.gov/visit.html . Other recommendations include: - The Fords Theatre: https://fords.org/ - Hillwood Estate: https://hillwoodmuseum.org/ - The Spy Museum: https://www.spymuseum.org/ - Museum of Women in the Arts: https://nmwa.org/ - The Kennedy Center: https://www.kennedy-center.org/visit/Tour/

D.C. | The National Mall

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Parking: There are a number of pay-to-park locations on and around the National Mall. Bus Tour: https://www.viator.com/tours/Washington-DC/DC-Monuments-By-Morning/d657-74821P5 Rent-a-Bike: Sean has taken many family members Monuments tours by renting bikes. There are a number of bike racks and various companies spread throughout for you to rent from, all relatively inexpensive. This option will extend your time, but it allows you the freedom to go at your own pace and embrace the monuments, taking the time to enjoy the ones which draw you in. Additionally, there are a ton of formal bike tour companies you can utilize. Walking: If you’re thinking of walking the Mall, expect to use a full day and clock a ton of mileage. Wear comfortable sneakers - this is Caroline’s preferred way! You get to go at your own pace, visit a few museums along the way, and do not forget to stop for a sweet treat at one of the food trucks - just make sure it’s the one with the most obnoxious music playing.

V.A. | Honor & History in Alexandria and Arlington

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- Arlington National Cemetery: If you have yet to visit, please do take the time. You can find more information about visits and tours here: https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Visit . - Mount Vernon: Hang out at George's house! It's really cool and you can find more information on tours and other offerings here: https://www.mountvernon.org/ . - Old Town Alexandria (King Street): Take a stroll through the historic district where you'll be delighted by restaurants and shopping. Whatever you do, make sure to carve-out time to walk around the neighborhood and treasure the 18th century homes - many of which belonged to our Founding Fathers. AND! Can you find the narrowest house in America?

V.A. | Leesburg's Charm & Wine County

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- Great Country Farms: Picking and patches, rope swings and more. - Fields of Flowers: A long-standing pick-your-own flower farm. - Lucketts Store: An absolute MUST for vintage and antiquing in the area. - Lightfoot Restaurant: Go for the Honey Ham Biscuits alone. - Stone Tower Winery - Bear Chase Brewing Company-Bleu Frog Vineyards & Ole Bleu Brewery

V.A. | Middleburg: Horse & Hunt County

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- Downtown Middleburg (E. Washington Street): Full of little restaurants and shops, it's a quaint little town. We would recommend walking around for a few hours if you're in the area. - Aldie Mill - Boxwood Estate Winery - Cana Vineyards & Winery of Middleburg - National Sporting Library & Museum - Red Fox Inn & Tavern

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