DC Exposed with Jared Cohen
Director of Google Ideas
I am an adventurer who loves to find an itinerary not in the guidebook. My travel cravings are for anything that makes me feel like I am going back in history. The earliest travel memory I have is a beach in St. Barths where the small airplanes dip down before landing.
I would spend my perfect day in DC because it has enormous history all within walking distance. My most memorable moment here was the first time I went bowling at the White House. The most romantic thing you can do here is take a stroll through The National Mall and walk around the reflecting pool. I would stay at The Willard Hotel or the Hay Adams when visiting DC.
My favorite hidden gems
1. Attend a seminar at one of Washington DC's prestigious think tanks.
2. There are a few Karaoke taxis that you may be lucky enough to find, which have dozens of pages of songs and a Karaoke machine. If you find one, don't lose the number.
3. There are some fantastic rare bookstores, which offer books as old as the 16th century.