10 things to do in DC for $10 or less

- Looking for a fun way to spend the day in Washington without breaking the bank? You are in luck!

Laura Hayes of Thrillist shared ten of her favorite fun, inexpensive activities to do in the city with fox5dc.com. Here they are: 

1. Be very impressed by a man with a sword

Stop by the The St. Regis Washington, DC lobby at 6pm to take in their nightly champagne saber ritual. The stakes are high -- bottles can explode and send glass flying. Don’t try it home unless you like Jason Pierre-Paul’s new look.

2. Score a bourbon flight for $8

Dark liquor lovers rejoice: during The Pig’s happy hour (Monday-Thursday from 4-7pm), you can try a flight of four weekly-rotating bourbons for just $8.

3. Explore the incredible new Renwick

Fresh out of a mega-renovation, meet the (only) museum boasting a sign that says, “Pictures encouraged.” From enormous nests ripe for posing to a hot pink room covered in bugs so beautiful you’ll forget they’re bugs, this free museum has upped its game in a big way.

4. Rent a pair of wheels

Rollin Cycles will set you up for an hour rental for $8 (lock and helmet included). You’ll fly under the radar as a cycling novice instead of standing out on one of those clunky red bikes.

5. Score a free salsa lesson

El Centro DF in Georgetown serves up a free salsa lesson from 9-10pm as a part of Latin Wednesdays. Shake off your dance floor nerves with $5 margaritas.

6. Catch an al fresco flick

Eventually, warmer weather will mean free outdoor movies in almost every neighborhood. You'll thank us in May for planting this seed.

7. Take a novelty shot

The $6 ice cream luge has not gone out of style at Pop’s SeaBar. Let a bartender pour amaro down the side of a mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwich because you deserve decadence like that.

8. Learn something new for free, thanks to Knowledge Commons

They offer free workshops in everything from 3D printing to photographing planes at Gravelly Point. 

9. Do down dog without stretching your wallet

The Studio DC with locations in Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan offers at least one $10 community yoga class a day. Check the schedule to find out where and when. 

10. Laugh harder because the comedy is free

The Big Hunt hosts an open mic night organized by Underground Comedy. The Monday show is free and starts at 8pm.

For another 30 ideas, read Hayes' full article on Thrillist

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