by September 20, 2008 at 10:40 pm 1,203 0

From Greater Greater Washington… sorry for not posting this sooner. You can still catch the second day, Sunday, of the special walking tours of Washington, D.C. This link opens a PDF map of the walking tours: walkingtownfall08

This weekend is WalkingTown DC, full of free walking (and biking) tours all across the city.

Here are some of the tours that catch my eye. Except for the Florida Market one, I haven’t been on them, so I can’t vouch for them. Still, it’s hard to go wrong with a WalkingTown tour.

Explore Florida Market: I went on this tour last winter, hosted by Richard Layman and Frozen Tropics. It’s a glimpse of a side of DC most people never see. You tour DC’s largest functioning wholesale food market and see the stores that also sell retail, where you can buy food items just like the restaurants do. It’s also facing substantial development pressure. Will new mixed-use development be able to coexist with a working wholesale market? 9-11 am at New York Ave Metro (outside Florida Ave exit).

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