By Brian Bloxom, ChFEBCSM
Having lived in the Washington, D.C., area, for 25 years, my love and appreciation for this city has only grown. Serving as the heart of our country’s political system, there is a history and cultural diversity that is unmatched by any other place in the country. There is rarely a boring day in our nation’s capital, and I wanted to share some of my favorite things to do in D.C.
The Sports Teams
I’ve been to many hockey games in my life, but nothing beats the energy of a Washington Capitals game. They have, by far, the best fans in town and they are the most exciting sports team to watch in person. Watching them win the Stanley Cup in 2018 after a 43-season struggle was one of the most impactful moments in sports history.
Baseball is also a huge sport in this city. I have watched every player come to town to play for the Washington Nationals since the team, formally the Montreal Expos, relocated to D.C. They are one of the best teams in the MLB—with an amazing venue to match.
My Favorite Restaurants
You haven’t really experienced D.C. if you haven’t had a meal at Old Ebbitt Grill. My first office in D.C. was just a block away from the restaurant. Just a stone’s throw from the Treasury and the White House, you’ll find some of our country’s top government officials enjoying the oyster happy hour.
Another amazing restaurant is Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. Right next to the White House, you’ll find some of the best surf and turf in town. Food fit for a king or, perhaps, a president.
As soon as my kids took their first steps, I made sure to bring them to the National Mall. A stunning place that’s more than just a tourist destination, this is where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous speech and where women marched for their right to vote. Now that my kids are old enough to understand and appreciate the history, we also often frequent Mt. Vernon and the Smithsonian. As much as I try, I will never fully be able to see everything in the Smithsonian, but it’s one of the best museums in the world for a reason.
D.C. Is Home
After spending over two decades in this city, I have only come to appreciate it more and more. I am dedicated to serving those in my community, helping the federal employees that make our nation run reach their personal financial goals. If you are in the D.C. area or moving here and looking for a financial professional you can trust, reach out to us today by calling our office at 703-832-0164, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or using our online calendar.
Brian Bloxom is an Independent Financial Advisor, Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant (ChFEBCSM), and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) with 25 years of experience in financial advising. He founded Sentinel Wealth Partners to serve retirees, individuals approaching retirement, and individuals managing complex retirement plans such as company plans or federal benefits plans. His expertise and dedication to helping his clients achieve their goals make him a trusted resource that will help you feel confident in your customized retirement plan. Brian’s mission is to be available to his clients—all the time. He’s here to solve your problems, relieve your anxiety, and give you optimism for retirement. Because ultimately, your retirement should be about well-deserved enjoyment, and not about stress or anxiety. When he’s not working, you can find Brian spending time with his wife, Jessica, and their two sons, Spencer and Preston. He enjoys coaching soccer, serving in his community, golfing, and relaxing at his vacation home at Lake Anna, VA. To learn more about Brian, connect with him on LinkedIn.