Discover Something New at Home in Washington, D.C.

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Remember that government shutdown? It didn't stop Washington one bit this year -- restaurants and bars flung open their doors early to give special discounts to furloughed workers, the Corcoran and Philips Collections welcomed new crowds to see their masterworks and one enterprising citizen even took it upon himself to mow grass on the Lincoln Memorial lawn. As the weather gets colder, D.C. finds creative ways to have fun, from brewery bike tours to flash-mob snowball fights in Dupont Circle.