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Come for UNLOCKED, Stay for the Sights

Written by Jen Carroll

February 16th, 2016

If you have a few days before or after Thycotic’s UNLOCKED Conference, Washington, D.C. has plenty to offer. Bring the family, or visit the sites solo. Best part – many of the activities are free! Over the next few months we’ll let you know some of the cool places to go in DC. Today we start with some of the landmarks and fun activities around town.


Create your own cover identity and venture into the Spy Museum, where you can examine more than 200 spy gadgets, hear about some of the most famous and elusive spies in American history, and test your skills of observation, analysis and surveillance. Check out 50 years of Bond villains and see how truth intersects Hollywood.

Get tickets at the door or visit their site in advance!

International Spy Museum Washington D.C.


Venture 555 feet into the air for a bird’s eye view of the nation’s capital. Once upon a time, the Washington Monument was the tallest structure in the world, now it still stands as the tallest stone structure. The panoramic vista from this monument, built to recognize the achievements of George Washington, includes the Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol Building, Reflecting Pool, and National Mall. The highest point in all of DC is this obelisk shaped monument, which allows visitors up the elevator to an observation deck at 500 feet.

Get up early to wait in line for free tickets, or pay a nominal fee for guaranteed advance tickets.

Washington Monument Washington D.C.


There are many cool breweries and distilleries to check out in DC, but probably the most famous is DC Brau. Brewing in Northeast DC since 2011, you can sip on brews such as The Public (American Pale Ale), The Corruption (a take on Pacific Northwest IPAs) and The Citizen (Belgian Ale). They are hard at work most days, keeping up their fastest growing brewery title, but Saturday is their day of rest when they open their doors to the public for tours.

What’s better than trying out a new brewery on your day off? Trying out several breweries on your day off! If you’ve got a day to kill, we highly recommend booking a DC Brew Tour. 

DC Brau Logo Stickers


There are all kinds of tours in DC – duck tours, walking tours, hop on and off bus tours, embassy tours, bike tours, Segway tours, ghost tours, boat tours down the Potomac… you can even take a mule-drawn boat down the C&O canal circa the 1870s! While these are great, what we really want to tell you about are the foodie tours. They are a great way to get to know the neighborhoods of DC, the architecture and history of the area, and to get a little “taste” of what DC has to offer. You can choose among different neighborhoods like Adams Morgan, Capitol Hill, Old Town Alexandria, Eastern Market, etc, or just choose your favorite food group like Italian, Ethiopian, chocolate, cupcakes… did we mention chocolate and cupcakes? Sign me up!

For more info, visit their site! 

Georgetown C&O Canal


Blues Alley, founded in 1965, is the nation’s oldest continuing jazz supper club. Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, and Charlie Byrd have played here, among many other renowned artists. Window shop along the cobblestone streets of Georgetown, and then pop into Blues Alley for some tunes, just don’t come to talk. Blues Alley is a “listening” club.

Find their line-up and book tickets today. 


If you have any questions about all that DC has to offer, hit us up at UNLOCKED@thycotic.com.

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Jen Carroll

Jen Carroll manages Thycotic’s events, so you’ll see her at trade shows and the UNLOCKED user conference. As a native Washingtonian, Jen is always happy to extend travel tips or fun ideas to our customers as they plan their trip to UNLOCKED, so feel free to reach out at jen.carroll@thycotic.com.