Explore a city by going on a walking tour. You can learn a lot about the local history, and going at a slower pace allows you to take in more. There are endless tour options available, everything from historical to ghost tours. A little extra exercise is nice too.
Get a library card for your local library. Find out what they offer. Many library networks offer more than just books to lend. You can often get media (movies, music, ebooks, etc), museum passes, internet access, access to community events, etc. Take advantage of this free resource.
Listen. Listen to nature. Listen to laughter. Sit back and listen to the white noise. Listen to children. Listen to your heart. Listen.
The Smithsonian museums are actually many museums in Washington DC. If you have the opportunity, you should spend some time exploring their collections. They are free to visit and offer a wide range of artifacts to view.
Go places you’ve never been. Stop at curiosities. Camp along the way. Talk to strangers in diners. Ask locals where to go. Open your eyes to new experiences!
Everyone should be able to make some simple meals. If you are new to the kitchen, start with meals that involve little cooking (i.e. salads, sandwiches), and/or that don’t have a lot of ingredients. Take a cooking class to gain confidence. Watch instructional videos (cooking shows, Youtube videos, etc.). Order from a meal kit service if you aren’t sure what to buy. If possible, make extra and freeze or save your leftovers for the next day.
If you ever get a chance to take a helicopter tour: do it! Flying and hovering above a city or landscape in a helicopter is exciting and the views you will witness will be unbelievable. Every trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you shouldn’t miss!