For food: Petie Greens Bar & Grill at 6103 Drum Point Road in Deale, Maryland. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, but most of all crab cakes. Some of the best Chesapeake Bay crab cakes I've had. Chunky, jumbo lump meat, not too much breading, a nice size and served with good slaw and fries. Worth the trip. There's a lot of atmopshere, plus you can play Keno and buy lottery tickets. What's not to love?
For fun: visit the Jones Point Park in Old Town Alexandria. What it does it put you directly under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. A thrill for the whole family. There's a running track, basketball courts, but most of all a couple of docks that take you out into the water under the bridge. It would be a great spot to watch a big ship go by.
This was shot standing on one of the piers that juts out into the water. That little speck in the distance is a man paddling on a standup board. See below:
For football (and food): I was at The Tombs at 1 o'clock pm Sunday and was able to watch four different kick-offs. Not bad. Also, was able to watch the New England Patriots game, which was not on Comcast. It's just a terrific place. A cozy hide-out for the coming chilly football days. The first time I ever visited The Tombs was in 19whatever-whatever with the late Fred Gwynne (The Munsters, Car 54 Where Are You?) and Josh Mostel, who were appearing in a play at the Kennedy Center. I thought it was just about the coolest spot. Still do.
I had a hamburger and read The Hoya newspaper between glimpses at the games. The menu has everything you would want while watching a football game. While it is the quintessential college pub, it is, again, fun for children of any age.