OK cloak and dagger fans, here is your chance to live the Bond lifestyle at the International Spy Museum located near China Town in Northwest Washington DC, and a middle length walk from the JW on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Having been involved in the creation of the place and considered (ever so briefly) as curator for it, I feel a warm spot for the museum. If you can prove that you're in the trade (and that's very hard to do) there is a one dollar discount for admission. If you have an ID card that says spy on it you most likely made it yourself!
But is is a fun place to visit, to assume new identities, gaze on gadgets that even Bond and Company never tried, and have a nice few hours. The gift shop has expensive items that you might never wear at home or abroad unless you enjoy being spotted and tailed.
Jaleo, a Tapas place around the corner, is an excellent pre- or post-Museum dining spot.