San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Adventures for Creative Tourists is taking a small group to one of our favorite museum and restaurant. The group will have lunch at Legal Seafood than go to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum for a museum staff led Highlights of the Collection Tour Price includes the cost of the meal.
About the Restaurant
Legal Seafood has always given their customers great food with a unique creative atmosphere. The Washington Post says that the food has great quality, and I can't disagree with that. I have visited this restaurant throughout the years, and never have had bad service or a bad meal. This high quality of service and food is outstanding despite the restaurant being very busy. I personally love to start an event season with this restaurant because of the décor, and food. If this is your first time visiting the US, than you can't miss this restaurant because it is a definite fixture on our American culture.
You will enjoy a full meal at the restaurant with a choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert. This menu is extremely popular with many crowds because it is well balanced. The seafood is very fresh, and is always seasoned extremely well.
The Legal Seafood menu has three courses that you can choose from:
- New England Clam Chowder (highly recommended)
- House Salad
- Caesar Salad with Chicken or Shrimp
- Boston Baked Scrod
- Fisherman’s Trio
Bon Bon a bite-sized scoop of ice cream dipped in milk chocolate
Drinks maximum of two soft drink beverages
After the group eats they will walk a short distance to the museum. This Smithsonian art museum houses one of our best collections of portraitures, and modern American Art. I love the highlights tour because it really gives you a full story of our American artists and culture. Each time I take this tour, I walk away with more knowledge about the art. Also, I find these tours to be very fun. The person that is scheduled to give the tour is very friendly and easy going too. She has worked at the museum for a long time, and knows the collection inside and out.
When & Where
Adventures for Creative Tourists
Do you have trouble finding travel companions who are as interested as you are in the art, history, and culture of the area you’re visiting? If so, Adventures for Creative Tourists may be the perfect travel community for you. Adventures for Creative Tourists is a free organization that gathers like-minded visitors to Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas for walking tours, gallery exhibits, and even private docent-led tours through some of the nation’s greatest art museums. The majority of these events are free and open to the general public, although a few may have a small entrance or registration fee.
Although D.C. boasts some of the world’s most famous works of art, from Rembrandt’s self-portrait to the streamlined silhouette of the Vietnam War Memorial, viewing this art without someone to share your thoughts with can sometimes rob you of the full artistic experience. By traveling with Adventures for Creative Tourists, you’ll be able to visit art museums and discuss your opinion on Monet versus Manet or the future of post-modernism with a diverse group of people who are just as passionate about art and design as you are.
These museum exhibit viewings are conducted as a group tour. You’ll be given a specific location and time to meet your hostess and travel group (generally either outside the museum or at the information desk), and the tour will begin promptly. You’re free to walk through the exhibit at your own pace; however, staying with other group members can enhance your experience.
Private Tours are ideal for those who have either never been to the museum before or who have visited a certain museum many times on their own and want to delve deeper into the history of certain pieces. These Private Tours are group tours of the museum that may have a certified tour guide or docent. Some Private Tours are free, free with museum admission, or have a fee.
When attending a Private Tour, you’ll meet your hostess and other attendees at the museum’s information desk or specified check-in location. Please arrive at or before the specified time to ensure you don’t miss the trip! After the Private Tour, you may opt to stop with members of the group at a restaurant or coffee shop nearby, where you can continue your conversation while enjoying drinks or a light lunch. Food and Beverages are not included in the cost of tickets. Tickets for Private Tours are non-refundable due to demand.
Walking Tours include are private tours of the various monuments, historic sites, and other public artwork for which D.C. is famed. Most of these tours take place outside, so you’ll want to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Each month, a new walking tour route will be featured; check back frequently or sign up for the newsletter to stay updated on these tours as they are offered. Tickets for Walking Tours are non-refundable due to demand.