Comb the stacks at local landmark Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe. Devour your book of choice and the famous cafe’s crab cake pasta or fish tacos fresh off the grill.
Take the Red Line to Metro Center and head to E Street Cinema, a favorite DC indie film spot, for a warm cappuccino and a matinee movie.
Check out all of the new eats and treats available at Union Market. Stroll through this revamped indoor warehouse that’s home to several local restaurants, up-and-coming food artisans and other pop-up small businesses.
Finish off your self-service day at the Zen-like Topaz Hotel in Dupont Circle. Treat yourself to an evening in with room service and one of the hotel’s transcendent in-room spa treatments.
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