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Here's what you need to experience the local side of the District, from hot restaurants to the best vintage shops and Instagram spots.

Cedric Maupillier Dishes on His French-American Mash Up in Shaw

A charming accent reveals Cedric Maupillier’s roots in the South of France. But the ambitious chef (also the force behind Adams Morgan ’s Mintwood Place ) recently became an American citizen, and the menu at his Shaw bistro borrows liberally from the cuisine of both countries. What’s the secret to...

Chicken Coq au Vin at Convivial - Dining in Shaw - Washington, DC
5 Pokémon Go Tips to Become the Very Best in Washington, DC

Since launching, the mobile game Pokémon Go has become a viral sensation, and that couldn’t be more true anywhere than in the nation’s capital. As one of the most walkable cities in the U.S., Washington, DC is primed for the free-to-download, augmented reality game in which users stroll the streets...

Pokémon Go - Washington, DC
15 Must-Visit Nightlife Hot Spots on U Street

With an unparalleled music and nightlife scene, U Street draws locals and visitors looking to stay up late and have a good time. From underground dance clubs (there's more than one in this 'hood) to industrial-chic spaces where you can sip artfully crafted cocktails and everything in between, this...

@vmiranda84 - Concert at the historic 9:30 Club - Concert venues in Washington, DC
20 Unique Date Ideas in Washington, DC

Sure, you know about the monuments on the National Mall by moonlight and fireside dining at DC’s coziest restaurants , but do you know about historic mansions and gardens in the city’s northwest quadrant or the only major museum in the world dedicated to women in the arts? Venture off the beaten...

@jcwhittington_ - Couple kissing at Smithsonian American Art Museum's Electronic Superhighway - Unique date ideas in Washington, DC
11 Cool Hotels for Your Next Trip to Washington, DC

When booking your stay in the nation’s capital, your hotel options are plentiful. We’re here to help you find that unique locale that will take your trip to the next level. Read up on some of Washington, DC’s coolest and trendiest hotels below. Find exclusive deals and discounts on hotels right now...

@carahedge - Summer day outside The LINE Hotel in Adams Morgan - Unique hotels in Washington, DC
20+ Films & TV Shows to Watch Featuring DC

As social distancing becomes the norm across the U.S., evenings usually spent out on the town will now consist of couch time. Don’t fear: we’ve compiled a list of movies and TV shows that were either filmed in DC or feature the city prominently. Our roster runs the gamut from action flicks to...

boy facing the television watching it in the dark
Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Washington, DC

As 2020 approaches, it’s time to start planning how you’ll see 2019 out. Washington, DC’s restaurants, attractions and venues present you with plenty of options for celebrating New Year’s Eve in the nation's capital. Here are some of the best options to party the night away. ••• New Year’s Eve with...

@wwwchris - Concert at The Anthem on the Southwest Waterfront - Events at The Wharf in Washington, DC
20+ Great Patios for Eating & Drinking in Washington, DC

Many of the city’s best restaurants and most exciting bars offer outdoor seating, so whether you're a foodie or just looking for some sunshine, there are great options for you. Check out our list of the best DC patios below, and make sure to visit the Georgetown waterfront , the Capitol Riverfront...

Outdoor dining on patio at Lupo Verde on 14th Street - Best restaurant patios in Washington, DC
Meet Me at 9:30: A History of DC's 9:30 Club

The 9:30 Club is a beacon for live music in the nation’s capital, a place where both renowned and up-and-coming artists from nearly every musical genre come to play. The venue is legendary in DC – the original club opened at 930 F Street NW in 1980 and moved to its current digs at 815 V Street NW...

9:30 Club Washington DC - Credit Lisa A. Walker
Color Me DC: 15 Ways to Embrace Spring Colors in Washington, DC

Pink is perhaps the most popular color in DC come springtime, as the city’s famous cherry blossoms bloom . However, you can find nearly the entire color spectrum when you peruse DC's museums, attractions, restaurants and neighborhoods. Lucky for you, we've picked out the best ways to discover all...

@beautifulpaper - 'LOVE' mural in Shaw's Blagden Alley - Colorful things to do in Washington, DC