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13 Can’t-Miss Presidential Dining Experiences in Washington, DC

White House invites are tough to come by, so why not get presidential at some of DC’s finest dining establishments? Even First Families have been known to get out on the town and enjoy meals at these acclaimed restaurants.

Restaurant Nora - First certified organic restaurant in the United States - Washington, DC
10 Things to See & Do On U Street

The part of the city that never sleeps, find eclectic food options, late-night dancing, rich culture and so much more on U Street .

@amandaeisner - Washington, DC Skyline from U Street
11 Beer Gardens to Try in Washington, DC

DC’s booming food and drinks scene is helping propel a buzzworthy beer community. Check out these open-air beer gardens offering suds, snacks and convivial settings for downing a cold one al fresco.

11 Places to Shop 'Til You Drop in Dupont Circle

Though neighboring Georgetown may get most of the hype when it comes to the shopping scene in Washington, DC the pretty run of Connecticut Avenue that comprises Dupont Circle has its fair share of cute boutiques and stylish shops, too. Here are 11 of our favorite places to browse.

Dupont Circle - Washington, DC
Exploring Shaw’s Alleys & Offshoots

In the 19th century, hundreds of intersecting alleys existed behind DC’s blocks of rowhouses. The brick-paved zones were home to stables, workshops and working-class dwellings. Today, many of these alleys are gone, but a few remain – and they’ve become some of the hottest areas for bars,...

#DCinLove Sweepstakes & Giveaways

Follow @washingtondc on Twitter all February long for a chance to win daily giveaways Monday through Friday, including romantic dinners for two, tickets to woo-worthy museums and other goodies from some of our favorite DC hot spots. Week 3 of our 20 Days of Giveaways offers up four sweet treats as...

#DCinLove Giveaways and Sweepstakes - Date Nights DC
10 Things to See & Do in Shaw

African-American history runs deep in Shaw , a rowhouse-, restaurant- and retail-filled neighborhood northeast of the White House. Duke Ellington was born here, and he and other stars of “Black Broadway” played at nearby theaters that are still standing. These days, the zone is just as well known...

Shaw Brewpub - Right Proper Brewing Company - Washington, DC
20+ Romantic Date Ideas in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital is quite the place to have a date night or romantic getaway. From its renowned dining scene to its majestic monuments, memorials and museums to its world-class hotels , Washington, DC has everything that a couple could want in an excursion. Read on for 20 of the most romantic...

Romantic Date Ideas in Washington, DC
Artists Converge on DC

The best way to find creative DC is to follow the artists, so we met up DC-based artists Kate Warren and Martin Swift. Warren is a portrait, style and social reportage photographer who covers society for The Washington Post‘s "The Scene" column. Swift is a conceptual figurative artist whose work...

Kate warren and Martin Swift
7 DC Record Shops That Will Satisfy Your Vinyl Fix

The intimacy of purchasing and listening to music has been dulled over the last decade, as the modern consumer browses streaming services, YouTube and the iTunes store in a frivolous search for something catchy. For those of us who still prefer the dropping of a needle, then hearing an artist’s...

Inside Som Records on 14th St in Washington DC