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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.

10 Things to See & Do On U Street

U Street was once truly the heart of black culture in Washington, DC, attracting locals and visitors for an unparalleled music and nightlife scene. The neighborhood has experienced a comeback in recent years, and is full of diverse attractions and dining options. Check out all there is to do in...

@amandaeisner - Washington, DC Skyline from U Street
8 Distilleries You Should Know About In & Around Washington, DC

It seems fitting that in the region that serves as the birthplace of American whiskey and in close proximity to where Congress ratified the amendment that brought Prohibition to an end is a thriving vodka, gin, rum and whiskey distillery scene. In recent years many DC locals have turned their hand...

Cotton and Reed Rum Distillery in NoMa near Union Market - Distilleries in Washington, DC
17 Luxurious & Fancy Date Ideas in Washington, DC

If you’re looking for the fanciest, most luxurious date ideas in Washington, DC, then you’ve come to the right place. The nation’s capital is the perfect location for a posh and romantic getaway. From its Michelin-starred restaurants starring world-renowned chefs to its swanky hotels and...

Dinner service at The Dabney in Shaw - Michelin-starred, romantic restaurant in Washington, DC
8 Vintage Shops & Thrift Stores for New-to-You Finds in Washington, DC

From luxe labels to locally owned boutiques, there’s no shortage of places for DC’s fashionable crowd to make a statement – and their last-season finds are your newest treasures. Get thrifty at these vintage boutiques for second-time-around gems.

Vintage Fashion at Meeps in Washington, DC
18 Can’t-Fail First Date Ideas in Washington, DC

First impressions matter, which is why we’re here to help with the best first date ideas and spots in Washington, DC. No matter your budget, there’s a date idea for you – from tantalizing culinary adventures to legendary concert venues and cutting-edge productions. So shake off your nerves, you’ve...

Couple walking along theGeorgetown Waterfront - Romantic spots in Washington, DC
18 Farm-to-Table Restaurants to Check Out in Washington, DC

The word “locavore” (defined as, “one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible”) was added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary a few years ago; it’s also a concept that rules at many Washington, DC restaurants. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of must-try places to eat that source what’...

Dinner service at The Dabney in Shaw - Michelin-starred, romantic restaurant in Washington, DC
60+ Things to Do This December in Washington, DC

We’ve picked out the best events, festivals, museum exhibits, theater performances, concerts and more happening this month in Washington, DC. Check out the best things to do in the nation's capital and plan your visit today. Events Downtown Holiday Market – Through Dec. 23 This free-to-frequent...

Find the best holiday hotel deals, packages and discounts in Washington, DC
14 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.

Old Ebbitt Grill - Presidential Dining Experiences in Washington, DC
Your Guide to Visiting the New International Spy Museum in Washington, DC

Formerly a fixture in DC’s Downtown neighborhood, the International Spy Museum has moved to a new facility in L’Enfant Plaza, located in the Southwest Waterfront. The state-of-the-art museum offers enough spy-related intrigue and interactive fun to fill an entire day. The museum is open from 9 a.m...

Visitors in the Decision Room at the new International Spy Museum - Museums and attractions in Washington, DC
20+ Hot Restaurants to Try Now in Washington, DC

In case you missed it, the nation's capital has officially become a top tier foodie destination with a stream of accolades. The District has a Michelin Guide , was named Bon Appétit 's restaurant city of the year and Zagat 's hottest food city in 2016 and popular deli Call Your Mother landed on Bon...

The best, trendy restaurants to try now in Washington, DC - Maydan restaurant in Washington, DC