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Where to Eat & Drink Around the National Mall

Home to Washington, DC’s iconic museums and monuments, the National Mall is also surrounded by some of the city’s top restaurants.The area stretches from the foot of the United States Capitol to the Potomac River, so prepare to work those legs! These restaurants will help you fuel up before, during...

Art and Soul - Places to Eat in Washington, DC
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: LGBTQ DC

Did you know the nation’s capital is one of the most gay-friendly cities in the country? In the 19th century, poet and gay icon Walt Whitman championed his ideals here. The city recognized same-sex marriage in 2009, six years before the 2015 Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage a national...

Pride Parade
3 Days Playing in President Obama's Backyard

Morning Start your day where any Presidential tour should: at the White House . Pose for a photo op, stop by the White House Visitor Center and then grab breakfast at the nearby White House FRESHFARM Market (Thursdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. from April 7 to Nov. 17; 810 Vermont Ave. NW). With healthy frui...

Foggy Bottom Dining in Washington, DC

DC’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood (named for the fog that clings to it in the morning) features culture vultures, history buffs and discerning diners, and is also home to the prestigious George Washington University. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts looms large on the banks of the...

District Commons - Where to Eat in Foggy Bottom - Washington, DC
What to Do On A Snow Day in Washington, DC

Even major blizzards don’t stop Washington, DC residents and visitors from donning their snow gear and taking to the streets to play. In DC, there’s a snowball fight association, sleds are MacGyvered to great (and not so great) effect and legendary restaurants and bars dare to deliver a cozy ski...

10 Historic Hotel Bars with Character & Cocktails

In its more than 200-year-history, DC has been home to hotels from humble 18th-century rooming houses to grand 19th-century overnighters. Raising a cold glass of something at a historic hotel bar is a time-honored tradition, and it’ll land you both in good company and in atmospheric surrounds.

Off The Record at The Hay-Adams - Historic Bar in Washington, DC
Brookland Dining in Washington, DC

The concentration of Catholic churches and monasteries surrounding the campus of Catholic University in this leafy neighborhood earned it the nickname of “Little Rome.” In addition to the attendant Italian restaurants that come with that suitable nickname, Brookland is also home to a handful of...

Diners at Brookland Pint at Monroe Street Market - Restaurants in Brookland - Washington, DC
20+ Adventurous Date Ideas in Washington, DC

Whether you've journeyed by car, Amtrak train or American Airlines , 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...

Adventurous Date Ideas in Washington, 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
Never-Ending Excitement on 14th Street

Bars, restaurants, galleries, boutiques, coffee shops, music venues, vintage stores: the 14th Street scene has an experience for everyone. Locals and visitors throng to this exceptional streetscape for its endless allure and ceaseless excitement. Read up on the spots that make 14th Street buzz.

View of 14th Street NW - Washington, DC - Credit The Harper