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10 Things To Do Indoors, Day & Night in Washington, DC

DC’s monuments and outdoor spaces get a lot of press, but you can also find plenty of things to do inside, whether you’re fleeing wintery weather or trying to beat the heat in summer. From off-beat museums to plush spas, we’ve literally got you covered.

Union Market
Everything You Need to Know About DC’s Signature Dish: The Half-Smoke

What is a half-smoke? Paris has croissants, Baltimore has crab cakes, and Washington, DC has something called a half smoke. The town’s signature dish is a sausage, generally smoked before it’s grilled. They’re often a bit spicier and made of meat that’s more coarsely ground than a hot dog. Sources...

Ben's Chili Bowl
A Sit-Down with a Foodie Incubator Founder in Petworth

If you’re a fan of pop-ups, then EatsPlace should be on your list of dining experiences in DC. The neighborhood restaurant and bar doubles as a food incubator and restaurant accelerator. On any given night you might catch a new chef, try a cuisine you’re not familiar with or take a cocktail class...

EatsPlace Founder Katy Chang - Petworth Food Incubator - Washington, DC
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Restaurants, Food & Wine

Although you won't find anything completely free on this list, you will discover that DC's dining scene offers lots of affordable options. Check out this list which features some local food upstarts, happy hour heroes and other edible options, including DC's signature sausage, the half-smoke.

bens chili bowl
NoMa’s Union Market

It’s a Sunday afternoon at NoMa’s Union Market , and a couple is slurping bivalves at Rappahannock Oyster Bar while, nearby, a mini-skirt wearing tween struggles to eat a taco while walking. Just across the way, there’s a line forming for either the beer, the bratwursts or both at Red Apron...

Rappahannock Oyster Co. Patrons
20 Ways to Celebrate Independence Day in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital celebrates the Fourth of July with a bang. Along with viewing the dynamic fireworks show on the National Mall , visitors can celebrate America’s birthday in dozens of venues and in a multitude of ways. Here is a list of 15 entertaining places where revelers can experience the...

Fourth of July Fireworks in Washington, DC
Georgetown By Day & By Night

It’s easy to see why visitors and locals alike fall in love with Georgetown – gorgeous, historic architecture, tree-lined streets and a bustling, upscale retail and restaurant scene make for a winning combination. It’s worth the trip. Here’s how to spend a fun-filled day in the neighborhood.

The Georgetown boat in the C&O Canal
7 Things to Do in Woodley Park

Originally developed as streetcar suburbs or summertime escape from DC’s legendary heat, Woodley Park stars historic appeal, leafy attractions like the National Zoo and a host of cool restaurants and bars.

Smithsonian National Zoo entrance with flowers
Family Friendly Dining in DC

Eat and run There is so much to see and do on a visit to Washington, DC, and for that reason, fast food often fits best into your touring schedule. Fortunately, there are many high quality fast food options near the National Mall . For some tasty quick bites, try Potbelly Sandwich Shop in the...

DC Cool Kids - Family Friendly Dining
Where to Eat & Drink at Nationals Park

There’s more to Nationals Park than cheering on the talented ballplayers and hoping to catch a fly ball. Compared to other parks, this one puts food high up on the priority list: easy-to-read digital menu boards illuminate thousands of crave-worthy items at each concession stand and there's even a...

@kelseyohleger - Where to eat at Nationals Park - Washington, DC