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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.

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
Discover Eastern Market’s Sights, Smells & Sounds

Nestled in the heart of historic Capitol Hill just north of Barracks Row, Eastern Market is a must-visit for lovers of fresh, locally sourced food and drink, and arts and crafts lovers. Designed to serve as the neighborhood town center, this popular community hub has attracted an eclectic group of...

Eastern Market
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
Eat Your Way Through DC’s Neighborhoods

When most people think of the country’s best food cities, places such as Charleston, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City likely come to mind. But Washington, DC deserves a spot on that list as well. The city had so many restaurants open in 2015 that we – and our stomachs – could barely keep...

Local Dining in DC Neighborhoods
10 Places to Eat & Drink on H Street NE

From Ethiopian to Lebanese to Mexican, the food along H Street is a melting pot of flavors. Exploring the diverse neighborhood means you will work up quite the appetite. With that said, here are 10 awesome food and drink options to get you started.

Dining at Copycat Co - H Street NE
Where to Eat on 11th Street in Columbia Heights

Perhaps the homiest restaurant neighborhood in the city, Columbia Heights’ 11th Street serves up indie bars and eateries on the blocks between residential Kenyon and Monroe streets. If you plan well, you could chow down on three meals a day here – and still have spots to go to for a nightcap. A.M...

Maple restaurant Washington, DC
Capitol Riverfront By Day & By Night

Capitol Riverfront was a vital commercial section of the District from the late 19th century until the end of World War II, as the Washington Navy Yard, the nation’s longest continually operating naval facility, served as a beacon for a thriving community. Billions of dollars in investment in the...

Couple at Yards Park Capitol Riverfront
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
19 Hot Restaurants to Try Now in Washington, DC

The nation's capital was recently named restaurant city of the year by Bon Appétit magazine, and come October, it will become the fourth U.S. city featured in the Michelin Guide , joining the likes of New York City, San Francisco and Chicago. A sea of new dining concepts and reinvigorated favorites...

The Dabney - Shaw - Blagden Alley - Washington, DC