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Plan your stay in Washington, DC

How to spend 48 hours in Washington, DC
Things to do How to spend 48 hours in Washington, DC

Including a visit to the hidden bar in the basement of a local doughnut shop.

The best day trips from DC
Things to do The best day trips from DC

Taste made-on-site delicious rum and whiskey on your trip to St. Michael's.

25 Instagram-worthy spots in DC
Things to do 25 Instagram-worthy spots in DC

The Friendship Archway is a colorful sumbol of harmony that marks the entrance to Chinatown.

Cool Washington, DC tours to take
Things to do Cool Washington, DC tours to take

Including food tours that will have you stroll through a distinct neighborhood as you stuff your brain.

Events in DC all year round
Things to do Events in DC all year round

Whether you’re looking for Easter egg hunts at the White House in spring or Independence Day concerts at the Capitol in summer.

20 best things to do in DC with kids
Things to do 20 best things to do in DC with kids

The National Building Museum and United States Botanic Garden are both a must.

Great free things to do in DC
Things to do Great free things to do in DC

From the zoo to concerts to major attractions to screenings—all completely gratis.

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Navigating Washington, D.C.

Driving in Washington, DC
Travel Driving in Washington, DC

Heads up: the traffic circles are confusing and some streets change direction in rush hours.

Cycling in Washington, DC
Travel Cycling in Washington, DC

The city has close to 60 miles of marked bike lanes and is building more by the day.

Metro and street map of DC
Things to do Metro and street map of DC

Find major streets, top museums and attractions.

Traveling to and from Washington, DC
Travel Traveling to and from Washington, DC

With three airports serving the area, you'll need a guide. We're here to help.

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Where to eat in Washington, DC

The 38 best restaurants in DC
Restaurants The 38 best restaurants in DC

Old-time classics have taken permanent spots in the city's formerly stodgy dining scene.

Top vegan eateries in DC
Restaurants Top vegan eateries in DC

Sign up for Elizabeth's Gone Raw Friday-night-only affair: a 7-course, plant-based tasting menu.

Delicious Greek restaurants in DC
Restaurants Delicious Greek restaurants in DC

From delicious tzatziki to delectable baklava and killer souvlaki, expect traditional Mediterranean food here.

10 fabulous eateries in Georgetown
Restaurants 10 fabulous eateries in Georgetown

As cute as a box of macarons, Chez Billy Sud delivers southern France on a plate.

The best food trucks in Washington, DC
Restaurants The best food trucks in Washington, DC

DC’s mobile food vendors keep on truckin’, serving ever-more creative fare.

The best American restaurants in DC
Restaurants The best American restaurants in DC

From Capitol Hill power-broker canteens like Ted’s Bulletin to chic Georgetown steakhouses.

Fabulous Italian eateries to dine at in DC
Restaurants Fabulous Italian eateries to dine at in DC

At The Red Hen, most of the Italian-leaning dishes make a pit stop in the fire before hitting your plate.

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Where to drink in Washington, DC

The most awesome bars in all of DC
Bars The most awesome bars in all of DC

From fabulously gimmicky destinations (including a "cocktail lab" by José Andrés) to ultra-old-school haunts shaking up solid classic drinks.

13 great wine bars in DC
Bars 13 great wine bars in DC

Get merry on sherry, swap recommendations with a master sommelier or unwind with a few bottles.

Best rooftop bars in Washington, DC
Bars Best rooftop bars in Washington, DC

Number one: Brixton, a three-story lounge in Shaw overlooking the Washington Monument.

Fun DC dive bars to spend your night in
Bars Fun DC dive bars to spend your night in

They’re grungy, run-down and even a little stinky—but that’s exactly why we love them. P.S.: many only accept cash.

The 13 best breweries in DC
Bars The 13 best breweries in DC

From renowned local gems to more eclectic picks, these breweries produce some of the country's top suds and ales.

The top 15 cocktail bars in DC
Bars The top 15 cocktail bars in DC

At Barmini, choose from a robust lineup of 100 cocktails at any given time.

These are the best sports bars in DC
Bars These are the best sports bars in DC

Expect great atmospheres, killer bar snacks and mega-screens making sure you never miss a moment of the action.

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Where to stay in Washington, DC

The best hotels in Washington, DC
Hotels The best hotels in Washington, DC

From luxuriously historic lodgings to crisply contemporary boutique hotels.

Where to stay in Washington, DC
Hotels Where to stay in Washington, DC

The city is broken into four different quadrants that are made up of distinct neighborhoods. 

The 16 best cheap hotels in DC
Hotels The 16 best cheap hotels in DC

It's true: what is perhaps the world’s most famous hotel, The Watergate Hotel, is relatively affordable.

Awesome Airbnbs to rent out in DC
Hotels Awesome Airbnbs to rent out in DC

Whether you prefer a lively neighborhood like Dupont Circle or a quieter one, like Capitol Hill.

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Get out and explore Washington, DC

The best music stores in DC
Shopping The best music stores in DC

Whether looking to expand your vinyl collection, learn how to play a new instrument or find that record you've been humming.

Where to go shopping in DC
Shopping Where to go shopping in DC

Washingtonians aren’t exactly known for flamboyant style—something you realize after moving to DC—but that doesn’t mean we lack fashion sense.

The 15 best dance clubs in DC
Music The 15 best dance clubs in DC

Embrace the Moulin Rouge-like ambiance at SAX, at the top of our list.

Where to listen to live music in DC
Music Where to listen to live music in DC

Including the national cultural center of the United States: the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The best jazz clubs in DC
Music The best jazz clubs in DC

Known as the home of Duke Ellington and Shirley Horn, among other illustrious jazzers, the capital has long had a thriving jazz scene.

The top florist picks in DC
Shopping The top florist picks in DC

Simplicity is key at Little Acre Flowers, which offers only two floral options: a vase arrangement and a hand-tied bouquet.

The most awesome movie theaters in DC
Movies The most awesome movie theaters in DC

Although nicknamed "Hollywood for Ugly People," the capital delivers when in need of a cinematic escape from the ongoing political drama.  

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