Collected by Linda Moore
8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
An undulating steel and glass canopy wows visitors who enter the Kogod Courtyard. Inside you'll find diners from the museum's café, tourists soaking their weary feet in the shallow fountain running across the space, and students taking advantage...
3178 Bladensburg Rd NE B, Washington, DC 20018, USA
Established in 2009 by DC natives Jeff Hancock and Brandon Skall, this is the first brewery to operate inside DC lines since 1956 when the Olde Heurich Brewery closed. Choose from their three signature beers at this brewery: "The Public"...
355 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
Named for the mythical dragon-like beast said to terrorize the region at the turn of the century, Snallygaster is DC's largest beer festival. It features a beastly display of over 250 unique craft beers, sourced from the best local, domestic, and...
600 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
If you arrive into DC by boat, this lovely pirate lass will be on the dock to greet you. If you arrive by any other means, then make your way down to DC’s marina (yes, there is one albeit a small one) to meet her. She stands at the plank way...
675 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
This iconic Washington restaurant and bar has moved several times since it began as a boarding house/tavern in 1856, but its present location, a block from the White House, speaks to its history. Presidents Grant, Johnson, Cleveland, McKinley,...
724 Jefferson St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
Fleurir is a charming chocolate boutique that produces and sells exquisite chocolate bonbons and treats. Chocolatier Robert Ludlow creates innovative flavors out of quality ingredients that include lavender shiraz, peanut butter banana, and lemon...
3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304, USA
Since 2011, Port City is the first brewery to operate in Alexandria, VA, since the Prohibition days of the early 1900s. The state of the art brewery, with 60-barrel stainless steel fermentation tanks, has an exciting line of handmade,...
1626, 501 E Monroe Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA
Swing's is a craft coffee bar and roaster located in a reclaimed industrial space in the quaint neighborhood of Del Ray. The open, communal space is a great place to head in the morning or early afternoon to meet a friend or to do some reading to...
Fort Washington, MD 20745, USA
Undoubtedly, the heart of National Harbor is its marina and waterfront. You’ll likely spend time here so check out the options. Here is where you can board a water taxi to go over to Alexandria, VA or further afar to Mount Vernon and even...
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