Collected by Bristol Hartlage
555 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
When you enter the former General Post Office's former mail sorting room, you're transported away from the madness of Penn Quarter and into a lovely intimate space. The first thing that caught my eye was the Bloody Mary bar which welcomes you upon...
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"...
205 W Potomac St, Williamsport, MD 21795, USA
The C&O Canal Towpath is a bike trail that winds its way through Maryland along the old canal. It eventually ends in Georgetown, Washington DC but there are some beautiful features along the trail. My favorite spot is the Paw Paw tunnel, which is...
1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
Union Market is the perfect D.C. destination if you're searching for a weekend brunch spot, craving a snack on your way to visit the Capitol, or, you know, hungry. Oyster bar, bakery, taqueria, soda shop, sandwich shop, Korean taco grill—all...
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,...
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA
The Washington National Cathedral stands high over D.C. as a beacon of faith for the nation. The impressive Gothic architecture evokes comparisons to Notre-Dame (despite being built more than half a millennium later). Flying buttresses, spires,...
6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565, USA
A bronze thinking rabbit, a stainless steel tree, and a cherry-red abstract horse—these may sound like characters from a modern-day version of Alice in Wonderland, but are actually highlights from the National Gallery of Art Sculpture...
225 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
The Eastern Market, now a National Historic Landmark, opened in 1873 to serve the Capitol Hill neighborhood (an 1805 version, located down by the Navy Yard, was a casualty of the War of 1812). The brick market hall, packed with butchers, bakers,...
1370 Park Rd NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA
Simply put, you must go here. Sticky Fingers has the craziest bakery, breakfast, brunch, and lunch menu that you have ever seen. And, the best part is that it's all vegan, but you can't even tell! I would challenge anyone, from vegetarian to...
515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Since 2009, the former Hotel Washington (circa 1916) was converted into the ultra-trendy W Hotel infusing contemporary design while retaining the original Beaux-Arts architecture. Today it features 317 rooms, with 7 WOW suites, and an Extreme WOW...
201 Allison St NW, Washington, DC 20011, USA
Since 1719, Rock Creek Cemetery has been a final resting place for notable Washingtonians and is the oldest colonial cemetery in D.C. It is marked with ornate gravestones and mausoleums, with the most prominent featuring a bronze statue of a...
Washington, DC 20007, USA
D.C. is one of the few cities to have one of these—officially, that is. Sandwiched between Montrose Park and Dumbarton Oaks Museum and Gardens, this picturesque trail starts near 31st and R Streets NW in Georgetown and cuts through Rock Creek Park...
1725 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
Tucked away in the Kalorama neighborhood is an urban oasis of steps and terraces connecting S Street and Decatur Place NW. Designed in the early 20th century during D.C.'s "City Beautiful" movement, the Spanish Steps vaguely resemble the original...
1115A U St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Since 2010, this underground DJ and concert hall has been regarded as one of the top dance clubs in D.C. as well as the U.S. mainly due to its sound system. Founders and local DJs Will Eastman and Jesse Tittsworth created a space that eschews...
1900 E St NW, Washington, DC 20415, USA
The most famous cherry trees in Washington, D.C. are those lining the city's gorgeous Tidal Basin, and for good reason. The Tidal Basin makes for a stunning, leisurely walk, with views of the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial, and for two...
Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Capital Bikeshare is a program in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding Virginia and Maryland suburbs that makes over 2,500 bicycles available to the public. Touring the region on two wheels is a breeze with over 300 stations across the area and an...
1800 S Bell St, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Synetic Theater puts on innovative performances that fuse elements of physical theater with text, drama, dance, and music. The company is best known for its "silent Shakespeare" repertoire, where the cast performs the play through movement rather...
CITY CENTER, 1001 H St NW #206, Washington, DC 20001, USA
City Center DC is a newish downtown destination with more than 30 upscale brands, including Kate Spade, Paul Smith, and Burberry. Shoppers can revive with a sugar rush at David Chang's Momofuku Milk Bar, famous for its crack pie and vanilla...
5788 2nd St NE, Washington, DC 20011, USA
Founded by buddies Ben Evans and Patrick Mulane, these two environmentally conscious brewers create artistic interpretations of existing recipes to fit a homegrown DC approach, and raise awareness about the endangered Eastern Hellbender Salamander...
1351 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
Inspired by vibrant Southeast Asian night markets, D.C. chef Erik Bruner-Yang (of Toki Underground fame) and D.C. streetwear mogul Will Sharp created a sleek, two-story indoor/outdoor space that's part menswear store, part café and...
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