Your Home Base for Visiting Washington DC Attractions
Your Washington DC vacation will enable you to see some of the best visitor attractions in the country. Here is some info about things to do in Washington DC to help you make the most of your visit with us.
- American University– 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 | 202.885.1000
- Catholic University of America –620 Michigan Ave., N.E. Washington, DC 20064 | 202.319.5000
- Catholic University Online– 620 Michigan Ave., N.E. Washington, DC 20064 | 855.295.5711 | 202.635.5019
- Georgetown University– 37th and O Streets, N.W.,Washington D.C. 20057 | 202.687.0100
- Georgetown University Online– 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057 | 202.994.6863
- George Washington University– 2121 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052 | 202.994.1000
- George Washington University Online– 2121 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052 |202.687.8888
- Howard University– 2400 Sixth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059 | 202.806.6100
- University of the District of Columbia– 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008 |202.274.5000
Washington DC Comedy Clubs
- Capitol Steps – Political Comedy every Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
- DC Improv – Comedy Club, Restaurant, bar and comedy school. Some of its past comedians include Ellen DeGeneres, Dave Chappelle and Brian Regan.
Washington DC Convention Hotels and Venues
- Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Beautiful convention facility with a capacity for thousands of attendees and 703,000 total square ft. of exhibit space
- Washington Hilton Hotel in Dupont Circle – 30,000 square feet of venue space
- Omni Shoreham Hotel in Woodley Park
- Wardman Park Hotel in Woodley Park
- Supreme Court – Chief Justice and 8 associate justices make up the Supreme Court, the highest judicial authority in the U.S.. This court decides whether actions of Congress, the President, the states and the lower courts follow the principles of the Constitution. Less than 100 cases are heard annually. If you’re curious about how the court functions and operates, take a tour today.
- Library Of Congress – The largest library in the world and the oldest federal cultural building, this beautiful architecture is definitely worth seeing. This is more than just a library. It is a capsule containing precious collections, art, and much more. Make sure to have a picture ID with you when visiting.
- The Washington Diplomat – An independent monthly newspaper. I enjoy the one-on-one ambassador interviews.
- The Washington Post – One of Washington DC’s daily newspapers.
- Washington Times – Breaking News, Politics, National and International News.
- The Examiner – Local News, Breaking News and Political News
- Washingtonian Magazine – Great coverage on the best of everything in Washington DC including the best restaurants and activities.
- Old Post Office Pavilion – Specialty shops, food court and entertainment – near the White House and Smithsonian Museums
- Retale.com – is a free online and app-based resource for local shopping. Based on your location, you can view the newest deals and sales in weekly ads from your favorite retailers. Retale also helps users easily locate the items they want in stores closest to them, and find useful shopping information like store hours and addresses.
- Postmates – Order in anything you’d like with this awesome on-demand app.
- The Shops at Georgetown Park Mall – This shopping mall with a variety of mid to high end stores in a beautiful setting is located in the middle of Georgetown almost at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street.
- Macy’s – All your fashion needs in one place
- Leesburg Premium Outlet – This designer outlet center has 110 stores – 35 miles away
- Mazza Gallery – High end shops such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Store and more found at the Friendship Heights Red Line Stop.
- The Shops at Wisconsin Place – Take a look at the directory for store names
- Marshall’s Store – Fashion Outlet Store with great prices on designer clothing near this Washington DC Inn.
- The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City – Just a couple of miles from the Smithsonian museums and monuments, across the Potomac River at the Arlington, VA Pentagon City Metro Stop.
As our nation’s capital, Washington DC is brimming with culture and historic spaces. Here is a brief list of places to see and museums to visit while you are in town staying with us. In addition to this list, you may want to read our more detailed reviews on our Washington DC Activities Blog.
- Historical Tour of the White House – Tours are open to all but you must contact your congressperson or embassy a few months in advance to get a ticket.
- Woodley Park Historic District – Visit restaurant row on Connecticut Avenue.
- Dupont Circle/Kalorama District – Museums, Historical Homes, Private Galleries, and several restaurants.
- Jewish Synagogue – First Jewish Congregation founded in DC.
- Lincoln’s Cottage – President Lincoln’s seasonal home from June – November 1862-64.
- The Heurich Mansion – Brewmaster’s Castle, the country’s most intact Victorian House in DuPont Circle built around 1892.
- Old Stone House – Built in 1765, this is the oldest residential house in Washington DC, located in Georgetown, preserved to show how ordinary people lived during that time.
- Tudor Place – Tudor Place’s mission is to educate the public about American history and culture. Home of Martha Washington’s granddaughter and six generations of her descendants, the Custis-Peter family.
- Air and Space Museum – A favorite amongst all of the Smithsonian museums in DC. Free Admission. Free Tours. Cafeteria on site.
- Museum of Natural History – This is a must see for the whole family. Free Admission.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum – All forms of art from the 18th century to modern day. Free Admission.
- Museum of American History – This is a wonderful place to visit time and time again, a place where you can see and compare how much progress we have made as a people, society and as a country. Free Admission.
- Textile Museum – This museum expands public knowledge and appreciation of the artistic and cultural importance of textiles and is located a short walk from the American Guest House
- Newseum – There’s always more to every story and you won’t want to leave this museum once you start excavating the stories so prepare to spend at least a few hours here. Tickets for adults ages 19 to 64 are $22.95 plus tax but on August 1st adult and senior tickets will be just $10 all weekend! Plus, kids 18 and younger may visit free through Labor Day!
- Lincoln’s Cottage – President Lincoln’s seasonal home from June – November 1862-64.
- National Building Museum – This museum is about architecture, engineering and design and offers free access to the Great Hall and historic building tours. There is a museum shop, cafe, and lots for children to do.
- National Postal Museum – Served as a Washington, D.C. post office from 1914 through 1986.
- U.S. Navy Museum – Open Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
- Bureau of Engraving and Printing – This is where the U.S. Dollar is printed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Free Admission.
- Holocaust Museum – Even the internal architecture of this museum conveys the coldness of one of history’s most tragic acts. Free Admission.
- Corcoran Art Museum – It opened in 1869, the oldest art museum in Washington, DC and a major center for American art.
- Jewish Museum – The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington and its Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum.
- The Pentagon – Is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia. It employs about 23,000 military and civilian employees and is the largest office building in the world.
- Mount Vernon Estate – George Washington’s home for about 40 years – You will enjoy seeing how the First American President lived. Located about 14 miles south of American Guest House the estate can be accessed by an enjoyable bicycle ride or run via the Mount Vernon Trail.
- Octagon Museum – Oldest Museum in the US. Watch out for the resident Ghosts…
- National Cathedral – Is the sixth largest in the world and is used for all sorts of national purposes, such as President Wilson’s funeral. Free tours are given to U.S. citizens if you ask your congressperson to arrange it for you. Beautiful stained glass windows make the observation deck on the 7th floor one of the best places for watching the city.
- The Anderson House – A 50-room mansion built in 1905 and owned by Larz Anderson III born into one of Cincinnati’s most prominent families. It is now home to The Society of the Cincinnati, a vibrant community of fellowship and high purpose, dedicated to the memory of the heroes who secured the independence of the United States.
- National Museum of African American History – To be located on Constitution Avenue on the Mall in Washington DC and expected to open in late 2015.
- Botanic Garden – Located on the National Mall between the Capitol and National Museum of the American Indian. Here you can enjoy the beauty of exquisite orchids, fruit plants from all over the world and endangered species. Very interesting place to visit. Lots to see and learn. No food shop. Free Admission.
- National Geographic– 10 new species discovered in 2010, one being a pink fish that can ‘walk’ and it has ‘hands’?
- Madame Tussauds – Impress your friends, take a picture next to Obama and the First Lady.
- Tidal Basin Paddle Boats – Take a break from touring and do some paddling, enjoy the Jefferson Memorial and the Cherry Blossoms from a water view on your own paddle boat.
- Spy Museum – Very popular with the boys.
- Museum of Crime & Punishment – My boys, husband and 15 year old loved this place.
- Newseum – This is a great place to visit, plan to spend at least 3 hours here because there is just too much to see and lots of interactive stuff.
- DC War Memorial – World War I took the lives of 116,516 Americans who died in defense of democracy overseas and 26,000 of those were local DC residents.
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt – The monument is on reclaimed land from the Potomac River
- George Washington Monument– Dedicated to the First U.S. President. Awesome place to visit, fantastic view of the city, specially the White House, however it is not easy to get a tour ticket during the busy spring and summer months, but not impossible.
- Lincoln Memorial – Dedicated to the 16th president of the United States whose calling was to end slavery in this country. This is also the site from where Martin Luther King delivered his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech.
- Martin Luther King Memorial – $114M of the $120M required to begin construction has been raised, site has been chosen and ground breaking ceremony happened in October 2011.
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial – Or the ‘Wall’ in honor of the men and women who fought in the Vietnam War.
- Capitol Hill – The construction of the majestic Building started in 1793. The building was originally designed by a Dr. William Thornton, a Scottish-trained physician living in the British West Indies, not an architect at all.
- DuPont Circle – Historical district is primarily residential and houses beautiful mansions built around 1895 and 1910.
- Georgetown – One of the oldest neighborhoods in Washington, DC is a vibrant community with upscale shops, bars and restaurants. Many of the homes are 200 year-old restored row houses . Georgetown is also a college town due to its close proximity to two major universities, Georgetown and George Washington.
- Kalorama– Has been home to presidents, senators, secretary of defense, embassy Row and ambassadors and much more.
- National Mall – Where all the Smithsonian Museums and Monuments are located in Washington, DC.
- Lafayette Park – Lafayette Park is a public park located directly across from the White House.
- Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium – A nice relaxing bit of nature to help escape the hustle of the city.
- Smithsonian National Zoological Park – Also known as the Washington DC Zoo, one of the oldest in the United States and it offers free admissions.
- Dumbarton Oaks Park – Country quiet and solitude in Georgetown
- Atlantic Kayak Company – offers kayak instructions, rentals and guided tours of Georgetown and Piscataway Creek, situated across the river from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate.
- Potomac Paddle Sports – This kayak school offers lessons, trips, and skill clinics in the Potomac River and C&O Canal on the Maryland side of the Potomac River
- Jack’s Boat House – Located in Georgetown, tours and rentals.
- National Gallery of Arts – A special place for art lovers, plus free live music on Sunday evenings at 6:30pm. Concerts feature opera music, choral, Afghan, and lots more. Presentations are done in the West Building (6th St. & Constitution Ave, NW entrance). Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 6pm. You cannot get in after 6:30pm.
- The Phillips Collection – Modern Art, concerts, programs, events, and special exhibitions only 10 minutes by foot from the American Guest House.
- Corcoran – Gallery of American Art.
- Aaron Gallery – This art gallery is located in DuPont Circle and it displays the finest Abstract Expressionist paintings and sculptures.
- Freer & Sackler Galleries – Asian Art at the Smithsonian.
- National Portrait Gallery – Portraits of famous Americans, President’s Hall of Fame.
- Marsha Mateyka Gallery – A leading contemporary art gallery for paintings, sculptures, photography and art on paper.
- The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Awards, Ballet, Dance, Festivals, Jazz, National Symphony Orchestra, Performances for Young Audiences, Theater, etc.
- Ford’s Theater – Where President Lincoln was shot.
- National Theatre – Free performances every Saturday Morning. Seating is limited.
- Shakespeare Theatre – Great plays and shows.
- Warner Theatre – Performing arts, musicals, shows.
- Madam’s Organ – Soul Food Restaurant and bar with the best Blues, R&B and Jazz shows in town.
- Kennedy Center Millennium Stage – Free performances by National Symphony Orchestra, gospel groups, jazz musicians and poetry.
- National Gallery of Art – Free music and concerts, check it out.
- Blues Alley – World renown and oldest Jazz and Supper Club in the U. S. located in Georgetown.
- Bohemian Cavern – Great Jazz Club located in the U Street/Cardozo Corridor.
- Uptown Theatre -3426 Connecticut Ave (202) 966-5400
- AMC Loews Georgetown 14 – K Street N.W., Washington, DC – (888) 262-4386
- West End Cinema – 2301 M Street NW Washington, DC 20037 – 202-419-3456
- I-Max Theater – Fun for the whole family at the Museums of Natural History and Air and Space.
Washington DC Public Transportation
- Washington DC Metro/Bus planner – Use this to find out which bus/metro/subway to take, how much the trip will cost and how long it will take.
- Metro/Subway – Tips and Tricks to ride the metro stress free.
- Taxi Rates – Know before you go.
- Capital Bike Share – This is a great way to know the city and visit the sites. Rent a bike and enjoy your stay. There is a bike station just a couple of blocks away from the American Guest House and the rate is about $7 per 24 hours.
- Bus 42/43 – Buses stop a few feet from this Washington DC Bed and Breakfast, every 5 to 10 minutes and also stops at DuPont Circle Subway Station, Adams Morgan, Farragut North station. Farragut West station. McPherson Sq station. Metro Center station, Gallery Pl-Chinatown station.
- Bus H1 – Bus stops a few feet from the American Guest House and service these locations: rookland-CUA station, Columbia Heights station, Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle station, Foggy Bottom-GWU station, Potomac Park/State Dept.
- Bus Line X3 – Serves these locations: Minnesota Ave station, Benning Rd. N.E., Hechinger Mall, H St. N.E. (X1), Government Printing Office (X1), Federal Triangl(X1), Potomac Park/State Dept. (X1), Foggy Bottom-GWU station (X1),
Gallaudet University (X3), New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U, station (X3), U St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/, Cardozo station (X3), Reeves Center (X3),
Adams Morgan (X3), Woodley Park-Zoo/, Adams Morgan station (X3),
McLean Gardens (X3)
- Reagan National Airport (DCA) – This is the closest airport to Washington DC, about 3 miles to the White House and Smithsonian museums and monuments and 5 miles to the American Guest House. Ground transportation options are taxi, mini van shuttles, metro/subway and sedan/limousines.
- Dulles International Airport (IAD) – 26 miles to Washington DC. Most international flights land here and there are plenty ground transportation such as: taxi, mini van shuttles, sedan/limousines, and express bus/metro connection.
- Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) – 32.3 miles to Washington DC. Ground transportation options are: taxi, mini van shuttles, sedan/limousines, train and bus/subway.
- MegaBus – Tickets as low as $1 from DC to New York and New York to DC. Free wifi service.
- DC2NY – $30 one way/$60 round trip from DuPont Circle and Union Station to Penn Station in New York. Free Wi-Fi service, clean bathrooms.
- Chinatown – $20 one way, $35 round trip. Washington DC to New York and New York to DC.
- TripperBus -Serves the DC area and goes to NYC and back several times daily. They recently won “best bus” in the Washington City Paper’s Best Of Awards. Coupon Code DCTONYCBUS $1 off a ticket
- 1 Day Itinerary – One day is definitely not enough to enjoy all DC has to offer but we have put together a list of some of the things that you could enjoy on the run.
- Bed, Breakfast, and Biking — Your guide to the best biking routes in DC
- Boomerang Tours – Washington DC Party Bus and Washington DC Party Boats for hire. Offering Night Life tours, Neighborhood Tours as well as Wine Tours.
- CIA – The CIA museum is located inside the CIA compound, and it is not open to the public, but there is a Virtual Tour available on the web site.
- Capital Segway Tours – This is a great way to tour Washington DC but you must be at least 16 y.o.
- Chocolate Tour in DuPont Circle – Do you love chocolate or perhaps wants to know how it is made, then this is the tour for you.
- Cultural Tourism DC – List a broad range of activities and special events for all ages and interests.
- DC By Foot – They offer Food Tours, Bike Tours, Bus Tours, Ghost Tours, Group Tours and even some try out Free Tours.
- DC Metro Food Tours – Food lovers be aware! Don’t eat before the tour, there will be plenty to eat as you tour the neighborhoods.
- DC WalkAbout – Free, Tip-Based Capitol Hill Walking Tour – 10am-12pm Monday thru Friday.
- Dinner Cruises – Wine and dine in elegance while you enjoy 3 hours of unique Washington DC sightseeing.
- Dupont Circle Food Tour – Over 50 countries are represented in neighborhood.
- FBI – No more tours until further notice, but there is a lot of great information about crime prevention awareness and Scams in general.
- Ghost Tour – This tour is great for ghost hunters and for the ones that may be a bit curious about haunted history and places. Ghost tours are also a great way to learn history in a “scary” and funny way.
- Hop-On-Hop Off – Open Top, Double Decker Bus – Do you want to tour DC but only have a few hours or just in town for a day. Tour buses offer great tours of the city and this is the easiest and best way to see Washington, DC in a nut shell. There is a stop at the Washington Hilton Hotel which is just a few feet away from the American Guest House.
- Monuments at Moonlight – This tour will give you a night view of Washington DC.
- Old Town Trolley – Fully narrated tours that entertain and provide very interesting facts about Washington, DC and the United States history.
- Tours and Ticket Prices – Long list of tours and price in Washington DC and surrounding areas.
- Tour the U. S. Capitol – Plan your visit and book a tour online – Watch senators debate and vote on pending legislation.
- TV and Movie Sites Tour – Would you like to see the mall where No Way Out was filmed and much more, then this tour is for you.
- White House Tours – The White House is only 1 mile to the American Guest House. For tours, if you are an American citizen please contact your congressman for tickets and if you are a citizen of a foreign country, please contact your embassy in Washington, DC for assistance in submitting a tour request.
- Walk of the Town – This is a great way to see all the sites in Washington, DC.
Special Events in DC
- Annual Museum Walk Weekend – In the Dupont-Kalorama area. This is an yearly event that happens yearly in early June. It is a way to showcase museums and art galleries that are located in the DuPont Circle and Kalorama neighborhoods. It includes museums such as Anderson House. Fondo del Sol, The Phillips Collection, National Geographic Museum, and much more. This is really a great deal with Free museum admissions and Free shuttle between sites.
- Adams Morgan Day – is celebrated the 2nd Sunday of September around 18th Street. The festival will feature: arts, multicultural specialty items, crafts, a variety of food and drink, Arts on Belmont, a Kids Fair, a youth basketball tournament at Marie Reed School, and two large music stages…
- Capitol Steps – The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.
- Cherry Blossoms – Bloom Watch will begin on March First, click on the link to see the best time to visit. Come enjoy the beauty of the blossoms, the festival, the parade and ultimately DC.
- Concert at Pentagon Row – Every Thursday evenings from June – August from 7-9PM enjoy FREE summer concerts at Pentagon Row, where food, shops and music are all at your fingertips. From American Guest House take the metro at DuPont Circle and get off at the Pentagon City station.
- Concert at Rock Creek Park – FREE concerts from June 15th thru September 1st
- DC Filmfest – This is a yearly event and is loved by Washingtonian movie buffs. It features a large array of International Films and political comedies.
- Film Festival – Another free event in DC, normally happening around September of each year.
- Fourth of July – There is no better place to celebrate Independence Day than the Nation’s Capital City.
- Francophonie Cultural Festival – Occurs annually March 1st thru April 13th – celebrates the diverse and rich French heritages, language, passions, music, and cuisine all here at the National Mall in Washington DC.
- Marine Corps Marathon – October 27th, 2013 in Washington, DC – Voted the best marathon in the USA.
- Martin Luther King Day – It is celebrated yearly on the 3rd Monday in January.
- Memorial Day Concert – Beautiful live concert on the Capitol’s ground
- Memorial Day Parade – Come out and watch this incredible show, you will be glad you did. Many celebrities participate in the parade and it is a great way to honor our veterans and fallen angels. The parade starts on Constitution Ave and 7th Avenue and ends on 17th Street and Constitution Ave.
- Memorial Day Rolling Thunder – This is an American tradition started in 1987 as a demonstration to bring awareness to Prisoner(s) of War (POW) and to those Missing In Action (MIA). Over 250,000 motorcycle riders participates in this yearly demonstration.
- Nations Triathlon – This yearly event happens at the beginning of September. It is more than just a race, it is a weekend full of events. Athletes must be at least 18 to participate.
- National Book Festival – It happens yearly in September at the National Mall sponsored by the Library of Congress. Meet your favorite writer and get your book signed.
- National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony -This really is a great treat for the whole family. Filled with great music and entertainment, this is a great way to start the Christmas season. It happens in early December so watch out for the date as tickets are required. (202) 208-1631.
- National Shamrock Festival – A March event. The largest St Patty’s Day Festival on the East Coast, the National Shamrock Festival takes place at the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds in Washington DC and will sham-rock your day
- National Marathon – Washington DC’s yearly Marathon in the cherry blossomed month of March.
- New Year’s Celebrations – Washington, DC is a party town, visit our Blog closer to the date for more options on how to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
- National Capital Barbecue Battle – Annual competition between restaurants around the Washington DC area and around the country – Not only can you savor the best barbecues in the country but there are many activities for the whole family including live rock, R&B, jazz, and blues bands.
- Pink Tie Party– This is a great event to kick off the Spring Season as it occurs in March before the Cherry Blossom blooms.
- President’s Day – Celebrated since 1971 on the 3rd Monday of February this holiday brings many festivities throughout the Washington DC and Virginia.
- Presidential Elections – Every 4 years in November. Who will be our next president?
- Run Amuck – Quantico, VA in June – This 4 mile challenge is an adventure of dirt and obstacles to be experienced via trails and hills. Run Amuck is open to participants 8 years old and older.
- Smithsonian Folk life Festival – International exposition of living cultural heritage on the grounds of the National Mall.
- Saint Patrick’s Day – It’s Green and fun for the whole family.
- Washington DC Calendar – Check out this calendar for there are plenty of reasons to visit Washington DC anytime of year. Find your reason for taking a Washington DC Vacation today!
- White House Easter Egg Roll – If you have young children (if you don’t, borrow one from a neighbor because this event is really neat and worth it) get ready to rub shoulders (and maybe even get your shoulders rubbed by?) a lot of celebrities and of course the First Family who will all be there to host celebrations, read to children, and head festivities. About 35,000 people join together on the South Lawn of the White House every year for this wonderful celebration. To attend you’ll of course need to not only apply but also win the lottery, so keep on checking back for the Lottery date which normally starts around the 1st of March and last about 5 days.
- White House Spring Garden Tour – It normally happens at the beginning of April – We will keep you updated.
- Women Suffrage Parade – In 1913 Inez Milholland and 5000 other activists marched down Pennsylvania Avenue for women’s right to vote and to run for office.
Washington DC Embassies
- Embassy of Israel – 202-364-5500
- British Embassy – (202) 588-6500
- French Embassy – (202) 944 6000
- Brazilian Embassy – (202) 238-2805
- Italian Embassy – (202) 612-4400
- Australian Embassy – (202) 797 3000
- Switzerland Embassy – (202) 745-7900
- Embassy of Ireland – (202) 462-3939
- Canadian Embassy – (202) 682-1740
- Austrian Embassy – (202) 895-6700
- Russian Embassy – (202) 298-5700
- Colombian Embassy – (202) 387-8338
- Embassy of Argentina – (202) 238-6400
- Chinese Embassy– (202) 495-2266495-2266495-2266
Sette Osteria A classic Italian restaurant situated in the heart of Dupont Circle. This place has outside setting in the summer that is perfect for people watching. Their spaghetti and meatballs comes highly recommended.
Floriana A cute place situated near 17th street, this white-table-cloth bistro entices customers with their romantic red walls and lasagna specials.
Buca di Beppo This is where the party is at! If you have a large group, they can accommodate you. Prices are reasonable and menu is served family style. Be prepared to laugh with friends and family in their fun atmosphere.
Lauriol Plaza With some of the best margaritas in town, this place can deliver great mexican food. Complimentary chips and salsa comes to every table. Try their chicken fajitas or fish tacos. Be advised, this is a three-story establishment but there can be a wait on the weekends–it’s worth it!
Rosa Mexicano Have a date you need to impress? Then swing the person over to one of DC’s classiest Mexicano cuisines. With guacamole made fresh at the table and creative drinks, this isn’t a budget friendly place, but your tastebuds will definitely be impressed.
El Chucho – Cocina Superior Cheap eats with a cool vibe, this is a great spot for friends. Al Pastor tacos are a fan favorite. And fried cheese is great if you’re a dairy lover. The exterior is a jazzy blue, but this place puts the hip in hipster.
Mintwood Place Expect to see top name in the political world because this place is popular! Cucumber gazpacho, avocado stuffed piquillo pepper, dinner specials based on local farmers selection, and Vanilla crème brûlée, it’s hard to go wrong! Reserve ahead of time or be prepared for a major wait!
Founding Farmers Co-op-owned American eatery, only local farmers source this restaurant. But be warned, this place has some serious style. Say hi to Chef Joe when you stop by.
FireFly They brought the forest with them. A big tree is planted slab in the middle of the dining area. This helps accent their American comfort food. Try their deviled eggs if you’re ready for a food addiction.
Bistro Bistro Cute and cozy. Pillows line the walls where bench seating perches out. Bring a crowd for brunch. The turkey benedict with a Bellini can make anyone a happy camper.
1658 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009 – 202.232.5483
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