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Your Guide to Visiting Washington DC Attractions

The Nation’s Capital is a place where millions of tourists and business travelers come each year. From some of the most historically significant places in our country to the most influential place in the world for government policy, DC has everything in between. Did you know DC is home to the largest library in the world? The Library of Congress holds some of the most important documents in our day and has almost every other book that has ever been printed. As an American citizen, you get to use it! The Library of Congress is open daily for tours as well. Interested in other area attractions? Please talk with our Innkeepers to help form your itinerary for those that best suite you! 

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  • Reagan National Airport (DCA) – One of 3 area airports, but closest of them all, this airport is easily accessible by the metro, and is about a 30-minute metro ride from our DC B&B by connecting the Blue/Yellow Line Metro with the Red Line to Dupont Circle. Many of our guests choose this airport for its convenience and short distance to DC. You may even get a chance to fly right over the White House, Lincoln Memorial and National Mall if the wind is blowing in the right direction that day.
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD) – This international airport will take you anywhere in the world. Dulles is in Northern Virginia, but has easy access to Washington DC, from taking a quick 30 minute taxi ride that usually averages $20-$30 or getting on the Metro Silver Line that will get you right where you need to be in the city. 
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) – BWI is just 32.3 miles to Washington DC. Heading out of DC? You can take the Red line to Union Station and hop on the Amtrak that will take you directly to the BWI. Even if this Airport is located in Baltimore, there is convenience to get to where you need to go.

Art Galleries

  • National Gallery of Art – Home to some of the greatest art work in the world and the perfect place for art lovers. It is open daily and admission is free. They host many concerts, events, and special exhibits, and you can see what is coming up by checking their schedule on their website.
  • The Phillips Collection – Located in Dupont Circle, only a 10 minute walk from our Washington DC bed and breakfast, they are America’s first Modern Art gallery and have exquisite displays of Modern Art in an intimate setting. They have paintings by Renoir and Rothko, Bonnard and O’Keeffe, van Gogh and Diebenkorn. Additionally, they host concerts, events, and have a cafe for dining. 
  • Corcoran – Gallery at George Washington University. Their art is primarily American Art in the form of dance and sculpture. You can view the talented student work on their campus at 500 17th Street, NW. 
  • Aaron Gallery – Home to some of the finest Abstract Expressionist paintings and sculptures. There are both local and international artists’ work on display. The gallery focuses on color and quality contemporary art. They have galleries in downtown DC and Chevy Chase, MD. 
  • Freer & Sackler Gallery – The Smithsonian’s Museum of Asian Art, located at 1050 Independence Ave SW. The Freer Sackler Gallery is open 10 am–5:30 pm every day. Exhibits currently on display include: Feast You Eyes: A Taste of Luxury in Ancient Iran, Arts of the Islamic World – Sky Blue: Color in Ceramics of the Islamic World, and many more.
  • National Portrait Gallery – If you love history and art, the National Portrait Gallery is the place for you. There are 3 floors filled with influential people that have shaped America. From busts of Abraham Lincoln when he was president to landscape artwork that will blow your mind. From Quaker Furniture to the Presidents Gallery where many of the presidential portraits are on display. No matter if you are in DC by yourself or are visiting with a family of 4, this area attraction will suite you. Just a short walk from our DC Inn, hop on the Red Line at Dupont Circle and get off 5 stops later at Gallery Place – Chinatown and you will be feet from your destination.
  • Marsha Mateyka Gallery –  One of DC’s leading contemporary art galleries with many paintings, sculptures, photography and art on paper on display. They have artists such as, William T. Wiley, Jim Sanborn, Athena Tacha, Jae Ko, and the Estates of Gene Davis and Nathan Oliveira. The gallery is located at 2012 R St, NW, only an 8 minute walk from us.

Bus Service to Philadelphia & New York

  • MegaBus – This bus service provides cheap trips to cities all over the country including, DC to New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta and Richmond. Tickets are as low as $1 and each bus has comfortable seats and free WiFi. Perfect for a weekend trip with friends. 
  • Best Bus – Provides trips from DC/MD/VA to New York. Tickets are $30 one way/$60 round trip from DuPont Circle and Union Station to Penn Station in New York. They offer free Wi-Fi service and have clean bathrooms for a comfortable, quick trip to New York.
  • Chinatown – Bus service departs from Chinatown in DC and tickets are only $20 one way or $40 round trip to New York. If you want to then go from New York to Philadelphia or Boston they have tickets for less than $20 round trip. 
  • TripperBus – Bus travel from Bethesda, MD and Arlington, VA to New York. They take trips to DC several times a day, so you can easily find and book a trip that accommodates your schedule. 

Colleges and Universities

  • American University American University is a private institution that was founded in 1893. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,909, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 84 acres. Students at American University benefit from the school’s location in the political hub of the nation. DC is a playground for the politically and socially oriented with its countless museums, restaurants, clubs and year-round events. The university, located in a suburban pocket of northwest Washington, is close to a stop on the D.C.-area Metrorail transit system. Rides downtown take about 15 minutes. Students at American are offered more than 200 student clubs and organizations on campus.  The address is 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 | Phone: 202.885.1000
  • Catholic University of America – The Catholic University of America, founded in 1887, is a church-affiliated institution. It was established by American Catholic bishops as a graduate and research center for the study of “all branches of literature and science, both sacred and profane.” Pope Leo XIII approved the plan to found CUA, making it the only national Catholic center of learning in the United States with a papal charter. The university began offering undergraduate programs in 1904. As the national university of the Catholic Church in the U.S., CUA is the only American university with ecclesiastical faculties and granting canonical degrees in theology, philosophy and canon law. Its 144-acre campus is located in northeast Washington, DC and includes many buildings in the Romanesque style. The address is 620 Michigan Ave., N.E. Washington, DC 20064 | Phone: 202.319.5000
  • Georgetown University Georgetown University is a private institution that was founded in 1789. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,562, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 104 acres. Georgetown University is situated overlooking the Potomac River just a few minutes from downtown Washington. There are numerous traditional residence halls, and freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. Other students choose to live in the townhouses and apartments surrounding campus. Student organizations on campus include religious groups, media outlets and student government. The Georgetown Hoyas are part of the NCAA’s Division I and are well known for their dominant men’s basketball team, which maintains a fierce rivalry with Syracuse University and plays most home games at the Verizon Center, also home to the Washington Wizards. The address is 37th and O Streets, N.W.,Washington D.C. 20057 | Phone: 202.687.0100
  • George Washington University  is a private research university located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of DC. George Washington made it clear in many letters that he wanted to establish a university within the city. On February 9th, 1821 chartered the college and it was renamed George Washington University in 1904. Just a short walk or metro ride from our DC Inn, if you’re here for an event or visiting your child in school, American Guest House will be a great place for you to stay. The address is 2121 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052 | Phone: 202.994.1000
  • Howard University Located in the nation’s capital, Howard University is a private research university and one of 106 historically black colleges or universities in the country. A century after opening its doors in 1867, Howard played a unique role in the civil rights movement. Today, Howard offers more than 120 fields of study across 13 schools and colleges, and the National Science Foundation has recognized the school as a top producer of Ph.D. students in STEM fields. The address is 2400 Sixth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059 | Phone:202.806.6100
  • University of the District of Columbia The University of the District of Columbia is an urban land-grant institution of higher education with an open admissions policy. It is a comprehensive public institution offering quality, affordable postsecondary education at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. These programs will prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce, for the next level of education, for specialized employment opportunities, and for lifelong learning.University of the District of Columbia is a public institution that was founded in 1976 and has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,485. The address is 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008 | Phone: 202.274.5000

Comedy Clubs

  • Capitol Steps – A great place to unwind and laugh at some great comedy sketches about politics and pop culture. New comedy shows 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. New and recurring comedians perform stand-up and sketches at this comedy club. Some of the greatest comedians have hosted at this venue including, Ellen DeGeneres, Dave Chappelle and Brian Regan.
  • Comedy Zone DC – Stand-up comedians and variety shows perform at this Arlington venue every Saturday and Sunday. A casual and fun place to relax and laugh on a weekend night. The venue has large windows that overlook Washington DC for a beautiful view of the city.

Convention Hotels near our Inn

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center – One of the primary centers that holds conventions in DC. The 703,000 square ft. of exhibit space has a capacity for thousands of attendees and plenty of rooms for meetings and events. It is located at 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, less than two miles away from American Guest House.
  • Washington Hilton – Located less than a block away from our Washington DC Inn near Dupont Circle. They hold numerous conventions every year that attract people from across the country. Most notably, the National Prayer Breakfast is held here annually. 
  • Omni Shoreham Hotel A elegant hotel that holds conventions and meetings throughout the year. It is located less than a mile away from us in Woodley Park, so it is easy to walk over to your meeting after your night with us.
  • Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Located in Woodley Park, less than a mile away from our Washington DC B&B and is near the National Zoo. The area is a beautiful place to walk around, grab something to eat, and take a walk through the park. Many business travelers choose to stay with us and attend conventions at the hotel.
  • Renaissance Washington This hotel is located in downtown DC near Chinatown and is less than two miles away from us. Great location for meetings, events, conventions and weddings. You can easily get to the hotel by hopping on the Dupont Circle Metro, only a 10-minute walk from our DC Inn. 


  • Supreme Court – The Supreme Court is composed of the Chief Justice of the United States, and Associate Justices. Court Officers assist in courtly functions. The Supreme Court is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to take a tour.

Historical Neighborhoods

  • 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. Capitol Hill is situated at one end of the National Mall and is surrounded by many of the Smithsonian museums.
  • DuPont Circle – Home to many beautiful homes, embassies, restaurants and shops. Many of the homes were built before 1900 and are each unique in style. The area is centered around a large, water fountain in the center of the circle. The Dupont Circle Metro (Red Line) is here, about a 10-minute walk from us.
  • Georgetown –  A great area to shop and dine. M St and Wisconsin Ave are the primary shopping streets and they run along the Potomac river. After shopping, you can stroll alongside the river and look at the beautiful views. Georgetown is about a 30-minute walk from AGH.
  • Kalorama– The Kalorama neighborhood is known for its lavish homes where many presidents, senators, secretary of defense, and ambassadors have lived. It’s a lovely neighborhood to walk around that is surrounded by trees. 
  • Woodley Park – A unique neighborhood with its 20th-century row houses. A beautiful area to walk around; it is near Rock Creek Park and the National Zoo. 

History & Museums

Washington DC is rich in culture and history with monuments and museums dedicated to preserving and educating people on the history the most significant events in history. You can see what each has to offer by visiting the links below. To visit the museums and sites, you can easily walk to the Dupont Metro Station to get to any of your favorite DC spots or go for a mile stroll to the White House and the National Mall.

  • Historical Tour of the White House – Tickets to get a tour of the White House are required and must be made in advance through your Member of Congress. Tours are available from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 
  • Sixth & I  – A Jewish synagogue and center for arts and entertainment near Chinatown. There are authors, music, exhibits, and comedy events taking place here throughout the year. You can purchase tickets and view the schedule of events on their website. 
  • Lincoln’s Cottage – President Lincoln’s seasonal home from June – November 1862-64 that is open for visits, events, and exhibits. Throughout the year there are public programs going on for you to participate. 
  • The Heurich House Museum – The Brewmaster’s Castle is located in DuPont Circle and preserves the history and home of local brewer and philanthropist Christian Heurich. Public hour-long tours are available Thursday – Saturday.
  • Old Stone House – Built in 1765, this is the oldest structure on its original foundation in Washington, D.C. and has an interesting history to its preservation. The house is open daily to visitors. 
  • Tudor Place – A historic house and gardens that was completed in 1816. Located at 1644 31st Street NW, near Georgetown. You can take a tour or rent the space for an event. 


  • Library Of Congress – The largest library in the world, making this beautiful and historic attraction a DC must-see. The library contains millions of books, manuscripts, photographs, recordings, newspapers, and maps. The Library of Congress was established by an act of Congress in 1800 and constructed in the late 1800s. 
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library – Located in the heart of Chinatown, this library is an important haven for the downtrodden and intellectually curious alike!

Meeting and Event Spaces for Rent

  • Beautiful meeting rooms and event spaces for rent at National Museum of African Art located by the Smithsonian metro station in the middle of the National Mall.

Monuments and Memorials

  • World War I Memorial – Pershing Park, near Pennsylvania Ave and 14th St, is a beautiful area dedicated to those who fought for us in WWI. It honors John Pershing’s distinguished leadership during the war. 
  • World War II Memorial – A beautiful tribute to the men and women who lost fought and lost their lives for us in WWII. The memorial is at the end of the reflecting pool in the National Mall and has a statue representing the veterans from each of the 50 states. 
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt – Located in the National Mall, dedicated to one of the greatest presidents. It features murals representing the time from the Great Depression to World War II. 
  • George Washington Monument– The most noticeable monument in the city and a central part of the National Mall. You can get a beautiful view of the city by traveling to the top.
  • Lincoln Memorial – Dedicated in 1922 to America’s 16th president, this iconic building pays tribute to Lincoln’s fight for the preservation of the Union and the abolishment of slavery.  
  • Martin Luther King Memorial – MLK Jr’s fight for civil rights is honored by this memorial located at the intersection of Independence Ave and West Basin Drive SW. The memorial quotes and pays tribute to his famous “I have a dream” speech given right there in the National Mall. 
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial –  This memorial is a wall in the National Mall dedicated to those who lost their life fighting for our country during the Vietnam war. 


  • Air and Space Museum – This museum will give you an in depth look at aviation and aircrafts. It’s the perfect place to learn about American history and the integral part aviation has planned.
  • Museum of Natural History – One of DCs Smithsonian museums dedicated to exploring nature and the evolution of Earth.
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum – The perfect place for art lovers to enjoy a collection of some of the greatest art in the world. Their art covers decades of American history and gives a glimpse into each decade’s culture.
  • Museum of American History – The complexity of American history, this museum helps attendees understand the past and how it has impacted our history today.
  • 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 – The vessel for historical naval artifacts. This museum is to inspire military personnel and the general public.
  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing – Come see where the U.S. dollar is printed. Billions of Federal Reserve Notes are printed here every year.
  • Holocaust Museum – One of the most tragic events in history, the Holocaust preserves the tragedy of WWII in an incredible beautiful way.
  • 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 – The Octagon House, built between 1798 and 1800, was designed by Dr. William Thornton, the architect of the U.S. Capitol. Be sure to watch out for their resident ghost.
  • 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 – For those who care about African American culture, this is a great place to reflect on all that it means to be an American.
  • Botanical 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.

Musical Entertainment

  • Madam’s Organ – Only about a 7-minute walk away at 2461 18th St NW in Adams Morgan, Madam’s Organ is a fun place to listen to live music over dinner and drinks. They are known for their delicious burgers named after our presidents and they funky, casual atmosphere. 
  • Kennedy Center Millennium Stage – The Kennedy Center is one of the most premier centers for performing arts in the country. In addition to their ticketed performances, you can also attend free performances by the National Symphony Orchestra, jazz musicians, gospel groups and poetry. There are always new and exciting performances coming, so be sure to check the calendar for upcoming events. 
  • National Gallery of Art – The museum is constantly hosting events, concerts, activities, jazz programs (during the summer), film programs, and more throughout the year. Many of these events are free to attend. Visit their website to view their calendar of events to see what’s coming up.
  • Blues Alley – This jazz bar is located in Georgetown at 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW from 6 pm to 12:30 am daily. It’s a great place to relax, drink and listen to live jazz music. They also host many special events that you can purchase tickets to attend. 
  • The Hamilton – In the heart of downtown DC, The Hamilton serves delicious food accompanied by live jazz music. Up and coming performers as well as long-time jazz artists come to The Hamilton to perform their music. Check out their website for upcoming performances. 
  • DAR Constitution Hall – Washington DC’s largest concert hall that hosts numerous events and performers throughout the year. They host world-renowned performers and groups as well as private events. The hall is located at 1776 D St NW.
  • Roofers Union – Only about a 7-minute walk away in Adams Morgan, this restaurant is a fun place to get dinner and listen to live music with a great rooftop view. During the week they have great happy hour specials and a brunch menu on the weekend. 

Movie Theaters

  • AMC Loews Georgetown 14 – After a day of shopping in Georgetown kick your feet up in the reclining movie seats and enjoy a movie. You can grab a drink from their bar and snacks from the concession stand before enjoying the movie. The theater is located at 3111 K St NW, right across from the Potomac River. If you would like to purchase your ticket ahead of time you can do so on their website. 
  • I-Max Theater – Fun films are featured here, like Star Trek and Dinosaurs Alive 3D. There are three I-MAX theaters located in the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The theaters have the largest screens in DC and create an exciting and immersive experience. 
  • Landmark E-Street Cinema This theatre plays independent, critically acclaimed, and blockbuster hits in a cozy atmosphere with a full bar and many snack options. Every month they have fun, interactive events where they play cult classics such as, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Room. 
  • Regal Gallery Place Stadium – A spacious theater with restaurants abound. It’s located in Chinatown and is one of the biggest movie theaters in DC featuring many of the newly released movies. It’s a great place to get dinner, see a movie, and grab a drink after the show. 

Newspapers and Magazines

  • The Washington Diplomat – An audited organization that reaches all foreign embassies in the district, this newspaper has been around for more than 20 years.
  • The Washington Post – One of Washington DC’s daily newspapers.
  • Washington Times – Breaking news on politics, international affairs, and any democratic issues at hand, this is a one-stop-shop for your worldly news.
  • The Examiner – Local news, breaking news and political news happening in the district.
  • Washingtonian Magazine – Great coverage on the best of everything in Washington DC including the best restaurants and activities. If you’re a #DCsocialite, this is the magazine to be attached to.

Paid Attractions and Activities

  • National Geographic– Home to National Geographic, this place has a range of programs and exhibits to see.
  • Madame Tussauds – The best place to see wax figures that look exactly like your favorite celebrities.
  • 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 – Become a detective in minutes. See some of the most famous crimes in history.
  • Museum of Crime & Punishment – Forensic science workshops, police simulator, plus consequences of crime–it has everything.
  • Newseum – Interactive and educational museum that’s all about media and the news.
  • IFLY Loundon – Indoor Skydiving facility located in Ashburn, VA about 34.2 miles from our DC b&b.  Great place for celebrations and group meetings.


  • National Mall – The number one must visit in DC as it is where many of the major monuments and museums are located. It starts with the White House and Lincoln Memorial on one end and the Capitol at the other.
  • Lafayette Park – Lafayette Park is a public park located directly across from the White House.
  • Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium – What better way to relax? Take a stroll and get some fresh air.
  • 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 an architecturally complex mansion made in 1920.
  • Constitution Gardens – Right along Constitution Avenue you will find weeping willows and a small ponds that boasts some of the most tranquil moments in all of D.C.
  • Meridian Hill Park – Located in Columbia Heights, near our Washington DC Inn, this park is a beautiful place to relax and view the lush Italian garden, fountain, and architecture. Formerly the home to President John Quincy Adams, this park is outside on his previous mansion grounds. 

Public Transportation

  • Washington DC Metro/Bus planner – The best resource to plan out your public-transportation itinerary.
  • Metro/Subway – The Dupont Metro Station (Red Line) is only a 10-minute walk from our B&B and it connects to all the other lines. You can purchase your metro card that works on both the metro and bus systems at any metro station.
  • Taxi Rates – Just a quick scan so you can anticipate cost.
  • Capital Bike Share – About $7 per 24 hours. Rent them off the metro bike racks, and return at the end of the day. They are located all over the city, usually next to metro stations. 
  • 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)

Special Events

  • Everfest – Visit this page for a list of events throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area.
  • Annual Museum Walk Weekend –  June 4-5 2016 Off-the-Mall museums and their neighborhoods. This walkathon tradition has been in the works since 1983. Experience visual charm and historical surroundings.
  • 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 – Making fun of politics is a revolving door of humor in Washington, come laugh along.
  • Cherry Blossoms –  Begins in March, watch the cherry blossoms open and decorate the Mall. It’s such a  special experience every year. Just be sure you time it right.
  • 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.
  • DC Restaurant Week – This happens twice a year in January and August, where top notch restaurants offer a prix-fixe 3 course meal for $35/person.
  • DC Environmental Film Festival – Another free event in DC, normally happening around September of each year.
  • Fourth of July – Find a seat on the National Mall to see the fireworks!
  • 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.
  • Nation’s Triathlon – 2016 registration is now open for this September 11th race. Train hard, because this one is bringing out the best.
  • National Book Festival – Sponsored by the Library of Congress, get your read on with famous authors. This is a superb place for kids to visit.
  • 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, get a ticket to the all-inclusive celebration across the street at the Washington Hilton.
  • National Capital Barbecue Battle – Now on its 24th year, this is the battle of the big-n-tasty. Celebrate the art of cooking and the joy of eating. This is a premier bbq event to attend.
  • Pink Tie Party– The social event of the spring. It’s to bring in the Cherry Blossom Festival and just have a good time. Come get some delicious cuisine while dressed in fancy pink. #Cherryblossom2016
  • 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?
  • Rock ‘N’ Roll USA Marathon: A 26.2-mile journey takes runners along the National Mall and past DC’s historic monuments.
  • Saint Patrick’s Day – It’s Green and fun for the whole family.
  • U.S. Navy Band – Free concerts in DC.  Take a look at their calendar of events.
  • Washington Auto Show – Held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, all the new models are showcased here, ranging from Ferrari to Hyundai.
  • 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 – Yearly event taking place in April on the White House grounds where more than 35,000 people gather on the South Lawn to join in the Easter celebrations. It’s a day of fun activities for children normally hosted by the president and the first family. Watch out for the lottery date.
  • 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.


  • – 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.
  • Postmates – Order in anything you’d like with this awesome on-demand app.
  • The Shops at Georgetown Park Mall – This shopping center moves along the heart of Georgetown. Whether your taste is eclectic, luxury, or fun trinkets, this Washington DC things to do has it all.
  • Macy’s – Who doesn’t love a good shopping spree here?
  • 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 – Big store names mingle with family-run shops, make some time to stroll in and out of each.
  • Marshall’s Store – Great prices on designer items. Not only do they sell clothing near our Washington DC Inn, but they also carry household items.
  • 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.
  • Premium Outlet Malls in the DC Metropolitan Area – It will take days to visit all the stores, but you will find some great bargains tool.
  • Tysons Corner – as the saying goes is where the stores are.  Macy’s, Lord and Taylor, Bloomingdales are just a few of them.
  • L’Enfant Plaza – Located at the Metro Station stop L’Enfant Plaza, this shopping center has over 40 restaurants and shops. 



Capital Crescent Trail – 11 miles of scenic trail beginning in Georgetown ending in Silver Spring, MD.  This trail is suitable for walkers, hikers, joggers and bikers.  Formerly used by the Georgetown Branch rail line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Tourist Itinerary

  • 1 Day Itinerary – Top pics on what to do in Washington DC with just one day. It’s not easy, but so worth it if you’re in a time crunch.
  • Bed, Breakfast, and Biking — Trails of all the best biking routes. Get out and enjoy some weather!


  • Boomerang Tours – Thes best Washington DC party bus and party yacht.
  • CIA – This Museum helps showcase how this agency supports national security.
  • 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 – The name-your-price tour. You only pay what you feel the tour is worth.
  • 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 – Get 3 hours of elegance and fine dinning with this tour. A bti of luxury goes a long way.
  • 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 – Search DC for local hauntings. This is the place to be on Halloween.
  • 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.  There is a stop at the Washington Hilton Hotel which is just a few feet away from the American Guest House. Get the most bang for your buck.
  • Monuments at Moonlight – This tour takes you to some of DC’s most popular monuments at night.
  • 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.
  • Segway Tours – This is a fun way to visit DC. especially if you prefer not to walk.  They offer many types of tours and prices.
  • 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 via foot.

Water Sports

  • Atlantic Kayak Company – offers kayak instructions, rentals and guided tours of Georgetown and Piscataway Creek, get a group together or take a private tour.
  • 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
  • Key Bridge Boathouse – Just across the street from Roosevelt Island you will find paddle boards, kayaks and canoes for rent.  Check out groupon and stroll down after a delicious lunch on M Street in Georgetown.

Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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  • Sette Osteria Classic Italian food. Homemade noodles and rich authentic sauces. Ample outside seating is available in warmer weather. This is a great selection for larger families. A bread basket is served at every table. Their calamari appetizer has a wonderful crunch. Dessert favorite is the molten chocolate cake. The dress code is casual, though this is an excellent date spot for it’s people watching. Zone controlled parking is available though limited. Six-minute walk from AGH. $$
  • Floriana One of the oldest Italian restaurants situated near 17th street, menus are updated according to the season. Spinach salad with pancetta and pickled shallots are crowd favorites. They offer bottomless mimosas for brunch. The lower floor is the bar, and the top floor is the dining room, with the unique row house living room intimacy.  Parking is not available,but they’re situated just blocks from the Dupont Circle metro, and a 12-minute walk from our b&b.  If you are looking to impress a date and set the tone with romantic ambiance, this is the place to go. $$
  • Buca di Beppo  Meals are meant to be served family-style. This restaurant can host larger parties–perfect for family reunions and Washington Hilton DC conference outings. Buca small serves 2-3 people; Buca large serves up to 5. Enjoy dishes like chicken inferno, salmon sorrento, and baked ziti. Come dressed in Saturday jeans or date-night heels. Just blocks from our Washington DC hotel, this is a prime option for our guests. $
  • La Tomate Bistro Only about a 10 minute walk down Connecticut, this Italian restaurant and adjoining cafe, has both delicious food and heartwarming ambiance.  With large bay windows and an outside patio, you can people watch as you enjoy nice wine and charcuterie platters before a traditional Italian entree.  $$
  • Al Tiramisu A cozy Italian restaurant that specializes in authenticity and freshness. The award-winning Chef Luigi is known for his flavor-filled dishes including, ricotta gnocchi, homemade pastas and grilled lamb chops. It is located only 10 minutes walking distance away on P street. Valet parking is provided every night from 6pm-10pm. $$$
  • Filomena Ristorante Georgetown is home to one of the best Italian restaurants with delicious and unique Italian entrees. Some of their dinner specials include a veal and mushroom cannelloni and a housemade seafood fettuccine. The restaurant is a 30 minute walk from our inn. $$
  • Fiola A 20 minute subway ride away is this delicious and fine dining Italian restaurant. Fiola is centrally located between the White House and the Capitol and is known for its nationally recognized Italian wine and sophisticated, refined menu. Some of their speciality dishes include, Branzino, Oysters & Caviar, Fisherman’s Bucatini & Spanish Imperial Red Prawn, and Lobster Bisque. $$$$
  • Dupont Italian Kitchen In the heart of Dupont Circle and only a 14 minute walk from us is this affordable and home style Italian restaurant. They serve homemade Italian dishes including, Lasagne, Spinach Manicotti and Chicken Parmigiana. $
  • Darlington House Located at 1610 20th St in Dupont Circle is this modern Italian restaurant that is in a beautiful converted townhouse. The atmosphere is casual and cozy. Some of their dishes include, tortelloni verdi stuffed with butternut squash, gnocchi di patate, and grilled alaskan salmon. $$
  • Graffiato If you’re looking for a delicious Italian restaurant in the Chinatown area, check out Graffiato. It is known for its seasonal pizzas and contemporary Italian dishes that are savory, flavorful and one-of-a-kind. The restaurant has a nice, casual atmosphere that is the perfect place for your Italian fix. Graffiato is located at 707 6th St NW in Chinatown, about a 20-minute commute from AGH. $$


  • Lauriol Plaza Mexican, tex-mex cuisineNear Washington Hilton. Great for large groups and dates. Fun, upbeat atmosphere. Outdoor seating plus rooftop terraces. Free chips and salsa. Can be up to a 45-minute wait in the summer. Parking available. Wheelchair ECV accessible . Top 7 Mexican restaurant in DC. Brunch, served from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. A 7-minute walk from AGH. $
  • Rosa Mexicano Award-winning Mexican dishes. Vegetarian-, and gluten-free meals available. Private event spaces. Next to the Verizon Center. Tequila bar. Diner’s Choice Award winner. No parking available. Children’s menu. Casual to business casual attire. Great place for out-of-town groups. A 10-minute Uber ride from AGH.  Make sure to try the fresh made guacamole and the pitcher of margaritas. $$
  • El Chucho – Cocina Superior  Taco go-to place. Famous grilled street corn. Intimate-casual setting. Great for a date or girl’s night out. Upstairs with outdoor seating. Service can be slow on the weekends. Reasonably priced. Open-faced authentic tacos are small, so order plenty. No reservations taken. Street parking available.  If you feel like walking off the tacos, you will back in 30 minutes.  Hipster attire encouraged. This place can be loud, so not the best choice for kids. Open until 2:00 a.m. A 10-minute Uber ride from AGH. $
  • Taqueria Nacional  Located about a mile away on T Street NW, this is the perfect place to stop on the way towards a night out on U Street!  A very casual and authentic taqueria, it can accommodate groups and has a large outdoor area with a roaring fire pit.  $
  • Mission Dupont A stylish Mexican restaurant in Dupont Circle and is only an 8 minute walk from us. Mission includes large bar areas as well as a beautiful outdoor patio. They offer daily happy hour specials from 5-7pm including nachos and sangria. $$
  • Taqueria Habaner Authentic, unique and savory describe this Mexican restaurant. It is located about a 30 minute walk north on 14th street. Some of the dishes they offer are: Quesadillas with homemade tortillas, Carne Asada with grilled NY steak served with Mexican rice and black beans, and Chilaquilas. $
  • District Taco Looking for a quick, yet delicious place to get tacos? Look no further than District Taco, located in Dupont Circle and only a 15 minute walk away. They offer every type of taco imaginable and serve them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. $
  • Alero Located at Dupont Circle, 1724 Connecticut Ave. N.W. this Mexican restaurant and bar is a lively and casual place to get some of your favorite Mexican dishes and drinks at a lost-cost. It is about a 10-minute walk away from AGH. $$
  • El Centro D.F. is known for their authentic Mexican food and comfortable atmosphere. They are located at 1819 14th St. NW 20009, and is about a 18-minute walk away. They are open for lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends. They are known for serving a variety of tacos. It is a great place to hang out with friends, come for happy hour and have some great Mexican dishes. $$
  • Los Cuates This cozy and casual Mexican restaurant is located on 1564 Wisconsin Ave NW 20007, about a 25-minute walk away from AGH. They have a variety of combo platters and you can easily order your food ahead of time online. $
  • The Well Dressed Burrito is a quick and delicious place to get your Mexican fix. It is located at 1225 19th St NW, a 15-minute walk from us. $
  • Johnny Pistolas This contemporary Mexican restaurant is located at 2333 18th St NW, only a 7 minute walk away from AGH. The cuisine is LA inspired with its west coast tasting tacos. They open at 5pm Monday-Friday and at 10:30am on the weekend. $


  • STK   Modern steakhouse. DJ music. Kobe beef, seafood, tuna tartare, truffle fries. Next to the South entrance of the Dupont Circle Metro, about a 15-minute walk. Upscale attire. Athletic wear is not permitted. Packages available for private events. Reservations accepted. Valet/garage parking. Service can be slow on weekends because of busy crowds. Trendy ambiance. A 12-minute walk from AGH. $$$
  • Mintwood 100 very best restaurants of 2015 — as voted by Washingtonian Magazine’s. American French cuisine by Executive Chef Cedric Maupillier. Expanded happy hour menu with $5 refreshers. Chic and modern decor. Dressier vibe. Garage street parking. Reservations taken. Perfect for special occasions. Menu changes according to what’s in season. A 7-minute walk from AGH. $$
  • Scion Restaurant  Contemporary American Cuisine. Diner’s Choice 2015. Family-run restaurant. A wide variety of meat, seafood, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes. Reservations accepted. Casual attire. Known for their craft beer and burgers. Great for private dining. Street parking. Very busy on weekend brunch. Perfect spot to catch up with friends. A 10-15 minute walk from AGH.$
  • Teddy and the Bully Bar  Inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, simple food, including steaks, fried chicken and house-made cornbread. Most ingredients are sourced from local farms. Interior design reflects the late President’s taste. In real life,Theodore Roosevelt lived directly across the street from the restaurant’s location at 1200 19th Street, NW. Perfect venue for wedding rehearsal dinners. Classy atmosphere. Dressy attire encouraged. Parking can be very difficult. A 5-minute Uber ride from AGH. $$
  • Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak and Stone Crab Highly rated by TripAdvisor. This restaurant can accommodate intimate gatherings and large parties–up to 150 people. Joe’s is located 1.8 miles from our DC inn. The attire is business casual to dressy. Valet parking is available. They offer gluten free and children’s menus. A 15-20 Uber ride from AGH. $$
  • Rose’s Luxury Located on Capitol Hill, a small restaurant with a long wait. Eclectic new American tapas. A converted town house with an upstairs lounge. They serve creative dishes like strawberry-balsamic-black pepper spaghetti .  Casual attire and a trendy atmosphere.  No reservations taken. Street parking. Won “best new restaurant of 2014 award” from Bon Appetite. Service is highly rated. Perfect for two people. A 15-minute Uber ride from AGH. $$$
  • Bareburger Near Dupont Circle Metro, burgers that are pesticide free, and from pasture raised cows, without GMO, and they participate in fair trade. Menu options also include salad options and veggies burgers. Very kid friendly. Quick, sit-down service, or order online. Street parking only. A 10-minute walk from AGH. $
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House —  Steak and Seafood just 5 minutes walk away from our DC bed and breakfast.   $$$
  • The Diner A casual restaurant in Adams Morgan that’s open 24/7. They have great burgers, sandwiches and eggs benedict. They are only about a 7 minute walk away. $
  • DC Harvest –  Serving a seasonal menu highlighting a healthy approach to upscale dining. Utilizing products from local farms and vendors. 3.5 miles away, about 20 minutes by taxi.  $$
  • Founding Farmers Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner at 1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, about a 25-minute walk away. They are known for serving farm fresh meals that are unique and full of flavor. Some of their dishes include, Glazed Cedar Plank Salmon, Butternut Squash Mascarpone Ravioli, Long Roasted Pork Chop, and Handmade Sausage Mushroom Bucatini. $$
  • Maddy’s Bar & Grille Located at 1726 Connecticut Ave NW, only about a 10-minute walk away, is this fun, casual bar and grille. They are an upscale bar and grille with delicious burgers and fries that’s fun to hang with friends and family. $$
  • Old Ebbitt Grill A ten minute drive from AGH and just steps away from the White House at 675 15th St NW is this tasty American restaurant. They are known for their fresh oysters and seasonal ingredients. Old Ebbitt Grill serves upscale American saloon food and has a Victorian interior. $$
  • The Hamilton This fun and sophisticated restaurant that has live musical performances to accompany your dinner. The menu has a wide variety of classic American dishes as well as a sushi menu. $$
  • Kramerbooks & Afterwards Cafe This is a great place to grab a good book and then enjoy a delicious dinner. They have a variety of menu options including, Crab Cake Pasta, Pan-Seared Sea Scallops, Grilled Ribeye Steak, Bacon Mushroom Burger, and a great dessert selection. About a 10-minute walk from AGH. $$
  • Restaurant Nora Only a 7-minute walk away is this certified organic restaurant that serves delectable dishes such as, Pan Roasted Main Lobster & Scallops, Housemade Ricotta Ravioli, and Smoked Salmon Tartar & Avocado Salad. $$$
  • Blue Duck Tavern One of the best restaurants in DC, located at 24th and M St NW. They are known for their seasonal and inventive dishes that are made with fresh ingredients from regional farms. The atmosphere is very modern and sophisticated; a great place for a nice night out. $$$


  • Bistrot Du Coin  One of the most popular French establishments in DC. Large wine list including sweet French wine. Multiple starter options available. Special menus for holidays. Street parking can be difficult to find. Dress is casual, but they get very busy in the evenings.  A 7-minute walk from AGH. $$$
  • Le Diplomate  A romantic restaurant and perfect for date night. A French cafe culture. Classic favorites including Onion Soup Gratinée, Steak Frites and Escargots. Beautiful outdoor cafe in warmer weather. Known for their seafood and steak. Family friendly. Reservations recommended. Dress is business casual to cocktail.  Valet parking available. A 8-minute Uber ride or 25-minute walk from AGH. $$$
  • Marcel’s  Near the Kennedy Center, perfect for pre-theater meals. Chef Robert Weidmaier practices classic, whole animal butchery. Three course pre-theater menu for $70 per person until 6:30PM. Executive car services to and from the Kennedy Center is included. Menu items change daily. Cocktail dress code. This is a sleek restaurant with dining room and lounge. Plan for at least two hours. A 15-minute Uber ride from AGH.  $$$
  • Cafe Dupont  Locally sourced organic French cuisine. In the heart of Dupont Circle. They’re known for their American-French cuisine  Only a 10-minute walk down Connecticut. $$
  • Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar This restaurant is a 10 minute drive away in upper Georgetown and has been serving since 1995. Their traditional skills and Tiffany lamp have made them spread by word-of-mouth. The wine bar is located on the second floor. $$
  • la Madeleine Country French Café Though it’s a metro ride away from our Washington DC vacation, this country cafe is reasonably priced. Espresso & fresh-baked baguettes give it that quant smell no tourist can resists.  If public transportation isn’t your cup of tea, grab a 20-minute cab or uber. $
  • La Chaumiere This French restaurant is located in Georgetown and serves both traditional and unique dishes. It is known for its elegant atmosphere and authentic cuisine. They serve dishes including, Saumon Mariné en Croûte, Scalopines de Veau à la Française (Veal Piccata, Veal Jus and Lemon Butter), and Quenelle de Brochet (Pike Dumpling in Lobster Sauce). It is about a 25 minute walk away from us. $$$
  • Le Pain Quotidien A casual chain restaurant that offers many health, organic options. They serve breakfast all day and are known for their delicious tartines. Only about a 10-minute walk from AGH at 2000 P St NW. $$
  • Sakana Japanese Restaurant Cozy, low-key establishment with traditional Japanese meals and hand-rolled sushi. Try their tofu rice bowl or Kochab squash.  10 minute walk down the lively Connecticut Ave.  Seaweed salad is a great complimentary addition to their tuna sushi with cucumber. $
  • Hana Japanese Market Your favorite neighborhood market at just a 10-minute walk from our Washington DC last minute hotel deal. Offering traditional Japanese staples, they also carry fresh vegetables and frozen meals. But their to-go sushi is rumored to be a DC favorite. $
  • Sushi Taro Japanese One of the city’s finest Japanese restaurants, they have top-quality sushi and an established reputation. Sample their tasting menu at the bar. Though it’s located outside of Dupont Circle, the taste makes the walk worth it.  Grab a cab and be there in 5-minutes. $$$
  • Donburi In the heart of Adams Morgan, just a 5-minute walk from us, is this establishment serving authentic rice bowls. It’s got a dive feel, but a Facebook following that reaches the sky. $
  • Nagomi Izakaya is a great place to grab authentic Japanese food and drinks for an affordable price. They serve sushi, croquette, pork and vegetable gyoza, salmon shio-yaki, assorted tempura and much more. They are just a 15 minute walk away. $
  • Izakaya Seki Just a 20 minute walk away at 1117 V Street NW is one of the highest rated Japanese restaurants in DC. Their menu is frequently changing based on the season, but you can always expect a delicious variety of raw, grilled, and fried fish offered. $$
  • Sakedokoro Makoto This Japanese restaurant takes a modern approach to Japanese cooking, and includes locally grown ingredients. It is a fine dining restaurant located at 4822 MacArthur Boulevard NW; it is a 15 minute drive away from us. $$$
  • Momiji Restaurant Located at 505 H St NW in Chinatown, Momiji offers wonderful sushi rolls. The Valentine roll is a favorite. The atmosphere is somewhat casual, and they have a patio, so you can sit outside during the nice weather. $$
  • Kintaro Situated in Georgetown, Kintaro is a delicious Japanese restaurant run by a Japanese family. They are open for lunch and dinner and offer Japanese classic entrees. The restaurant is a casual, cozy place to enjoy some of your favorite Japanese dishes. $$


  • James Hoban’s Irish Bar & Restaurant Irish sports bar and restaurant. Perfect for happy hour, or an afternoon bite. Great spot to watch European football games on. Famous for their potato wedges and traditional meals. Right off Dupont Circle Metro. $$
  • Blaguard The Blaguard is a Neighborhood bar and restaurant conveniently located near 18th street. Excellents brunch, and dinner. 20 beers on tap or the 8 TVs. Private parties welcome. Street parking available. $$
  • Fado Irish Pub A relaxed place for pub fare, draft beer and late-night snacks, plus live music and trivia nights. This establishment is better for adults. Gluten-free options not available. Casual dress. a 20-minute walk from AGH. Meter parking available. $
  • Duffy’s Irish Pub A casual Irish restaurant located on 2106 Vermont Ave NW, about a 20-minute walk away. They offer a variety of dishes including, Wisconsin Brat, burgers, sandwiches, and Duffy’s famous wings. $


  • Thaiphoon After a long day at a conference, the last thing you want to do is venture far for good food.  Thaiphoon is just around the corner and has some of the best pad thai in town.  Grab a quiet corner or bring it back to the B&B for dinner at our table. $
  • Little Serow This family run restaurant that has some of the finest Thai food in town.  At a prix-fixe of $49 for dinner, you get a variety of flavors and dishes that can’t be beat.  Only 15 minutes from the B&B, you will have just enough time to walk it off. $$
  • Mandu Upscale Korean BBQ is all the rage here in the Nation’s capitol, less than a 10-minute walk from the guest house!  Mandu has been at the forefront of sweet sauces and homestyle Korean dishes,  Try some of the tasty appetizers before delving into your main course. $$
  • Asia 54 Asian fusion done the DC way. Yellowtail Sashimi, coconut shrimp tempura, tuna tataki and more makes this joint a cheap-eats powerstar. Near the Dupont Circle Metro, you can order online and walk 12-minutes to pick it up or ask for delivery. $
  • Regent Thai Cuisine Though new to the neighborhood, and just a 10-minute walk from us, they blend old-fashioned thai classics with modern techniques. Their dishes are presented with beautiful presentation that doesn’t compromise taste. $$
  • Banana Leaves Asian Restaurant and Sushi Bar This Asian restaurant offers a wide variety of cuisine with dishes from Thailand, China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. It is a casual atmosphere, but a great setting for all occasions. It is only a 4 minute walk away.
  • Wok and Roll is a casual, comfortable Japanese restaurant located in Adams Morgan at 2400 18th St about a 10-minute walk from AGH. They are known for their good sushi and traditional Japanese dishes.
  • Bangkok Thai Dining Situated in Dupont Circle in a downstairs residence at 2016 P St NW, about a 10-minute walk away from AGH. It is casual dining with a wide variety of Thai dishes. $
  • The Source A delicious Asian restaurant by Wolfgang Puck, located in The Newseum at 575 Pennsylvania Ave NW. A great place to get some elegant and tasty Asian food during a day at the museums. Some of their dishes include, Chirashi Bowl, “Hong Kong style” steamed Salmon, and Hot & Numbing Crispy Chicken. $$$ 


  • Rumba Cafe Latin-American food, with great music and art to add for an intimate atmosphere. They offer a lounge/eatery with a patio. Great place to take a romantic date, with many selections for those that like alternative cuisine. Street parking. Cab ride from AGH. $
  • El Rinconcito Cafe For wonderful, authentic Latin food check El Rinconcito Cafe located on 1129 11th St NW – a 30 minute walk away from us. It is a casual and inexpensive place that is full of charm, a cozy environment and delicious Latin food. $
  • ToroToro  Latin American dining with a trendy New York City vibe. Reservations suggested. Excellent selection in meat, poultry, and seafood. Great for date night. No parking. Short ride from AGH. $$$


  • Mourayo – Greek, Seafood, Mediterranean — Dupont Circle – 5 minutes walk — 0.3 miles — $$
  • Zorba’s Cafe An authentic Greek restaurant in Dupont Circle, only about 7 minutes walking distance away. They offer classic Greek dishes such as souvlaki, mousaka, shish kebab and pastitsio. They are consistently a top-rated DC restaurant. $$
  • Kellari This Greek restaurant is known for it’s authentic Greek dishes and ingredients. They offer both a la carte items as well as a dinner prix fixe menu. Kellari is located at 1700 K Street NW – about a 20 minute walk away from us. $$$
  • The Greek Spot A casual, quick-service place to get some of your favorite Greek dishes. It is located at 2017 11th Street NW – a 20 minute walk away from AGH. They also provide delivery. $$
  • Greek Deli & Catering A Greek deli that is run by a Greek family who serve authentic and quality carryout Greek food and catering services. It is located at 1120 19th Street NW. $$
  • Iron Gate Mediterranean inspired dishes prepared by Chef Anthony Chittum. Dining options include the Carriageway Ballroom, Al Fresco in the Wisteria Ensconced Patio and Garden, or their beautiful dining room. Located at 1734 N St NW, about a 7 minute drive from us. $$$


  • Annie’s Paramount Steak House Just a 15-minute walk away is this great steakhouse, located at 1609 17th Street, NW. Annie’s is known for their steak that is cooked to perfection. $$
  • BLT Steak is an upscale, bistro atmosphere with a steakhouse fare. They offer delicious steaks and fresh seafood that is paired with an award-winning wine list. BLT Steak is located at 1625 I Street NW, about a 25-minute walk from AGH. $$$
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House Located at 1801 Connecticut Ave NW, about a 5 minute walk from AGH, is this great steakhouse. They have a warm, inviting atmosphere and are the perfect place to get a good steak, enjoy happy hour, or hold a party. $$$
  • Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse is a flavorful, casual restaurant known for using the centuries-old grilling tradition of churrasco and Brazil inspired dishes. It is located at 1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, about a 15-minute drive from AGH. $$$
  • Medium Rare Located about a 10-minute metro ride away from us at 3500 Connecticut Ave NW is this top-rated steakhouse. Medium Rare is known for its prix fixe menu that  includes, Artisan Rustic Bread and a Mixed Green Salad to start and the Award-Winning Culotte-Steak and Hand Cut Fries. $$
  • Prime Rib Rated as one of the best restaurants in DC, this steakhouse is only a 20-minute walk from AGH and located at 2020 K St NW. It is a fine dining restaurant with a sophisticated and romantic atmosphere. $$$


  • Lapis is a delicious Afghan bistro that’s only a 5 minute walk away from our B&B at 1847 Columbia Rd NW. It is known for it’s distinctive ethnic menu with delectable dishes. It has a modern, sophisticated atmosphere that’s great for brunch with friends or a nice dinner out. $$
  • Estadio Located at 1520 14th St NW, this fun and contemporary Spanish restaurant serves classic dishes in the country’s Basque and Catalan regions. It is about a 20 minute walk from our inn. Estadio’s wine program includes over 250 labels. $$
  • Zaytina is a Mediterranean restaurant located at 702 9th St NW, about a 15 minute metro ride away from us. They have a casual atmosphere and are known for their authentic and quality Greek, Lebanese and Turkish cuisine. $$

Happy Hour

  • Monday – Alero has $4 Margaritas and $4 Appetizers from 3:30 – 7 pm.
  • Tuesday – The Big Hunt doles out $3 Draft Beers from 3 – 7 pm.
  • Wednesday – Rent a game at the Board Room with $4 wine from 4 – 7pm.
  • Thursday – Head to the Gryphon for half off the raw bar from 4 – 7pm.
  • Friday – Start the weekend right at Rebellion with a $5 rail drink from 4 – 7pm.
  • Blues Alley – A hidden Jazz bar that hosts two shows every night. Great for Blues junkies to get up close and personal. Happy hour specials. Normal menu until 10 p.m. and then second menu starts. Wonderful for a date. A 10 minute walk from AGH.

Quick Eats/Sandwich Shops & Salads

  • Sweetgreen Counter-serve chain salad shop. Fresh ingredients that rotate seasonally. Partners with local farmers within the DC area. Create your own salad, or select one off their menu. Bread is included with every order. Eat there, or take your salad to go. Prices range from $8-$15 (depending on what you add).   A ten minute walk from AGH.  They source from partners and growers they know and trust, letting their farming dictate their menu  — Open Mon – Sun, Close 10 pm.  $
  • The Burger Joint  A gourmet burger restaurant. Burgers are cooked over-flame style. Bread for buns is sourced from local bakeries. They also have originals like ahi-tuna burger, and a house-made veggie burger. Orders are taken at the register, and seating is available for those that want to stay. Gluten-free options are available. A ten minute walk from our DC Inn. $
  • Bethesda Bagels – Where you can get the best handcrafted artisan bagels and sandwiches. Perfect for breakfast. 6 minute walk from this DC B&B. $
  • Flippin Pizza Hand-tossed pizza. Calzones, pies, salads, drinks, dessert. Gluten-free options available. Create your own pizza, or order off the menu. Delivery, carry out, and dine in all available. Clean and fresh eating. Great bite for families wanting to order in. A 6 minute walk from AGH. $
  • DC Grill Express – Burgers, burritos, omelets, sandwiches, burgers, salads, entrees.  Adams Morgan, less than 10 minutes walk from our DC bed and breakfast. Hours: 11 am to 10 pm.  Closed on Sundays — $
  • So’s Your Mom – Delis, Specialty Food, Sandwiches, Bagels –  Its open 7am to 8 pm except it opens at 7am and closes at 7 pm on Saturday & Sundays — $
  • WE, THE PIZZA — they’ve great pizza in DC, and it’s worth the walk to Capitol Hill. Pizza available by slice or whole pies. Salads, wings, and other sides also served. Famous politicians have been known to frequent this spot. They offer party packages, and lunch specials. Parking is very difficult to find. A 15-minute cab from AGH — $
  • Cava Grill A quick, healthy and tasty lunch and dinner option. A 10-minute walk from AGH. They offer rice bowls that you can top with your choice of meat, vegetables, lettuce, hummus and more. $
Coffee Shops near our DC Bed and Breakfast
  • The Coffee Bar – If you are willing to venture a little bit farther South for your morning cup of joe, the ambiance, coffee and muffin will surely be worth it.  Located in the Shaw neighborhood, it is known as a top spot for locals working on the next great American novel.
  • Filter CoffeeHouse and Espresso Bar As one of the only coffee places in the D.C. that offers free wifi on the weekends, Filter is known for unique brews and it’s quaint and cozy spot in Dupont.
  • Tryst CoffeeHouse – Bar – Lounge In the heart of 18th Street, less than 10 minutes down Columbia Road, this local hang out draws out coffee lovers, book worms, and musicians alike. 8 minute walk down Columbia Rd.  Free wifi is available Monday-Friday only and breakfast is served all day!  For those who are driving over, try one of the side streets behind 18th Street on the weekend for free parking.
  • Luna Grill and Diner – A variety of American comfort food. Breakfast options served all day. Cozy restaurant with hand-drawn pictures on the side. Best for couples looking for a low-key bite. Street parking. A 15-minute walk from AGH. $
  • Starbucks – There are a few about 10 minutes walk away.  Close 10PM
  • Philz Coffee – Philz offers a variety of specialty coffee drinks from a Iced Coffee Mojito to a delicious drip coffee. It is a 10 minute walk away located on 1827 Adams Mill Rd NW. Closes at 10:30 PM. $
  • The Potters House – This coffee/cafe/bookstore shop is a great place to read, browse for books and enjoy delicious coffee. They also has a cafe with meals and pastries to accompany your coffee. It is located on 1658 Columbia Rd NW, about a 10-minute walk away. $
  • Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar A cozy place for great coffee and baked goods. Located at 1726 17th St NW – only a 10 minute walk away from AGH. Open 7am – 7pm Monday through Friday, and 8 am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday. $
  • Baked and Wired Located in Georgetown, this tasty coffee shop serves delicious, homemade cupcakes to enjoy with your coffee. They have a large variety of flavors and specialties of cakes with gluten-free options. They also have other baked goods to choose from such as, pie, brownies, and lemon bars. $
  • Firehook Bakery About a 10-minute walk away from AGH, this bakery serves wonderful baked goods, pastries, rolls, and more to go with your cup of coffee. They are near the Dupont Circle at 1909 Q St NW. $
  • Dolcezza Whether you are looking for an artistic cappuccino or a gelato filled night
    cap, this quaint and cozy shop has something for you.  People line the window with their espresso and freshly brewed coffee in the morning, outfitted with wifi just about a block before the Dupont Circle metro, 7 min walk from the guest house.  Great for a quick meeting spot, but too small to bring a large group.  No parking.