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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. Our Washington DC Bed and Breakfast is centrally located right in the heart of the city. With the Adams Morgan Neighborhood to the east, the Kalorama Neighborhood to the West, DuPont Circle to the south, and Woodley Park just to our north, no matter where you are planning to go, we are right down the street to every destination in DC.

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 Capitol Building started in 1793. The building is the geographical center of Washington DC. The neighborhood of Capitol Hill is situated around the Capitol Building, House of Representatives office buildings, Senate office buildings, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, and all the other government buildings adjacent. The neighborhood is composed of antique rowhouses of different architectural styles, where many of the members of Congress choose to live. There are many different markets there throughout the week that locals and tourists enjoy alike. 
  • DuPont Circle – DuPont Circle is one of the most well known sections of the city. It is adorned with a beautiful waterfall in the middle of a road roundabout. The neighborhood is filled with any kind of food and cuisine you can think of. It also has a large variety of coffee shops and places to meet up, either for business or fun. It is a Metro stop of the Red Line heading towards Shady Grove and pretty centrally located as well, being just a quick 10 minute walk from the White House. Our DC Bed and Breakfast is just another 10 minute walk north.
  • 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 a lovely neighborhood to walk around that is surrounded by trees. Kalorama is home to, naming a few, the Obamas, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and Secretary of State Rex TIllerson. Many choose to run and walk the neighborhood and enjoy its small town feel, being one of the most secluded neighborhoods in DC, edging up to Rock Creek Park. Many embassies call this neighborhood home as well, including the European Union, Which is next door to the Obamas.
  • Woodley Park – Woodley Park is unique neighborhood with its 20th-century row houses. Woodley park encompasses Rock Creek Park and the National Zoo and is situated one stop up from DuPont Circle on the Red Line Metro. In this neighborhood, there are many restaurants to choose from as well.

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. Guided tours are $10 per person and are available Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday from noon to 4 pm.


  • 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. 

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 –  A beautiful dedication to the men and women who lost their lives for our country. The memorial is a long gabbro wall with the names of those who fought and died in Vietnam. It is located in the National Mall in the Constitution Gardens and stretches for two acres. 


  • Air and Space Museum – With two locations to house this museum, a wide array of aviation information is covered. This museum will give you an in depth look at aviation and aircrafts. Some of the exhibits are display are: Time and Navigation, Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and World War II German Aviation. The museum is open daily from 10 AM to 5:30 PM and admission is free. One part of the museum is located in the National Mall and the other is located at 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA. 
  • Museum of Natural History – Located in the National Mall, this Smithsonian museum is dedicated to the history and evolution of Earth. They constantly have different, educational  rotating exhibits such as, External Life in Ancient Egypt, The Hope Diamond, and Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America’s Wild Places. Admission to the museum is free and it is open everyday from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. 
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum – Home to some of the greatest collections of art in the world, the American Art Museum features artwork spanning over centuries. In addition to their variety of exquisite paintings, the museum also has sculptures, photography, crafts, and even film and media arts. This museum is unique in that in gives a glimpse into the specific culture of each decade in American history. The Smithsonian museum (located between 8th and F Streets NW) is open daily from 11:30 AM to 7 PM and the Renwick Gallery (located at Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW) is open daily from 10 AM to 5:30 PM.
  • The National Museum of American History – This museum provides an in-depth look at the major events and political and cultural movements that affected the country. It constantly has new exhibits on display such as, American Ballet, Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II, Always Ready: Fighting Fire in the 19th Century, and The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden. Be sure to check their calendar for upcoming events and exhibits. They are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and admission is free. 
  • Textile Museum – Located at George Washington University, this museum has a unique and beautiful display of textiles and provides an understanding of the cultural importance that textiles have on the world. A few highlights from the collection are: Oriental Rugs, West Asia and Egypt, and Indigenous Americas. There is an $8 suggested donation for non-members.  
  • 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 1862-64 that has been opened to the public as a historic site and museum. At the museum, you can learn about untold stories about Lincoln’s personal life and Presidency. Built in 1842, the cottage served as a home for veteran soldiers before becoming Lincoln’s home during the Civil War. Tickets for the museum are $15 for adults and $5 for children.
  • National Building Museum – Dedicated to the analytical study of architecture, engineering and design through the history of the built environment. The museum hosts exhibits, events, and programs from around the world. The museum is located at 401 F Street NW, about a 15 minute metro ride away from us. Admission is free for museum members and $10 for adult non-members. It is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • National Postal Museum – Since 1993 this former post office has served as a museum dedicated to philately. The museum is located at 2 Massachusetts Ave NE in DC. Additionally, on display are some of the airplanes used to carry mail in the early 1900s. It is open daily from 10 am to 5:30 pm and admission is free. 
  • U.S. Navy Museum – In honor of the U.S. Navy, this museum collects naval artifacts that tell the history of the navy from creation to present. The museum features exhibits with artifacts on display to educate and inspire visitors. This museum is the only museum to tell the full history of the U.S. Navy. They are located at the Washington Navy Yard at 1022 O Street SE. Open weekdays from 6 am – 3:30 pm.  
  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing – Ever wanted to see how money gets made? The Bureau of Engraving and Printing here in DC where it happens and you can learn about it first hand by taking a tour of the building. Tours are available March 20 – September 1 and open from 9 am to 6 pm. The tour is a free 40-minute experience that includes an introductory film and gallery tour of the production process. 
  • Holocaust Museum – Learn about the history and effects of the Holocaust during WWII by learning about stories and viewing artifacts. The museum has rare footage and extensive exhibits on various aspects of the tragedy. To visit the Holocaust Museum you will need to get a ticket in advance to view most of the exhibits, which is available for purchase on their website. The museum is located at 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW 
  • Corcoran Art Museum – A part of George Washington University, the Corcoran School of Art and Design has a beautiful display of the students’ work available to visitors. They also have visiting artists come through as well as special events. Be sure to check their website for the upcoming exhibits and events.  
  • Jewish Museum – Founded in 1904, the Jewish Museum exhibits the history and culture of the global Jewish experience spanning over thousands of years. The museum consists of a large collection of various types of art that provides a glimpse into the Jewish culture during the different time periods and countries. The museum is open everyday 11 am to 5:45 pm except on Wednesdays the museum is closed. 
  • The Pentagon – Building which is home to the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense. Tours of the Pentagon are available Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm and Fridays from 12 pm to 4 pm. Reservations for the tour must be made between 14 and 90 days in advance of your desired tour date.  This free, guided tour consists of a 60 minute presentation and 1.49 mile walk through the building.
  • 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.
  • National Cathedral – One of the largest cathedrals in the world, the National Cathedral is a breathtaking stained-glass covered building opened for services starting in 1912 and continues to this day. Tours of the cathedral are available Monday through Saturday at 10:15 am for $12 and on Sunday at 1 pm. The cathedral is located about 2 miles away from us at 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW.
  • 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 – The newest museum addition in Washington DC opened in September 2016 and has had over one million visitors since. This museum is dedicated to the history and culture of African Americans and provides a glimpse of cultures throughout the decades. It stores a wide-variety of exhibits such as, Through the African American Lens and Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom. To visit the museum, you must acquire a Timed Pass that is either Same-Day Pass or an Advance Pass.
  • 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 – This newspaper provides information to the Diplomatic community in Washington DC. If you’re interested in running an ad to an influential audience, consider contacting this organization. They reach all of the foreign embassies in DC and the missions in NYC.
  • The Washington Post – Since 1877 this newspaper has been the highest circulated paper in DC and has won 47 Pulitzer Prizes. It is a daily paper that is distributed in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  
  • Washington Times – A daily newspaper and weekly tabloid published here in Washington DC that primarily covers American politics, national and international news, sports, business, and opinion pieces. The paper’s slogan is “America’s Newspaper.”
  • The Examiner – Political website and magazine based in Washington DC with a weekly publication. The paper is known for being aligned with conservative viewpoints as it focuses on political issues and world events. 
  • 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– The museum and headquarters of this world renowned organization is located here in Washington DC. The host many events all year long with tickets available for purchase. They have a variety of films, speakers, and exhibits that explore the wonders of nature around the world.  It is located at 1145 17th Street, NW, about a 20 minute walk from us.
  • Madame Tussauds – At the Madame Tussauds museum you will get the chance to see what it would be like to encounter all of your favorite actors, presidents, singers, and historical heroes. The museum is made up of a wide variety of wax figures created in such detail that it is hard to tell the difference between the wax figure and the person. You can purchase a ticket online for $17.60.  
  • Tidal Basin Paddle Boats – When the weather is warm, there’s nothing better to do in DC than enjoy beauty of the Potomac River and the blooming Cherry Blossoms. For $18 per hour, you can pedal along the river, relax, and soak up the beautiful atmosphere.
  • Spy Museum – Ever wondered what it would be like to be a spy? Well at the Spy Museum you can spend a day in the shoes of an international spy and learn what they do and how they have impacted our history. The museum has interactive exhibits and activities for you to experience and explore, and areas made for children as well. Tickets are $21.95 for adults and $14.95 for children.
  • Newseum – Through interactive exhibits this museum takes an in-depth look at media, politics and new throughout the history of our country and the effects of each. They have a variety of exhibits and events that are constantly changing throughout the year. Tickets are $2495 for adults and $14.95 for youth. The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, about a 20 minute metro ride away.
  • IFLY Loundon – In Ashburn Virginia you can experience sky diving by taking flight at iFly Loudon. You wil be given all the gear you need and a training session to prepare you for your flight. Tickets for the experience ranges from $79.95 to $119.95 depening on the length of your flight.


  • 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 – The National Zoo is located near us in Rock Creek Park and is the world’s largest museum and research complex. The zoo is open every day from 8 am to 7 pm and admission is free. Some of their exhibits include, Elephant Trails, Great Cats, and American Trail. 
  • 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. This is a beautiful and relaxing area to walk or sit on one of the benches and read.
  • 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 – This website has a list of many of the upcoming events in Washington DC, so you can stay up to date on the local happening and see which events you want to attend. The listing provides the dates and location information and a full description if you click on the event. If there is a particular interest you have, you can search by category, such as Film or Music. 
  • Annual Museum Walk Weekend –  June 3-4 2017 the annual Walk Weekend where the local museums will open their doors to visitors for free museum visits. The participating museums include: Anderson House, Dumbarton House, The Phillips Collection, The President Woodrow Wilson House, and more! It’s a lovely way to walk around and see the Dupont and Kalorama neighborhoods while learning the historical places in the area. The walk is from 11 am to 4 pm and starts near the Dupont Metro Station, only about a 10-minute walk away. 
  • 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 – Since 1981 Capitol Steps has been entertaining audiences by satirizing Capitol Hill and the craziness involved in politics. The group takes the headlines of the day and the current events to inspire their satirical skits and songs. They have performances here in DC every Friday and Saturday night at the Ronald Reagan & ITC Building. 
  • Cherry Blossoms –  Every year from mid-March to mid-April people travel from across the country to see the annual Cherry Blossoms in full bloom at the Tidal Basin in National Mall. During the month long event there are many festivities that take place throughout the city, including the Cherry Blossom Festival, Kite Flying, Cherry Blossom Gala, and much more! 
  • 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 – For over 30 years, DC has hosted this film festival that includes beautifully made film from around the world. There are about 80 films from 45 countries that are shown over the course of 11 days. The international film festival takes place of multiple theaters in the city, and this year they are: Landmark’s E Street Cinema, the National Gallery of Art, AMC Mazza Gallerie, and the Embassy of France. 
  • DC Restaurant Week – Restaurant Week in DC consists of over 250 of DC’s best restaurants offering 3-course lunches for only $22 and 3-course dinner for $35. There are a wide-variety of cuisine types that participate and it’s a great way to try some of the best food DC has to offer without having to spend a lot of money. 
  • DC Environmental Film Festival – For 25 the DC Environmental Film Festival has been presenting films that inspire and teach audiences about the environment. The festival presents over 150 films to an audience of over 27,000 annually in March.
  • Fourth of July – The nation’s capital is the perfect place to celebrate our country’s Independence Day, as there are events and fireworks abound. The 4th of July is celebrated with the National Independence Day Parade, a concert at the U.S. Capitol, and, of course, a beautiful fireworks display at the National Mall. 
  • 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.
  • 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 – This year, on September 10th the Nation’s Triathlon will be taking place here in Washington DC. It will be an Olympic Distance triathlon, that includes a 1.5k swim in the Potomac River, 40k bike course, and a 10k run that will all take place among the beautiful national monuments. 
  • National Book Festival – An annual event sponsored by the Library of Congress that hosts best-selling authors to speak to attendees at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This year, the festival will be held on September 2nd from 10 am to 7:30 pm. There will be a variety of authors, poets, and illustrators in attendance. 
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • The Shops at Georgetown Park – Along the Potomac River are a variety of clothing, antique, jewelry, and everything in between shops for you to peruse. After a day of shopping you can enjoy a nice dinner on the water at one of the many nice Georgetown restaurants.  
  • Mazza Gallerie – Just a few stops away on the Red Line in Friendship Heights are many of the high-end and designer stores such as, Neiman Marcus and Lord & Taylor. You could spend a whole day in this neighborhood with restaurants abound, an AMC movie theater, and fun events. 
  • The Shops at Wisconsin Place – Also in the Friendship Heights neighborhood, at 5310 Western Avenue NW, Chevy Chase, MD, is The Shops at Wisconsin Place. This shopping center features upscale stores including Bloomingdales, Mac, Anthropologie, and Cole Haan. 
  • The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City – In Arlington VA, about a 15 minute drive from us is a great shopping center with over 170 shops. Whether you’re looking for designer clothing, Apple products, or new shoes they’ve got what you’re looking for. 
  • Premium Outlet Malls in the DC Metropolitan Area – If you’re wanting to save some money on designer items take a road trip over to the outlet mall in Leesberg, VA. They have many discounted shops, including Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, and Eddie Bauer.
  • Tysons Corner – About a 30 minute drive from us is the Tysons Corner Mall in Virginia that comprises of a large directory of shops and restaurants. It’s a great place to go if you need to get a lot of different things as they have a wide-variety of shops all under one roof. 


  • The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – The busiest performing arts facility in country hosting thousands of performances each year. They constantly have a variety of plays, musicals, comedy shows, musical performances and more scheduled. It is located at 2700 F St NW, an easy metro ride away from us.
  • Ford’s Theatre– The world famous theater in which President Lincoln was assassinated. You can take a tour of the theatre, learn about the assassination, and see artifacts from that night. The theatre also has a schedule of great, live performances that you can attend. The theatre is located at 511 10th St. NW. 
  • National Theater – This historical theater is a great place for theater lovers to come and enjoy Broadway shows such as Fun Home. Every Saturday morning you can go to the theater for a free performance. It is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW. 
  • Shakespeare Theatre – Located at 610 F St NW, about a 15 minute drive from us. This theatre has great performances of classic plays such as Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet. They also have many free shows and performance to attend. The theatre also teaches master acting classes.
  • Warner Theatre – A beautiful, historical theatre built in 1924 that is now a busy theatre with a variety of musical groups, plays, comedy shows and more that perform here. Visit their website to view their schedule to see what shows are coming up. The theatre is located at 513 13th St NW, about a 15 minute metro ride away from us.


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 – A fun way to tour Washington DC is on the Boomerang yachts and party boats. This tour has been featured on the Travel Channel and has become a well known experience on the Potomac River in Georgetown. You can see more information and book your tour on their website.
  • Capital Segway Tours – A fun and interactive tour around the monuments and must-sees in DC. A great way to see everything in DC without having to get exhausted from walking everywhere. The tour is located near us at 818 Connecticut Ave N.W. To take the tour, it’s recommended that you purchase your ticket online in advance.
  • Cultural Tourism DC – A nonprofit organization that offers a wide variety of cultural and historical tours in DC, such as a Neighborhood Heritage Trail, War of 1812, and an African American Heritage Trail. One of the trails offered near our DC B&B is the Adams Morgan Heritage Trail which has historical images along the trail with facts and information about the history.
  • DC By Foot – Tour the city by foot on the DC by Foot tour where you get to pick your path and set your price. They also offer bus tours, boat tours, and night tours with tour guides that will take you around to the must-see sites around DC.
  • DC Metro Food Tours – Food lovers, this is the tour for you! Pick the neighborhood you want to taste the food in and you’ll get to try some of the best food in town. They offer a food tour in Dupont Circle near our DC Inn, among many others, including Georgetown, Old Town Alexandria, and U Street.
  • DC WalkAbout – A free, fun and educational way to learn about and see the Washington DC monuments and historical sites. The tours are guided by prerecorded audio tapes available by download on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon MP3 and a map is available on their webpage for you to follow. This allows you to make your own schedule and tour the city by yourself or with just your friends or family. Tours are between 45 minutes to an hour in length. 
  • Dinner Cruises – Looking for a relaxing and elegant way to see the city? Check out these dinner cruises that take you down the Potomac River while you enjoy a delicious dinner, live entertainment, and beautiful DC skylines. 
  • Dupont Circle Food Tour – Are you a food lover? If so, this tour in our neighborhood will be a fun one for you to do. The Dupont Circle Food Tour takes you to a variety of restaurants offering the best of each culture’s cuisine. Some of the cuisines you may get to try are: Locally influenced Mexican, Bistro style American with Asian influences, Turkish dishes, and Mediterranean. Tours are on Saturdays between 3 pm and 6:30 pm. The tours last for about 3-3.5 hours and tickets are $65 per person. 
  • FBI – Ever wanted to learn about the history and inner-workings of America’s investigations? Visit the FBI Education Center by speaking with your Congressional office to set up a time to visit. The FBI Headquarters building is located between 9th and 10th Streets NW here in DC.  
  • Ghost Tour – We all know that Washington DC is a historical place with an eventful past, but what you may not know is how that history continues to haunt the nation’s capital today. Learn about the paranormal activity that takes place at the White House, Capitol Hill, and LaFayette Park on the Washington DC Ghost Tour. The tour is offered daily at 8 pm and begins at the Dolley Madison House at 1520 H St NW. The tour is 90 minutes and tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for children. 
  • Hop-On Hop-Off – There is so much to see and do in Washington DC, and not enough time to see everything by foot. Take a look at this list of the various tours offered in DC that provide transportation and a professional tour guide for you to see and learn about everything you want to in DC. Some of the tours offered are: DC the Lights Night Tour, Comprehensive DC It All Guided Small Group Tour, Old Town Trolley Hop On and Off, and Washington DC Duck Tour. 
  • Monuments at Moonlight – At night Washington DC monuments’ beauty shines and the atmosphere is the city is more tranquil. Nighttime is a great time to see the city’s must-see monuments with the moonlight upon them and the crowds dispersed. Hop on the Old Town Trolley for a tour of the FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean Memorial, and MLK, Jr. Memorial led by a professional tour guide. 
  • Old Town Trolley – Want to see all the sites in DC and learn about their history without having to walk 10 miles a day? Hop on the Old Town Trolley for an easy way to get around the city and learn about the national monuments. Tours start at 9 am at the Washington Welcome Center and has stops around the city including a full tour of Arlington Cemetery. 
  • Segway Tours – See the city with ease and fun by taking a Segway tour around the city. An experienced and knowledgeable tour guide will take you from monument to monument and inform you of the history and significance of each while you glide through the city on your segway. A variety of tours and packages are offered on their website for you to choose from. 
  • Tour the U. S. Capitol –To take a tour of the U.S. Capitol Building you can easily book your tour on their website. The tour is a free guided tour and can be booked through the Office of your Representative or Office of your Senator for a staff-guided tour. Another option is booking a tour through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center online. 
  • 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 – They offer a variety of great walking tours that take you to all of the must-see attractions in Washington DC. They provide professional tour guides who are very knowledgeable on the history and culture of the sites and city. Additionally, they have free tours and private tours available. 

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. $$
  • Floriana Enjoy a delicious homemade Italian dish that is prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients and handmade pasta. They are known for their beautiful and romantic atmosphere and flavorful dishes. Floriana is open for brunch, lunch, and dinnder, and some of the dishes they offer are: Lamb Gnocchi, Short Rib Ravioli, and Muscovy Duck Breast. They are located at 1702 17th St NW, only about a 15-minute walk away. $$
  • 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 8pm 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, bookworms, 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 Potter’s 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 8am – 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.