Your Guide to Visiting Washington DC Attractions
Millions of tourists and business travelers come to Our Nation’s Capital each year. Besides being the most influential place in the world for government policy, Washington DC contains some of the most historically significant places in the U.S. and consequently has a wealth of monuments, museums, and other attractions and events, (many of which are free!). Did you know that 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. American Guest House in DuPont Circle 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.
Below we have compiled a list of DC attractions for your convenience. Interested in other area attractions? Please talk with our helpful Innkeepers to form your itinerary for those that best suite you!
- Reagan National Airport (DCA) – This airport is the closest to our B&B and is easily accessible by the metro. It is about a 30-minute metro ride from our American Guest House 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 $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.
- National Gallery of Art – Home to some of the greatest art work in the world, this is the perfect place for art lovers. It is open daily and admission is free. They host a variety of concerts, events, and special exhibits (you can see what is coming up by checking the schedule on their website). This is one of the innkeeper’s favorite venues to visit, as it is just a quick metro ride or 1.5 mile walk away from the inn. You can spend several hours looking at all of the amazing artwork.
- The Phillips Collection – Located in DuPont Circle, only a 10-minute walk from AGH, 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 – Art gallery located 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. Both local and international artists’ work is 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 Your 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 portraits of influential people that have shaped America. There is a variety of interesting artwork, from Quaker furniture to the Presidents Gallery where many of the presidential portraits are on display. Whether you are in DC by yourself or are visiting with family, this area attraction will suit you. You can easily hop on the Red Line at DuPont Circle and arrive 5 stops later at Gallery Place/Chinatown.
- 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 WiFi service and have clean bathrooms for a comfortable, quick trip to New York.
- Chinatown – Bus service departs from Chinatown in Washington 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 – A private, liberal arts college located at 4400 Massachusetts Ave. in Washington, DC. The university is consistently ranked 9th in the world for its School of International Affairs and is also highly ranked nationally. The student body is known for its political activism and involvement, their study abroad involvement, and diversity. The colleges that make up the university include the College of Arts & Sciences, Kogod School of Business, School of Communication, School of International Service, School of Professional and Extended Studies, School of Public Affairs, and Washington College of Law. Go Eagles!
- The Catholic University of America – In the heart of the city, Catholic University is the only national Catholic university in the nation. It was founded in 1887 by the U.S. Catholic bishops and was supported by Pope Leo XIII to serve a place for Catholics to grow in their faith and further themselves intellectually. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and online opportunities for people at all different stages of life seeking to grow intellectually among a Catholic community. It is located at 620 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington, DC.
- Georgetown University – Georgetown University is a top-ranked university founded in 1789, making it the oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. The university is located in the beautiful and historic Georgetown neighborhood along the Potomac River. Many of the alumni of the university have gone on to serve in the U.S. Congress as well as many other prominent positions. Following the Jesuit tradition, Georgetown strives to not only grow students intellectually but their entire person. It is a medium-sized college with an undergraduate enrollment at about 7,500 and 10,000 post-graduate students.
- George Washington University – More than 26,000 students attend this university to gain a top-notch education and take advantage of the many opportunities that come with studying in the nation’s capital. Only 4 blocks from the White House, George Washington University has internship opportunities abound as well as world-class museums at the students’ fingertips. GWU is located at 2121 Eye St., NW in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood.
- Howard University – Howard is a federally charted, private, and historically black university that has a high focus on research. The university is a leader in the STEM fields and offers studies in over 120 areas. Howard is known for having the highest number of students who serve in the Peace Corps among historically Black colleges. The Howard University campus is located at 2041 Georgia Avenue NW.
- 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 post-secondary 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. Their address is 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008.
- 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 7:30 pm at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
- DC Improv – Comedy club, restaurant, bar and comedy school. New and returning 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 hold 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 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 – An elegant hotel that holds conventions and meetings throughout the year. It is located less than a mile away from us in Woodley Park, so you can easily walk over to a meeting after your night with us.
- Marriott Wardman Park Hotel – Located in Woodley Park, this hotel and convention venue is less than a mile away from our American Guest House and around the corner from 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 us.
- Supreme Court – Just a short walk or Metro ride from the B&B, the Supreme Court is open to the public daily and you can even have a chance, if you get there early enough, to hear opening arguments in a court case. Each side gets 30 minutes to argue their points and then the justices get to ask questions. The Supreme Court is composed of the Chief Justice of the United States and Associate Justices. The Supreme Court is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Do not miss out on your opportunity to take a tour.
- 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 row-houses 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 fountain in the middle of the main 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 for fun. There is a Metro Station with the Red Line heading in the directions of Shady Grove and Glenmont. American Guest House is just 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 the bed & breakfast.
- Kalorama – The Kalorama neighborhood is a lovely neighborhood to walk around that is surrounded by trees. Kalorama is home to the Obamas, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, just to name a few. 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 a 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.
Washington DC is rich in culture and history with monuments and museums dedicated to preserving and educating people on the history of 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.
- Tour of the White House – Self-guided tours of the White House are available from 7:30 am to 11:30 am Tuesday through Thursday and 7:30 am to 1:30 pm on Friday and Saturday. To book a tour you must submit a request through your Member of Congress between 21 days and 3 months prior to the tour. The White House is conveniently located only a mile away from our Inn.
- Sixth & I – Built in 1908 to serve as a conservative Jewish synagogue, Sixth & I has evolved over the years and expanded to be a performing arts venue while continuing to have Jewish services and programs. The venue constantly has a variety of shows featuring performers, authors, and politicians that are available for anyone to purchase tickets to attend. It is about a 20-minute metro ride away from us.
- Lincoln’s Cottage – Home to President Lincoln during the Civil War as he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation and made decisive decisions for our country. It is now a National Monument open for tours Monday – Saturday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm and is located at the intersection of Rock Creek Church Road and Upshur Street NW. It is advised that tickets are purchased in advance as they are limited. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $5 for children.
- The Heurich House Museum – Located in DuPont Circle, The Brewmaster’s Castle is a beautiful, historic home that is one of the few homes remaining from the time when DuPont Circle was the epicenter of wealth and fashion in DC. Guided hour-long tours of the home are available Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 11:30 am, 1 pm, and 2:30 pm. A $20 donation is suggested.
- Old Stone House – The Old Stone House located at 3051 M St NW is the last pre-colonial house on its original foundation in DC making it the oldest home in the area. Park Rangers currently provide visitors with a detailed history of the home. Visitors are welcome to tour the home any day of the week from 11 am to 6 pm.
- Tudor Place – Built by one of Martha Washington’s granddaughters and Robert Peter’s son in 1816, it became one of the first National Historic Landmarks. The beautiful home and garden is located at 1644 31st Street NW, just a little over a mile away from us. The house is open for visitors and hourly guided tours Tuesday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. Tours are $10 for adults.
- Library Of Congress – The largest library in the world and a DC must-see attraction. Many visitors that come to the city rate this as the most beautiful building, inside and out, in Washington DC. 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. As a citizen, you have the unique opportunity to use this library with proper guidance and by filling out the required permission forms.
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 – Located at Pershing Park, this memorial is a beautiful honor and tribute to the five million veterans who fought in World War I. The memorial is available to visit at any time.
- World War II Memorial – A beautiful tribute to the men and women who fought for us and lost their lives 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 in honor of one of the greatest presidents. It features murals representing his presidency 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 – The National Air and Space Museum is one of DC’s must-see Smithsonian museums with its amazing displays of aviation artifacts. The museum consists of two locations, one located in downtown DC at Independence Ave and 6th St, SW. The second location is at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. On display currently at the DC location are the Lunar Module LM-2, Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, World War II German Aviation, 1903 Wright Flyer and much more! The museum is open daily from 10 am to 5:30 pm and admission is free.
- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy — The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is one of the coolest museums in the DC area. There are over 150 airplanes in the hanger, a tower that sits at the end of the Dulles International Airport runway where you can see the planes land and take off and there are hundreds of other relics from the past century of aviation. The Space Shuttle Discovery, the Enola Gay-the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the Concorde-the only supersonic passenger jet, and one of the fastest jets known to man, the Blackbird (SR-71) are all here. You can take the red line to Metro Center and from Metro Center, you can take the silver line and get off at the last stop which is Reston, VA, from there it is easiest to take a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to the Center, which is just about a 10-minute journey more. Total, the whole journey will take you about an hour each way, so plan accordingly.
- Museum of Natural History – View the evolution of the Earth and its natural wonders at the National Museum of Natural History. Open daily, the museum provides various displays on the history of various life forms on Earth. From the Hope diamond to the African Elephant and the life of Ancient Egypt, the Natural History Museum has it all! The museum is open from 10 am to 5:30 pm and admission is free. It is located in the National Mall at 10th St and Constitution Ave. They constantly have new exhibits, collections, and events coming through, so be sure to check their calendar for upcoming events!
- Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) – Containing artwork spanning over three centuries, the SAAM is home to some of the world’s finest pieces of art. The museum contains art from the Gilded Age, New Deal art, African American art, Latino art, contemporary art and more. It consists of two buildings: the Lunder Foundation Center and the Renwick Gallery. The Lunder Foundation Center is a national landmark and stores beautiful work that reveals the culture in early America to modern day through paintings, photographs, and sculpture. The Renwick Gallery currently has the new Wonder exhibit on display which features large-scale installations made out of unexpected materials.
- The National Museum of American History – Located in the National Mall between 12th and 14th St, the National Museum of American History takes you through the historical moments in our country through artifacts and various exhibits. This is a museum where you could spend hours wandering around and seeing all the interesting pieces of history. From Abraham Lincoln’s top hat that he was wearing the day he was shot in Ford’s Theater, to General George Washington’s Continental Army Uniform he wore in battle that fit his 6 foot, 3-inch frame, there is a piece of history that everyone can enjoy. A few of the exhibits currently on display include the Greensboro Lunch Counter, Ella Fitzgerald at 100, Always Fighting: Fighting Fire in the 19th Century, and Innovations in Defense. The museum is open daily from 10 am to 5:30 pm and admission is free.
- Textile Museum – A unique museum that represents six continents and five millennia that includes paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture and decorative art. The museum is located in George Washington University in Foggy Bottom and is available to visit Mondays 11 am to 5 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 11 am to 7 pm, Fridays 11 am to 5 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm, and Sundays 1 pm to 5 pm. An $8 submission is suggested for non-members. Free docent-led tours are offered on weekends at 1:30 pm and 2:45 pm.
- Newseum – A DC must-see that is all about the freedoms our country was founded on: freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. The museum includes 15 galleries and 15 theaters that are interactive and educational. A few of the exhibits on display are the 9/11 Gallery, the Berlin Wall Gallery, 1967: Civil Rights at 50, and Inside Today’s FBI. Tickets are $24.95 for adults. It is located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave and open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
- 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 is 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 of the Holocaust during WWII by through moving stories and interesting artifacts. The museum also 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 different time periods and countries. The museum is open every day 11 am to 5:45 pm, except on Wednesdays the museum is closed.
- The Pentagon – 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. At the estate, you will get to see and experience 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. Metro buses also go to Mount Vernon, just a $1.75 charge and easy to get to. For some of the best sunsets in the DC area, this is the place for you to enjoy, as it’s located just along the banks of the Potomac River. Many events are held here each year so make sure to check into their website before you head this way. In the springtime, a mock Revolutionary War battle is held on the fields adjacent to the house where you can take your family to have an adventurous day out, full of exploding cannons and black powder rifles.
- National Cathedral – One of the largest cathedrals in the world, the National Cathedral is a breathtaking stained-glass covered building that opened for services 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. The Botanical Garden is one of the oldest continuous indoor gardens in the world, dating back to the early part of the 1800’s. As you walk in, you are bombarded with the lovely smells of exotic flowers, banana trees, mango plants, and lemon trees. This museum is one of the many that offer free admission. Looking for something to do with your kids? The Botanical Garden offers numerous kid-friendly activities such as digging as many holes as you want (and as deep as you want!) you want in the part located in the back of the Botanical grounds.
- Madam’s Organ – This fun and delicious restaurant has live music every night featuring jazz bands as well as other rotating bands and performers. Located in Adams Morgan on 18th Street, it’s only about a 7-minute walk away from us. In addition to their great live entertainment, they also have great burgers and a full bar. It a great place for a fun night out with your friends!
- Kennedy Center Millennium Stage – The world-renowned Kennedy Center has a free performance every night on their Millennium Stage. Every night they feature a different performer(s) and no ticket is required to attend. Be sure to check their online calendar for upcoming events. The Kennedy Center is located at 2700 F St NW, only a 10-minute drive away.
- Blues Alley – Located in the heart of Georgetown is the nation’s oldest continuing supper jazz club, Blues Alley. Founded in 1965 the place remains a place full of class, heart, and nostalgia for the 1920’s jazz clubs. While you listen to great music, you will also be served delicious food and drinks. There is a $12 minimum for each of their shows. The club is located at 1073 Wisconsin Ave, NW, less than two miles away from us.
- The Hamilton – This restaurant features live musical performances most nights, varying in style. Some of DC’s best talent comes to The Hamilton to perform live. The shows require tickets which can be purchased on their website. They are located in the heart of downtown DC at 600 14th St NW.
- DAR Constitution Hall – The DAR Constitution Hall has been long known for housing wonderful performances in its spacious concert hall. Since 1929 the hall has been open and featuring world-renowned performers. For tickets to their upcoming shows, you can visit their website or go to Ticketmaster. They are located at 1776 D St, NW.
- 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, which are 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 newly released films 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 in its discussion of 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– At 1145 17th Street, NW, only a 20 minute walk away, is the National Geographic Museum. It is open from 10 am to 6 pm daily, and general admission is $15. Currently on display is the exhibit Earth Explores, which gives you insight into the methods used by Nat Geo explores. They also have a variety of events that come through, so be sure to check their schedule to see what’s coming up.
- Madame Tussaud’s – Ever wanted to see your favorite celebrities up close? Well, now you can! At the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum you can see wax figures of everyone from Jimmy Fallon to Barack Obama to Lorde to everyone in between. Tickets to visit the museum are $17.60 for Adults.
- Tidal Basin Paddle Boats – Get an up-close view of the beautiful DC monuments by paddling on the Potomac River along the Tidal Basin. Paddling through DC is a fun and relaxing way to spend a nice Spring or Summer afternoon. The cost to rent a 2 passenger boat is $18 per hour.
- Spy Museum – At the International Spy Museum, you can learn how to by a spy, the inner-workings of espionage, and the historical impacts of spies. This museum is the only one in the country dedicated to espionage that’s open to the public. The best part of this museum is that you not only get to see artifacts and learn about spies, but you actually get the chance to be one! There are various interactive exhibits, including Operation Spy which is a live-action spy adventure. Tickets are $21.95 for adults and $14.95 for children.
- Newseum – Come to see footage, artifacts, and news reports on the most impactful moments in the history of our nation. You can see a gallery of pictures covering the disastrous day of 9/11 along with the remaining antennas from one of the buildings. Other exhibits include the Berlin Wall, “Inside Today’s FBI”, and 1967: Civil Rights at 50″. The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, which is only about a 20-minute metro ride away. Tickets are $2495 for adults and $14.95 for youth.
- IFLY Loundon – Experience the feeling of skydiving but with the safety of four walls surrounding you. At iFLY Loudoun you can have a flight experience that includes a training session and all the necessary equipment. Tickets are $79.95 for a 2-minute flight and $199.95 for the 4-minute package. iFLY Loundon is located at 20315 Commonwealth Center Dr in Ashburn, VA.
- National Mall – When you travel to Washington DC, the first place you’ll want to stop is the world-renowned National Mall. Starting one end with the Lincoln Memorial and spanning all the way to the U.S. Capitol Building, there are museums and monuments galore! Many of the Smithsonian museums are located here as well as the Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and so much more. Our Washington DC bed and breakfast is only a mile from the White House, which is right along the National Mall.
- Lafayette Square – Located within the President’s Park, this beautiful public park is just north of the White House, which is only one mile away from us. Lafayette Square has served a variety of functions over the years and has been a park since the 1930’s. The park is known for its five distinguishable statues erected in honor of President Andrew Jackson and Revolutionary War heroes.
- Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium – Behind our Washington DC B&B is this luscious and expansive park. If you’re looking for a nice area to go running, biking, or walking, Rock Creek Park has multiple trails for you to choose from. Additionally, you can pop inside the Nature Center to view the planetarium, see exhibits on the area’s plants and animals, and visit the children’s Discovery Room. The center is open from 9 am to 5 pm Wednesday through Sunday.
- Smithsonian National Zoological Park – One of DC’s most fun excursions and a must-see is the National Zoo. Discover animals from all over the world by visiting their various exhibits, including Great Cats, American Trail, Cheetah Conservation Station, and Elephant Trails. Admission to the park is free and is open daily from 8 am to 7 pm. The park is located at 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, only a 20-minute walk away from here.
- Constitution Gardens – As you visit the many sights in the National Mall, take a moment to relax in the tranquil Constitution Gardens. This park area is tucked away behind the Reflecting Pool and Vietnam Veterans Memorial along Constitution Avenue. This resting area is a hidden gem in the National Mall containing a pond with ducks, lush trees, and benches abound to sit and rest or read a book on.
- Meridian Hill Park – Only about a 15-minute walk from our DC B&B is this lovely park situated in the Columbia Heights neighborhood. The park is a U.S. National Historic Landmark as it sits outside of the previous home to President John Quincy Adams. Additionally, the area previously served as grounds for encamped Union troops during the Civil War.
- 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 Square station. Metro Center station, Gallery Pl-Chinatown station.
- Bus H1 – Bus stops a few feet from the American Guest House and services these locations: Brookland-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 Triangle (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-American Civil War Memorial/, Cardozo station (X3), Reeves Center (X3),
Adams Morgan (X3), Woodley Park-Zoo/, Adams Morgan station (X3),
McLean Gardens (X3)
- Circulator – Pay only $1 and visit many sites in DC.
- 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, 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 on 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.
- 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 heritage, 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 participate 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. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- White House Easter Egg Roll – a 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.
- The Shops at Georgetown Park – A variety of boutique and name brand shops lined along the Potomac River. It’s a beautiful area to take a stroll, enjoy a nice lunch/dinner, and do some shopping. A few of the stores in Georgetown include J.Crew, Zara, T.J. Maxx, and Ralph Lauren. There’s also a movie theatre tucked in the historic neighborhood as well as live music venues and bars. It’s a fun place to hang out with friends or take the family! Georgetown Park is just about a 30-minute walk away from AGH.
- Mazza Gallerie – DC’s greatest collection of upscale shopping is at the Mazza Gallerie, including Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. The Mazza Gallerie is located a stops up the Red Line in Friendship Heights at 5300 Wisconsin Ave, which is about a 20-minute ride from us. Friendship Heights also has an AMC movie theater, Cheesecake Factory, and many other shopping and dining options.
- The Shops at Wisconsin Place – Right outside of the Mazza Gallerie mall in the Friendship Heights neighborhood are the lovely shops at Wisconsin Place. It’s a nice area to walk around, grab a bite to eat from Le Pain Quotidien and check out your favorite stores, such as Anthropologie, Talbots, and Sephora.
- The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City – Just across the Potomac River in Arlington is this fun shopping area where you can hit the name brand stores, such as Kate Spade, Coach, Apple, Henri Bendel, and Michael Kors. The shopping center is located just off the metro at Pentagon City. It’s a quick and easy commute from the DuPont Metro Station (a 10-minute walk from us).
- Premium Outlet Malls in the DC Metropolitan Area – Want to shop at the designer stores without having to pay the high prices? Head over to the Premium Outlet Mall! Located in Leesburg, VA, you can check out many of your favorite designers, including Banana Republic, Crate & Barrel, Ann Taylor, and Pottery Barn and get items for significantly less than at the mall.
- Tysons Corner – This shopping mall is one of the largest is the area with over 300 stores and restaurants. Although it’s a little further out (about a 25-minute drive from us) it is surely worth the commute with its wide array of stores you could spend hours checking out the places they have to offer. They even have events and concerts taking place there year round!
- The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – One of the nation’s greatest multi-functional facilities for the arts is at the Kennedy Center in DC. For over 40 years, the arts center has served as both a memorial for President Kennedy as well as a venue showcasing our nation’s most distinguished talents. The Kennedy Center hosts Broadway shows, the National Symphony Orchestra, festivals, a variety of musical performances, comedy shows, and more. It is located near our DC B&B at 2700 F St, NW.
- Ford’s Theatre– Historically known as the place that Lincoln was assassinated, Ford’s Theatre is full of artifacts and memorials in honor of President Lincoln. You can plan a visit to their museum, take a tour of the theatre and learn all about the historic site. Ford’s Theatre also still has wonderful shows that you can attend, such as the annual Christmas Carol.
- National Theater – One of DC’s most historic theatre’s is the National Theater located in the heart of Washington, DC at 1301 Pennsylvania Ave, NW. Since 1835 the theatre has been a venue for a wide variety of performances and continues to be a place where top-notch performers bring their show. Over the years, the theatre has brought dozens of stars, including Audrey Hepburn and Lauren Bacall to more recently Sutton Foster and Sting.
- Shakespeare Theatre – An esteemed DC theatre known for its performances of plays by the bard with the beard. The Shakespeare Theatre Company is celebrating its 30th anniversary of being a premier classic theatre, and over the years the theatre has garnered awards for its superb productions, including the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award.
- Warner Theatre – Located at 513 13th St, the Warner Theatre is a DC landmark with beautiful architecture and history dating back to its founding in 1924. Originally home to vaudeville, silent movies, and the Rockettes, the venue now has a wide variety of performers come through, including stand-up comedians, musical performances, and dance shows.
Capital Crescent Trail – Starting in Georgetown, near our DC Inn, the Capital Crescent Trail runs for 11 miles up to Silver Spring, MD, and is a lovely and scenic trail to hike or bike. The paths are wide for pedestrians to easily stroll along and for bikers to whiz by.
- 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 of 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 Dolly 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 on 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 have 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.
- 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.
- 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 its people watching. Zone controlled parking is available though it is limited. Six-minute walk from American Guest House. $$
- Floriana – Enjoy a delicious homemade Italian dish that is prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients and handmade pasta. They are known for their beautiful and romantic atmosphere and flavorful dishes. Floriana is open for brunch, lunch and dinner, and some of the dishes they offer are Lamb Gnocchi, Short Rib Ravioli, and Muscovy Duck Breast. They are located at 1702 17th St NW, only about a 15-minute walk away. $$
- 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 house made seafood fettuccine. The restaurant is a 30-minute walk from our inn. $$
- Fiola – A 20-minute subway ride away is this delicious and fine dining Italian restaurant. Fiola is centrally located between the White House and the Capitol and is known for its nationally recognized Italian wine and sophisticated, refined menu. Some of their speciality dishes include Branzino, Oysters & Caviar, Fisherman’s Bucatini & Spanish Imperial Red Prawn, and Lobster Bisque. $$$$
- DuPont Italian Kitchen – In the heart of DuPont Circle and only a 14-minute walk from us is this affordable and home-style Italian restaurant. They serve homemade Italian dishes including, Lasagna, Spinach Manicotti and Chicken Parmigiana. $
- Darlington House – Located at 1610 20th St in DuPont Circle is this modern Italian restaurant that is in a beautifully converted townhouse. The atmosphere is casual and cozy. Some of their dishes include, tortellini verdi stuffed with butternut squash, gnocchi di patate, and grilled Alaskan salmon. $$
- 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. $$
- Lauriol Plaza – Located less than half a mile away, this delicious Tex-Mex restaurant serves a variety of delicious Mexican dishes in a fun, casual atmosphere. They have a lovely long patio outside that is a great place to sit with friends and enjoy brunch. They also offer many happy hour specials Monday through Friday 3 – 7 pm. $
- Rosa Mexicano – Near the National Mall in Penn Quarter, this Mexican restaurant serves authentic Mexican dishes. Customers love their flavorful enchiladas and delicious tacos. The atmosphere is fun and festive and includes a lounge area and wraparound windows. It’s only about a 15-minute drive away from us. $
- El Chucho – Cocina Superior – A casual, fun place to get lunch with friends or hang out and get a drink late at night. They even have a wonderful breakfast/brunch menu! A few of their menu items include Cemita Classica, Torta Ahogana, and Huevos Rancheros. They are located at 3313 11th St NW, about a 10-minute drive away from our DC B&B. $
- Taqueria Nacional – Known for their fresh and authentic ingredients, this Mexican restaurant serves classic Mexican dishes made with organic, premium ingredients. The Mexican Embassy recognized Taqueria Nacional for its authentic Mexican cooking in 2009 with a medal of distinction. The restaurant promotes sustainability by purchasing their ingredients from local vendors. It is located just a mile away on T and U St NW. $
- Mission DuPont – A fun and lively Mexican restaurant that’s just a 10-minute walk away from us in DuPont Circle. They are known for their delicious margaritas, sangria, and a great happy hour menu. On weekends they offer a bottomless special that includes an entree, chips and dip, and bottomless mimosas. $$
- Taqueria Habaner – A family-owned, authentic Mexican restaurant located at 3710 14th NW, about a 10-minute drive away from us. They offer every type of taco imaginable, made with fresh tortillas in an authentic Puebla style cooking. The restaurant has a casual, laid-back atmosphere, that’s a relaxing place to grab a great bite to eat. $
- District Taco – The perfect place to grab a quick taco and satisfy your Mexican food craving. They have a variety of flavorful toppings to choose from for your tacos as well as delicious nachos and burritos. There are many locations throughout DC, and the closest one to us is located just a mile away near DuPont Circle. $
- 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 low cost. It is about a 10-minute walk away from AGH. $$
- El Centro D.F. – is known for their authentic Mexican food and comfortable atmosphere. They are located at 1819 14th St. NW 20009, and is about an 18-minute walk away. They are open for lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends. They are known for serving a variety of tacos. It is a great place to hang out with friends, come for happy hour and have some great Mexican dishes. $$
- 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 5 pm Monday-Friday and at 10:30am on the weekend. $
- STK – Modern steakhouse. DJ music. Kobe beef, seafood, tuna tartar, 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. $$$
- Mintwood – 100 very best restaurants of 2015 — as voted by Washingtonian Magazines. American French cuisine by Executive Chef Cedric Maupillier. Expanded happy hour menu with $5 refreshers. Chic and modern decor. Dressier vibe. Garage street parking. Reservations are taken. Perfect for special occasions. Menu changes according to what’s in season. A 7-minute walk from AGH. $$
- 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 chicke, 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. $$$
- Bareburger – Near DuPont Circle Metro, burgers that are pesticide free, and from pasture raised cows, without GMO, and they participate in fair trade. Menu options also include salad options and veggies burgers. Very kid friendly. Quick, sit-down service, or order online. Street parking only. A 10-minute walk from AGH. $
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Steak and Seafood just a 5 minute walk away from our DC bed and breakfast. $$$
- 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. $$
- Kramerbooks & Afterwards Cafe – This is a great place to grab a good book and then enjoy a delicious dinner. They have a variety of menu options including, Crab Cake Pasta, Pan-Seared Sea Scallops, Grilled Rib-eye Steak, Bacon Mushroom Burger, and a great dessert selection. About a 10-minute walk from AGH. $$
- Restaurant Nora – Only a 7-minute walk away is this certified organic restaurant that serves delectable dishes such as, Pan Roasted Main Lobster & Scallops, House-made 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 – In the heart of DuPont Circle is a slice of French dining at Bistrot Du Coin. This DC favorite has a wide-variety of authentic French dishes on their menu to choose from. Some of the most popular dishes include steamed mussels, Moules Poullet, Bouchée à la Reine, and Croziflette Savoyarde. It’s only about a 7-minute walk from us. $$$
- Le Diplomate – On the corner of 14th St, this French cafe is a charming and quaint place to have a nice, elegant dinner or a quick croissant and coffee. A few of their menu items are Ricotta Ravioli, Salmon a la Francaise, Soft Shell Crab, and Lamb Navarin. To get to Le Diplomate from our Washington DC bed and breakfast, you can hop in an Uber and be there in only 8 minutes or take a nice 25-minute stroll over there. $$$
- Marcel’s – Chef Robert Wiedmaier came from Brussels to serve as head chef of this lovely, elegant and to bring a European flare to the delicious dishes at Marcel’s. This restaurant has a sophisticated atmosphere that makes for a great place for a date night. Marcel’s is located at 2401 Pennsylvania Ave, about a 20-minute walk away from AGH. $$$
- Cafe DuPont – Located in the center of DuPont Circle, this tasty restaurant is a great place to relax and look out at the bustle of the city through the large glass windows that line the walls. Cafe DuPont is known for its specially handcrafted cocktails and locally-sourced and organic French-American cuisine. It is located at 1500 New Hampshire Blvd, about a 8-minute walk away. $$
- Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar – Situated in the upscale Georgetown neighborhood, this French restaurant serves excellent and innovative dishes and offer a wide selection of wine. Though the atmosphere is cozy and relaxed, the cooking has been distinguished as some of the best in Washington, DC. After walking and shopping around Georgetown, Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar is a lovely place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal. They are located at 1736 Wisconsin Ave, about a 9-minute drive from us. $$
- la Madeleine Country French Café – Though it’s a metro ride away from our B&B, this country cafe is reasonably priced. Espresso & fresh-baked baguettes give it that great smell no tourist can resists. If public transportation isn’t your cup of tea, grab a 20-minute cab or Uber. $
- La Chaumiere – This French restaurant is located in Georgetown and serves both traditional and unique dishes. It is known for its elegant atmosphere and authentic cuisine. They serve dishes including, Saumon Mariné en Croûte, Scalopines de Veau à la Française (Veal Piccata, Veal Jus and Lemon Butter), and Quenelle de Brochet (Pike Dumpling in Lobster Sauce). It is about a 25 minute walk away from us. $$$
- Le Pain Quotidien – A casual chain restaurant that offers many healthy, 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. $$
- Kintaro – Situated in Georgetown, Kintaro is a delicious Japanese restaurant run by a Japanese family. They are open for lunch and dinner and offer Japanese classic entrees. The restaurant is a casual, cozy place to enjoy some of your favorite Japanese dishes. $$
- Sushi Para – If you’re looking for good quality, all-you-can-eat sushi, Sushi Para DC in the right place for you. Prices starting at $19.99, you can fill up on all the sushi your heart desires. Located just beside Van Ness/UDC Metro Station that is just 4 stops north of our DC B&B on the Red Line.
- James Hoban’s Irish Bar & Restaurant – Get a taste of Dublin in the heart of DuPont at this Irish restaurant and bar. In this cozy, fun atmosphere you can enjoy an Irish beer with delicious modern Irish dishes while listening to live music. Located at 1 DuPont Circle NW, it’s just a 10-minute stroll away from us. $$
- Blaguard – This Irish bar has a cozy feel that makes for a perfect neighborhood bar to hang at. In addition to great drinks, they also have delicious brunch, lunch and dinner dishes for an all-around great meal. Blaguard is located at 2003 18th St NW, just a 6-minute walk away! $$
- Fado Irish Pub – This pub has an innovative and inspired approach to Irish cuisine, creating dishes that are both “pub grub” and distinctively authentic and flavorful. They provide a laid-back atmosphere that is fun for nights out with friends, happy hour, or a weekend brunch. Fado Irish Pub is located at 808 7th St NW, about 2 miles from AGH. $$
- Duffy’s Irish Pub – Looking for the perfect spot to watch the sport games? This casual bar has 15 flat screens, so you won’t a moment! Food & Wine Magazine named their chicken wings to be the best in the US – the perfect accompaniment to the game. They’re located at 2106 Vermont Ave NW, about a 10-minute drive from us. $
- Thaiphoon – Just a 5-minute walk from our DC B&B, this Thai restaurant is a great place to get your favorite Thai dishes through take-out or in their colorful, casual restaurant. $
- Little Serow – This family run restaurant that has some of the finest Thai food in town. At a prix-fixe of $49 for dinner, you get a variety of flavors and dishes that can’t be beat. Only 15 minutes from the B&B, you will have just enough time to walk it off. $$
- Mandu – Upscale Korean BBQ is all the rage, here in the Nation’s capital, less than a 10-minute walk from the guest house! Mandu has been at the forefront of sweet sauces and home-style Korean dishes. Try some of the tasty appetizers before delving into your main course. $$
- Asia 54 – Asian fusion done the DC way. Yellow-tail Sashimi, coconut shrimp tempura, tuna tataki and more makes this joint a cheap-eats power-star. Near the DuPont Circle Metro, you can order online and walk 12-minutes to pick it up or ask for delivery. $
- Regent Thai Cuisine – Though new to the neighborhood, and just a 10-minute walk from us, they blend old-fashioned Thai classics with modern techniques. Their dishes are presented with beautiful presentation that doesn’t compromise taste. $$
- 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. $$$
- Rumba Cafe – Latin-American food, with great music and art to add for an intimate atmosphere. They offer a lounge/eatery with a patio. Great place to take a romantic date, with many selections for those that like alternative cuisine. Street parking. Cab ride from AGH. $
- El Rinconcito Cafe – For wonderful, authentic Latin food check El Rinconcito Cafe located on 1129 11th St NW, a 30 minute walk away from us. It is a casual and inexpensive place that is full of charm, a cozy environment and delicious Latin food. $
- ToroToro – Latin American dining with a trendy New York City vibe. Reservations suggested. Excellent selection in meat, poultry, and seafood. Great for date night. No parking. Short ride from AGH. $$$
- 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. $$
- Kellari – This Greek restaurant is known for its authentic Greek dishes and ingredients. They offer both a la carte items as well as a dinner prix fixe menu. Kellari is located at 1700 K Street NW – about a 20 minute walk away from us. $$$
- 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 – 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. $$$
- Lapis – is a delicious Afghan bistro that’s only a 5 minute walk away from our B&B at 1847 Columbia Rd NW. It is known for its distinctive ethnic menu with delectable dishes. It has a modern, sophisticated atmosphere that’s great for brunch with friends or a nice dinner out. $$
- 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. $$
- Zaytina – is a Mediterranean restaurant located at 702 9th St NW, about a 15 minute metro ride away from us. They have a casual atmosphere and are known for their authentic and quality Greek, Lebanese and Turkish cuisine. $$
- 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.
Quick Eats/Sandwich Shops & Salads
- Sweetgreen – A grab and go salad restaurant with locations around the city. Their ingredients are fresh and their dressings are delicious and homemade. It’s a great place to grab a healthy meal when you’re on the go. The closest Sweetgreen to us is located at 1512 Connecticut Ave, which is about 7-minute walk away. $
- The Burger Joint An inexpensive option for a grilled-to-perfection burger accompanied by a milkshake and fries. They have a variety of toppings for the burgers, many comfort food sides, and lots of milkshake combinations, including Key Lime, Orange Dreamsicle, Pina Colada, and Cherry Blossom. Located at 1514 Connecticut Ave, just a 7-minute stroll from AGH. $
- Bethesda Bagels – Grab a handcrafted artisan bagel on your way to work for a perfect on the go breakfast. It’s just a 5-minute walk away from us and is open daily from 6:30 am to 4 pm. They have spreads for breakfast, lunch and dinner. $
- Flippin Pizza Want to have a slice of hand-tossed New York-style pizza without having to go to New York? Take a stop by Flippin’ Pizza and get a slice with your favorite pizza toppings. Flippin’ Pizza is just a 5-minute walk away from us on Connecticut Ave near DuPont Circle. They’re open Mon – Wed from 11 am to 9:30 pm, Thurs 11 am to 10 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am to 12 am, and Sun 11 am to 9 pm. $
- 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 — It’s worth the walk to Capitol Hill for their delicious pizza. Pizza is 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 – Get cozy on one of comfy couches, grab a book, and enjoy a delectable cup of a coffee with your breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s the perfect spot to grab a drink at happy hour, get brunch on the weekends or enjoy live music over dinner. They offer a variety of American dishes, all of which are served all day (including breakfast!). They are open Sunday – Thursday 7 am to midnight and Friday & Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Tryst is located just around the corner from us on 18th St, about a 10-minute walk away. $
- Luna Grill and Diner – Sit down, relax and enjoy some of your favorite American dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Affordable, simple, and quality – it’s the perfect place to grab a bite, read a book, or hang out with your friends. It’s about a 12-minute walk from us at 1301 Connecticut Ave NW and it is open every day from 8 am – 10 pm.$
- Starbucks – There are a few about a 10 minute 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 have 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. They even have half priced croissants after 4pm everyday of the week. $
- Dolcezza – Whether you are looking for an artistic cappuccino or a gellato 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 wi-fi 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.