Washington DC

Washington, D.C., Arlington, Alexandria

A beautiful and fun city despite the local industry. Don’t try to cram it into a weekend and give the museums the time they deserve. Avoid the summer as it is quite literally a swamp.

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Updated 10 months ago

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Washington, D.C., United States • Recommendation • 

Awesome if you like airplanes or ever dreamt of space

  • +12026332214
  • 600 Independence Avenue South West, Washington DC, USA

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Georgetown University

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Washington, D.C., United States • Recommendation • 

Beautiful campus

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The Tombs

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Great subterranean bar. Fun 80s night. Obviously has a student crowd. Drink a Powers on the rocks in my honor

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M Street Northwest

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Great shopping street

  • M St NW, Washington, DC, USA

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Harmony Cafe

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The best taste at a great price. Don’t be put off by the sketchy exterior

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Jaleo

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Fun tapas

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Filomena Ristorante

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Great Italian food. Great portions. Worth a visit

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Dean & DeLuca

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A good lunch spot for a nice day

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“The Exorcist” Steps

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To burn off your lunch calories

  • Washington, DC 20007, USA

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Eighteenth Street Lounge

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Good spot for a drink

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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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Cool again if you are curious about the past

  • +12026331000
  • 10th Street & Constitution Avenu NW, Washington DC, USA

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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A moving and beautifully arranged memorial to the Holocaust and to victims of political violence everywhere

  • +12024880400
  • 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

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Newseum

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Washington, D.C., United States • Recommendation • 

A fun, short visit

  • +12022926100
  • 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

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International Spy Museum

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Interesting

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National Museum of the American Indian

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Beautiful building and interesting history

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  • Fourth Street & Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington DC, USA

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East Building National Gallery of Art

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A great art museum

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National Gallery of Art

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Great art museum

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National Portrait Gallery

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If you like portraits

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The White House

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Meh

  • +12024567041
  • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC, USA

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United States Capitol

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The real crown of the city despite its dysfunction

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Washington Monument

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  • Washington, DC 20024, USA

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Lincoln Memorial

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Don’t just look. Go in and read his words and think about them

  • Washington, DC 20037, USA

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World War II Memorial

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Pretty but not very informative

  • +12024266841
  • 1750 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Stark

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Korean War Memorial

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The most stirring war memorial in the city

  • 1 Scott Cir NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

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Arlington National Cemetery

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Arlington, United States • Recommendation • 

Beautiful and moving

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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A pretty walk

  • +12024266841
  • 1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242, USA

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Theodore Roosevelt Island

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A pretty place to go with a nice hidden memorial

  • Theodore Roosevelt Island, Washington, DC, USA

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The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

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A nice and quiet setting for an overpriced drink

  • +12029124100
  • 3100 South Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

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Dupont Circle

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Another great walking neighborhood

  • Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, USA

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National Archives Museum

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Another of a plethora of cool museums

  • +12023575000
  • 701 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA

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Glenstone

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Arlington, United States • Recommendation • 

The Rales’ art collection

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Smithsonian National Zoological Park

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Awesome zoo

  • +12026334888
  • 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA

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Smithsonian National Museum of American History

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  • 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

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Georgetown Waterfront Park

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Fun for a nice day

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Rock Creek Park

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A bit out of the way, but interesting

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US Navy Memorial Plaza

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Sometimes you can catch live music here

  • +12023800710
  • 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

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John F. Kennedy Center Theater Lab

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Good concerts

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Union Station

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I like these Belle Époque/Gilded Age train stations

  • 701 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

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United States Botanic Garden

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Pretty flowers. A good option for a chillier day

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Hirshhorn Museum

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Nice sculpture garden

  • +12026331000
  • Independence Ave SW &, 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

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National Geographic Museum

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An awesome organization

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George Washington's Mount Vernon

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Alexandria, United States • Recommendation • 

Home of one of history’s great men. He gave up supreme power once he had it. Few have done likewise.

  • +17037802000
  • 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121, USA

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The Phillips Collection

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Avoid the crowds at the Smithsonian

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Freer & Sackler Galleries Museum Shop

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  • +12026330503
  • 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

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Freer Gallery of Art

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  • 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

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Tropicalia Lounge

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Another good lounge option

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Cafe Citron

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A restaurant that turns into a lounge

  • +12025308844
  • 1343 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

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Blues Alley Club

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Jazz and blues

  • +12023374141
  • 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

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Embassy Row

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If you like looking at embassies, take a long walk along Embassy Row

  • Washington, DC 20008, USA

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Thomas Jefferson Memorial

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Take that, Barbary pirates!

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The Hamilton

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A good spot for an evening drink and some casual food

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US Marine Corps War Memorial

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Keep an eye out for the hand of God

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