Discover a whole new side to the Nation's Capital.
How I See Washington D.C.
D.C. isn’t only the U.S. capitol—it’s also the capital of cool, with unmissable cultural hot spots to explore around the city. W Washington D.C. Explore the best places to eat, drink, and hang in the city of monuments.
Know Before You Go
Scooter sharing has taken D.C. by storm! It is the latest, affordable way to get you where you’re going — and maybe have some fun while you’re at it. Make sure to update your Lyft & Uber apps to find the nearest scooter and to zip around town in no time!
Talk Like a Local
Learn the slang from the streets.
Stand-in for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Other cities do not have Metros; they have subways or rapid-transit systems. This covers both Metrorail and Metrobus transit.
Hey, I am going to take the metro over to NoMa for amazing Hong-Kong bites at Tiger Fork!
Neighborhoods to Explore
1. H Street NE
A once blighted area became party central, and today, brilliant murals add energy and color to the cityscape. Diaspora dining makes it possible to eat Lebanese fast casual at Micho’s Grill, nibble on small bites and wines-by-the-glass at The Pursuit Wine Bar, or dine at star chef Erik Bruner Yang’s places, either retail/restaurant Maketto or Toki Underground, D.C.’s first ramen shop.
2. Adams Morgan
Adams Morgan is gritty and entertaining and about as close as you’re gonna get to the BoHo of SoHo. Its eateries serve up Korean, Middle Eastern and Belgian, Ethiopian, Mexican, and Japanese cuisine at local faves like Donburi and Izakaya Seki.
Narrow cobblestoned streets are shaded by mature trees and the eaves of beautiful 18th- and 19th-century homes. Upmarket restaurants like 1789 and Cafe Milano cater for the well-to-do whose shopping sprees often include a visit to Marston Luce for Louis XV fauteuils.
Home to the nation’s longest continually operating open-air fish market, The Wharf has transformed into one of D.C.’s most exciting waterfront destination. The Wharf brings more than 20 restaurants and bars to D.C., including new concepts from award-winning and Michelin-starred chefs, fast-casual favorites and even a distillery.
515 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
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1843 7th St NW
This pop-up bar offers a rotating schedule of over-the-top decorations, creative cocktails, and local bites spanning three restaurants! One of D.C.’s most popular pop-up spots.
715 Florida Ave NW
Inside Capo Deli, an Italian sub shop that offers specialties like sausage & peppers, plus deli-style sandwiches in simple surrounds.
1595 I St NW
This steakhouse and tavern is a one-of-a-kind fine dining concept that bridges together the best qualities of world-class dining venues with USDA Prime, dry-aged steaks, exquisite wines, and first-class service.
600 T St NW
Situated beneath one of D.C.’s most popular taco food trucks now turned brick and mortar, Rito Loco, lives a cozy bar that has no name or telephone…just an address 600 T St NW. Patrons enter a subterranean, fire-lit space for cocktails made with small-batch spirits, fresh juices, and herbs. Insider
Either / Or
3232 Georgia Ave NW
One of D.C.’s judgement-free, inclusive and challenging group-personal fitness gyms offering fun classes in a clubby setting.
1. Shades – Keep it cool. Stop by Warby Parker in Georgetown.
2. Walking shoes – It’s a walking town. Pick up a pair of kicks from Ubiq.
3. Jeans – Dark jeans are the go-to casual pants. Grab some at Madewell.
4. Sweatshirt – A cozy sweatshirt from Trunk Club should do the trick!
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Bask in the Beaux Arts grandeur of D.C. as you explore the nation's capital.
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Comediennes Cheryl Hines and Tig Notaro take the stage for What She Said at W Washington DC.