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Destination Guide

Washington D.C.

Discover a whole new side to the Nation's Capital.

Destination Guide Washington D.C.

When in D.C., You Must

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!

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Going Up?

Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the streets.

Metro

/Meh-tro/ Noun
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.

3. Georgetown

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.

4. Wharf

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.

W Washington D.C.
515 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
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Ultimate Access to D.C.

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Pop-Up Bar DC

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.

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Arrive early at 4PM as the lines can reach up to a 3-hour wait!

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Back Room Bar

715 Florida Ave NW

Inside Capo Deli, an Italian sub shop that offers specialties like sausage & peppers, plus deli-style sandwiches in simple surrounds.

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Ask the security standing in front of the freezer door for access to one of D.C.’s most exclusive lounges, offering DJs, dancing, and bottle service!

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Rare Steakhouse

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.

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Ask your server for the special off-menu prime dry-aged tavern burger; Goot Essa cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, pickles, and fries!

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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

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After kicking back a few…head to Rito Loco’s hidden rooftop oasis El Techo, for views of the bustling U Street Corridor, and creative cocktails!

Either / Or

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DETOX

Sweat DC

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.

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RETOX

Anthem

901 Wharf St SW

An extraordinary new venue set on the shores of the Potomac, The Anthem, is a game-changing, multi-tiered concert hall in D.C.’s newest Wharf destination.

Packing List

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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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