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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“The National Mall is basically Washington DC’s backyard – it’s a grassy lawn where visitors and locals hang out on sunny days. Full of world-class museums (we’ll get to this later) and fun festivals, the National Mall is the center of many activities in the city.”
  • 338 locals recommend
Zoo
“Awesome place to visit with kids / family. The zoo is free. And while it isn't too large, there are plenty of wonderful animals to observe. Notably the pandas are probably the most popular attractions. ”
  • 257 locals recommend
Science Museum
“This is such a comprehensive natural history museum, and they recently opened a new dinosaur and fossil wing, which is amazing. There are great activities for kids, including a butterfly pavilion and hands-on demonstrations by museum staff.”
  • 161 locals recommend
Government building
“You can tour the White House, the iconic home of America’s president, by scheduling a visit in advance. Even if you are unable to schedule a visit, walk around to the back to get a closer view of the building.”
  • 236 locals recommend
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Capitol Building
“ Visitors to Washington DC can see the building which houses the activities of the United States Congress. The Capitol Building offers free tours and special exhibits throughout the year.”
  • 200 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Performing Arts Venue
“The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts is a must to visit, its designed architecture, spectacular views, its Opera House, classic ballet and modern dance, Broadway musicals. At the pic one of mu sisters visiting some months ago.”
  • 197 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“The Burger is bomb, however the French Cuisine is to die for. It's a must have place to pop in weather its for breakfast lunch or dinner”
  • 262 locals recommend
Government Building
“The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. and has been the residence of every U.S. President since John Adams in 1800. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Nightclub and concert venue. Named one of the 10 best live music venues in America by Rolling Stone in 2018. Charlene has seen at least 30 shows here.”
  • 228 locals recommend
Tennis Court
“Nature and outdoor enthusiasts will love Rock Creek Park, a forrest-y enclave in the middle of DC. Those looking to pursue outdoor activities can hike, walk, bike, go horseback riding, play gold or tennis, and enjoy a picnic. ”
  • 218 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Wonderful tours every day and the atrium is a real treat to spend time in. Building was formerly the patent office.”
  • 144 locals recommend
Art Museum
“... for art lovers, but also a place to learn history from another view point. East Wing features modern and contemporary art ... be sure to see the Blue Chicken on the rooftop, and West Wing has European paintings and sculpture beginning in the 13th Century, American Art including furniture, and special exhibits”
  • 130 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“A charming area with Federal-style architecture, cobblestone streets and fashion and design shops. The dining scene is defined by upmarket restaurants and waterfront seafood spots, while nightlife spans boisterous college bars, traditional taverns and intimate live music lounges. Georgetown Waterfront Park has a riverside promenade and gardens, and there's a bike path along the C&O Canal.”
  • 176 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Monument / Landmark
“One of the most iconic monuments in the country! If you have the time take the elevator to the top for a breathtaking view of the city.”
  • 119 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
History Museum
“The newest of the Smithsonian Museums. Definitely a must visit if you drive to DC. ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Park
“One of the nicest and least appreciated parks in D.C. is a place officially called Meridian Hill Park but known to everyone as Malcolm X Park. Its 12 acres sit on a hill overlooking downtown and the monuments. John Quincy Adams lived in a mansion here after leaving the White House. Today, there are spooky statues and cascading pools of water, more reminiscent of a neglected European chateau garden than a National Park Service tract. Visit late on a Sunday afternoon to dance to the sounds of the ad hoc drum circle that has been forming weekly since the 1950s.”
  • 249 locals recommend

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“The Burger is bomb, however the French Cuisine is to die for. It's a must have place to pop in weather its for breakfast lunch or dinner”
  • 262 locals recommend
Café
“Great local coffee shop. Beautiful outdoor terrace. Be on the lookout for special evening events and pop ups. Walkable - 7 minutes”
  • 179 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Italian-influenced American restaurant. Food and atmosphere is phenomenal - great date spot. ”
  • 182 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is a bar, bookstore and fun restaurant all in one. They also feature live talks and shows of various kinds on some nights. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Barcelona is our favorite wine & cocktails in town. It is always full of a variety of local and foreign people, with a lot of chances to meet new ones on a very nice atmosphere drinking wine and eating tasty food.”
  • 161 locals recommend
Hot Dog Joint
“A must for any celebrity visiting the city, Ben’s Chili Bowl has been a DC staple since it opened on U Street in 1958. The half-smoke toting restaurant’s storefront is plenty Instagrammable on its own, but the famous Ben’s Chili Bowl mural – featuring distinguished African American trailblazers and celebrities – is iconic. The colorful wall honors the likes of Barack and Michelle Obama, Dave Chappelle, Prince and Harriet Tubman.”
  • 136 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Located just down Monroe Street, I’m at The Coupe at least once a week! They do coffee and pastries to-go ($3-$5), as well as sit down breakfast ($15pp), lunch, and dinner. It’s pretty big so there isn’t usually a wait (Sometimes for brunch), and very reasonably priced. Definitely worth checking out! ”
  • 171 locals recommend
Pub
“Local pub. Can get crowded with the late-night crowd, but a good place for a meal in the early evening.”
  • 147 locals recommend

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