The Nation's Capitol. It's a small, compact city and many landmarks are within walking distance of each other. While there are lots to see and do, DC is expensive and taking the transit into town is a must. Otherwise, you'll have to pay much more in parking, especially since the road...more
I've had some of the best pies here. I would specifically recommend trying their peach cobbler pie. It is absolutely delicious. Kramer's is also a mix of cafe, restaurant, and a bookstore with a cool selection of books. I've also had other food items in their cafe and restaurant, and...more
The Library of Congress is the official undisputed national library of the United States. When you walk around and see the vast columns and high ceilings with the grand interior, you almost feel like you're walking inside a grand European palace....more
After a long day of walking along the National Mall, you'll want to sit and relax by the Reflecting Pool. The best way to view the Reflecting Pool is to sit on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, especially when the sun is setting. You'll see a reflection of the Washington Monument....more
Tidal Basin is a partial reservoir located along the Potomac River. Adjacent to the Tidal Basin are historic monuments such as the Martin Luther King Monument, Jefferson Memorial, etc. It's scenic and a lovely walk around the river.
I forgot that I visited Adams-Morgan when I worked in DC. Thank you Gogobot! Adams-Morgan is not accessible by metro and it's a 10-15 minute walk from the nearest station, but it's such a lively vibrant place that it's worth the short trek. This especially holds true when you visit...more
I visited the Gangplank while I was interning in DC and took sailing lessons. It's run by the Marine Heritage Foundation and offers beginning sailing lessons to children and adults. You spend hours riding a basic sail boat in the Potomac River, and I had so much fun! It's definitely one of...more
Dean & Deluca is a slightly fancier version of Whole Foods. Dean & Deluca, at least the location in DC, has more of an outdoor market type feel even though it is indoors, making the grocery store experience more eye catching.