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Things to do in Capital One Arena

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.
Basketball Stadium
“Home to the Washington Wizards (NBA) and the 2018 Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals (NHL).”
  • 134 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“4D Movie Theatre Theater complex with multiple screens featuring new release films, plush seating & concession stand.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“By Reservation Only the 2nd floor of this Noodle house is worth the money you spend on your meal and drinks Rating: 9 out of 10”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
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“Chinatown bowling. Good pub fare. Pretty nice music. Chill for day. Hype for nights. Lot’s of other options close by for amusement as well.”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is a Washington institution. Go here for a hearty lunch or dinner in an austere atmosphere, at low to moderate prices. The menu changes frequently, but its tried and true classics are the crab cakes, pan fried trout, and Maryland Crab soup. However, there is something for everyone here. Clyde’s has great burgers, salads and other “American” fare. Three metro stops away located at the Gallery Place Metro. Nearby attractions: National Portrait Gallery, the Capital One Arena, Chinatown, Penn Quarter.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Theater
“Critically acclaimed, award-winning company based in Washington DC. Everything we've seen here has been amazing.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Movie theatre, restaurants and shopping. Super close to City Center with lots of upscale shopping including Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Burberry, Carolina Herrera and much more.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Fun food and drink, great roof bar. All you can eat (and drink) brunch on weekends.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This bar is a gem hidden downstair on F street. If you like cocktails and want to sit quietly at the bar in an easy going, speak easy type of schene, it is a good place”
  • 9 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Metrorail provides safe, clean, reliable transit service for more than 600,000 customers a day throughout the Washington, DC area. The system is the second busiest in the United States, serving 91 stations in VA, MD, and DC. Metrorail has six color-coded rail lines: Red, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow, and Green. The layout of the system makes it possible to travel between any two stations with no more than a single transfer. Metrobus provides more than 400,000 trips each weekday serving 11,500 bus stops in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Metrobus is the sixth busiest bus agency in the United States, with a fleet of more than 11,500 bus stops.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Interested in watching basketball? Watch the Wizards play your favorite team!”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“I went here with friends and it was a lot of fun! They have great activities.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Clothing Store
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  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“The DC area metro system (bus and rail) is very convenient for getting around town. I suggest you check this out before coming to town ==> get a metro map, get a smart app on your phone, etc. Once you know the stops for the trains and buses, you can even figure out the times and how to plan your itinerary.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“great spot before and after verizon center events. huge beer list and late night food and drink happy hour”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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Restaurant
“By Reservation Only the 2nd floor of this Noodle house is worth the money you spend on your meal and drinks Rating: 9 out of 10”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Chinatown bowling. Good pub fare. Pretty nice music. Chill for day. Hype for nights. Lot’s of other options close by for amusement as well.”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is a Washington institution. Go here for a hearty lunch or dinner in an austere atmosphere, at low to moderate prices. The menu changes frequently, but its tried and true classics are the crab cakes, pan fried trout, and Maryland Crab soup. However, there is something for everyone here. Clyde’s has great burgers, salads and other “American” fare. Three metro stops away located at the Gallery Place Metro. Nearby attractions: National Portrait Gallery, the Capital One Arena, Chinatown, Penn Quarter.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Fun food and drink, great roof bar. All you can eat (and drink) brunch on weekends.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“great spot before and after verizon center events. huge beer list and late night food and drink happy hour”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A hidden gem in this area. Not many tourists, as the outside is not flashy. Inside is clean and relaxing. Excellent Thai food!”
  • 1 local recommends
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