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Best things to do in Washington

Plaza
“The National Mall is where they light off fireworks during the 4th, holds the National Monument, an amazing park, and a must see site. ”
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Farmers Market
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“Come Saturdays you won't want to miss the diverse food vendors at Eastern Market. Get everything from delicious cupcakes to specialty pickles and deliciously authentic Southern Po Boy sandwiches.”
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Market
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“More food and goods for sale than you can imagine. If you can't decide where to eat, walk to Union Market and let the smells and sites help you decide. Union Market is a blast for all ages.”
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Zoo
“Normally not zoo fans, we love the Washington one. Set cleverly into the Rock Creek Park valley, the zoo is almost like a park itself. Entrance is free, but parking is $25 or so. Fills up early especially on weekends. Many find the pandas a highlight but plenty more to see too. Our 2 year old's favourite is Rosie the cow :)”
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Science Museum
“A beautiful display of human ingenuity. Make sure to have enough time to walk through this museum. ”
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Capitol Building
“Schedule your tour with your local elected official to take a tour of this classic building where our country's legislators call home.”
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Library
“White House tours are hard to come by and generally have to be scheduled by your hometown Member of Congress.”
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French Restaurant
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“Best French restaurant in city. Gorgeous place, great food, wine, bar, etc. Get a reservation though or be prepared to wait.”
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Performing Arts Venue
“This is a fantastic, high-end theater that offers a lot of high-quality shows, both paid for and free. ”
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Music Venue
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“Best Live Music Venue. Walkable if you like walking. Check the calendar to catch a show!”
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Science Museum
“Our Favorite museum in DC, it houses dinosaurs, the hope diamond, and so much more. Free like all Smithsonian museums, this one can’t be missed!”
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Baseball Stadium
“If you love to watch National Baseball League. The Charming house is 9.5 miles, 16 minutes away from the Nationals Park.”
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Café
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“Great local coffee shop. Beautiful outdoor terrace. Be on the lookout for special evening events and pop ups. Walkable - 7 minutes”
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Park
“Great place to take a jog, see 4th of July fireworks, join weekend pick-up games, and people watch.”
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Neighborhood
“The options are endless! From boutiques to "mom and pop" stores in historic Georgetown. ”
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Waterfront
“Old Town Alexandria in Virginia is more than 7.6 miles away via I-495 N/I-95 It's a nice place to visit.”
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