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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.”
  • 343 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
Zoo
“An after-hours visit to the National Zoo during ZooLights, which illuminates the zoo with more than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LEDs, animated light installations, live music and more. Bid good cheer to various animals on display. ZooLights runs Nov. 29 – Jan. 1 (closed Dec. 24, 25 & 31). ”
  • 259 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The National Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., United States. It has free admission and is open 364 days a year.”
  • 162 locals recommend
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
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
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.”
  • 198 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Awarded "Nightclub of the Year" honors 4 times by Pollstar, the concert industry trade journal. it has also been Pollstar's top ticket selling club. Rolling Stone rated the club #1 Big Room in US. ”
  • 231 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Hot place on one of the main restaurant strips, very authentic French brasserie”
  • 265 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.”
  • 250 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“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
Park
“The Georgetown Waterfront Park is a national park completed in Washington, DC, in the fall of 2011. Part of the Georgetown Historic District, the park stretches along the banks of the Potomac River from 31st Street, NW, to the Key Bridge. As a result of many years of advocacy and fundraising, the site features several notable design elements. Now complete, the park links 225 miles (362 km) of parkland along the Potomac River stretching from Cumberland, Maryland, to Mount Vernon, Virginia. The park was designed to complement the natural curve of the river passively. The park features gently sloping grass hills and shade trees. The landscape blends with mixed-use paved pathways. The promenade provides panoramic views of Theodore Roosevelt Island, the Key Bridge, and the Kennedy Center. Several distinctive design elements include an interactive fountain, river stairs, and scenic overlooks. This part of the park, known as the Wisconsin Avenue Plaza, serves as a gateway to the Potomac River. ”
  • 102 locals recommend
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
Art Museum
“The nation's museum preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters an understanding of works of art. Open daily. Admission is always free!”
  • 131 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A must visit when in DC, plus they are usually open later than other museums until 7:30 pm! (Just double check with Google prior to heading over for a late visit)”
  • 147 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

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“Hot place on one of the main restaurant strips, very authentic French brasserie”
  • 265 locals recommend
Café
“Our favorite place to get a coffee, breakfast, or lunch. Great cookies in the afternoon too!”
  • 181 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. A little more upscale, but perfect for date night, or a dinner with friends. Try the orange wine, sausage rigatoni, and ask about off menu cacio pepe pasta.”
  • 183 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
Wine Bar
“Honestly, this is a restaurant, but we've put it here as a bar because they have an incredible happy hour special. (It ends at 6 PM). We ate here for $11 last week. An entire dinner. Say hi to their manager, Daniel.”
  • 162 locals recommend
Pub
“A local favorite this restaurant is a great place to grab a dinner and bite to eat. Occasionally has live music late at night. Also surprisingly kid friendly with kids menu, crayons and highchair available.”
  • 149 locals recommend
Hot Dog Joint
“Though not always the best choice, the half smoke (1/2 beef 1/2 pork) is the way to go. Don't forget the chili. ”
  • 137 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

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