Guidebook for Washington

Daisy
Guidebook for Washington

Food Scene

Very cozy spot for coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner. The menu changes frequently but the food is unique and tasty!
196 locals recommend
Big Bear Cafe
1700 1st Street Northwest
196 locals recommend
Very cozy spot for coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner. The menu changes frequently but the food is unique and tasty!
Authentic BBQ in the middle of DC!
55 locals recommend
DCity Smokehouse
203 Florida Avenue Northwest
55 locals recommend
Authentic BBQ in the middle of DC!
Trendy new spot for higher-end cuisine. Very buzzy among the DC food scene!
26 locals recommend
St. Anselm
1250 5th St NE
26 locals recommend
Trendy new spot for higher-end cuisine. Very buzzy among the DC food scene!
Great, simple Indian food with quick take-away service as well as eat-in tables.
102 locals recommend
Indigo
243 K Street Northeast
102 locals recommend
Great, simple Indian food with quick take-away service as well as eat-in tables.
Large indoor market with food stalls and stores selling locally-made goods. There is something for everyone in the market.
527 locals recommend
Union Market
1309 5th Street Northeast
527 locals recommend
Large indoor market with food stalls and stores selling locally-made goods. There is something for everyone in the market.
Fun pub and restaurant with excellent food and great drinks.
Boundary Stone | Public House
116 Rhode Island Ave NW
Fun pub and restaurant with excellent food and great drinks.
Some of the best Italian food in the city. About a 10 minute walk from the apartment.
201 locals recommend
The Red Hen
1822 1st St NW
201 locals recommend
Some of the best Italian food in the city. About a 10 minute walk from the apartment.
Very close local pizza place that does a great deal on pizza for pickup!
105 locals recommend
Bacio Pizzeria
81 Seaton Place Northwest
105 locals recommend
Very close local pizza place that does a great deal on pizza for pickup!
Delicious Neopolitan style pizza and amazingly creative Italian dishes. If you like wood fired pizza, we highly recommend Stellina.
16 locals recommend
Stellina Pizzeria
399 Morse St NE
16 locals recommend
Delicious Neopolitan style pizza and amazingly creative Italian dishes. If you like wood fired pizza, we highly recommend Stellina.

Drinks & Nightlife

Amazing neighborhood bar that has a little of everything: great food, unique cocktails, great beer and friendly service. Trivia is on Monday nights!
79 locals recommend
The Pub & The People
1648 North Capitol Street Northwest
79 locals recommend
Amazing neighborhood bar that has a little of everything: great food, unique cocktails, great beer and friendly service. Trivia is on Monday nights!
Dark and cozy cocktail bar with an amazing atmosphere and great drinks.
21 locals recommend
Truxton Inn
251 Florida Ave NW
21 locals recommend
Dark and cozy cocktail bar with an amazing atmosphere and great drinks.
Craft distillery that makes their own amazing spirits. The small bar is a great hang out spot to sample drinks containing the house-made rum.
15 locals recommend
Cotton & Reed
1330 5th St NE
15 locals recommend
Craft distillery that makes their own amazing spirits. The small bar is a great hang out spot to sample drinks containing the house-made rum.
The 9:30 Club is an iconic DC music venue that has hosted countless shows in its history. It is a great opportunity to see up-and-coming bands, as well as established artists in an intimate atmosphere. This is by far our favorite DC music spot!
237 locals recommend
9:30
815 V Street Northwest
237 locals recommend
The 9:30 Club is an iconic DC music venue that has hosted countless shows in its history. It is a great opportunity to see up-and-coming bands, as well as established artists in an intimate atmosphere. This is by far our favorite DC music spot!
Small, chill dive bar with a great vibe. The perfect choice when you just want to hang out and have a couple of cheap beers. Eclectic live music is common, including the iconic "Granny and the Boys"!
94 locals recommend
Showtime Lounge
113 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest
94 locals recommend
Small, chill dive bar with a great vibe. The perfect choice when you just want to hang out and have a couple of cheap beers. Eclectic live music is common, including the iconic "Granny and the Boys"!
The premier beer bar in DC and one of the best in the country, period. The constantly rotating draft list is guaranteed to have many beers you've never tried, and probably many you've never heard of!
91 locals recommend
ChurchKey
1337 14th Street Northwest
91 locals recommend
The premier beer bar in DC and one of the best in the country, period. The constantly rotating draft list is guaranteed to have many beers you've never tried, and probably many you've never heard of!
This bar is hard to classify! It is unique to DC, but should not be considered a true Dive Bar. Good cheap drinks, great happy hour, cool deck and friendly people. Off the beaten path, but a great spot!
23 locals recommend
Dew Drop Inn
2801 8th Street Northeast
23 locals recommend
This bar is hard to classify! It is unique to DC, but should not be considered a true Dive Bar. Good cheap drinks, great happy hour, cool deck and friendly people. Off the beaten path, but a great spot!

Arts & Culture

You likely know about the more famous museums in town. We recommend the East Building of the National Gallery of Art due to its stunning architecture and great collection of modern art. Make sure you make it to the roof!
National Gallery of Art - East Building
You likely know about the more famous museums in town. We recommend the East Building of the National Gallery of Art due to its stunning architecture and great collection of modern art. Make sure you make it to the roof!
One of the newest museums on the National Mall. A powerful and informative experience.
148 locals recommend
National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Ave NW
148 locals recommend
One of the newest museums on the National Mall. A powerful and informative experience.
This museum is located off the National Mall, so it might be overlooked on your typical Smithsonian-crawl. But it is not to be missed!
165 locals recommend
National Portrait Gallery
8th Street Northwest
165 locals recommend
This museum is located off the National Mall, so it might be overlooked on your typical Smithsonian-crawl. But it is not to be missed!
Don't miss the outdoor sculpture garden that is adjacent to the National Gallery of Art. It is the perfect place to relax amid the hustle and bustle of downtown. There is a cafe as well.
31 locals recommend
National Gallery of Art – Sculpture Garden
31 locals recommend
Don't miss the outdoor sculpture garden that is adjacent to the National Gallery of Art. It is the perfect place to relax amid the hustle and bustle of downtown. There is a cafe as well.

Sightseeing

The Jefferson Building is a slightly under-the-radar destination on Capitol Hill. It is beautifully ornate and contains Thomas Jefferson's personal library.
Library Of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First St SE
The Jefferson Building is a slightly under-the-radar destination on Capitol Hill. It is beautifully ornate and contains Thomas Jefferson's personal library.
Take a stroll up and down Massachusetts Avenue to view the Embassies of many countries. These buildings often offer beautiful architecture that is reminiscent of the countries they represent. Embassies also commonly offer special events, so check online to see if anything is happening!
11 locals recommend
Embassy Row
11 locals recommend
Take a stroll up and down Massachusetts Avenue to view the Embassies of many countries. These buildings often offer beautiful architecture that is reminiscent of the countries they represent. Embassies also commonly offer special events, so check online to see if anything is happening!
Of course the entire Smithsonian Institution is a cultural landmark; but the Air Space Museum in particular is one of our favorites.
232 locals recommend
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
600 Independence Avenue Southwest
232 locals recommend
Of course the entire Smithsonian Institution is a cultural landmark; but the Air Space Museum in particular is one of our favorites.

Parks & Nature

Located in the National Arboretum (which is a beautiful destination itself), the Bonsai and Penjing Museum contains a fascinating collection of trees in miniature. The variety and skill on display is amazing!
National Bonsai & Penjing Museum
3501 New York Ave NE
Located in the National Arboretum (which is a beautiful destination itself), the Bonsai and Penjing Museum contains a fascinating collection of trees in miniature. The variety and skill on display is amazing!
Officially known as Meridian Hill Park, this unique outdoor space is known as Malcolm X Park to locals. This is a great spot to people-watch and to stretch your legs in the city.
264 locals recommend
Meridian Hill Park
16th Street Northwest
264 locals recommend
Officially known as Meridian Hill Park, this unique outdoor space is known as Malcolm X Park to locals. This is a great spot to people-watch and to stretch your legs in the city.
For such a huge place, the National Arboretum flies a bit under the radar. We recommend the Bonsai and Penjing Museum, but the entire grounds are beautiful.
177 locals recommend
United States National Arboretum
3501 New York Avenue Northeast
177 locals recommend
For such a huge place, the National Arboretum flies a bit under the radar. We recommend the Bonsai and Penjing Museum, but the entire grounds are beautiful.

Getting Around

Union Station is DC's main transportation hub. There is a Metro stop, Amtrak station and local train station (MARC and VRE). In addition, all major bus carriers (Greyhound, Bolt, Megabus, etc.) operate from the station.
185 locals recommend
Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast
185 locals recommend
Union Station is DC's main transportation hub. There is a Metro stop, Amtrak station and local train station (MARC and VRE). In addition, all major bus carriers (Greyhound, Bolt, Megabus, etc.) operate from the station.
The NoMa-Gallaudet New York Avenue station is a ~10 minute walk from the unit. The Metro system runs all over DC, and into Maryland and Virginia.
59 locals recommend
NoMa-Gallaudet U New York Ave Station
200 Florida Avenue Northeast
59 locals recommend
The NoMa-Gallaudet New York Avenue station is a ~10 minute walk from the unit. The Metro system runs all over DC, and into Maryland and Virginia.

Shopping

These are a few nearby places that we recommend for gifts; for yourself or others!
While not a local business, this is REI's flagship store in the DC region. It is huge!
15 locals recommend
REI Co-op
201 M St NE
15 locals recommend
While not a local business, this is REI's flagship store in the DC region. It is huge!
Great local bookstore.
6 locals recommend
Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
6 locals recommend
Great local bookstore.
Another great local bookstore!
13 locals recommend
Solid State Books
600F H St NE
13 locals recommend
Another great local bookstore!
Best place to buy craft beer in the city. They have a great selection of local beers, and the staff really knows their stuff.
9 locals recommend
Craft Beer Cellar DC
301 H St NE
9 locals recommend
Best place to buy craft beer in the city. They have a great selection of local beers, and the staff really knows their stuff.