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Vol. II 2018
Vol. II 2018
Experience all the Nationâ€™s Capital has to offer this season at over 40 stops
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Welcome to NOW in DC! With activities ranging from lively Independence Day celebrations to entertaining cultural festivals that help us to fully appreciate the diversity that unites us all as one, we’ll show you where to feel the red, white, and blue all summer long. In this issue, NOW shows you some of our favorite tours to help you explore the city and the best places to grab a glass of wine to wind down from them! Also check out which nearby farmer’s markets you can cruise and grab some fresh produce, handmade gifts and truly local souvenirs to take back home with you after your visit-welcome to summer in the District, we’re so glad you came!
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On the Cover NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MUSEUM You think you know the story of the Titanic. It wasn't until after the successful investigation that Bob Ballard discovered the Titanic at the bottom of the North Atlantic. “Titanic: The Untold Story" reveals the previously classified story behind Bob Ballard's expedition and shares the untold stories of the ship’s passengers. The exhibition includes historic naval artifacts, items
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WHITE HOUSE GIFTS No trip to Washington is complete without a visit to White House Gifts to have your photo taken in the “Oval Office.” From shirts, hats, presidential souvenirs, golf balls, shot glasses, jewelry, books, post cards and everything in between, White House Gifts is your one-stop shop to bring your DC memories home with you. Located directly next to the White House, WHG sits in the heart of DC’s hottest sites.
BIG BUS TOURS The open-top deck of a double-decker Big Bus is the best way to see and experience Washington DC. Sit back and relax as you are transported passed the iconic landmarks that make America’s Capital so recognizable and special. Along the way you can learn about the city’s history by listening to the entertaining and informative commentary. Your hop-on, hop-off ticket provides you the flexibility to get off the bus to explore and visit attractions at your own pace. Buses run regularly so re-joining the tour is easy!
A Day at Mount Vernon
Looking for a great day trip option from Washington, D.C.? Get a taste of history at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Located just 16 miles from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River—and accessible by car, bike, or boat—Mount Vernon is the beautiful home of George and Martha Washington. Start your visit with a tour of the elegant Mansion, restored to its 1799 appearance, then stroll through the lush gardens and orchards. Take in the exquisite riverside view and pay tribute to the first presidential couple at their final resting place. You may even spot one of Washington’s family members or acquaintances along the way, and keep an eye out for four-legged heritage breed residents like Hog Island sheep and Red Devon cattle grazing in the pastures. For lunch, stop by the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant, where colonial charm meets the modern palette and recharge your batteries with a succulent sandwich, crisp salad, or the local favorite, Peanut Soup. From there, you are in prime position to visit the Museum and Education Center to see objects and exhibits that tell the real stories about POTUS1. You can even step into Washington’s boots and test your decision-making skills in our newest interactive experience, Be Washington. 6
Or, take a quick three-mile trip down the road to tour Washington’s reconstructed distillery and gristmill. Mount Vernon is open 365 days a year, with a calendar teeming with special events—from Independence Day daytime fireworks to trick-or-treating to Christmas candlelight tours. No matter when you visit, though, you’ll leave knowing that there truly is more to George than Washington. Mountvernon.org
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June Events Paddle Boats
Enjoy a family outing or take ALL a break from touring and MAR JUNE 14-5 soak up some sun in your very own Tidal Basin Paddle Boat. The calm waters of the Basin offer beautiful views of the Jefferson Memorial and DC's famous cherry trees.
Golden Cinema Series
Every Friday evening from
JUNE MAR early June through the 2-3 14-5
beginning of August, everyone is invited to watch movies under the stars in Farragut Park. Bring a blanket, plan your picnic dinner, then sit back and enjoy the show which starts at sunset. With hits like The Post, Black Panther and La La Land, you won’t want to miss your chance to watch famous stars under the stars.
35th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk
Stretch your legs and take
JUNE advantage of visiting five of 2-3
DC’s best museums for FREE! Open to the public will be the Dumbarton House/Colonial Dames of America, the President Woodrow Wilson House, Anderson House/Society of the Cincinnati, the National Museum of American Jewish Military History (Sunday only) and the Phillips Collection. Museums are open rain or shine. Info: dupontkaloramamc.com/walk-weekend/
Capital Pride Weekend
Capital Pride produces
JUNE MAR Trans Pride and the Pride 7-10 Celebration each year in 18-30
the nation’s capital, it’s one of the largest Pride events in the country and includes events all weekend long.
Don’t miss the Rooftop Rally, Opening Party, Block Party, the Pride Parade, Festival, and Concert. Headliners for this year’s concert include Alessia Cara, Troye Sivan and MAX.
Jazzfest at The Wharf
Part of DC’s annual Jazz
JUNE MAR festival, this event is 16-17 14-5 happening at the District’s
hottest spot, The Wharf! Enjoy lots of live jazz performances across three different stages, while enjoying a gorgeous view of the Southwest waterfront. Plenty of performances are free, but make sure to grab tickets early for the headliners.
Here’s your chance to
JUNE ‘bee’ a friend to pollinators! fdN 22 This fun and informative
event held during the USDA Farmers Market on the corner of Independence Ave and 12th Street NW, teaches the importance of pollinators and ways we can help save them. Activities include a honeybee display, honey tasting, insect collecting and live music! 10am-2pm
26th Annual Giant National Capital BBQ Battle
Voted a “Top 10 BBQ Event”
JUNE MAR by The Travel Channel and 23-24 18-30
Discovery.com, this annual competition between top local and nationwide BBQ joints will satisfy your tastebuds! Fun for the whole family includes food samples, cooking demonstrations, live music, magicians, interactive exhibits, and two huge cook-off competitions! bbqindc.com
Capital Fringe Festival
This annual performing
JULY arts event features over MAR 7-29 100 groups at venues that 18-30
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
This annual event will give attendees the unique opportunity to experience the cultural heritage of Armenia, a small country nestled at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. Through workshops and demonstrations, visitors will learn about the rich history of the country as well as become familiar with the staples of an Armenian feast, wines and the discovery of a 6,100-year-old winery in a cave in Armenia. JUNE 27MAR JULY 8 18-30
An American Celebration at Mount Vernon Estate
The home of George Washington welcomes guests for its annual Independence Day celebration. The day’s festivities include an inspirational naturalization ceremony for 100 new citizens, daytime fireworks, military reenactments, a special wreath laying ceremony, and free cake.
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are located within several blocks of each other in the Waterfront SW neighborhood. Performances include local creatives, improv dramas, punk rock shows and colorful dance shows. Public transportation is encouraged.
Brew at the Zoo
This 21 and up event features unlimited tastings from over 70 breweries, animal demonstrations, live music and fare from popular food trucks. Proceeds benefit the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute’s mission to save species (6-9pm).
A circus like you’ve never seen before! Returning to the National Harbor at The Plateau to amaze and excite, this fun for all ages event features a multicultural blend of music, theater, and circus all in one! Daring motorcycle riders, flying trapeze artists, fire filled limbo- the acts you will witness are unimaginable and death defying!
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A monthly festival held at AUG The Bullpen in SE right MAR 10 18-30 outside of Yards Park that showcases the hottest food trucks in the DC area. This family friendly event features live music, cold drinks, games, and more.
9th Annual Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival
Come hungry and thirsty
AUG to this 9th Annual MaryMAR 18 18-30
land tradition happening over in National Harbor. In addition to all-you-can-eat crabs choose from a huge selection of beer and spirits while enjoying crafts, live music and much more.
Arlington County Fair
Come one, come all to
AUG one of the largest free MAR 15-19 events on the East Coast. 18-30
Enjoy pig and goat races, pony rides, midway rides and lots of great food. Shuttle service is provided from several locations throughout Arlington. Happening only at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center.
Comcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival
Bring family or friends to
AUG the lawn of the April 23-26 19-29
Strathmore for a weekend of free movies benefiting the National Institutes of Health Children’s Charities. Grab dinner from Ridgewells’ summer grill and stake a spot out early! Activities begin at 7:30PM and tickets aren’t required.
Capital Dragon Boat Races This all-ages event
AUG celebrating Asian culture MAR 25 18-30 is happening at the
Southwest Waterfront to celebrate its fifth year. Races will be held throughout the day and are open to anyone over the age of 12. Experience is not necessary, and training will be provided.
17th Street Festival
Artists will be displaying
AUG jewelry, ceramics, crafts MAR 25 18-30 and fine arts, while other
vendors include area non-profit organizations, politicians, entrepreneurs and local businesses. A kid zone will be present with a moon bounce, ball crawl, face painting and games throughout the day.
September Events Rosslyn Jazz Festival
This annual music SEPT celebration is held in 8 Gateway Park, just over the Key Bridge from Washington, DC. Come hear live performances from some of the biggest names in jazz and world music today. Several bars will be serving wine and beer and you can find a variety of food trucks to enjoy as well.
Maryland Seafood Festival
Seafood lovers rejoice! SEPT This Annapolis tradition, 8-9 celebrating its 51st year, will feature The Capital Crab Soup Cook-off, live music performances, craft booths and family activities. A portion of the proceeds go towards local non-profit organizations.
Adams Morgan Day Festival
Colonial Market and Fair
Head over to Mount Vernon
SEPT and visit with colonial MAR 15-16 artisans who demonstrate 18-30
and sell hand-crafted baskets, woodcarvings, tin, weavings, furniture and food! Activities include a puppet show, 18th-century chocolate-making demonstrations, fire-eating act, balloon launch and lively colonial music.
Attend this unique opportu-
SEPT nity to meet and interact 23 with over thirty of DC’s
female local artisans and artists as they display their beautiful and one-of-akind hand-crafted arts and merchandise at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Tickets will be available at the door and children under the age of 18 are free (10am-5pm).
Join in the fun of Washing-
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neighborhood festival with a day full of music, art, and activities for all ages. In addition to food from around the world, cultural demonstrations and dances you can find a “Kid’s Fair,” with a variety of games and kid-friendly entertainment. There is something for everyone at this free festival (Noon-6pm).
Boasting a parade on Satur-
MAY day and festival on Sunday, MAR 15-16 21 this annual celebration of
Latino culture features a Parade of Nations that displays and preserves the Native Latino cultural dance troupes as well as local groups from civic organizations, schools and performers.
DC by Tour Bus
SEGWAYS AND BUSES AND BIKES… OH MY! Here are a Few of NOW’s Favorite Ways to See the Sights: Old Town Trolley Tours / DC Ducks Old Town Trolley has provided Washington DC sightseeing tours, highlighting the best of the city while offering guests a stress-free way to see it. Keeping in mind that your vacation time is precious, we’ve carefully crafted each of our tour routes, selecting the right amount of stops at all the right places. Here at Old Town Trolley, we believe in More sightseeing and less stopping., allowing you to make the most of your time in DC. Your ticket price includes access to tram at Arlington National Cemetery, where you can see the Changing of the Guard, Kennedy’s Gravesite, Arlington House and more. trolleytours.com/washington-dc Onboard Tours “Don’t leave your tour guide on the bus,” is the motto and their newest “BEST DC Tour” lives up to that as real live tour guides hop off the mini-coaches with you to see each attraction up close and personal. Want to spend the whole day touring? Choose the “DC IT ALL” tour for six-hours of non-stop sightseeing, including a one-hour private boat cruise on the Potomac River. washingtondctours.onboardtours.com 14
City Segway Tours Offering two different tours, The National Mall and the Segway Experience for two unique activities. Each tour will hit the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial as well as other notable places, with the National Mall tour adding stops down Pennsylvania Avenue, the Capitol Building, the Mall, Smithsonian Castle and more. Segways aren’t your thing? Extensive walking tours, bicycle and electric bike tours are also available to get you on your way to seeing the sights no matter the mode of transportation. citysegwaytours.com DC Trails Climate-controlled buses, lively narrated stories from knowledgeable guides, and the possibility to explore DC at your own pace make DC Trails a great choice for your touring pleasure. Hop on and off at your leisure at any of the 20 stops along the route. For those that prefer to cruise the sights at night choose the Twilight Tour option. DC Trails also has a Mount Vernon option if you would like to visit the home of our Nation’s first President. dctrails.com
Big Bus Tours Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top bus sightseeing tours in the world, providing sightseeing tours in 19 cities across three continents. Their open-top sightseeing buses will take you on a journey through Washington DC's most impressive and iconic sights, with stops at the city's famous landmarks and attractions. Make the most of these flexible tours, which allow you to hop on and hop off our buses as much as you like from over 40 different stops, conveniently located at key places of interest. Tickets can be for one or two days and also include entry to the famous Madame Tussaud's wax museum. bigbustours.com
Inside Today’s FBI
Explore headline-making FBI cases like the Boston Marathon bombing, the UNAbomber and the Internet’s Silk Road. Learn how crime fighting and crime has evolved in this post 9/11 age and the techniques and strategies the bureau uses to fight terrorism and cybercrime. While this is not a limited-run exhibition, this is one of the Newseum’s most popular exhibits and has undergone a special update to include new artifacts and information.
Through artifacts, works of art, and documents this exhibit honors the second President of the Society of Cincinnati, a heredity organization of officers of the Revolution, and focuses not only Alexander Hamilton’s history and upbringing, but how he helped secure American independence and his influence during the Revolutionary War.
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National Geographic Museum Titanic: The Untold Story
Did you know that the discovery of the Titanic was a cover story for a classified Navy mission? Bob Ballard was initially sent to find two nuclear submarines that sank during the Cold War. The exhibition reveals the untold stories from the shipwreck – including insight into the lives of the passengers – through a collection of artifacts such as a Titanic deck chair, a millionaire’s pocket watch, and props from the film. Through Jan. 6, 2019.
Through September 16
Renwick Gallery No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Whether you’re already familiar with the Burning Man cultural festival that honors creativity and takes place every year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert or not, this large-scale exhibit with colorful installations will allow you to feel like you’re one of the 75,000 attendees that make the trip each year. Covering two floors and including an outdoor installation, this exhibit already has visitors from around the world.
Through Jan 21, 2019
PERFORMANCES Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theatre
Times of The Temptations
Adapted from the Oscar-nominated film comes the world debut of this musical comedy. Due to his uncanny twin-like looks to the President, high school teacher Dave Kovic is asked to stand-in as the Commander-in-Chief when the real leader falls ill to scandal. Can Dave gain the trust and love of the American People and his First Lady?
With their signature dance moves and harmonies its no wonder the group has been dubbed “the greatest R&B group of all time by Billboard Magazine. This mesmerizing and entertaining musical tells the life and times of The Temptations and their rise in the charts. Don’t miss out on your chance to hear favorites like “My Girl,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and more.
July 14-August 19th
Ain’t Too Proud-The Life and
June 19-July 22
Ford’s Theatre One Destiny
Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford reconstruct the events that occurred on April 14th, 1865. The two explore the key facts of the assassination and grapple with the notion of could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped on that ill-fated night? At 35-minutes long, this is an easy activity to squeeze into your visit.
Through July 12
The Inn at Little Washington
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just under two hours away from DC, The Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. This historic landmark is the perfect place to visit for a day excursion or over-night visit. Get to know the Inn and start planning your trip!
he Inn at Little Washington is a Michelin-starred restaurant and Relais & Chateaux 5 Star country inn. Dining at The Inn at Little Washington’s restaurant has been likened to a performance with the guest always playing the star role. The Inn’s dining rooms are pure fantasy—a wondrous cocoon of luxury. Rose-colored, silk lampshades float above each table creating a private, romantic world below. The Inn offers a range of accommodations from well-appointed rooms, standalone cottages to luxurious, two story suites many with balconies and garden views. Over the course of 2018, The Inn at Little Washington is celebrating James Beard award-winning Chef and Owner Patrick O’Connell and his 40-year legacy as the “Pope of American Cuisine” with culinary time travel events focused on philanthropy, historical preservation and relationships. All guest room reservations include a welcome cocktail upon arrival, afternoon tea, house breakfast, complimentary valet parking and a guaranteed dining reservation each evening.
Smithsonian Institution American History Museum View the popular First Ladies exhibit which showcases 24 gowns, including Michelle Obama’s, Dorothy’s ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz, and the Star-Spangled Banner. ion! y Pavil Butterfl
Natural History Museum
Dedicated to showcasing the natural wonders of the world such as plants, animals, rocks, and even gems including the Hope Diamond. Watch a tarantula feeding and view the largest elephant ever found in the world. The kids will love the hands-on Discovery Room or the popular Dinosaur Hall with skeletons over 90-feet tall.
Smithsonian Castle Information Center Located in the famous “castle” Smithsonian building, this is where visitors can get information about the Smithsonian’s 19 museums.
African Art Museum The National Museum of African Art is devoted to the discovery and appreciation of the visual arts of Africa. This museum highlights art representing various regions and cultures of the African continent.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
The newest museum on the Mall, the NMAAHC seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience. Due to high popularity, please consult website to obtain timed tickets for this museum
Freer Gallery of Art These galleries, focusing primarily on Asian art and artifacts, reopens this October with new exhibit space and works of art.
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Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum This museum and sculpture garden is one of the worldâ€™s leading institutions of international modern and contemporary art. The drum shaped building exhibits pieces from the late 19th century to the present day.
American Indian Museum The first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. Established by an act of Congress in 1989, the museum works in collaboration with the Native peoples to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs.
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Housed in a unique underground building, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery maintains a collection of Asian art, from the ancient to the contemporary. The gallery opened in 1987 with a gift of nearly 1000 artworks from collector Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987).
The S. Dillon Ripley International Gallery
Air and Space Museum
The most popular of the Smithsonian museums, the Air and Space maintains the worldâ€™s largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft with some 50,000 artifacts that range from Saturn V rockets to jetliners to space helmets.
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Georgetown is a residential and commercial neighborhood located in the Northwest quadrant of D.C. along the Potomac River. Famous for its historic architecture, cobblestone streets, and dynamic dining, shopping and nightlife, Georgetown has been designated a National Historic Landmark. A former bustling port city that predates Washington, D.C. by 40 years, Georgetown has lovely 19th century homes to tour, the oldest standing building in the city dating to 1765, and the historic C&O Canal where muledrawn boats demonstrate 1870s commerce.
Georgetownâ€™s main intersections are M Street & Wisconsin Avenue, and feature high-end stores, a shopping mall, restaurants with all types of cuisine and bars. The Georgetown Waterfront, located between the Washington Harbour and Key Bridge, includes pathways for cyclists, skaters, and pedestrians as well as an interactive fountain to play in during the hot summer months.
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1063 Wisconsin Avenue NW 202-338-8800 filomena.com A Georgetown Landmark for over 30 years. Old World cooking styles and recipes brought to America by the early Italian immigrants alongside the culinary cutting-edge creations of Italy’s food of today.
3000 K Street NW 202-333-4422 bangkokjoesdc.com Life without dumplings is not worth living! D.C.’s rst dumpling bar, located in Georgetown’s Washington Harbour. Our menu is inspired by the wonderful tastes and aromas of Bangkok’s street food.
3000 K Street NW 202-944-4200 sequoiadc.com Exceptional Dining, Unbeatable views, and home to a trim, modish ground-floor bar and dining area. A wide-ranging menu that encompasses sushi, noodles, curry and classics.
3236 M Street NW 202-333-9180 Clydes.com This venerable saloon offers a seasonal American menu and is perfect for a drink at the bar, quick lunch while shopping, a leisurely weekend brunch, or delicious dinner. A favorites is the jumbo lump crab cakes.
1226 36th Street NW 202-965-1789 1789restaurant.com Offering inspired cuisine by Chef Sam Kim in an atmosphere of relaxed country-inn elegance and decorated with American antiques zand historical prints, 1789 is the quintessential Washington, DC dining experience.
1525 Wisconsin Avenue NW 202-333-3904 viaumbria.com An Authentic Italian Market in the Heart of Georgetown. Featuring one-of-a-kind Italian foods, housewares, handpainted ceramic tableware and wines.
3003 M Street 202-580-8852 I-Thai- Featuring both a Japanese and Thai menu, I-Thai is known for their authentic native flavors and great signature sushi. Don't miss the lunch buffet stocked with a wide array of some of their most popular menu items, including bubble tea.
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With so much to do and see in DC, surrounding cities can get overlooked. Old Town, Alexandria however, can make a wonderful day excursion from the District. With more than 250 years of history, visitors will love the historic homes, museums, shopping, restaurants and waterfront views that this charming city has to offer.
Torpedo Factory 105 North Union Street An Alexandria landmark for more than 40 years, the Torpedo Factory is home to the nation’s largest collection of working-artists’ open studios under one roof. View artwork in a variety of mediums including painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry and more. George Washington Masonic National Memorial 101 Callahan Drive Not just a memorial and museum, this nine-story structure also includes an active Masonic temple, research library, community and
performing arts center and cultural space that pay homage and promote the virtues of George Washington and preserve the history of American Freemasonry. 529 Kids Consign 122A South Royal Street An upscale children’s and maternity consignment boutique specializing in the latest trends while providing only the best in quality. Periwinkle Boutique 111 South Columbus Street A one stop shopping experience to help the busy mom, the working professional and everything in
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In historic Alexandria, Virginia just off the King Street Metro Station Open seven days a week, excluding major holidays Guided Tours daily, $8 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. General Admission, $5 for first & second floor exhibits Children aged 12 and under admitted free, and must be accompanied by an adult. 101 Callahan Drive · Alexandria, Virginia 703-683-2007 · www.gwmemorial.org
between, build a complete outfit all in one place. Featuring new emerging designers to well established favorites, Periwinkle strives to dress customers in their best from head to toe. Vola’s Dockside Grill 101 North Union Street Named after a well-loved iconic civil leader in Alexandria, this restaurant features over 100 pictures of historical Alexandria. Menu highlights include oysters, crab cakes, lobster rolls and New England or Carolina low country steamer pails.
Black Wall Hitch 5 Cameron Street With plenty of fresh seafood, live music four nights a week, patio seating and waterfront views to boot, Blackwall Hitch is perfect for any dining experience. Columbia Firehouse 109 St Asaph Street This preserved firehouse originally built in 1883 as the Columbia Steam Engine Fire Company, stands today as a lively and sumptuous modern American brasserie featuring a raw bar, sharing plates, mussels and sizeable entrees.
GW Masonic Memorial (.1 miles)
NEW, NOTABLE, Sababa
3311 Connecticut Avenue (Cleveland Park)
Coming from the Arabic word tzababa, meaning great or excellent, and “great or cool” in Hebrew slang, comes Sababa in the Cleveland Park neighborhood, and with flavors that exemplify food with roots stemming from both Jewish and Arab cuisine the name couldn’t be more fitting. Sababa offers both small and large plates encouraging guests to sample a variety of cultural influences on the cuisine of Israel.
1070 Wisconsin Avenue NW (Georgetown)
812 7th St NW
This much anticipated (and massive) American Beer Hall is the newest addition to renovated Georgetown Park. Dine at long tables with friends to watch any sports game your heart desires or cozy up in leather couches in the lounge area among fireplaces and chandeliers while playing one of the many board games Church Hall provides. The menu is bar food but kicked up a notch with favorites like funnel cake and frito pie.
A national beer bar and restaurant chain, Yard House is the go-to place for beer aficionados, with 110 draft beers on tap–more than any other place in the world! The menu featuring American fare has over a hundred made from scratch features daily. With a over twenty discounted food items, $2 off beer, wine, spirts and cocktails, $3 off 9oz wine pours, and $4 half yard beer pours.
Fancy Radish 1600 H Street NE (H Street)
From James Beard nominated Chefs, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, comes Fancy Radish, a vegetable restaurant with innovative cooking and ideas to give diners a unique restaurant experience. Located in the heart of the H Street Corridor, the menu will change seasonally making sure only the freshest ingredients are sourced. Favorites include the Stuffed Avocado, Spicy Dan Dan noodles, and Peruvian potatoes.
Ice Cream & Frozen Treats
NOW'S favorite: Presidential Scoops 655 15th Street NW Ice Cream! Ice Cream! Ice Cream! DC is screaming Ice Cream! Presidential Scoops, a new Ice Cream Shop, is opening in July. Indulge in a taste of America's Birthday Cake with chunks of vanilla ice cream, colorful candy pieces and waves of blue icing, Reagan Raspberry Truffle with raspberry sauce and chocolate truffles filled with raspberries, or Lincoln Salted Caramel Pretzel. We're ‘Making America Sweet Again’ so come get your scoop of America's sweetness at Presidential Scoops! (Located near the Metro Center Stop)
Whether you’re in the mood for something to help you cool off in this DC summer heat or in need of a sugar fix for that mid-day slump while touring museums, these places that provide the best sweet treats have got you covered. Milk Bar 1090 I ST NW & 49 District Sq. SW Founded by award-winning pastry chef Christina Tosi, Milk Bar gives a spin on traditional desserts that you’re used to making at home. The store has been featured in lots of popular television shows and magazines and has produced two bestselling cookbooks. Favorites include Cereal Milk ice cream and Crack Pie. Sugar Lab 3279 M Street NW Featuring innovative gelato and desserts comes the recently opened Sugar Lab to the bustling streets of Georgetown. With the promise of showcasing out of this world never-seen-before desserts, this sweet shop is sure to deliver. Favorites include Lychee Sorbet and the Bubble Waffle. Captain Cookie and the Milkman 2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW
District Doughnut 2237 Cady’s Alley NW (Georgetown) 749 8th Street SE (Capitol Hill) Offering a weekly menu of around ten flavors with a selection of rotating seasonal flavors as well, District Doughnut handcrafts their doughnuts each morning in their two locations located in Georgetown and Barracks Row. Who said doughnuts were just for breakfast? Favorites include Salted Dulce de Leche and Brown Butter doughnuts. Dangerously Delicious Pies 1339 H St NE Voted Washington City Paper’s Best Pie for the last six years running, this is a can’t-miss experience while you’re in the District. While DDP does also make savory pies and quiches, it’s their sweet selections that land them a spot on this list. The late hours also make it a great spot to hit after a night out on the town. Favorites include the Baltimore Bomb and Pancake Batter Pies.
With two brick and mortar locations and three food trucks Captain Cookie is a mobile bakery (cookies are backed right on the truck), and dairy bar serving fresh baked cookies, local creamery milk and made-to-order ice cream sandwiches. Check out the website to see which location the food trucks will be parked at daily. Favorites include Snickerdoodle and Funfetti cookies.
Slate Wine Bar + Bistro 2404 Wisconsin Avenue NW Located in the Glover Park neighborhood, Slate offers sustainability produced wines and New American cuisine. They regularly host wine tastings and educational opportunities to explore their extensive wine list and expand your wine knowledge. ENO Wine Bar 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW In addition to offering an extensive list of wines by the glass, ENO also offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a flight of three 2.5-ounce glasses with plenty of people to help guide you to the best grape for your palate. Menu items also include plenty of locally sourced cheeses, charcuterie and chocolate pairings.
Tail Up Goat 1827 Adams Mill Road NW A neighborhood restaurant in historic Adams Morgan neighborhood, offering a fun, eclectic selection of wines, breads and pastas. Primrose 3000 12th Street NE This French inspired wine bar from husband-wife team Sebastian Zutant and Lauren Winter is in the Brookland neighborhood. Wine focus is on small and natural wine producers from France and the United States, with 75 bottles for you to choose from and 15 by the glass.
Vinoteca 1940 11th Street NW Don’t want to commit to a whole bottle? Here you will find that eighty percent of the wine list is available by the glass. Happy hour is featured seven days a week from 5-7pm where 15 wines are priced at just $5 a glass. Maxwell Park 1336 9th Street NW Here you will find that all wines by the glass are kept in four different temperature-controlled zones ranging from a cool 45 degrees to a mild 60 degrees. Half the wine list is rotated depending on the current theme of the month. June’s theme is “Camp Maxwell” and explores a selection of chill lakeside whites.
Wine /wÄŤn/ 1a: the alcoholic fermented juice of fresh grapes used as a beverage b: pure joy Some like it red, some like it white. Some even like it pink! Here is a breakdown of a few of the more popular wines with their characteristics to get yourself on the way to being a fullfledged wine connoisseur with tips on what to try if you already like these varieties.
NOW's Guide to wine varieties: REDS
Cabernet Sauvignon Full Bodied with bold tannins and most popular wine variety in the world
Chardonnay Dry and full-bodied with yellow citrus, pear, apple and tropical fruit flavors with flavored notes from oak woven through
Pinot Noir Very red fruited, floral, and lighter-bodied with soft tannins Syrah Full bodied with notes of blueberry, plum, black pepper, and violet; often has a meaty quality Zinfandel Medium-bodied red wine with fruit forward flavors and spicy
Sauvignon Blanc Dry with Heavily citrus-driven with exotic fruits and herbaceous quality. Pinot Gris (a.k.a. Pinot Grigio) Dry and light bodied with notes of delicate citrus and pomaceous fruits Riesling Citrus and stone-fruit flavored, with hits of floral and herbal elements
With spectacular views of the Potomac River from the Kennedy Center to the Key Bridge, Tony and Joeâ€™s boasts some of the freshest local seafood on its menu. Perfect for large receptions and corporate events.
Nickâ€™s Riverside Grill is a family-owned Georgetown waterfront restaurant serving great American fare, fine steaks, and the freshest seafood. Perfect for a company happy hour or an intimate group dinner.
Ivy City Smokehouse offers a seafood-focused menu that highlights our in-house smoked dishes, local ingredients, and daily specials. Accommodating small groups to 500 guests and everything in between. 36
Occidental Grill & Seafood American | Outdoor Patio 1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW | (202) 783-1475 Occidentaldc.com | Metro: Metro Center
Share in over 110 years of Washington, DC history while enjoying classic yet contemporary American cuisine. Relax and dine on the expansive patio or in the iconic dining room, located steps from the White House.
Café Berlin German 322 Massachusetts Ave., NE | (202) 543-7656 cafeberlindc.com | Metro: Union Station
Located only a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol and Union Station, Café Berlin is the perfect hideaway place on Capitol Hill. People continue to come back for a menu filled with fabulous tasting food such as Wiener Schnitzel, sauerbraten, potato pancake, homemade pastries and of course German beer and wine.
The Pub and the People American | Outdoor Patio 1648 North Capitol Street NW Offering a “pub-fusion” menu that focuses on local brews, craft cocktails, unique sandwiches and hearty entrees. Rustic and fun décor- tables are comprised of repurposed barn wood and the bathrooms are covered in framed doggy photos sent in by customers-gives this restaurant a cozy neighborhood atmosphere. The expansive outdoor patio is also a can’t-miss on nice weather days and perfect for people-watching.
Le Grenier French 502 H St., NE | (202) 544-4999 legrenierdc.com Enjoy French Cuisine with a great wine selection or craft cocktail in a vintage attic decor, a cozy atmosphere with intimate ambiance on the vibrant H Street corridor. Open for Dinner from Tuesday Sunday. Brunch Saturday and Sunday.
From award-winning to long-running, DC farmers' markets offer up not only the freshest produce, meats, and cheeses from local purveyors that the city has to offer, but so much more. You can find local art, handmade jewelry and soaps, beer and wine, artisan bread, crafts, and antiques that will truly give you the best gift to bring home and remember your visit here. With over 200 farmers markets located in and around DC, here are just a few of our favorites. FRESHFARM Dupont Circle
The Flea Market at Eastern Market
Where: 20th St. NW (Mass. Ave. and Hillyer Pl.)
Where: 7th & C St SE on Capitol Hil
When: Sundays, 8:30am to 1:30pm year-round-
When: Every Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm, year-round
Dubbed as one of the top farmers markets in the country by The Wall Street Journal, this market features over 50 farmers during peak season. Along with the typical offerings you usually see at markets, there are tables selling locally roasted coffee, wood-fired pizza, handmade dumplings, candles and more.
Celebrating its 35th year anniversary, this mainstay has many exhibitors who return every single week, while others have gone on to open their own brick and mortar locations or partnered with large jewelry store chains. A diverse flea market that features crafts, collectables and imports from around the world.
Bloomingdale Farmers’ Market
Capitol Riverfront Farmers’ Market
Where: 1st and R St.NW (by Big Bear Café)
Where: 20th St. NW (Mass. Ave. and Hillyer Pl.)
When: Sundays 9am-1pm from May 13-Nov 18
When: Sundays, 8:30am to 1:30pm year-round-
Shaw and NoMa
Enforcing a strict “local producer-only” policy, “BFM” as it is known by locals does feature DC restaurants here during certain weekends. Expect to find a large variety of cheeses, fruits, eggs, micro-greens, and flowers. Parents will love the newly renovated playground across the street from the market.
Dubbed as one of the top farmers markets in the country by The Wall Street Journal, this market features over 50 farmers during peak season. Along with the typical offerings you usually see at markets, there are tables selling locally roasted coffee, wood-fired pizza, handmade dumplings, candles and more.
14&U Farmer's Market
Other NOW Favorites...
Where: Corner of 14th and U Streets NW When: Sat. 9am-1pm from May 12- Nov.17th
USDA Farmers’ Market
12th St. SW (National Mall/L'Enfant Plaza)
What is already a booming area kicks it up a notch on Saturdays when tents line the streets in one of DC’s most popular neighborhoods. Choose from a selection of jams and jellies, sauces, fresh flowers, grass-fed meats, breads and more. Since it is in a busy part of the city there are plenty of transportation options other than the metro.
Capitol Harvest Farmers’ Market 300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (Downtown)
Penn Quarter Farmers’ Market 801 F St. NW (Penn Quarter)
Union Market 1309 5th St. NE (NoMa)
Top of the Gate
2650 Virginia Avenue NW Located on top of The Watergate Hotel, this bar and lounge boasts magnificent 360-degree views of the Kennedy Center, the Potomac River, Key and Arlington bridges, the Washington Monument, and the rest of the DC skyline. Keep in mind that reservations are required for all sofa seatings. thewatergatehotel.com
1336 U Street NW Named one of the best rooftop bars in DC by the Washington Post, Zagat, Conde Nast, DC Modern Luxury, and Eater, Hawthorne, an addition to the Mission Group, is the perfect place for happy hour, dinner, and their bottomless brunch. This hot spot even has a retractable awning so your fun won't get interrupted with a sudden summer rain storm! hwww.hawthornedc.com
1075 Thomas Jefferson Street NW Located atop The Graham Hotel in Georgetown, this is the place to see and be seen. With breath taking views, The Observatory offers wine, cocktails and bottle service. Reservations are encouraged, and make sure to abide by the 'georgetown chic" dress code. thegrahamgeorgetown.com
715 Florida Avenue NW This 1920's-era brick restaurant features a 120-person year round rooftop beer garden. Featuring American fare, a variety of unique cocktails, and of course, a great beer selection. Enjoy half priced appetizers and heavily discounted wine, beer and spirits on the roof every Monday-thursday from 5-7pm. takodadc.com
1155 14th Street NW From May 22 through Labor Day guests can lounge by the 20-foot-long pool while noshing on delicious fare from Zentan, the Donovan's restaurant. At 4pm the open air rooftop transforms into a buzzing social hub with original cocktails and Asian-inspired small plates. www.donovanhoteldc.com
Cleveland Park Bar & Grill
2007 18th Street Usually known for their whiskey, the open air terrace of Jack Rose should not go overlooked. Open daily at 5pm, the terrace also boasts a Tiki Bar that is open Thursday-Saturday, offering fun tropical cocktails like the Millionaire Cocktail and Velvet Dreamsicle. jackrosediningsaloon. com
3421 Connecticut Avenue NW Featuring ten large HD tvs and overlooking bustling Connecticut Avenue and the historic Uptown movie theater, this rooftop bar is the perfect oasis for anyone trying to watch a big game, catch a great happy hour, or enjoy brunch in the sun. With half the deck covered, half open air, heaters and plastic covers when needed, the rooftop at CPBG is the right choice year round. cpbargrill.com
515 15th Street NW Probably the most notable on this list is this rooftop bar located on top of the W Hotel. After a large renovation last year, the POV is more chic and modern looking than ever, however don't let the decor distract you from the breathtaking 360 degree views of the district's skyline. All day, late night, and brunch menus available. starwoodhotels.com/whotels
1050 31st Street NW Offering dramatic views of the Potomac Ricer, Kennedy Center, and Washington Monument, patrons can enjoy lunch and dinner while relaxing on the sundeck or sip from libations on one of the many sofas in the open-air lounge. The rooftop bar & lounge is open seasonally (weather permitting) to guests of the Rosewood Hotel, as well as the public. rosewoodhotels.com
How to Get Around Town
Washington, D.C.'s Metro system is one of the safest, cleanest, and most convenient transportation systems in the world. But the Metro isn't your only option! Check out these alternative methods that will get you to where you need to go in no time. DC Circulator Providing public transportation to DC's biggest attractions and several neighborhoods, the Circulator is only $1 to ride. There are six routes across 136 stops going all over the District and into Rosslyn, VA. Buses arrive every ten minutes at each stop. Download RideDC app on iPhone or Android to get the most up-to-the-minute schedule.
The going rate for Mobike, Limebike, and Spin is around $1 for a 30-minute ride with characteristics of each differing only slightly. Jump DC, while not totally dockless as they do need to be locked to a bike rack, is the only option to offer an electric motor in the front wheel and a battery concealed in the frame making rides a breeze. Jump DC runs around $2 for a 20-minute ride.
Uber and Lyft These are the two most popular ride-share companies due to their dependability and relatively short wait times. Simply download these apps to your phone and sign up with a credit or debit card and begin requesting rides at the tap of a button. Uber Pool and Lyft Line are options that allow you to share a ride with another rider also headed near your destination. The Pool/Line options will provide the cheapest ride but may prolong your ride a bit. First time user? Use Promo Codes HITTHEROAD (UBER) and NEWUSER10 (LYFT).
Capital Bike Share (CBS) With over 350 stations and 3,000 bicycles across DC, Virginia, and Maryland, CBS is an easy way to get you to your destination, while allowing you to enjoy breathtaking views of the city. Download the app and sign up with a credit card and from there you can choose from either a Day Key, or commit to a year-long membership, giving you the opportunity for unlimited rides and duration, all year long.
Dockless Bikes - new to DC! You surely will notice brightly-colored bikes strewn around the city, seemingly ready for someone to run off on, but dockless bikes have built-in locks that are unlocked by a user pointing their phone at a bike’s QR code. The downloadable apps help you locate the bike and allows for payment.
Electric Scooters - new to DC! Following on the heels of dockless bikes comes the next big ‘it’ thing in DC transportation–electric scooters. Very similar to how the dockless bike services operate, users download an app and register a credit card and phone number to locate scooters. Rates run around $1 to start and .15 cents a minute thereafter. Companies currently include Lime, Spin, Bird, and Skip.
Things to Do Old Town Trolley Tours
dollar bills being printed, cut, and stacked for circulation. Open to general public Mon. - Fri. 9 am10:45 am and 12:30 pm-2 pm. Call for special hours. Metro: Smithsonian; free admission.
Less stopping, more sightseeing! Free shuttle service from select hotels, and live narration by licensed conductors.
The DAR Museum
Arlington National Cemetery
1776 D Street, NW (202) 628-1776 www.dar.org
Arlington, VA 22211 (703) 607-8576 www.arlingtoncemetery.mil
Arlington National Cemetery is the most sacred military burial ground in the country, with almost 300,000 dead buried. Includes the famous changing of the guard every day, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the graves of JFK and RFK. Open daily 8 am-7 pm. Metro: Arlington Cemetery; free admission.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 400 Michigan Avenue, NE (202) 526-8300 www.nationalshrine.com
The largest Roman Catholic church in the United States and North America. Stunning art and architecture that rivals the great sanctuaries of Europe. Visited by nearly one million people annually. Over 80 Chapels and Oratories, Guided Tours, Gift Shop, Bookstore and Cafeteria. Open 365 days/yr. Free parking. Metro: Brookland/CUA; free admission.
Old Town Trolley
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2715 Q St., NW (202) 337-2288 www.dumbartonhouse.org
Featuring classic Federal period architecture, this beautiful house museum includes D.C.’s finest collection of circa 1790s-1830s furniture and art. . Tue-Sun 11am-3pm. Metro: Dupont Circle; admission $5.00; children and students with ID free. 3345 M Street NW (Georgetown, DC) 814 King Street (Alexandria, VA) www.escaperoomlive.com
Escape Room Live offers an immersive puzzle experience where players must use their wits & teamwork to uncover a set of cleverly designed clues to help them solve the challenge. Great for families & groups! Bar on site. Ranked #1 on TripAdvisor in Washington D.C. for Fun & Games! Themes include Titanic and Mummy.
50 Massachusetts Ave. NE or Board at any designated stop (1-877) 332-8689 www.bigbustours.com
With over 40 ‘hop-on, hop-off’ stops, the Big Bus tour is the best way to experience all the Nation’s Capital has to offer. The unique, elevated position of the top deck of our double-decker buses, provides you with a unique perspective and gives you fantastic, uninterrupted views of all the amazing landmarks and memorials. Each All-Loops ticket includes admission to Madame Tussauds.
International Spy Museum 800 F St., NW (202) 393-7798 www.spymuseum.org
Bureau of Engraving & Printing Nicknamed the “money factory”, visitors will see sheets of hundred
Escape Room Live DC
Big Bus Washington DC
14th St., SW & C St., SW (202) 874-2330 www.moneyfactory.gov
Known for its more than 30,000 examples of objects made or used in America prior to the Industrial Revolution, the DAR museum, founded in 1890, is run by the Daughters of the American Revolution. With its ever rotating exhibitions, expansive library available for researching historical and family information, and various Children’s Programs, the DAR Museum is can’t-miss.
Escape Room Live DC
The Spy Museum includes one of the most extensive collections of spy gear in the world, interactive exhibits and fantastic displays describing the history of espionage. Hours vary. Metro: Gallery PlaceChinatown; admission fee.
Things to Do Jefferson Memorial
Mount Vernon: George Washington’s Estate & Gardens
National Mall (202) 426-6841 www.nps.gov/thje
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy Mount Vernon, VA 22309 (703) 780-2000 www.mountvernon.org
A beautiful marble structure and 19-foot statue was built to honor our nation’s third president and writer of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson. Open daily. Metro: Smithsonian; free admission.
The most popular historic estate in America and home of George Washington, Mount Vernon is 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. on the banks of the Potomac River. Open daily, hours vary; admission fee.
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE (202) 707-5000 www.loc.gov
The country’s largest library system, it houses over 20 million books, including collections from U.S. presidents, as well as extensive magazine and music libraries. Open Mon.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm. Metro: Capitol South, Union Station; free admission.
National Mall (202) 426-6841 http://www.nps.gov/linc
National Gallery of Art
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is the only museum solely dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women in the visual, performing and literary arts. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Metro: Metro Center; admission fee.
1400 North Meade St., Arlington, VA (703) 289-2500
Located at Arlington Cemetery, this statue is a grand tribute to the United States Marine Corps. It was inspired by the famous photograph of the flag raising at Iwo Jima. Open daily. Metro: Rosslyn; free admission.
National Museum of Natural History 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW (202) 633-1000 www.naturalhistory.si.edu/
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial (202) 426-6841
Features exhibits on geology, biology, and natural history, as well as an IMAX theater. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Metro: Smithsonian; free admission.
National Museum of Women in the Arts 1250 New York Ave., NW (202) 783-5000 www.nmwa.org
Marine Corps Memorial Iwo Jima Statue
The newest memorial on the National Mall utilizes natural elements such as the crescent-shaped stone wall inscribed with excerpts of Dr. King’s sermons and public addresses. The centerpiece of the Memorial, the “Stone of Hope”, features a 30-foot likeness of Dr. King. Nearest Metro: Smithsonian; free admission.
(202) 426-6841 www.nps.gov/nacc
The National Mall stretches from the Capitol building to the Lincoln Memorial and houses the Washington Monument, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Abraham Lincoln Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Open daily. Metro: Smithsonian; free admission.
Situated at the end of the National Mall, this memorial to our nation’s 16th president encloses an enormous statue of Abraham Lincoln within a temple. Open daily. Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU; free admission.
Museum of Natural History
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Things to Do The Phillips Collection 1600 21st St., NW (202) 387-2151 www.phillipscollection.org America’s first museum of modern art, founded in 1921, houses over 3,000 works by both modern and impressionist artists. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Thurs. extended hours until 8:30 pm; Sun. 11 am-6 pm. Metro: Dupont Circle; 18 and under free admissionn. Adult admission fee.
Tudor Place Historic House & Garden 1644 31st St., NW (202) 965-0400 www.tudorplace.org Explore 180 years of history at this Georgetown National Historic Landmark, the home and 5-acre gardens are an oasis of history and beauty and a window on American heritage. Tours on the hour: Tues.-Sat., 10-3, Sundays, 12-3. Self-guided garden tours. Metro: Dupont Circle. Admission fee.
Union Station 2 West/40 Massachusetts Ave., NE (202) 289-1908 www.unionstationdc.com Washington D.C.’s largest train station is a hub that connects the capital to the rest of the country via train. It also includes a shopping mall and many restaurants. Open daily. Metro: Union Station; free admission.
U.S. Capitol Capitol Hill (202) 226-8000 www.aoc.gov The U.S. Capitol is where the House and Senate make our nation’s laws. Tou can be arranged directly through the Capitol Visitor Center using www.capitol. gov. Tours M – Sat. 8:50 am-3:20 pm. Metro: Capitol South; free, tix required.
DUMBARTON HOUSE AND DUMBARTON OAKS
WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?
Du mbart o n Hous e 2715 Q Street, NW 202-337-2288 wwwdumbartonhouse.org An AAM-accredited historic house museum and the national headquarters of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Dumbarton House in a Federal period estate and museum collection that offers a unique view of what life was like for early Washingtonians. Open Tues-Sun, 11-3pm (last entry 2:45pm)
Du mbart o n Oaks 1703 32nd St NW 202-339-6401 www.doaks.org Voted by National Geographic as one of the “Top Ten Gardens in the World”, Dumbarton Oaks is also a museum and humanities research institute in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., Open Tues-Sun, 11:30-5:30pm Closed Mondays
Things to Do Vietnam Veterans Memorial National Mall 1023 15th St., NW (202) 426-6841 thewall-usa.com
The black granite walls of this memorial have the names of over 58,000 Americans killed in the Vietnam War. There is also a bronze sculpture of soldiers that honors those lost during Vietnam. Open daily. Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU; free admission.
Washington Monument National Mall Constitution Ave., NW (202) 426-6841 www.nps.gov/wamo
The Washington Monument is one of the most recognized images depicting the nationâ€™s capital. The Monument is shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, stands 555 feet tall, and offers views in excess of 30 miles. Tickets should be bought in advance if visitors want to go up to its observation room. See website for more details.
Washington National Cathedral 3101 Wisconsin Ave., NW (202) 537-6200 nationalcathedral.org
One of the most beautiful architectural sites in the District, the campus contains a magnificent cathedral, one of the most exclusive private schools in the country, and well maintained landscaping. Mon-Fri. 10 am-5:30 pm, Sat. 10am-4:30pm, Sun. 8am-5pm. Metro: Tenleytown-AU; $12 admission.
The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (202) 456-2200 www.whitehouse.gov
The White House Visitor Center located at the southeast corner of 15th and E Streets is open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Please contact your senator or representative for details about touring the White House. Metro: Federal Triangle; McPherson Square. 48
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