Allison's Guidebook

Allison
Allison's Guidebook

Weekend Outings

Check out local artists, artisans and purveyors!
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Eastern Market
225 7th Street Southeast
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So many new shops and restaurants to check out. Enjoy strolling along the cobblestone street with views of the river and Potomac Park
The Wharf Marina
600 Water St SW
So many new shops and restaurants to check out. Enjoy strolling along the cobblestone street with views of the river and Potomac Park

Food scene

This spot is super close to the property (literally a block away) and has a host of food options - pizza, burgers, sushi! it’s a food hall, plus a coffee shop/work space, plus offers a “made in DC” shop of local goods.
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The Roost
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
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This spot is super close to the property (literally a block away) and has a host of food options - pizza, burgers, sushi! it’s a food hall, plus a coffee shop/work space, plus offers a “made in DC” shop of local goods.
We’ve never had a bad meal here. It’s always delicious and we can walk off some of what we ate. It’s located on barracks row amid a lot of fun restaurants.
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Ambar Capitol Hill
523 8th Street Southeast
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We’ve never had a bad meal here. It’s always delicious and we can walk off some of what we ate. It’s located on barracks row amid a lot of fun restaurants.
Artisan donuts, they rotate new flavors weekly. Need I say more?
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District Doughnut
749 8th Street Southeast
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Artisan donuts, they rotate new flavors weekly. Need I say more?
Ice cream 🍦about 6 blocks away
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
526 8th Street Southeast
Ice cream 🍦about 6 blocks away
A-hole-in-the-wall Indian place that does great take out!
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Aatish On the Hill
609 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
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A-hole-in-the-wall Indian place that does great take out!
A take-out staple in our house
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CHIKO Capitol Hill
423 8th St SE
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A take-out staple in our house
Massive food hall with tons of retail and fun “pop up” stores.
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Union Market
1309 5th Street Northeast
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Massive food hall with tons of retail and fun “pop up” stores.
Fancy Mexican food in a very nice atmosphere
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Paraíso Taquería & Mezcalería
1101 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
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Fancy Mexican food in a very nice atmosphere
Outdoor beer garden with televised sports, dog friendly!
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the brig
1007 8th St SE
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Outdoor beer garden with televised sports, dog friendly!
Cute coffee shop located inside of the Hill Center
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Little Pearl
921 Pennsylvania Ave SE
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Cute coffee shop located inside of the Hill Center
A neighborhood staple, but very much a dive bar.
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Trusty's
1420 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
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A neighborhood staple, but very much a dive bar.

Sightseeing

Fun to walk along the water, check out the boats, and stop for a bite along the way.
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The Yards Park
355 Water Street Southeast
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Fun to walk along the water, check out the boats, and stop for a bite along the way.
Lovely museum located on the National Mall. Take a walk to see great views of the Capitol and Washington Monument.
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue Southwest
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Lovely museum located on the National Mall. Take a walk to see great views of the Capitol and Washington Monument.

Treat Yourself

My favorite local place to get a mani/pedi.
nailsaloon (Capitol Hill)
740 C Street Southeast
My favorite local place to get a mani/pedi.
Best place for a haircut/color (if you can manage to get an appointment!)!
Blackbird Salon
801 Virginia Avenue Southeast
Best place for a haircut/color (if you can manage to get an appointment!)!

Shopping

Very close by garden shoppe with great gifts and items for those with a green thumb
Ginkgo Gardens
911 11th Street Southeast
Very close by garden shoppe with great gifts and items for those with a green thumb

Neighborhoods

Shopping, dinning, strolling along picturesque streets with views of the canal and the river.
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Georgetown
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Shopping, dinning, strolling along picturesque streets with views of the canal and the river.