Guidebook for Washington

Yemboado & Alysson
Yemboado & Alysson
Membro dal 2010
Yemboado & Alysson

Guidebook for Washington

Sightseeing
At the end of WWII, Dumbarton Oaks was the site of historic meetings that ultimately resulted in the United Nations Charter. It is a beautiful mansion with stunning art collections and gardens.
Dumbarton Oaks
1703 32nd Street Northwest
At the end of WWII, Dumbarton Oaks was the site of historic meetings that ultimately resulted in the United Nations Charter. It is a beautiful mansion with stunning art collections and gardens.
Tudor Place is a beautifully maintained home that dates back to the early 1800s. Once the home of George and Martha Washington's granddaughter, it has numerous artifacts from the first President.
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Tudor Place
1644 31st St NW
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Tudor Place is a beautifully maintained home that dates back to the early 1800s. Once the home of George and Martha Washington's granddaughter, it has numerous artifacts from the first President.
A great family museum, the Natural History museum has everything kids adore -- lions, elephants, dinosaurs, etc. Informative descriptions enable parents to make this a learning experience.
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National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Avenue Northwest
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A great family museum, the Natural History museum has everything kids adore -- lions, elephants, dinosaurs, etc. Informative descriptions enable parents to make this a learning experience.
Prepare to be amazed at these beautiful gardens. I especially love the indoor gardens, which house a diversity of plants in separate micro-climates (it's like a mini-world tour). And it's FREE!
United States Botanical Garden
100 Maryland Ave NE
Prepare to be amazed at these beautiful gardens. I especially love the indoor gardens, which house a diversity of plants in separate micro-climates (it's like a mini-world tour). And it's FREE!
No visit to DC would be complete without a tour of the nation's Capitol. These guided tours offer a peak at country's political history and ongoing political life. FREE.
The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
No visit to DC would be complete without a tour of the nation's Capitol. These guided tours offer a peak at country's political history and ongoing political life. FREE.
Even if you haven't been to a library since middle school, you must make an exception for the Library of Congress. This is one of the most beautiful buildings in DC. Guided tours are FREE.
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Biblioteca del Congresso
101 Independence Avenue Southeast
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Even if you haven't been to a library since middle school, you must make an exception for the Library of Congress. This is one of the most beautiful buildings in DC. Guided tours are FREE.
This museum is sure to dazzle children, engineers, history buffs, and anyone who ever wanted to be an astronaut. Amazing collection of planes and rockets. Great kid-friendly learning displays. FREE.
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National Air and Space Museum
600 Independence Avenue Southwest
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This museum is sure to dazzle children, engineers, history buffs, and anyone who ever wanted to be an astronaut. Amazing collection of planes and rockets. Great kid-friendly learning displays. FREE.
This intimate museum is currently hosting a fabulous exhibition of former White House furniture and other decorative arts. Accompanying photos show the pieces in their original settings. Fantastic!
Renwick Gallery
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
This intimate museum is currently hosting a fabulous exhibition of former White House furniture and other decorative arts. Accompanying photos show the pieces in their original settings. Fantastic!
This memorial quietly evokes the strength and sacrifice of the WWII era. Simple but moving. And a logical stop between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.
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National World War II Memorial
1750 Independence Avenue Southwest
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This memorial quietly evokes the strength and sacrifice of the WWII era. Simple but moving. And a logical stop between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.
This is our favorite monument, filled with waterfalls and reflecting pools. The path takes you through four separate pavilions, representing FDR's four administrations. Serene and inspiring.
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Franklin Delanor Roosevelt Memorial
1850 West Basin Drive Southwest
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This is our favorite monument, filled with waterfalls and reflecting pools. The path takes you through four separate pavilions, representing FDR's four administrations. Serene and inspiring.
This monument has generated controversy for fees requested by MLK Jr.'s children, using an Asian sculptor, using white (instead of black) granite, and paraphrased quotes. See what you think.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
1964 Independence Avenue Southwest
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This monument has generated controversy for fees requested by MLK Jr.'s children, using an Asian sculptor, using white (instead of black) granite, and paraphrased quotes. See what you think.
A monument worthy of the "Great Emancipator," Lincoln's figure evokes the enormous responsibility he carried. Awe-inspiring speeches line the walls, and the views over the reflecting pool are amazing.
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Lincoln Memorial
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle Northwest
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A monument worthy of the "Great Emancipator," Lincoln's figure evokes the enormous responsibility he carried. Awe-inspiring speeches line the walls, and the views over the reflecting pool are amazing.
A beautiful garden filled with inscrutable modern sculpture. A perfect spot to enjoy a picnic while pondering how the Smithsonian selects which works to purchase.
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National Gallery of Art
6th
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A beautiful garden filled with inscrutable modern sculpture. A perfect spot to enjoy a picnic while pondering how the Smithsonian selects which works to purchase.
A beautifully restored mansion (and related buildings) on the breathtakingly gorgeous Potomac river. Surprisingly interesting "interpreters" in period dress describe life and respond to questions.
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Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Hwy
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A beautifully restored mansion (and related buildings) on the breathtakingly gorgeous Potomac river. Surprisingly interesting "interpreters" in period dress describe life and respond to questions.
Definitely worth a trip for the pandas, big cats, and gorillas. Small run-down cages in the indoor exhibits (particularly the small mammals and gorillas) are depressing and better skipped.
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Smithsonian National Zoological Park
3001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
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Definitely worth a trip for the pandas, big cats, and gorillas. Small run-down cages in the indoor exhibits (particularly the small mammals and gorillas) are depressing and better skipped.
This small museum does an excellent job of putting art into context. Long descriptions explain not only the origins of each piece, but also their use in daily or ceremonial life. Focus on W. Africa.
950 Independence Ave SW
950 Independence Ave SW
This small museum does an excellent job of putting art into context. Long descriptions explain not only the origins of each piece, but also their use in daily or ceremonial life. Focus on W. Africa.
Inscrutable modern sculpture set in a sunken garden. Not really our thing, but thought we would mention it for the modern art lovers out there.
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Inscrutable modern sculpture set in a sunken garden. Not really our thing, but thought we would mention it for the modern art lovers out there.
This intimate museum hosts displays of gorgeous textiles from around the world. Definitely take a free guided tour -- the guides are exceptionally knowledgeable. The gift shop is surprisingly good.
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The George Washington University Museum
701 21st Street Northwest
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This intimate museum hosts displays of gorgeous textiles from around the world. Definitely take a free guided tour -- the guides are exceptionally knowledgeable. The gift shop is surprisingly good.
Food Scene
Adorable French cafe with a tin ceiling, black and white photos of France, and huge windows. A perfect spot for brunch on weekends, with a wide selection of crepes, croissants, benedicts, etc.
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Cafe Bonaparte
1522 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
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Adorable French cafe with a tin ceiling, black and white photos of France, and huge windows. A perfect spot for brunch on weekends, with a wide selection of crepes, croissants, benedicts, etc.
Fantastic Spanish tapas with a tremendous variety for both carnivores and vegetarians. Excellent happy hour specials ($4 tapas and drinks) until 7 p.m. on weekdays.
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Jaleo
480 7th Street Northwest
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Fantastic Spanish tapas with a tremendous variety for both carnivores and vegetarians. Excellent happy hour specials ($4 tapas and drinks) until 7 p.m. on weekdays.
Creative take on interior Mexican food. Served tapas style, allowing you to try several different items.
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Oyamel Cocina Mexicana
401 7th Street Northwest
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Creative take on interior Mexican food. Served tapas style, allowing you to try several different items.
Shabby chic cafe that is perfect for checking email, people watching, or just resting your feet. The frozen mocha may be the best I've ever had. The menu is diverse and surprisingly delicious.
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Tryst
2459 18 Street Northwest
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Shabby chic cafe that is perfect for checking email, people watching, or just resting your feet. The frozen mocha may be the best I've ever had. The menu is diverse and surprisingly delicious.
This is the best Ethiopian food I have ever eaten. Although the decor is average and the service is spotty, the food is heavenly. It's a trek to get out here, but your effort will be rewarded.
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Addis Ababa Restaurant
8233 Fenton Street
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This is the best Ethiopian food I have ever eaten. Although the decor is average and the service is spotty, the food is heavenly. It's a trek to get out here, but your effort will be rewarded.
This laid-back, Austin-themed BBQ restaurant has live music almost every night of the week. The music is varied and often excellent, and there is generally no cover. A great place to relax.
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Hill Country Barbecue Market
410 7th Street Northwest
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This laid-back, Austin-themed BBQ restaurant has live music almost every night of the week. The music is varied and often excellent, and there is generally no cover. A great place to relax.
This cute, intimate restaurant has some of the best Thai food in D.C. Most dishes come with its delicious colored sticky rice (sometimes green, sometimes blue, etc.) -- definitely get a rice dish!
1608 14th St NW
1608 14th St NW
This cute, intimate restaurant has some of the best Thai food in D.C. Most dishes come with its delicious colored sticky rice (sometimes green, sometimes blue, etc.) -- definitely get a rice dish!
This cute, popular pizzeria serves up some of the best pies in town, as well as excellent salads and reasonably priced wine. A great place to sit and rest after a hard day of shopping in Georgetown.
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Pizzeria Paradiso
3282 M Street Northwest
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This cute, popular pizzeria serves up some of the best pies in town, as well as excellent salads and reasonably priced wine. A great place to sit and rest after a hard day of shopping in Georgetown.
Heaven in a cup (or cone). Fresh made daily from local, seasonal produce, this light flavorful gelato is the real thing. Thank goodness I don't live nearby, or I'd be here everyday.
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Dolcezza
1560 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
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Heaven in a cup (or cone). Fresh made daily from local, seasonal produce, this light flavorful gelato is the real thing. Thank goodness I don't live nearby, or I'd be here everyday.
Great happy hour specials from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with a wide selection of small, tasty Cuban dishes ($4 each during happy hour). We recommend the taro bites and pineapple guacamole.
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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Washington, D.C.
801 9th Street Northwest
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Great happy hour specials from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with a wide selection of small, tasty Cuban dishes ($4 each during happy hour). We recommend the taro bites and pineapple guacamole.
Exquisite mouthwatering Italian fare in a beautiful understated atmosphere. We recommend the eggplant, carmelized onion, & goat cheese appetizer and the red snapper entree. Expensive ($20-30/entree)
Ristorante Piccolo
1068 31st St NW
Exquisite mouthwatering Italian fare in a beautiful understated atmosphere. We recommend the eggplant, carmelized onion, & goat cheese appetizer and the red snapper entree. Expensive ($20-30/entree)
Probably the best Ethiopian restaurant near U Street, with a chic atmosphere. Average prices ($12-20).
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Etete
1942 9th Street Northwest
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Probably the best Ethiopian restaurant near U Street, with a chic atmosphere. Average prices ($12-20).
Stunningly creative Indian food in a sleek, upscale atmosphere. This is, by far, our favorite Indian restaurant in DC. Cute bar with lots of small tables. $14-25 per entree.
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Rasika Penn Quarter
633 D St NW
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Stunningly creative Indian food in a sleek, upscale atmosphere. This is, by far, our favorite Indian restaurant in DC. Cute bar with lots of small tables. $14-25 per entree.
This wood-paneled restaurant seems pulled from an earlier era, but it has the best pumpkin ravioli anywhere. Spinach and red pepper in the sauce makes it more savory than sweet.
Gallery Place
This wood-paneled restaurant seems pulled from an earlier era, but it has the best pumpkin ravioli anywhere. Spinach and red pepper in the sauce makes it more savory than sweet.
Creative and fresh take on American classics, with a wide menu sure to please everyone. Large windows and an outdoor terrace make it a perfect summer spot.
Asia Nine
915 E Street NW
Creative and fresh take on American classics, with a wide menu sure to please everyone. Large windows and an outdoor terrace make it a perfect summer spot.
A great place for a winter lunch, with cozy tables and a fireplace on the middle level. Their small plates are diverse and very good, and surprisingly affordable at 3 for $13.
Cure Bar and Bistro
1000 H St NW
A great place for a winter lunch, with cozy tables and a fireplace on the middle level. Their small plates are diverse and very good, and surprisingly affordable at 3 for $13.
Wow! If heaven were a restaurant, this would be it. Each stunning dish (sweet or savory) contains amazing artisan chocolate. Try the citrus ricotta pancakes with white chocolate lemon cream.
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Co Co. Sala
929 F Street Northwest
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Wow! If heaven were a restaurant, this would be it. Each stunning dish (sweet or savory) contains amazing artisan chocolate. Try the citrus ricotta pancakes with white chocolate lemon cream.
A chic bar with plenty of cozy seating. The delicious happy hour menu (5-8 p.m. weekdays) offers creative Asian and Latin tapas-style dishes for $5 each, and is a fantastic bargain.
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Zengo
781 7th Street Northwest
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A chic bar with plenty of cozy seating. The delicious happy hour menu (5-8 p.m. weekdays) offers creative Asian and Latin tapas-style dishes for $5 each, and is a fantastic bargain.
This slightly dilapidated, unimpressive restaurants offers THE BEST hamburgers in D.C. Even vegetarians will go ga-ga over their plump, tender, tasty veggie burger. Good for a quick, cheap bite.
Ollie's Trolley
425 12th Street Northwest
This slightly dilapidated, unimpressive restaurants offers THE BEST hamburgers in D.C. Even vegetarians will go ga-ga over their plump, tender, tasty veggie burger. Good for a quick, cheap bite.
Greek Restaurant - just okay.
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Zorba's Café
1612 20th Street Northwest
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Greek Restaurant - just okay.
Just okay.
Zola Wine & Kitchen
505 9th St NW # 2
Just okay.
Chic, modern restaurant but food is just okay.
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CIRCA at Clarendon
3010 North Clarendon Boulevard
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Chic, modern restaurant but food is just okay.
Mexican restaurant - food is okay.
Fiesta Restaurant & Lounge DC
1327 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Mexican restaurant - food is okay.
Not good.
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Haydee's Restaurant
6303 Georgia Avenue Northwest
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Not good.
Just okay - Definitely not authentic Tex-Mex. But great Texas-size margaritas.
Austin Grill
750 E Street Northwest
Just okay - Definitely not authentic Tex-Mex. But great Texas-size margaritas.
Everything Else
Easy transport to other cities.
1005 First St NE
1005 1st St NE
Easy transport to other cities.
Easy transport to other cities by train or Megabus.
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Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast
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Easy transport to other cities by train or Megabus.
Best avoided. A dearth of walking trails means that visitors walk along roads and noise from nearby highways penetrates the arboretum -- definitely not a place to "get away" from the city.
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United States National Arboretum
3501 New York Avenue Northeast
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Best avoided. A dearth of walking trails means that visitors walk along roads and noise from nearby highways penetrates the arboretum -- definitely not a place to "get away" from the city.
Shopping
Georgetown is a beautiful historic district brimming with shops and restaurants. A great place to soak up the atmosphere, grab a bite to eat, and hunt for that perfect new item you can't live without
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Georgetown
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Georgetown is a beautiful historic district brimming with shops and restaurants. A great place to soak up the atmosphere, grab a bite to eat, and hunt for that perfect new item you can't live without
Arts & Culture
If there's one thing that Democrats and Republicans can agree on, it's that the Capitol Steps are terrific. Totally hilarious political parodies will have you laughing in your seats. $40/pp.
The Capitol Steps
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
If there's one thing that Democrats and Republicans can agree on, it's that the Capitol Steps are terrific. Totally hilarious political parodies will have you laughing in your seats. $40/pp.
Drinks & Nightlife
This hip urban bar has a bevy of fantastic bartenders that will take your semi-formed desires (something sour and fizzy, something with coconut and lime) and create a personal concoction just for you.
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The Passenger
1539 7th Street Northwest
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This hip urban bar has a bevy of fantastic bartenders that will take your semi-formed desires (something sour and fizzy, something with coconut and lime) and create a personal concoction just for you.
Just ok - Sliders and pizzas.
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matchbox
1901 14th Street Northwest
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Just ok - Sliders and pizzas.