NOVA Guesthouse

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NOVA Guesthouse

Food Scene
Generous servings and delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner, this family owned Diner is packed on Sunday mornings.
City Diner
5616 Leesburg Pike
Generous servings and delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner, this family owned Diner is packed on Sunday mornings.
A beautifully decorated - hunting, boating, beach - restaurant, with excellent lunch, dinner, and oyster bar. This local 'chain' of restaurants - Georgetown, McLean and more, is a great place for a special meal.
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Clyde's at Mark Center
1700 North Beauregard Street
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A beautifully decorated - hunting, boating, beach - restaurant, with excellent lunch, dinner, and oyster bar. This local 'chain' of restaurants - Georgetown, McLean and more, is a great place for a special meal.
Yummy Peruvian chicken - a favorite for the whole family.
Edy's Chicken & Steak Restaurant
5240 Leesburg Pike
Yummy Peruvian chicken - a favorite for the whole family.
Delicious food and a comfortable atmosphere at this nearby steakhouse. Good appetizers too.
LongHorn Steakhouse
3562 S Jefferson St
Delicious food and a comfortable atmosphere at this nearby steakhouse. Good appetizers too.
Best burgers ever, and delicious fries too!
Five Guys
3541 S Jefferson St
Best burgers ever, and delicious fries too!
Nearest place for your coffee fix
Starbucks
3544 S Jefferson St
Nearest place for your coffee fix
Our newest waterfront entertainment and restaurant area. Several music spots, lots of places to walk around and shop and eat.
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District Wharf
1100 Maine Ave SW
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Our newest waterfront entertainment and restaurant area. Several music spots, lots of places to walk around and shop and eat.
The best Chinese food around. George HW Bush used to go there a lot, and the walls are covered with pics of famous visitors.
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Peking Gourmet Inn
6029 Leesburg Pike
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The best Chinese food around. George HW Bush used to go there a lot, and the walls are covered with pics of famous visitors.
Good, quick French food, reasonable priced, and nearby.
la Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe Bailey's Crossroads
5861 Crossroads Circle
Good, quick French food, reasonable priced, and nearby.
Great breakfasts, a nice big menu for all day too, with a variety of Mexican dishes!
Denny's
5501 Leesburg Pike
Great breakfasts, a nice big menu for all day too, with a variety of Mexican dishes!
Excellent farm to table menu, serves 8am to 2am on weekends.
Silver Diner
4630 King Street
Excellent farm to table menu, serves 8am to 2am on weekends.
Essentials
If you need any basics, including groceries, you can walk to this nearby Target Store.
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Target
5115 Leesburg Pike
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If you need any basics, including groceries, you can walk to this nearby Target Store.
This is the biggest Giant food store around - they have everything! President Reagan took Mikhail Gorbachev to visit this store in the 80's to demonstrate American commerce! There's a discount card you can use in the top right island drawer.
Giant Food
3480 South Jefferson Street
This is the biggest Giant food store around - they have everything! President Reagan took Mikhail Gorbachev to visit this store in the 80's to demonstrate American commerce! There's a discount card you can use in the top right island drawer.
A good place to buy produce and wine!
ALDI
4602 Kenmore Ave
A good place to buy produce and wine!
Shopping
This inexpensive and fresh produce 'grocery store' always has specials, good wine, and a host of tasty 'treats'.
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Trader Joe's
5847 Leesburg Pike
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This inexpensive and fresh produce 'grocery store' always has specials, good wine, and a host of tasty 'treats'.
A lovely glass ceilinged mall, with lots of (pricey) shops, a great foodcourt, and access to metro train.
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Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
1100 S Hayes St
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A lovely glass ceilinged mall, with lots of (pricey) shops, a great foodcourt, and access to metro train.
The Baileys Crossroads shopping center, nearby, has a variety of stores - Ross, Michaels, Staples, and more.
Ross Dress for Less
5840 Crossroads Cir
The Baileys Crossroads shopping center, nearby, has a variety of stores - Ross, Michaels, Staples, and more.
Great artsy craftsy supplies, and Bradlee shopping center has a nice variety of stores and restaurant for one stop shopping.
Michaels
3654 King Street
Great artsy craftsy supplies, and Bradlee shopping center has a nice variety of stores and restaurant for one stop shopping.
Parks & Nature
A short walk down Filmore Avenue takes you to this wooded walkway, down to the 'creek' - look for lots of squirrels, deer, and birds.
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Dora Kelley Nature Park
5750 Sanger Avenue
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A short walk down Filmore Avenue takes you to this wooded walkway, down to the 'creek' - look for lots of squirrels, deer, and birds.
A lovely park for walks, and a Civil War Fort , complete with cannons. .
Fort Ward Park
4301 W Braddock Rd
A lovely park for walks, and a Civil War Fort , complete with cannons. .
Just around the corner, a public park with playground, basketball court and tennis courts.
Dowden Terrace Park
Just around the corner, a public park with playground, basketball court and tennis courts.
Run by the park service, you can go to the top of this tower (adjacent to what is now the Trump Hotel). Great views across the city, and interesting history of the carillon bells and Old Post Office building.
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Padiglione del Vecchio ufficio postale
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
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Run by the park service, you can go to the top of this tower (adjacent to what is now the Trump Hotel). Great views across the city, and interesting history of the carillon bells and Old Post Office building.
Fabulous waterfalls and good outdoor trails. The MD side even better with walk OVER the falls.
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Parco Great Falls
9200 Old Dominion Dr
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Fabulous waterfalls and good outdoor trails. The MD side even better with walk OVER the falls.
Sightseeing
From the Lincoln Memorial you have grand views, and its an easy walk to the Vietnam and Korean War memorials.
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Lincoln Memorial
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From the Lincoln Memorial you have grand views, and its an easy walk to the Vietnam and Korean War memorials.
Including a sculpture garden, IM Pei's East Wing, and galleries full of beautiful art, this is our favorite place.
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National Gallery of Art
6th
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Including a sculpture garden, IM Pei's East Wing, and galleries full of beautiful art, this is our favorite place.
The most popular museum on the mall - go early to avoid the crowds. Other favorites are Natural History and American History. Visit the Air & Space Museum out at Dulles Airport - no crowds there - and see a Space Shuttle, a SR-71 (blackbird) and the Enola Gay. ($15 for parking)
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National Air and Space Museum
600 Independence Avenue Southwest
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The most popular museum on the mall - go early to avoid the crowds. Other favorites are Natural History and American History. Visit the Air & Space Museum out at Dulles Airport - no crowds there - and see a Space Shuttle, a SR-71 (blackbird) and the Enola Gay. ($15 for parking)
Great views and local history at this high point of land in Alexandria
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George Washington Masonic National Memorial
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Great views and local history at this high point of land in Alexandria
An inspirational memorial with lots of fountains and marble to honor our World War II veterans.
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National World War II Memorial
1750 Independence Avenue Southwest
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An inspirational memorial with lots of fountains and marble to honor our World War II veterans.
A definite must-see: tomb of the unknown soldier and JFK's eternal flame, along with Robert E Lee's hillside home (he sat on the porch looking at Washington DC, and decided to fight for his state instead of his country)
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Cimitero nazionale di Arlington
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A definite must-see: tomb of the unknown soldier and JFK's eternal flame, along with Robert E Lee's hillside home (he sat on the porch looking at Washington DC, and decided to fight for his state instead of his country)
Lovely oriental art, and Whistler's Peacock room (transported in total from England) is amazing.
Freer Gallery of Art
1050 Independence Ave SW
Lovely oriental art, and Whistler's Peacock room (transported in total from England) is amazing.
Always interesting exhibits here, and you can walk over and look at the White House, next door.
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Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW
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Always interesting exhibits here, and you can walk over and look at the White House, next door.
Located with the American Portrait Gallery in the old Patent Office building, these two art places are connected by a lovely atrium, with cool fountains. Nearby is also the Spy Museum, which has an entry fee, but also lots of fun James Bond kind of exhibits.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
F Street Northwest
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Located with the American Portrait Gallery in the old Patent Office building, these two art places are connected by a lovely atrium, with cool fountains. Nearby is also the Spy Museum, which has an entry fee, but also lots of fun James Bond kind of exhibits.
This home and gardens belonged to Marjorie Merriwether Post, and is full of Russian art, has a few Faberge Eggs, and illustrates how the very wealthy live(d).
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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
4155 Linnean Avenue Northwest
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This home and gardens belonged to Marjorie Merriwether Post, and is full of Russian art, has a few Faberge Eggs, and illustrates how the very wealthy live(d).
Right next door to Union Station - which is also worth seeing - the Postal Museum illustrates our interesting US history thru the lens of the Postal Service.
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Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast
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Right next door to Union Station - which is also worth seeing - the Postal Museum illustrates our interesting US history thru the lens of the Postal Service.
Located inside an impressive building - one of the Inaugural Balls is always here - there are always interesting exhibits here. The gift shop is also one of the best museum shops around.
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National Building Museum
401 F Street Northwest
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Located inside an impressive building - one of the Inaugural Balls is always here - there are always interesting exhibits here. The gift shop is also one of the best museum shops around.
The Hope Diamond, and many exhibits of animals and minerals of interest.
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National Museum of Natural History
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The Hope Diamond, and many exhibits of animals and minerals of interest.
Drinks & Nightlife
Great views from this 'revolving' sky high restaurant and bar, - atop the Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City.
Skydome Restaurant
300 Army Navy Drive
Great views from this 'revolving' sky high restaurant and bar, - atop the Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City.
Arts & Culture
LOTS of great shops and restaurants - start walking on King Street (there's a free trolley to/from King Street Metro down the hill to the Potomac River). Then explore neighborhood streets. Torpedo Art Factory and the nearby pier fun spots to visit.
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Old Town
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LOTS of great shops and restaurants - start walking on King Street (there's a free trolley to/from King Street Metro down the hill to the Potomac River). Then explore neighborhood streets. Torpedo Art Factory and the nearby pier fun spots to visit.
A comprehensive picture of our first president, life in VA in the 1700's, and a beautiful outdoor setting, to enjoy George Washington's farm and lifestyle.
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Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Hwy
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A comprehensive picture of our first president, life in VA in the 1700's, and a beautiful outdoor setting, to enjoy George Washington's farm and lifestyle.