Guidebook for Washington

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Guidebook for Washington

Essentials
Fully stocked grocery store- 2 min walk
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Safeway
1701 Corcoran Street Northwest
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Fully stocked grocery store- 2 min walk
Foodies' paradise.
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Whole Foods Market
1440 P Street Northwest
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Foodies' paradise.
Everything Else
Buses to White House, Columbia Heights, National Mall, etc.
16th St & Corcoran St
Buses to White House, Columbia Heights, National Mall, etc.
Subway lines to EVERYWHERE (including the Reagan airport)
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Dupont Circle Station
1525 20th St. NW
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Subway lines to EVERYWHERE (including the Reagan airport)
Lively park, street performers, vendors, etc.
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Dupont Circle
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Lively park, street performers, vendors, etc.
Lively park outside White House gates. 10 minute walk from the house.
Teaism Lafayette Park
800 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Lively park outside White House gates. 10 minute walk from the house.
Bikeshare dock -- ride from here to any of hundreds across the city and simply leave the bike. $5/day. CapitalBikeshare.com
La Frontera Cantina
1633 17th Street Northwest
Bikeshare dock -- ride from here to any of hundreds across the city and simply leave the bike. $5/day. CapitalBikeshare.com
VIbrant community -- dozens of restaurants, shops, museums, bars, etc. A great place to visit during the day or enjoy a night out.
U Street Cafe
1301 U Street Northwest
VIbrant community -- dozens of restaurants, shops, museums, bars, etc. A great place to visit during the day or enjoy a night out.
Bar central for DC. Lots of dance clubs, karaoke, etc.
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Adams Morgan
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Bar central for DC. Lots of dance clubs, karaoke, etc.
Up and coming neighborhood. Historic homes being renovated, lots of new shops, etc.
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Logan Circle
Rhode Island Avenue Northwest
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Up and coming neighborhood. Historic homes being renovated, lots of new shops, etc.
Fantastic park! Lots of statues, grassy areas, people picnicking, joggers, etc.
Meridian Hill Park
2500 16th Street Northwest
Fantastic park! Lots of statues, grassy areas, people picnicking, joggers, etc.
Gym -- part of NY Sports Club and Boston Sports Club network
Washington Sports Clubs
1211 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Gym -- part of NY Sports Club and Boston Sports Club network
Another up and coming neighborhood. There are a lot of restaurants and big box stores (Target, Best Buy, etc.)
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Columbia Heights
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Another up and coming neighborhood. There are a lot of restaurants and big box stores (Target, Best Buy, etc.)
Food Scene
Decent coffee, nice people, open late and early
Steam Cafe & Pizzeria
1700 17th Street Northwest
Decent coffee, nice people, open late and early
Great mediterranean food and cool atmosphere
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Agora
1527 17th Street Northwest
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Great mediterranean food and cool atmosphere
Great mexican brunch (also a bar at night)
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El Centro
1819 14th Street Northwest
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Great mexican brunch (also a bar at night)
Great italian dinner and very good brunch too.
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Floriana
1602 17th Street Northwest
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Great italian dinner and very good brunch too.
Good thai food. Relaxed atmosphere.
1635 P St NW
1635 P St NW
Good thai food. Relaxed atmosphere.
AMAZING vegan and vegetarian food. Even none vegetarians love this place.
Cafe Green
1513 17th Street Northwest
AMAZING vegan and vegetarian food. Even none vegetarians love this place.
Great margaritas and decent food. Super popular (crowded) on weekends. Fun atmosphere.
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Lauriol Plaza
1835 18 Street Northwest
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Great margaritas and decent food. Super popular (crowded) on weekends. Fun atmosphere.
Romantic atmosphere. Great food.
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Rosemary's Thyme Bistro
1801 18 Street Northwest
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Romantic atmosphere. Great food.
Good burgers.
Luna Grill & Diner
1301 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Good burgers.
Great burgers!!
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Shake Shack
1216 18 Street Northwest
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Great burgers!!
Indian/Pakistani takeout. Pretty good.
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Sacrificial Lamb Kabobs & Wraps
1704 R Street Northwest
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Indian/Pakistani takeout. Pretty good.
Food is so-so, but they're open late and welcoming. More of a bar than a restaurant.
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Dupont Italian Kitchen
1637 17th Street Northwest
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Food is so-so, but they're open late and welcoming. More of a bar than a restaurant.
By day: best brunch in town. By night: boisterous night club.
Level One
1639 R Street Northwest
By day: best brunch in town. By night: boisterous night club.
Restaurant/bar. Good food and drinks. Intimate.
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Bar Pilar
1833 14th Street Northwest
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Restaurant/bar. Good food and drinks. Intimate.
Solid, inexpensive diner. Serves drinks.
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Trio Bistro
1537 17th Street Northwest
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Solid, inexpensive diner. Serves drinks.
Gourmet pizza restaurant
1523 17th St NW
1523 17th St NW
Gourmet pizza restaurant
Arts & Culture
Great, small theatre company. Intimate venue.
The Keegan Theatre
1742 Church Street Northwest
Great, small theatre company. Intimate venue.
http://www.studiotheatre.org/
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Studio Theatre
1501 14th Street Northwest
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http://www.studiotheatre.org/
Huge, well-appointed, but crowded on weekends.
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Regal Gallery Place & 4DX
701 7th St NW
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Huge, well-appointed, but crowded on weekends.
Good cinema. Lots of dinner and shopping options nearby.
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AMC Georgetown 14
3111 K Street Northwest
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Good cinema. Lots of dinner and shopping options nearby.
amazing
National Gallery of Art
4th Constitution Avenue Northwest
amazing
Great sculptures + outdoor iceskating!!
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National Gallery of Art
6th
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Great sculptures + outdoor iceskating!!
Kids and adults will love it!
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National Air and Space Museum
600 Independence Avenue Southwest
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Kids and adults will love it!
Newest museum. AMAZING. Also, the food court is legitimately gourmet. People visit the food court for dinner!
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National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street Southwest
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Newest museum. AMAZING. Also, the food court is legitimately gourmet. People visit the food court for dinner!
Great exhibits and a really unique and fun gift shop.
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National Geographic Museum
1145 17th Street Northwest
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Great exhibits and a really unique and fun gift shop.
JCC has a gym, theater, museum, etc. Always something interesting going on. Very welcoming.
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC
1529 16th Street Northwest
JCC has a gym, theater, museum, etc. Always something interesting going on. Very welcoming.
Sightseeing
You must visit!
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Lincoln Memorial
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle Northwest
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You must visit!
Another must-visit!
The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Another must-visit!
Great cathedral, plus amazing views of the city.
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Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Paolo
3101 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
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Great cathedral, plus amazing views of the city.
The seat of power.
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Casa Bianca
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
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The seat of power.
Free zoo! And one of the best in the world. Also, you can jog here and it's great.
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Smithsonian National Zoological Park
3001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
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Free zoo! And one of the best in the world. Also, you can jog here and it's great.
Moving.
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Cimitero nazionale di Arlington
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Moving.
You'll see it no matter what... but it's worth visiting the base.
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Monumento a Washington
2 15th Street Northwest
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You'll see it no matter what... but it's worth visiting the base.
Often overlooked, but one of the best.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
701 East Basin Drive Southwest
Often overlooked, but one of the best.
Shopping
Lots of traditional department stores around here.
1201 G St NW
1201 G St NW
Lots of traditional department stores around here.
Great book store to browse and have a coffee.
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Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
1517 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
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Great book store to browse and have a coffee.
Great wine selection.
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Cairo Wine & Liquor
1618 17th Street Northwest
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Great wine selection.
All your pharmacy needs...
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CVS
1637 P Street Northwest
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All your pharmacy needs...
Drinks & Nightlife
Fun dive bar.
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The Big Hunt
1345 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
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Fun dive bar.
Classy bar on the Circle.
19th Street Northwest
Classy bar on the Circle.
Bar/nightclub -- younger crowd.
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Local 16
1602 U Street Northwest
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Bar/nightclub -- younger crowd.
Great sports bar. Pool, shuffleboard, darts, etc. They will be showing your game.
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Buffalo Billiards
1330 19th Street Northwest
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Great sports bar. Pool, shuffleboard, darts, etc. They will be showing your game.
Great beer. Fun atmosphere. Mostly outdoor seating with heat lamps. Bench seating.
1801 14th St NW
1801 14th St NW
Great beer. Fun atmosphere. Mostly outdoor seating with heat lamps. Bench seating.