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Best things to do in Washington

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Plaza
“Monuments, the Whitehouse, all of American history is on display here, a must see for anyone.”
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Farmers Market
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“Eastern Market offers a food hall and, on the weekends, there are farmers markets, local vendors, a flea market, and more. Inside the food hall is a fast-casual brunch spot that never fails to disappoint. ”
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Market
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“A variety of local business with food, apparel, body care, etc can be found at Union Market. ”
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Zoo
“A Smithsonian institution, free and open to the public. An easy walk from the apartment.”
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Science Museum
“Our favourite of the Smithsonian Museums no visit to DC would be complete without a stop-off here. ”
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Capitol Building
“Iconic, domed classical building housing the U.S. Senate & House of Representatives, open for tours.”
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French Restaurant
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“French food and known as one of the best restaurants in D.C. They also have been voted to have one of the best cheeseburgers in D.C. (they grind their own beef in-house). Reservations are encouraged”
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Library
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Performing Arts Venue
“We are located two blocks away from the Kennedy Center There are free shows most weekdays around 6 PM and the public rooftop boasts a spectacular full view of DC.”
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Music Venue
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“One of the best music venues around. Always some great music playing at the 9:30 Club! Check our their schedule and find something that sounds intriguing.”
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Baseball Stadium
“Because we love the Nats! And the stadium is just a few metro stops away on the Green Line!”
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Science Museum
“A must see if you are here visiting, numerous fantastic exhibits for all. You can spend the day here or just a few hours. Of special interest to kids is the bug petting zoo, and the butterfly exhibit. The World Famous Hope Diamond also resides here.”
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Park
“Lovely park with steps and terracing for a good run or a healthy walk. There's a fun drum circle on weekends too!”
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Café
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“New American restaurant with a casual interior & patio serving breakfast, lunch & candlelit dinners. – we recommend seating on their patio, people watching, and enjoying their breakfast. ”
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Art Museum
“A must-see. Also check out the newly-renovated East Building, which focuses on modern and contemporary art.”
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Art Museum
“Check out the atrium for a quiet spot (depending on the day) and a bite to eat”
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