Washington, District of Columbia

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Washington, DC

Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It's also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.

Downtown (The National Mall, East End, West End, Waterfront)
The most-visited areas: The National Mall, D.C.'s main theater district, Smithsonian and non-Smithsonian museums galore, fine dining, Chinatown, the Verizon Center, the Convention Center, the central business district, the White House, West Potomac Park, the Kennedy Center, George Washington University, the beautiful Tidal Basin, and Nationals Park.

Restaurants

  • The Greene Turtle - The Greene Turtle is more than a sports bar and grille.  We believe in being a community hangout for all ages that serves great food & drinks in a fun, casual atmosphere built on the excitement & unity of sports. The Greene Turtle has been your community hangout since 1976 when we opened our first location in Ocean City, Maryland.  We’ve come a long way since then, spreading our love for food, sports & community across Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and now New York, with plans to continue our growth throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
  • Clyde’s of Gallery Place – This two-story Grand Victorian saloon welcomes sports enthusiasts and concert-goers,  visiting tourists, theater-goers and the neighborhood’s residents with four bars, five dining rooms, a raw bar and a private dining room. Our Gallery Place location will greet you with a breath-taking staircase and a palatial, museum-like experience complete with sporting sculpture, collectible prints and original works of art featuring sports legends and Washington’s own storied history.
  • Rosa Mexicano - All of our award-winning dishes remain faithful to their traditional roots while incorporating regional accents and inspired innovation. You’ll know just what we’re talking about when you try our Pomegranate Margaritas or Guacamole en Molcajete, made in a traditional lava-rock mortar and prepared tableside.  We invite you to enter our world and experience our passion for the flavors of Mexico.

Museums and Sightseeing

  • Smithsonian Museum – Collectively called the Smithsonian Institution, this world – renowned museum and research complex in the District consists of 17 museums, galleries and a zoo.  Explore and learn about everything from the origins of man and the future of flight to the history of art across multiple continents with nearly 140 million objects, works of art and specimens to discover. The Smithsonian’s collection of knowledge centers serve as a treasure chest for visitors and a guide to the most fascinating aspects of our world. And the best part: You won’t have to pay a penny to experience it as admission is free at every location.
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture – The newest Smithsonian Institution museum on the National Mall just opened to the public on September 24th, 2016.  Since its opening, it has already proven to be a powerful, history – making addition to the National Mall.
  • National Zoo - The National Zoo is located in DC’s residential Woodley Park neighborhood and, like all Smithsonian museums, admission is free. The main entrance (you’ll know it by the two Instagram-friendly lion statues flanking the gate) is on Connecticut Avenue. The zoo is just a short walk from both the Woodley Park and Cleveland Park Metro stops on the Red Line and the L1 and L2 buses drop off right in front of the entrance. The National Zoo is open from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (until 4 p.m. in the winter months) seven days a week. Be prepared to do lots of walking! The National Zoo, which is handicapped and stroller accessible, is a large park with 18 distinct areas to explore.
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