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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Concert Hall
“One of the Premiere concert venues around with amazing acoustics as so many famous artists have commented. In August they host an outdoor film festival.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Great movie theater for the best movies - they show offer first-run independent films, foreign films, restored classics and other non-traditional studio fare. The theatre has 8 screens. It also has a bar!”
  • 13 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“French bistro-style restaurant with delicious steak frites, warm freshly baked french bread and onion soup gratin that is addictive.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Latin, Vegetarian-Friendly, Vegan Options. Best Street Tacos and Margaritas in Town!!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Real Estate Office
“Apple Store, Barnes & Noble, Bluemercury, Bonobos, Calypso St. Barth, Capital Teas, Cork & Fork, Francesca's, J. McLaughlin, Kate Spade, Kendra Scott, Kidville, Le Creuset, Lou Lou Boutique, Lucy, LuluLemon, Luna, Ministry, Morley, MyEyeDr., Pampillonia Jewelers, Paper Source, Pink Palm, Read Wall, Runway, Sabun Home, Sassanova, Sugarfina, The North Face, Urban Country Designs, Warby Parker, Wear it Well, Williams-Sonoma”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place for drinks. A bit on the pricey side but good food and excellent oyster bar.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“A variety of performing art shows take the stage at three venues: the Music Center, the mansion, and 16 acres of outdoor space. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
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“If you want to avoid the block long lines in Georgetown, this overly expensive but decadently wonderful cupcakes are just around the corner.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Pharmacy and everything else.... This location also has a drive-through Pharmacy and a Minute Clinic”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Owned by my friend José Andrés, this is the place to eat Spanish tapas, see and be seen.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Route
“when going into DC ( you want inbound- right side tracks- follow signs for "Glenmont". when going outbound into Maryland (shady grove is the last stop)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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  • 6 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Doesn't get the biggest names in the jazz scene, but does pretty well over all across the blues/jazz music spectrum. It's a big room with lots of seating (tables mostly). Great local place for a night on the town. NOTE: food is a bit pricey but you can just have drinks if you prefer.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Addictive baguettes and other amazing treats. People shop here for their daily bread.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Electronics Store
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“OK, I'm an Android and open source guy, but I cannot deny the Apple builds beautiful products and stores. While you're walking check this Apple store out.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Consistently delicious asian food. The menu combines asian flavors from Japan, Thailand, India and more to create one-of-a-kind dishes. ”
  • 6 locals recommend