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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.

Music Venue
“Big concerts with big names. Massive 6,000 people venue. Industrial yet glamorous.”
16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Delicious cuisine! Everything on the menu is tasty, plus the view is awesome!”
6 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“This place is loaded with restaurants and high end hotels. Great for walking and enjoying the sites. ”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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1 local recommends
French Restaurant
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“Mike Isabella's happening waterfront bistro re-images Gallic fare to pair with martinis & champagne.”
2 locals recommend
Café
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“If you have seen Chef's Table: Episode 1, you may have seen chef and mastermind Christina Tosi. Head over to Milk Bar at the Wharf (also located in Logan Circle), for some of Christina's drool worthy icecream and desserts. Our favorites cereal milk icecream and her famous compost cookie. But honestly, you can't go wrong with anything you pick!”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great Mexican food and tasty margaritas. Make reservations and try the nachos!!”
3 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Because Gelato is better than ice cream and you can get all the classic breakfast stuff here too. ”
1 local recommends
Stadium
“Tennis fan? Catch the unstoppable Kastles team (Venus Williams, anyone?) during the summer months.”
5 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Amazing views. Fun place for drinks. Food served at bar is also great. Stylish. Grand. Flashy. Good for people watching. ”
2 locals recommend
Pub
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1 local recommends
Book Store
1 local recommends
Bar
“There is a gourmet market inside Officina called Mercato. Pre-made pasta, deli meat, breads and fine Italian wines etc. Think Dean & DeLuca. ”
1 local recommends
Boat or Ferry
“Take a Water Taxi to Alexandria or the National Harbour. Don't forget to get oysters at the fish market at the Wharf before you go. ”
2 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Waterfront development. Great indoor/outdoor bars and good restaurant selection”
1 local recommends