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From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lodging
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“309 Middle St., Washington VA Caviar and lobster? Check. Wood-burning fireplaces, plush banquettes, and gorgeous country setting? Check. The Inn is an obvious romantic choice, but it checks all the heart-shaped boxes. Reservations are currently waitlist-only for Valentine’s Day itself but there are still openings surrounding the date. Three prix-fixe menus are available, include a special Valentine’s option starting at $248 per person. Score all the V-Day points by booking a room there or nearby.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great for brunch or dinner and strolling around the town of Washington after your meal.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Award winning, artful 2 floor gift shop and art gallery that exudes a European flair. Offers beautiful and unique blend of merchandise.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The Inn has been featured in several national and international newspapers including The Washington Post and The New York Times. It was the first establishment to ever receive five stars for its cuisine in the Mobil Travel Guide, a distinction that it still maintains. It repeated this feat by becoming the first restaurant/inn to receive five diamonds from the AAA for both its food and accommodations in 1989.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bed & Breakfast
“ Kevin H. Adams keeps his Studio in historic Little Washington in what — circa 1950 — was a garage for the local school bus. Kevin, who is represented by galleries in Provincetown, New York and Washington, DC, has been recognized by both the Department of the Interior and the Department of State's Art in Embassies program for his portrayals of American landscapes, including especially his work in the National Parks. Adjacent to the Gay Street Gallery, Kevin welcomes visitors to his working Studio daily 10a-5p except Tuesdays.”
  • 1 local recommends
Spa
“A lovely spa for massage, manicures and pedicures. Hair appointments on specific days. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Local Government Office
Museum
  • 1 local recommends
Art Gallery
  • 1 local recommends

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Restaurant
“Great for brunch or dinner and strolling around the town of Washington after your meal.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Inn has been featured in several national and international newspapers including The Washington Post and The New York Times. It was the first establishment to ever receive five stars for its cuisine in the Mobil Travel Guide, a distinction that it still maintains. It repeated this feat by becoming the first restaurant/inn to receive five diamonds from the AAA for both its food and accommodations in 1989.”
  • 1 local recommends
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