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Science Museum
“Walk towards this universally unique museum with a collection of artifacts from the American and Russian space race. this is a no 1 must-see museum in Washington.”
213 locals recommend
Zoo
“The National Zoological Park, commonly known as the National Zoo, is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. It is part of the Smithsonian Institution. The best-known residents are the giant pandas. FREE ENTRY!”
244 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Natural History Museum is one of my favorites. AND mid-summer 2019 they opened a new permanent exhibit of dinosaur fossils which is awesome. ”
156 locals recommend
Spa
“Whether you like to gamble, people watch or take in a show—this place has it all. ”
60 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Then walk towards Kenney Center and make sure to go to the roof for one the greatest views over Washington DC. A less known place great at night or morning.”
188 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“On 14th Street in the heart of the city, a little visit to France for the best in French food in a beautiful and romantic dining room. ”
254 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Grab a ticket and enjoy a baseball game! this area is also great for food and drinks and a nearby park has Trapeze and waterfront sights to enjoy ...”
168 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“The 9:30 club doesn't look like much but it's a historic and intimate music venue that also owns the brand new The Anthem at the Wharf. It's a venue with beautiful sounds, a little divey, and an intimate setting to see any band. Definitely check out a live show here if you get the chance. Check out the specific shows for age limitations, if any, at shows. It's also just off of the U-Street corridor which is a popular spot for bars, clubs, and restaurants that can very VERY lively. ”
225 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Take the Metro to Judiciary Square (12 minutes) to visit the National Gallery of Art. Great views of downtown DC and the Mall from the new tower of the East Wing.”
127 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This is one of my favorite museums. Located in Chinatown and easily accessible off the Chinatown Metro, this is a Smithsonian museum that is free to go to with thousands of portraits and landscapes from different times and different subjects with a regular turnover of exhibits. There is something new to see every time you go. ”
136 locals recommend
History Museum
“I was very moved by the stunning and well-curated exhibits at this museum. ”
76 locals recommend
History Museum
“Over four million people make their way to the vast National Museum of American History each year. No surprise, since the museum’s collection boasts more than three million objects that tell the American story. Among these, a few crowd favorites include the flag that inspired the “Star-Spangled Banner,” the Greensboro lunch counter, Julia Child’s kitchen, Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz and Abraham Lincoln’s stovepipe hat.”
84 locals recommend
Café
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“We love venturing out of our 'hood sometimes and this is one of our favorite spots!”
179 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“The Wizards, Mystics, and Capitals play here along with every major band. Surrounded by dozens of restaurants and bars. ”
136 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Busboys and Poets is a local chain with a social change agenda and a bookstore in each restaurant. They regularly hold poetry readings and other events. The food is American with a range of sandwiches, salads, and other options. ”
69 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“Local artists have studio shops inside the old torpedo factory in Old Town!”
63 locals recommend