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Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

The next best thing to catching live action at the Capital One Arena is to cheer with fellow fans at our lively Presidents Sports Bar.

Located right in between Capitol Hill and the White House, our downtown DC hotel could not be better positioned for any visitor who wants to soak up the incredible history of the nation's capital. Our Navigator Saidu is on hand for any advice about where to go to get the full Washington experience, and can help out with visits to nearby attractions such as the National Portrait Gallery or the National Mall monuments. For sports fans, we're also only a stroll away from the Capital One Arena, home of the NBA's Washington Wizards and NHL's Washington Capitals. And if all that sightseeing has helped you work up an appetite, try one of our five on-site restaurants, serving food for every palate.

The amenities

  • Plush Bedding
  • Personal Navigator
  • JOYA NYC Fragrance
  • Valet Dry-Cleaning
  • Multi-Cultural Cuisine
  • Vida Health Club
  • Aura Spa
  • Sauna
  • Lobby Library
  • Mobile check-in
Full hotel details

Our spin on a concierge, Renaissance Hotels Navigators are local experts who have been hand-picked to help you find what the guidebooks can't tell you.

Saidu Yusuf's top finds

Theodore Roosevelt Island

Located in the Potomac River, this island is 88.5 acre memorial that is dedicated to Teddy Roosevelt.
Dedicated to our 26th President Theodore Roosevelt for his part in forming the National Park Service, this island is located between Washington D.C. and Virginia in the Potomac River. This is a great location to come on a light hike, take pictures of nature, as well as a picnic lunch.
Address:Theodore Roosevelt Island, Washington, 20001

San Lorenzo

San Lorenza, a small Italian restaurant serving authentic dishes
This Italian restaurant is far different from the others when it comes to the ingredients used in their food, their wine, and also service. From the moment you enter and up till you're done eating, it's all a Tuscan-inspired culinary experience.
Address:1316 9th St NW, Washington, 20009
phone:+202 558 8954

Peruvian Connection

Peruvian Collection is a popular boutique situated in the heart of the city
Peruvian Collection is known for its unique taste of casual fashion for women from all walks of life. Peruvian Collection has a huge collection of local, as well as, international brands. Some of the collections sold here are directly imported from South America. Despite being a store selling mainly women wear, they have some collection for men too.
Address:950 F Street Northwest, Washington, 20004
phone:+202 737 4405

Eighteenth Street Lounge

The outdoor chandeliers remind you that you’re having a classy evening, with the special drinks and live DJ.
The Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL) opened its doors in April 1995 and unknowingly changed the face of DC's dance culture forever. The bar is both a lively setting and a place where people are able to socialize in an intimate environment. Each room inside the Eighteenth Street Lounge has its own breed of cool, but the deck bar takes the cake for coolest spot.
Address:1212 18th St NW, Washington, 20036
phone:+202 466 3922

The Smith DC

One of the quality places located in the center of the Penn Quarter neighborhood of DC and steps from the Verizon Center
The first Smith restaurant in Washington DC comes vibrant atmosphere and flavors. Smith DC works closely with local farmers and food suppliers around the area so that its dishes can be made with the freshest of ingredients. There seasonal fare and craft cocktails are perfect for any occasion.
Address:901 F Street nw, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 868 4900


All-Purpose dishes up Italian-American eats from Chef Mike Friedman.
This is one of the best destinations for artisanal pizzas, antipasti and wine. Enjoy your meal in a buzzy, rustic-modern open space dining hall.
Address:1250 9th. Street nw, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 849 6174

Ella-Rue (ER) DC.

Enjoy this local consignment shop featuring women's designer clothing, shoes, and bags for every season.
Shop owner Krista Johnson knew just how to bring high-end female fashions to DC for affordable prices that fit any budget. The wives of some of our congressmen and senators have helped make the ER inventory much more interesting to peruse. Happy hunting!
Address:3231 P Street NW, Washington, 20007
phone:+202 333 1598

Union Kitchen Grocery

DC-owned Union Grocery stocks its shelves with local and national brands, including more than 155 food and beverages.
If you are looking to get some local treats in the Metropolitan area of the nation's capital, head to Union Kitchen Grocery. Not only will you find delicious treats, but you will also get to snack on some free samples.
Address:1251 9th. Street Nw., Washington, 20001
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Cuba Libre

Cuban cuisine served in a vast rum bar accented by Caribbean decor and Friday night Salsa dancing.
Smell and feel the taste of the Island nation. The open-air setting, tropical ambiance, vintage décor, and upbeat Latin music will enthrall you. The bar opens up for salsa dancing on the weekend. It's amazing how much fun you can have here. Be sure to try the house-made Caipirinha Infusion.
Address:801 9Th. Street nw, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 408 1600

Ford's Theater

The infamous spot in which our 16th President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and his wife attended "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater. During the performance, President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth, and was then carried across the street to the Peterson House, where he eventually passed away. Here you can see the many books that have been written about this great man, as well as enjoy a performance.
Address:511 10th St NW, Washington, 20004
phone:+202 347 4833

Betsy Fisher

One-of-a-kind items are delivered here daily for your perusal, and the friendly staff is very willing to help you look your best.
Although you have to ring a doorbell to gain entry, you should not be intimidated by Betsy Fisher. This light-filled boutique features creative clothing and accessories for day and evening. Beautiful dresses, ranging from the funky to the elegant, are the store's bread and butter and rightfully hang on the front racks near the door. Betsy Fisher sells one-of-a-kind items as well as name-brand labels such as Nicole Miller, Max and Co. and Easel. Buyers can be assured no one else will be wearing the same thing.
Address:1224 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, 20036
phone:+1 202 785 1975

Library of Congress

Over 100 million items are contained in this library, including original copies of the Gettysburg Address and a Gutenberg Bible.
Originally intended as a small reference library, the Library of Congress now contains the largest collection of books in the world, with 100 million items, including a Gutenberg Bible, first drafts of the Declaration of Independence and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The splendor of the magnificent Main Reading Room is worth the visit, but you should also browse the many excellent collections and exhibits in the library's three buildings. Its collections are available for research to adults 18 and older.
Address:101 Independence Avenue Southeast, Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, 20540
phone:+1 202 707 5000

Appalachian Spring

This shop offers gifts from artists in the Appalachian region of America. Products include fine jewelry, pottery and art glass.
Established in 1968, Appalachian Spring opens its doors to the world of handcrafted gifts and collectibles made by American artisans. The products sold here include art glasses, vases, jewelry, kitchen accessories, scarves, handbags and kaleidoscopes. These products are sourced from artists based in Appalachian states of United States and the fine quality reflects the amount of work put in to create each piece. Appalachian Spring on Massachusetts Avenue is a perfect place to pick up quality handcrafted collectibles.
Address:50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Washington, 20002
phone:+1 202 682 0505
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Busboys and Poets

This place has more than just coffee. This place is a haven for foodies and fans of live entertainment.
With it's 5 different locations around the DMV area, Busboys and Poets is becoming the place to be if you're in DC and looking for a casual hangout with good food and books. Open mics featuring talented local artists are hosted here on a regular basis. The friendly staff welcomes numerous patrons every day with a smiling face.
Address:450 K Street Northwest, City Vista, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 789 2227

Ben's Chili Bowl

Since 1958, this local landmark has been serving its deliciously famous chili in bowls and on burgers, hot dogs and fries!
This Washington landmark has been serving up hot dogs with chili, fries, hamburgers and shakes since 1958. Rumor has it that comedian Bill Cosby orders his chili dogs from Ben's when he comes to town. He's one of two people who can eat there for free; the other one is Barack Obama. A wide range of hot dogs is served here, from the traditional dog to half-smokes and turkey dogs smothered in onions, cheese and chili. Fries and onion rings, cream pies and shakes are also offered, and breakfast is served six days a week.
Address:1213 U Street Northwest, Washington, 20009
phone:+1 202 667 0909


This bar is often filled with downtown workers at the end of the day, who enjoy the wide selection of brews and mixed drinks.
This bar has been a neighborhood watering hole for decades. Downtown professionals often drop by to relax after a long day at the office. This is a basic bar. While that does not include an imaginative decor, regulars keep coming back for the bar's good food and friendly atmosphere. The menu is simple, but reliably hearty. No matter what you order--burgers, steaks, sandwiches or pizza--the portions are not stingy.
Address:1433 P Street Northwest, Washington, 20005
phone:+1 202 234 1818

United States National Arboretum

This 444-acre park is as large as it is beautiful. The National Bonsai Collection, a gift from Japan, is worth your time
Best known for its vast collection of azaleas, (Washington's favorite porch-flower), this 444-acre (180-hectare) garden park has much else to offer. Fountains, pools and open space separate a series of focused gardens at United States National Arboretum. The National Bonsai Collection, a gift from Japan, is a fascinating exhibit of tiny trees. Another notable section is the aquatic garden.
Address:3501, New York Avenue Northeast, Washington, 20002
phone:+1 202 245 2726

National Gallery of Art

The art collection here is one of the best in the world, with works from American and European masters going back over 6
The National Gallery houses an extensive collection of European and American art in two spectacular buildings. In the grand, neoclassical West Building, Rembrandt, Rubens and Gainsborough are well-represented. The permanent collection includes works from the 13th to 20th Centuries including a section devoted to Impressionism. An underground concourse with a cafeteria, an excellent gift shop
Address:700,Constitution Avenue Northwest, Between 3rd and 9th Streets, Washington, 20565
phone:+1 202 737 4215


There is a sense of community here. The atmosphere is casual, but the food is top-notch. If the weather is right eat on
The Heights is a home away from home to some local Columbia Heights residents; yet it has the air of a trendy chill-out spot for other patrons around the city to visit. �Community tables both in and outside are coveted for the generous reduced happy hour specials. And the party�s always on for outdoor diners who like to people-watch the interesting cast of characters in the diverse Columbia Height
Address:14th Street Northwest, Washington, 20010
phone:+1 202 797 7227

Pennsylvania 6

New downtown hot spot with excellent raw bar and hand crafted cocktails
Pennsylvania 6 is the home of some of the freshest raw bar items in the District of Columbia. Stop here and check out some of their amazing hand crafted cocktails that pair excellently with their top rated menu. Pennsylvania 6 also hosts an incredible selection of vintage wines from around the world
Address:1350 I Street NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 796 1600

The Emancipation Memorial

The Emancipation Memorial is in the heart of Lincoln Park in northeast DC, just behind Capitol Hill.
Dedicated in 1876, the Emancipation Memorial depicts President Abraham Lincoln standing while a former slave kneels next to him. In one hand Lincoln holds a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, the document that declared slavery illegal in 1863.
Address:Lincoln Park, East Capitol Street, Washington, 20002
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Memorial to Japanese-American Patriotism in World War II

The Memorial to Japanese-American Patriotism in World War II is a memorial and monument designed by Nina Akamu.
The central cast bronze sculpture consists of two Japanese cranes caught in barbed wire on top of a tall, square pedestal incised with grooves suggestive of drill cores used to extract stone from queries. Standing amongst a landscaped plaza, a semi-circular granite wall curves around the sculpture. The wall features inscriptions of the names of the ten internment camps where over 120,000 Japanese
Address:Louisiana Avenue and D Street nw, Washington, 20003
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Titanic Memorial

Marvel at this exquisite memorial.
The Titanic Memorial is a granite statue in southwest Washington, D.C. The Memorial is one of the lesser seen memorials in our nation's capital. It's at the northern corner of Fort McNair, off P Street and 4th Street in Southwest DC, and six blocks west of the Nationals Ballpark.
Address:Southwest Water Front Park SW, Washington
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City Tap House

Great place for happy hour and beyond, offering over 40 craft beers and American pub fare.
The City Tap House hosts a draft list of 40 rotating draft beers from around the country. Keep an eye out for one of their many craft brewery special events, happy hour specials, and stop in for some of the amazing food the city tap house has to offer. With a patio for dining, great bar and dining area, and various private spaces, this place is sure to be a hit for all.
Address:901 9th St. NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 733 5333

Lost & Found

Stop by this neighborhood bar with local musicians and craft beers.
Lost & Found looks like a little hole in the wall from the outside, but upon entering, you will quickly notice that it appeals to all. Focusing on whiskey and local craft beers, Lost & Found is a great place to see local bands, catch the latest game, play Cards Against Humanity, and compete in trivia contests.
Address:1240 9th St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 450 6052

Right Proper Brewing Company

Brewpub hosting beer brewed in-house and a great menu fueled by Southern fare.
Right Proper is a brewpub in the Shaw neighborhood and just blocks away from Howard Theatre. Here you will find a menu guaranteed to make you want to come back! Try their pulled pork sandwich and pair it with one of their house-made brews while sitting right across from where the brewing magic happens. Be sure to notice the art murals spread throughout the building while you enjoy your meal.
Address:624 T street NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 607 2337

Ivy and Coney

Dive bar bringing the tastes of Chicago and Detroit to Washington D.C.
Recently named one of the best dive bars in the District, Ivy and Coney is a cash only, no frills bar. Here you can buy bowls of peanuts, cracker jacks and the classic Chicago and Coney-style hot dogs. They leave the pretension that one can find so often in D.C. at the door, so one can come in raise a pint and relax with friends and neighbors.
Address:1537 7th St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 670 9489

Chaplin's Restaurant

This Charlie Chaplin themed bar is famous for their 1920's styled drinks and half off drinks during happy hour from 5-7.
This 1920's themed restaurant has prohibition style drinks with a modern interpretation. Complete with Charlie Chaplin movies playing on the back wall, grab a bag of popcorn, sit on the outside patio and enjoy some hookah, or go to their second floor and dance to some local DJs.
Address:1501 9th St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 644 8806

Baby Wale

A gastropub with a great happy hour and no fuss food offerings.
This industrial-style pub focuses on the simple side of enjoying a cocktail. Their happy hour specials consist of $5 beers, $6 wine and rail drinks. Their menu consists of Filipino spring rolls, wood-fired pizza, and an ever changing roster of soups that change with the seasons.
Address:1124 9th St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 450 3311

Brick & Mortar

Tucked away in a basement, this throwback bar features 1920 Prohibition-style cocktails.
Hidden in the basement of a WWI era building, Brick and Mortar is the permanent bar located in Prequel, a pop-up building in Penn Quarter. Focusing on small bites, and a strong selection of cocktails, wine, and beer. It is no surprise that this has become one of the more popular new bars in the District.
Address:918 F St NW, Washington, 20004
phone:+202 510 9917

Penn Social

A playground for adults with over 30 draft beers, this happy hour spot is a great place to catch a game.
This is the best place for sports fans to go watch the game on a 22 ft projector. Penn Social is a great place to go unwind, play skee ball, old school arcade games, and an assortment of board games. They also have become popular for intense trivia battles, and open mic nights.
Address:801 E St NW, Washington, 20004
phone:+202 697 4900


This popular craft beer pub offers over 500 different types of beer.
Located on popular 14th St, Churchkey has set itself apart from all the other gastro pubs in D.C. Offering over 555 different types of craft beer and over 50 taps, this bar is ever changing; you can always go and have a new experience. While you visit make sure you try the famous D.C. half smoke!
Address:1337 14th St NW, Washington, 20005
phone:+202 567 2576

Flight Wine Bar

This wine bar is a local lounge with happy hour on Mondays and Wednesdays and a bottle of wine for $35.
A bustling Penn Quarter neighborhood haunt offers a specially curated of wine offerings. Bringing together the old with the new, the drinker can have a full education on wine, as well as lovely food to pair with it.
Address:777 6th St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 864 6445

United States Botanic Garden

A museum that focuses on living plants and the value of plants to our ecosystem.
Dedicated to the ecological importance of plants, the Botanical Gardens promote the cultivation of knowledge through plants and how it can affect humankind. Here you can see the pink lady slipper, the First Ladies Water Garden, and the famous Corpse Plant which only blooms once every three years.
Address:100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, 20024
phone:+202 225 8333

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

The largest Roman Catholic Church in the United States.
Located on The Catholic University of America's campus, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate conception is the largest Roman Catholic Church in the United States, and is in the top ten largest churches in the entire world. Dedicated to Mary, who is the patroness of the United States, it is also sometimes called America's Catholic Church. Host to over 1 million pilgrims every year.
Address:400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, 20017

Renwick Gallery

After a two year renovation, the Renwick reopens with "Wonder" and exhibit for all senses.
Going into the newly refurbished Renwick Gallery, a grown adult cannot help but to feel their imaginations soar. From a rainbow completely made of string, to Maya Lin creating the ocean out of marbles. This exhibit allows the viewer to feel as though they are a part of the exhibit, by each room creating a new experience.
Address:1700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, 20006
phone:+202 633 7970

District of Columbia War Memorial

Memorial that is dedicated to the citizens of Washington D.C. who fought during WWI.
Dedicated by President Herbert Hoover on Armistice Day, November 11, 1931, this became the first war memorial to be erected in West Potomac Park. It is also the only memorial that is dedicated to the District on the National Mall. Inscribed on the sides are the names of the 499 citizens who lost their lives during WWI.
Address:1900 Independence Ave SW, Washington, 20245
phone:+202 426 6841

Albert Einstein Memorial

Created by sculptor Robert Berks, this memorial is dedicated to Albert Einstein.
Dedicated on the centennial of Albert Einstein's birth on April 22, 1979, this memorial is completely made of bronze, and in the scientists hands you will see a piece of paper depicting his three greatest accomplishments: photoelectric effect, the theory of general relativity, and the equivalence of energy and matter. Tip: It is said that if you rub his nose you will have good luck!
Address:2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, 20418
phone:+202 334 2000

United States Navy Memorial

Honoring those who have served and are currently serving in the United States Navy.
The United States Navy Memorial calls Memorial Plaza home. This plaza features a statue by Stanly Bleifield called The Lone Sailor. This statue is dedicated as a tribute to all the personnel who serve in the sea services. The statue overlooks the Granite Sea, which is a 100 feet in diameter replica of the oceans of the world.
Address:701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, 20004
phone:+202 737 2300

Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

The memorial was dedicated in 1922 on the west side of the Capitol Building to President Ulysses S. Grant.
Located in Union Square on the edge of the reflection pool, this memorial is dedicated to President Ulysses S. Grant and the Commander of the Union Troops. This memorial was designed by sculptor Henry Shrady, and the finished product was completed after twenty years. The monument shows opposites, contrasting Grant’s customary stillness while observing battles with the charging Calvary.
Address:Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, Washington, 20016


Daniel Boulud brings a French bistro feel with American twists to his Penn Quarter location.
Located in new City Center, this Daniel Boulud restaurant focuses on bringing a little bit of French cuisine with a touch of American in perfect harmony. Here you can experience one of their seven house-made sausages, gourmet burgers, and spicy fried chicken. Their bar brings a creative approach to cocktails, not only making this spot a great place for a meal, but an experience as well.
Address:931 H St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 695 7660


Neighborhood eatery with stylish, rustic design and modern American cuisine that changes seasonally.
Thally describes their food as simple, fresh, and flavorful, and that is exactly what it presents. This Shaw eatery serves modern American cuisine and uses only the freshest, and in-season ingredients to showcase their recipes. It began with an idea of two friends to bring casual-elegant cuisine to the neighborhoods of D.C. It soon became one of the most mouthwatering spots in town.
Address:1316 9th St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 733 3849


A local D.C. staple known for their wood-fired pizza and mini-burger sliders served in a comfortable setting.
Step into Matchbox's contemporary space filled with warm wood and exposed brick. This eatery makes you feel comfortable from the moment that you step through the door. Matchbox is famous for their crispy wood-fire pizza, consisting of local produce making it the freshest pizza around. They also specialize in mini-burger sliders, and fabulous sandwiches, and crab cakes for all to enjoy!
Address:713 H St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 289 4441

China Chilcano

José Andrés' newest addition to Penn Quarter focuses on the vibrancy of Peruvian and Japanese fusion.
José Andrés' focuses on the Peruvian style of exotic flavors as well as native Japanese techniques and ingredients. China Chilcano takes one on an intriguing adventure that make the dishes one that you will not soon forget about. From their signature ceviche to dim sum and fried bananas, this experience will leave you wanting more.
Address:418 7th St NW, Washington, 20004
phone:+202 783 0941

SEI Restaurant and Lounge

This modern, sleek environment leads the way for small Asian inspired plates and sushi
SEI is different from most sushi restaurants in D.C. Walking in, one will notice their sleek white decor, bringing about a beautiful atmosphere to the Penn Quarter. They are creative with their small Asian-inspired plates, and make innovative sushi that one would not see on a normal menu. Make sure to try their inventive fish-and-chip roll.
Address:444 7th St NW, Washington, 20004
phone:+202 783 7007

Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial

Mary Jane McLeod Bethune was an American educator and life rights leader from Florida.
This is the first memorial in the city dedicated to an African American leader. The Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial is a bronze statue sculpted by Robert Berks. Note that she is supported by a cane that was given to her by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Address:East Capitol & 12th Sts NE, Washington, 20002
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The Source

One of DC's spectacular Asian food restaurants, as well as a top class cocktail and cookies place.
The selection of dim sum and the won ton soup is prepared right in front of diners; guests are now able to book a four person hot pot table experience. This restaurant has been honored with many awards and accolades.
Address:575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, 20565
phone:+202 637 6100
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Ristorante Tosca

Northern Italian-inspired cooking in the nation's capital.
This restaurant is distinctive for it's seasonal menu, including fried zucchini, soft-shell crab, risotto, linguini and ravioli that is stuffed with braised short ribs.
Address:1112 F Street NW, Washington, 20004
phone:+202 367 1990
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The Hamilton

American fare is served along with sushi and seasonal cold cooked meats. Take it all in with live music.
The Hamilton is located in the heart of downtown. Favorite sushi rolls include the dynamite tempura calamari, spicy scallop, spicy lump crab, habañero tobiko, and soy bean paper - this was a very interesting roll,
Address:600 14Th. Street NW, Washington, 20005
phone:+202 787 1000
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Luke's Lobster

Washington D C 's first Luke's Lobster restaurant outside Manhattan since 2011.
Luke's Lobster is great place for lobster and seafood in a casual atmosphere. This restaurant specializes in very fresh Maine-style lobster, crab, shrimp, and warm buttery rolls. It is the perfect dining option for families with children and even offers take out.
Address:624 E Street N W, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 347 3355
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Corduroy DC

One of the best fine dining spots located just across from the DC Convention Center.
Chef Tom Power's Corduroy DC is one of the hidden gems of the Washington dining scene, since they moved to there new location just across from the Washington Convention. There new contemporary menus are packed with the best American meals in town, and If you want peace and quiet while dining, you're likely to find it at Corduroy.
Address:1122 9Th. Street nw, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 589 0699

The African American Civil War Memorial

Commemorates the service of African-American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the American Civil War
The memorial is appropriately placed in the Shaw section of the District. Shaw refers to R. Gould Shaw, the white colonel of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment. The memorial is a sculpture commemorating the more than 209,175 soldiers who served in the United States Color Troupes during the Civil War. The names of some of the Unknown can also be found on the wall.
Address:1925 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 667 2667
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Chef José Andrés' offers Greek and Eastern Mediterranean small plates and regional wines.
Zaytinya's menu features shared small plates of authentic and innovative fare, creative cocktails, and unique Mediterranean wines. Relax on the outdoor patio facing 9th Street and escape from the daily grind of the city. Be sure to try the fried calamari, which comes with a delicious garlic sauce.
Address:701 9th St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 638 0800

Convivial DC

Enjoy imaginative French-American fare and a great selection of craft cocktails.
Chef Cedric Maupillier's modern twist on French cuisine is a delicious take on modern French food. Located in D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood, this French American restaurant boasts flavorful dishes in an eclectic setting. Be sure to try the restaurant's roulade, which wraps sheer, sumac-seasoned zucchini around whipped goat cheese and roasted tomato.
Address:801 O Street nw, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 525 2870

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is located in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C.
One of the most peaceful civil rights activists, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist who became a notable figure during the U.S. civil rights movement in the1950s. He was tragically assassinated in 1968. He was the first African American honored with a memorial on the National Mall and the fourth non-president to be remembered in such a way.
Address:1964 Independence Ave SW, Washington, 20024
phone:+202 426 6841

Marine Corps War Memorial

Iwo Jima Memorial, also known as the U. S. Marine Corps War Memorial, is one of the most moving memorials in the nation.
The memorial design is based on famous photographer Joe Rosenthal's photo taken during World War II at Mount Suribachi, Japan. It was one of the deadliest battles for Americans during the war. The iconic picture shows five U.S. Marines and a Navy sailor raising an American flag over the battle-scarred Japanese island of Iwo Jima.
Address:George Washington Memorial Parkway., Fort Myer Road., Arlington, 22209
phone:+703 289 2500


Rosario is a tribute to chef Rosario Patti, mentor to BBQ master Logan McGear. It is a welcome new face in Uptown DC.
Chef Logan McGear, a BBQ king from the great state of Arkansas, converted to Italian cuisine after his encounters with chef Rosario Patti. As they say, the rest is history. Chow down on calamari cooked to perfection and more off the superb Rosario menu.
Address:2435 18th Street NW, Washington, 20009
phone:+202 791 0298
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Come see just how good coffee can be.
Raw coffee beans piled to the ceiling greet you when you enter this trendy coffee house. Try treats like the smooth and chocolatey Kenya blend or fragrant lavender latte. Compass Coffee is clean, spacious, and offers free wifi, making it a great place to chat with friends or simply get some work done on your laptop.
Address:1535 7th St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 251 7402

POV at the W Hotel

Stop by this rooftop lounge, which draws a hip crowd with its stylish decor, seasonal cocktails, and stellar city views.
If you want to sit back, relax, and get a good look of the White House, this is one place you don't want to miss while you're in DC. You'll find tasty bites and quality drinks, as well as a fantastic happy hour. POV doesn't take reservations, but everyone is welcome to stop by and enjoy!
Address:515 15th St NW, Washington, 20004
phone:+202 661 2400

Redeem DC

Founded by a Washingtonian, Redeem's mission is to support both local and international brands.
One of DC owned local retail stores in the historical 14th Street area, Redeem is for all ages. It is a good place to shop for quality items with discount prices. You can shop and take a walk around the oldest African-American entertainments center called, U Street Corridor.
Address:1734 14th Street Northwest, Washington, 20009
phone:+202 332 7447

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

An excellent date spot, this bookstore also offers delectable drinks and bites to sip and snack on.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is an independent bookstore and cafe in the Dupont Circle neighborhood at the center of the District. Not only a bookstore but also a charming and healthy cafe, it is a fun and unique venue where you can head for the books or the bites. Stop by on the weekend and you can even catch a standup show!
Address:1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, 20036
phone:+202 328 1400

Salt & Sundry

Salt & Sundry is one place that you can find simple but unique household furnitures that you can't find anywhere else.
Located on 14th street, this urban bohemian shop carries all of your household needs but tells a story in a unique and vintage way. It's one of several locals in DC that you can walk in to, and feel as if you're in a Country workshop. Most of the items on sale are hand-crafted and ready to use in your home.
Address:1625 14th Street Northwest, Washington, 20009
phone:+202 621 6647

Seylou Bakery

This farm-to-bakery will make you come back for more.
If you're looking for a good bread in the DC area, then just walk up to Seylou. It's first of its kind in the District. The name Seylou is a Mandigo word, meaning An Eagle Flying Away. Try there Rustica Bread, it's all 100% natural wheat flour, which are milled on-site and baked in a wood fire oven.
Address:926 N Street Northwest, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 842 1122


A Greek restaurant features an open kitchen with some of the best flatbreads with virgin olive oil from Turkey.
A new Greek restaurant with a modern touch. Their menu dictates an assortment of Greek specialties including different hummus flavors. Exuding an ancient vibe, the bar is right by the main entrance. High stools give you a full view of TVs and the windows give a great view of the world outside.
Address:2201 14th. Street nw, Washington, 20009
phone:+202 234 5000


One of a kind Eco-conscious new and used clothing stores in the middle of DC. Small shop but local.
CrossRoads is two blocks from the U Street Metro station. It's unique to DC. They buy and sell used clothes, they also have new and up to date designer wears. Their staff is friendly and helpful. They make shopping a hassle-free experience for the patrons. While you'll waiting to pay for your items, you can also get some knowledge about shopping and dining around the store.
Address:2015 14th. Street nw., Washington, 20009
phone:+202 986 9382

Carter Godwin Woodson Memorial Park.

Commemorating the Father of Black History
This new National Park, located just nine blocks away from our hotel, tells a great story about an educator and philanthropist of African-American history. His residence is just around the corner from the park. The park is also used for yoga classes during summer and it's a venue for public gatherings too.
Address:900 Rhode Island Ave. Nw., Washington, 20001
phone:+202 426 5961

African American Civil War Museum

The African American Civil War Museum gives a detailed account of the American Civil War
It's located just across the street of The African American Civil War Memorial. The Museum is part of DC's main attraction and it shows the missing link of the Civil War that ended in 1864. The Museum shows how the African-Americans took part in the war and fought on both sides.
Address:1925 Vermont Ave NW,, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 667 2667

Current Boutique. Logan Circle.

Carmen Lopez is here to change the daily wardrobe of the modern women of today's world.
This is one of the many shops that has blown up to national popularity after starting their branch in the National Capital. Current Boutique was built with the notion that the modern woman’s busy lifestyle needs a wardrobe that can keep up with all the daily personal and professional duties. The simple setups in their store will make anyone want to keep looking for more good wears.
Address:1809 14th Street North West, Washington, 20009

IT'SUGAR Candy Store In DC

This little Candy store is a haven for sweet lovers.
For those with a sweet tooth, IT'Sugar is a must visit while in the neighborhood. Among the many sweets of all shapes and sizes, the different flavored gummy bears sold here are really popular. You can buy candies by pounds or by the packet. They also sell candy accessories and novelties.
Address:714 7th Street Northwest, Washington, 20001

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America.

Opened in 1899 to the public, This Monastery is one of Neo-Byzantine replica in DC.
Visitors of all faiths and ages are welcome to this grand religious building located at the Brookland area. Apart from the beautiful structures, the Catacombs and the beautiful garden that spread all around the Monastery are also worth exploring. Free garden tours are offered on Saturdays between April-September.
Address:1400 Quincy Street Northeast, Washington, 20017
phone:+202 526 6800

Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens

One place in DC to discover lotus and lily flowers, wildlife, and more.
Spanning a total of 700 acres (280 hectares), Kenilworth Park is often referred to as the lung of Washington, DC. Both the Aquatic garden and park are spread out along the Anacostia trail. One can explore the nooks and corners of the Park by a canoe or a kayak. Canoes and kayaks can be rented at reasonable rates during your visit to Anacostia Park and Bladensburg Waterfront Park.
Address:1550 Anacostia Avenue Northeast, Washington, 20019
phone:+202 426 6905
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National Pretzel Day

Originally created by Italian monks in 610 AD as a reward for children who learned their prayers, the word Pretzel translates to mean “little...

Originally created by Italian monks in 610 AD as a reward for children who learned their prayers, the word Pretzel translates to mean “little rewards.” It would not be until the 1800’s that the Pennsylvania Dutch would introduce the Pretzel to the United States with its popularity taking off in Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia. Currently the average American consumes two pounds of pretzels per year. Support this $550 million dollar industry by stopping by the MIXX lounge to try our soft pretzel with house mustard and cheese sauces!

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Address: 999 9th Street Northwest, Washington, 20001, DC, USA
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