What to do and where to eat in Washington

What to do and where to eat in Washington

Washington, aka the district of Columbia, the capital of the United States and is completely independent administrative unit, not related to any of the States. More than 20 thousand foreign students annually come here for education. Drink more wine here than anywhere in the country. But mysteriously banned lollipops on sticks. But fully promoted interesting pastime. What to visit in Washington — read more.

Restaurant Le Diplomate

A real piece of Paris in the middle of Washington was created by restaurateur Stephen Starr. Half beer bar, half cafe, a bit of bistro Le Diplomate is a complete palette of French cuisine.

Oil-almond cod and classic pepper steak (au poivre-rest), chilled oysters, fragrant pastries, already loved by many fried chicken — order what your heart desires.

1601 14th Street Northwest

Ben’s Chili Bowl

The restaurant Ben’s Chili Bowl is a must try smoked chili and spicy fries. Local classics — mouth-watering hot dog — you should also try chili. Many stars and politicians come here just for it. And Obama, too.

1213 U Street Northwest

Union Market

Union Market — the focus of small boutiques, wine shops and grocery stores. And many more activities. In the summer, for example, Union Market Drive-In Movie Theater. The sweetest moments of the event: coffee from Mason Dixie Biscuit Co cookie sandwiches from Suburbia (all summer after 16.00), ice-cold sangria Takorean, the Korean tacos Neopol.

Simply put, Union Market is a market in the old warehouse district of the district of Columbia. Here you can find everything — from specialized cheese shop is one of the most popular oyster bars in the city. (Seriously, places it almost never happens.)

On the weekends there is not overcrowded, but on other days you can safely walk on the market — it is open all week except Monday. This is a wonderful place for a quick bite or leisurely dinner, delicious dishes with a bottle of wine.

1309 5th Street Northeast


It’s a legendary music venue gave the district of Columbia the best performers and the best music groups of different genres: rock, punk, rap, reggae, metal, hip-hop, soul, folk, Blues, techno…

«9:30» place major events in Washington. If you are a lover of concerts, before heading to DC (District of Columbia), verify the action plan in the «9:30».

The room is small, so meet with your favorite artist will be emotional and intimate. Before the show for drinks in Brixton, and for a longer get-togethers more suitable Velvet Lounge is located in the «9:30».

815 V Street Northwest

Meridian Hill Park

Spectacular tiered fountain and statues of Dante and Joan of Arc are doing the Park a little European.

Benches, lush greenery and high trees casting their mighty shadows, make the Meridian Hill Park is the perfect place to relax with a book, picnic with the kids or Jogging. On weekends here you can enjoy yoga, a game of family Frisbee, pasupuleti flying serpent, and even just climbing trees or mislaid pokemarit outdoors in the hammock. And on Sunday you have to learn to play the drums. These noisy classes are held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every night.

The Park was designed and built between 1912 and 1940. By the way, the cascade fountain at Meridian hill Park — the longest in North America.

16th & W Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

Tryst Coffeehouse

Many Washingtonians this place is among the favorite. They say that coffee and tea here are the best. A pleasant staff that will never you out — sit at least an hour, at least seven. Even if you ordered only a Cup of coffee.

However, a very spiritual place to cheer up with a Cup of tea, read a book or watch people.

2459 18th Street Northwest

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Definitely recommend a visit to the local performance during the next trip to DC — there’s something for everybody there! Highly recommend to purchase tickets (normally $59-75) concert Opera, National Symphony (National Symphony Orchestra). Also at the Kennedy Center hosts daily performances on the Millennium Stage beginning at 18.00.

2700 F Street Northwest

National Mall

This tourist center is something to see in the daytime. But your favorite time here will surely be a night. Though the Museum closed, the buildings look special. Choose a yellow or green line metro station is L’enfant Plaza and walk along Independence Avenue (Independence Ave). The main attractions here is the White house, the Capitol (Capitol Building), the monuments to Washington and Lincoln memorial Jefferson (Jefferson Memorials).

Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC

The Wonderland Ballroom

It’s a bar with beer garden, dance club, regular bar menu, and nights of humor. Be sure to check here Saturday to listen to stand-up. It will be fun and at the same time awkward.

1101 Kenyon Street Northwest

Busboys and Poets

One of the most stylish and eclectic places in Colombia. A restaurant, an Internet café, a full bar, a bookstore, open MIC, original events, Yes, Yes, all in one place.

2021 14th Street Northwest

Smithsonian National Zoological Park

National zoo Washington open to all and absolutely free. Accessible on the red line metro to Woodley Park. In total there 1800 animals of 300 species, including rare and endangered species: birds, monkeys, big cats, elephants, amphibians, reptiles, aquatics, small mammals, even insects. The most popular Pets zoo — the giant Panda.

If you love animals and nature, then the national zoo for you must see. Bears pandas look exactly like on TV… No, even better. Playful, cute like a plush toy. A great place to visit with children.

3001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest