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Explore DC Like a Local!

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Visiting Washington DC at least once should be on every traveler's list! From the museums to the local eateries, there is something for everyone! When I travel to DC, I like to explore the city like a local by choosing only a few museums to explore each time, so I am not rushed and can enjoy the entire experience.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

26 Places

7 City Tips

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26 Places

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

Hotels

The National Archives Museum

Speciality Museums

Oyamel

Restaurants

The Source by Wolfgang Puck

Restaurants

National Public Radio

Sightseeing Tours

National Air and Space Museum

Speciality Museums

The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Hotels

Founding Farmers

Restaurants

Lincoln's Waffle Shop

Restaurants

Acadiana

Restaurants

Blue Duck Tavern

Restaurants

BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant

Restaurants

Five Guys

Restaurants

Thunder Burger & Bar

Bars & Clubs

The Hamilton

Restaurants

Firehook Bakery

Restaurants

Mxdc Cocina Restaurant

Restaurants

National Museum of the American Indian

History Museums, Speciality Museums

Bourbon Steak

Restaurants

National Portrait Gallery

Art Museums, History Museums

National Museum of American History

History Museums

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

History Museums, Speciality Museums

Capitol Hill

Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods

U.S. Capitol

Government Buildings

White House

Government Buildings

Library of Congress

Government Buildings, Libraries

Farrah H's City Tips

  • Always be prepared to walk
  • The Holocaust Museum is a must-see, so make your reservations to visit 2 or 3 months in advance.
  • Always take your ID with you to verify your reservations
  • Make reservations for Capitol tours, White House Tours, Engraving and Printing and Archive at least 2 or 3 months in advance
  • Choose 2 or 3 museums to really explore so that you can get the most out of your experience
  • Eat like a local, don't get caught in tourist traps!
  • Take advantage of the subway system!
  • Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
    Hotels
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    Farrah H Says:

    Conveniently located to a subway station and lots of museums, this is a great hotel!

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The cell service in the hotel was spotty, so if you are planning to use your cell phone as your means or research or communication, you might want to purchase the internet services.
    From the community
    Ranked #83 of 147 Hotels in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Acceptable business hotel 16/10/2018
    • Typical convention hotel 16/10/2018
    • Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
    Address:
    901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
    Washington DC, DC 20001-4307
    Other:
  • The National Archives Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Farrah H Says:

    Truly an amazing experience to see our country's founding documents!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get a reservation! This allows for you to by-pass all of the long lines!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 427 things to do in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • This is a tough one...... but go. 15/10/2018
    • The documents that founded a country 15/10/2018
    • The National Archives Museum
    Address:
    700 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington DC, DC 20408-0001
    Phone:
    +1 202-357-5000
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Other:
  • Oyamel
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin, Central American)
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    Farrah H Says:

    Fantastic Mexican cuisine! This is a great place for families and couples! The food is great and not overpriced.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The food is served in sharing portions, but in more of a tapas style. Ordering several different tacos was sufficient for two.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #118 of 2,620 restaurants in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Crowded and noisy, but good food 16/10/2018
    • Visiting Becca going GeorgeTown U. 11/10/2018
    • Oyamel
    Address:
    401 7th St NW
    Washington DC, DC 20004-2202
    Phone:
    +1 202-628-1005
    Price range:
    USD 30 - USD 30
    Hours:
    Sun - Wed
    11:00 am - 12:00 am
    Thu - Sat
    11:00 am - 2:00 am
    Other:
  • The Source by Wolfgang Puck
    Restaurants (Chinese, Asian)
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    Farrah H Says:

    A great restaurant for a foodie! The Source offers a wonderful variety of fish and meat options with a great wine selection!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Reservations are generally required, because it is a local favorite.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #143 of 2,620 restaurants in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Celebrations and Business Events 28/09/2018
    • Great drinks, food and service 23/09/2018
    • The Source by Wolfgang Puck
    Address:
    575 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
    Phone:
    +1 202-637-6100
    Price range:
    USD 31 - USD 50
    Hours:
    Tue - Thu
    4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Tue - Fri
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Fri - Sat
    4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Sat
    11:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Other:
  • National Public Radio
    Sightseeing Tours
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    Farrah H Says:

    For the nerds of the world, this is a must-see tour!

    Good for
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Make reservations in advance and be prepared to take the metro and to walk.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #69 of 162 Tours in Washington DC
    • Exhibit nice but tours on hold as of July 2018 19/07/2018
    • Informative tour, one of the highlights of vacation 29/05/2018
    • National Public Radio
    Address:
    1111 N Capitol St NE
    Washington DC, DC 20002-7502
    Other:
  • National Air and Space Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Farrah H Says:

    Great museum for families and for history buffs! It is a huge museum, so make sure you grab a map.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Plan your visit so that you will see everything you want to, but without the hassle of trying to fight the crowds.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 427 things to do in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ok 17/10/2018
    • Awesome Museum and IMAX Theater 17/10/2018
    • National Air and Space Museum
    Phone:
    +1 202-633-2214
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Other:
  • The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C.
    Hotels
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    Farrah H Says:

    Gorgeous hotel! Very accommodating! Great location!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Family
    Tips
    • This hotel is in a great location, but not as convenient to museums as other hotels, however, the neighborhood is quiet and safe.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 147 Hotels in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Run down and limited service 13/10/2018
    • Great location! 09/10/2018
    • The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C.
    Address:
    2350 M Street N.W.
    Washington DC, DC 20037
    Phone:
    (202) 429-0100
    Other:
  • Founding Farmers
    Restaurants (American)
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    Farrah H Says:

    One of my most favorite restaurants in all of D.C!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Make a reservation for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #89 of 2,620 restaurants in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious, Great Variety 16/10/2018
    • Delicious 15/10/2018
    • Founding Farmers
    Address:
    1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington DC, DC 20006-3607
    Phone:
    +1 202-822-8783
    Price range:
    USD 15 - USD 50
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Mon
    7:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Tue - Thu
    7:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Fri
    7:00 am - 12:00 am
    Sat
    9:00 am - 12:00 am
    Other:
  • Lincoln's Waffle Shop
    Restaurants (American, Diner)
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    Farrah H Says:

    Awesome local breakfast stop! It was great for a fast and easy breakfast!

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • You don't need reservations, but be prepared to sit at a large counter with other patrons.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #283 of 2,620 restaurants in Washington DC
    • Fantastic hole in the Wall 16/10/2018
    • Love Eating Here 16/10/2018
    • Lincoln's Waffle Shop
    Address:
    504 10th St NW
    Washington DC, DC 20004-1401
    Phone:
    +1 202-638-4008
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    5:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Sat - Sun
    5:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Other:
  • Acadiana
    Restaurants (American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole)
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    Farrah H Says:

    A great Happy Hour spot in downtown DC! The drinks and bar menu are perfect!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Casual dress for the bar, but business casual for the restaurant!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #95 of 2,620 restaurants in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent brunch with truly bottomless mimosas 09/10/2018
    • Lackluster Lunch Sans Spice with Flat Flavors 07/10/2018
    • Acadiana
    Address:
    901 New York Ave NW
    Ste 200A
    Washington DC, DC 20001-4432
    Phone:
    +1 202-408-8848
    Price range:
    USD 31 - USD 50
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 am - 2:30 pm
    5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Mon - Thu
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
    5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Fri
    11:30 am - 11:00 pm
    Sat
    5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Other:
  • Blue Duck Tavern
    Restaurants (American)
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    Farrah H Says:

    A foodie's dream in DC! The modern-flare within this restaurant makes it unique and a must-try!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Make reservations!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 2,620 restaurants in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Yummy brunch 16/10/2018
    • Genuine, Sophisticated, Down-Home, Michelin Star Cookin' 11/10/2018
    • Blue Duck Tavern
    Address:
    24 & M Streets, Northwest
    Washington DC, DC 20037
    Phone:
    +1 202-419-6755
    Price range:
    USD 40 - USD 50
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Sun - Sat
    6:30 am - 10:30 am
    Mon - Fri
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Fri - Sat
    5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Sat - Sun
    11:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Other:
  • BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant
    Restaurants (American, Seafood)
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    Farrah H Says:

    Excellent fish menu and a fun atmosphere for a great date night!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Make reservations!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 2,620 restaurants in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stunning find! 10/10/2018
    • Wine dinner 08/10/2018
    • BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant
    Address:
    4883 MacArthur Blvd NW
    Washington DC, DC 20007-1578
    Phone:
    +1 202-342-9101
    Price range:
    USD 31 - USD 50
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Mon - Thu
    5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Mon - Sat
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Fri
    5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Sat
    5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Other:
  • Five Guys
    Restaurants (American, Fast food)
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    Farrah H Says:

    A great stop on a long day of touring! Easy stop for anyone!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Easy location, but you do have to walk a piece from the metro.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #415 of 2,620 restaurants in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • What does one do 04/08/2018
    • Mouth Watering!! 29/05/2018
    • Five Guys
    Address:
    808 H St NW
    Washington DC, DC 20001-3708
    Phone:
    +1 202-393-2900
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Other:
  • Thunder Burger & Bar
    Bars & Clubs
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    Farrah H Says:

    A really fun restaurant for foodies and burger lovers!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Try all of the burgers!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 184 Nightlife in Washington DC
    • Good Food, Bad Service 15/10/2018
    • Great Quick Meal 12/10/2018
    • Thunder Burger & Bar
    Address:
    3056 M St NW
    Washington DC, DC 20007-3727
    Phone:
    +1 202-333-2888
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 am - 1:30 am
    Mon - Thu
    11:30 am - 1:30 am
    Fri
    11:30 am - 2:30 am
    Sat
    10:00 am - 2:30 am
    Other:
  • The Hamilton
    Restaurants (Japanese, American, Bar, Sushi)
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    Farrah H Says:

    A really fun stop for dinner! Great for families, couples, or parties!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Make a reservation!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #154 of 2,620 restaurants in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good Ruben, nice ambience 16/10/2018
    • Pleasantly Surprised 15/10/2018
    • The Hamilton
    Address:
    600 14th St NW
    Washington DC, DC 20005-2008
    Phone:
    +1 202-787-1000
    Price range:
    USD 10 - USD 35
    Hours:
    Sun
    8:30 am - 2:00 am
    Mon - Thu
    11:00 am - 2:00 am
    Fri
    11:00 am - 3:00 am
    Sat
    8:30 am - 3:00 am
    Other:
  • Firehook Bakery
    Restaurants (Cafe, American)
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    Farrah H Says:

    A quick stop on your way to tour the Capitol or Archives!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Small menu, but really good food!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #412 of 2,620 restaurants in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • mmmm mmmm goodies 18/09/2018
    • Marvelous 15/09/2018
    • Firehook Bakery
    Address:
    215 Pennsylvania, SE
    Washington DC, DC 20004
    Phone:
    +1 202-277-1333
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    6:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Sat - Sun
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Other:
  • Mxdc Cocina Restaurant
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin)
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    Farrah H Says:

    Great for Happy Hour and Tapas! Must try the sangria!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Reservations for dinner, but not for happy hour!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #336 of 2,620 restaurants in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Happy Hour and Tacos 13/10/2018
    • Loud but great food 24/09/2018
    • Mxdc Cocina Restaurant
    Address:
    600 14th St NW
    Washington DC, DC 20005-2008
    Phone:
    +1 202-393-1900
    Price range:
    USD 30 - USD 30
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    11:30 am - 11:00 pm
    Fri
    11:30 am - 12:00 am
    Sat
    12:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Other:
  • National Museum of the American Indian
    History Museums, Speciality Museums
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    Farrah H Says:

    A really great museum that requires a lot of time to see everything! They have a really great food court!

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Make a plan upon arrival so that you can see everything that interests you!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #91 of 427 things to do in Washington DC
    • Lovely museum in a lovely building 17/10/2018
    • Nice museum - could use some updating and new technology 16/10/2018
    • National Museum of the American Indian
    Address:
    4th St SW
    Independence Ave SW
    Washington DC, DC 20560
    Phone:
    +1 202-633-1000
    Other:
  • Bourbon Steak
    Restaurants (American, Steakhouse)
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    Farrah H Says:

    Amazing and Delicious! Absolutely one of the best meals I have ever had!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Make a reservation!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #106 of 2,620 restaurants in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great but huge prices 30/09/2018
    • Surprised and then... “surpriced”! 18/09/2018
    • Bourbon Steak
    Address:
    2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Four Seasons Hotel
    Washington DC, DC 20007-3717
    Phone:
    +1 202-944-2026
    Hours:
    Sun
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Mon - Thu
    11:30 am - 10:00 pm
    Fri
    11:30 am - 10:30 pm
    Sat
    5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Other:
  • National Portrait Gallery
    Art Museums, History Museums
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    Farrah H Says:

    I wish that I would have discovered this museum years ago! One of my favorites!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • You will want to spend many hours in this museum!
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 427 things to do in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Have to return 17/10/2018
    • Fantastic in every way. 17/10/2018
    • National Portrait Gallery
    Address:
    F Street NW
    Smithsonian Institution
    Washington DC, DC 20560
    Phone:
    +1 202-357-2700
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Other:
  • National Museum of American History
    History Museums
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    Farrah H Says:

    Always an amazing stop on any DC trip! I love the ever changing exhibits, but the permanent exhibits never get old!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Spend lots of time in this amazing museum!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #50 of 427 things to do in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Relax in Washington 17/10/2018
    • Too much to see so little time! 14/10/2018
    • National Museum of American History
    Address:
    1400 Constitution Ave NW
    Between 12th and 14th Street
    Washington DC, DC 20560
    Phone:
    +1 844-750-3012
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Other:
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    History Museums, Speciality Museums
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    Farrah H Says:

    Life changing and heart breaking, but one of the most amazing experiences of anyone's life!

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Make reservations at least 2-3 months in advance!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 427 things to do in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Disturbing 17/10/2018
    • A must see for everyone! 16/10/2018
    • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Address:
    100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW
    Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
    Phone:
    +1 202-488-0400
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Other:
  • Capitol Hill
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
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    Farrah H Says:

    Going to the Capitol is such an amazing experience, but going when the Senate or Congress are in session, is truly an educational experience!

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Make reservations 2-4 months in advance.
    • You must take your ID with you.
    • Not the best tour for small children.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 427 things to do in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great area 15/10/2018
    • Interesting 15/10/2018
    • Capitol Hill
    Address:
    First St and East Capitil St NE
    Washington DC, DC 20004
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Other:
  • U.S. Capitol
    Government Buildings
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    Farrah H Says:

    Going to the Capitol is such an amazing experience, but going when the Senate or Congress are in session, is truly an educational experience!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Make your reservations 2-4 months in advance.
    • Bring your ID
    • Not a great tour for small children
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 427 things to do in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Write to your Congressman/Senator for passes in advance 16/10/2018
    • Cool but blocked off 16/10/2018
    • U.S. Capitol
    Address:
    East Capitol St NE & First St SE
    Washington DC, DC 20004
    Phone:
    +1 202-226-8000
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Other:
  • White House
    Government Buildings
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    Farrah H Says:

    A short tour, but a must-see for every person! The vast history of this home is amazing.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Make your reservations 4-6 months in advance.
    • Take your government issued ID
    • Sometimes you have to wait in a long line before entering, so make sure that you are prepared to wait.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #72 of 427 things to do in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good to see for real! 17/10/2018
    • Must see in DC 16/10/2018
    • White House
    Address:
    1600 Pennsylvania Ave
    Washington DC, DC 20500
    Phone:
    +1 202-208-1631
    Other:
  • Library of Congress
    Government Buildings, Libraries
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    Farrah H Says:

    The Library of Congress is a beautiful collection of our Nation's history!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Make reservations for the tour 2 months in advance.
    • Not an ideal tour for small children.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 427 things to do in Washington DC
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • great visit here 17/10/2018
    • Awesome building and facility and collections. Not the best for kids 16/10/2018
    • Library of Congress
    Address:
    101 Independence Ave SE
    Washington DC, DC 20540
    Phone:
    +1 202-707-5000
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Other:
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