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A Not So Tourist Guide to DC

1. Casa Bianca

8.8
(The White House)
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 15th St NW & 17th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Edificio governativo · Northwest Washington · 502 consigli e recensioni

Jeff S.Jeff Strater: Step back, take a moment and watch the flag fly above the White House.

United States Capitol is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

2. United States Capitol

Capitol Circle (at E Capitol St), Washington, D.C.
Campidoglio · Northwest Washington · 205 consigli e recensioni

Michael N.Michael Naclerio: Take a tour with an intern from your senators office. You avoid the lines, and you get to ride the tram.

Monumento a Washington is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

3. Monumento a Washington

9.5
(Washington Monument)
2 15th St NW (btwn Constitution Ave NW & Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Monumento / Punto di riferimento · Southwest Washington · 344 consigli e recensioni

Charles T.Charles Tabangcora: Great to checkout at night.

Lincoln Memorial is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

4. Lincoln Memorial

9.6
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW (btwn Constitution & Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Monumento / Punto di riferimento · Southwest Washington · 463 consigli e recensioni

DaynahDaynah: Go here at night. The Lincoln Memorial is just gorgeous with all the lights lit up, and you can see the Washington Memorial from a distant.

Robert A. Taft Memorial and Carrilon is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

5. Robert A. Taft Memorial and Carrilon

6.5
1 Louisiana Avenue NW (New Jersey Avenue NW), Washington, D.C.
Giardino con sculture · Northwest Washington · 7 consigli e recensioni

Bradley B.Bradley Buhro: This Taft was one of the most influential Senators in American history.

Capital One Arena is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

6. Capital One Arena

8.7
601 F St NW (at 7th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Stadio di basket · Chinatown · 290 consigli e recensioni
RFK Stadium is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

7. RFK Stadium

7.3
2400 E Capitol St NE, Washington, D.C.
Stadio · Southeast Washington · 69 consigli e recensioni

D.C. UnitedD.C. United: The stadium opens an hour (60 minutes) prior to kickoff. Arrive early to avoid lines and to get a copy of the matchday program.

Ming's Restaurant is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

8. Ming's Restaurant

617 H St NW, Washington, D.C.
Ristorante cinese · Chinatown · 58 consigli e recensioni

Pari$Pari$: Open until 4:30am on Friday + Saturday! Great place to grub after a late movie.

9. Good Stuff Eatery

8.1
303 Pennsylvania Ave SE (at 3rd St. SE), Washington, D.C.
Locale per hamburger · Capitol Hill · 280 consigli e recensioni

Food NetworkFood Network: Chef Spike invokes childhood nostalgia and happiness with his modern interpretations of classic American fare.

Kyoto Sushi is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

10. Kyoto Sushi

201 Massachusetts Ave NE (at 2nd St. NE), Washington, D.C.
Ristorante giapponese · Capitol Hill · 20 consigli e recensioni

Justin G.Justin Gutwein: Good sushi, great prices Leggi tutto.

11. Ebenezers Coffeehouse

7.7
201 F St NE (at 2nd St NE), Washington, D.C.
Coffee-shop · Capitol Hill · 77 consigli e recensioni

Jeff D.Jeff Dyer: Good coffee & nice people. It's a great place to come when you're near Union Station. If there are no special meetings going on, check out the basement/performace space. Great place to hang out!

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12. World War II Memorial

9.5
1750 Independence Ave SW (at 17th St SW), Washington, D.C.
Monumento / Punto di riferimento · Southwest Washington · 159 consigli e recensioni

Embaixada EUA BrasilEmbaixada EUA Brasil: The U.S. National World War II Memorial is a National Memorial dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II.

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13. Thomas Jefferson Memorial

9.3
16 E Basin Dr SW (at Ohio Dr SW), Washington, D.C.
Monumento / Punto di riferimento · Southwest Washington · 143 consigli e recensioni

DoraDora: Skip the long lines during the day and visit at night—when lit, this white marble memorial is even more magical! Powered by ParentsConnect.com

Dupont Circle Fountain (Samuel Francis Du Pont Memorial Fountain) is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

14. Dupont Circle Fountain (Samuel Francis Du Pont Memorial Fountain)

8.4
in Dupont Circle Park, Washington, D.C.
Fontana · Dupont Circle · 8 consigli e recensioni

Lou M.Lou Muscarella: Best people watching place in the city!

15. Burrito Brothers

7.4
205 Pennsylvania Ave SE #1, Washington, D.C.
Locale con specialità tacos · Capitol Hill · 23 consigli e recensioni

CBS LocalCBS Local: Like control over what goes in your burrito? Picky eaters can get it just the way they like it. - CBS DC Leggi tutto.

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16. Nationals Park

9.1
1500 S Capitol St SE (btwn N St SE & Potomac Ave SE), Washington, D.C.
Stadio di baseball · Southwest - Waterfront · 464 consigli e recensioni

nick v.nick violi: Get day-of-game tickets for $5. Drink local beer and eat local food.

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17. Union Station

7.6
50 Massachusetts Ave NE (at Columbus Cir NE), Washington, D.C.
Stazione ferroviaria · NoMa · 665 consigli e recensioni

Rob P.Rob Pegoraro: Don't walk directly to Metro - take the longer route through the main hall, appreciate the historic architecture, and be grateful you're not in Penn Station.

Dubliner Restaurant & Pub is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

18. Dubliner Restaurant & Pub

7.2
4 F St NW (at Massachusetts Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
Pub irlandese · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 66 consigli e recensioni

The White HouseThe White House: President Obama celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by grabbing a pint of Guinness at the Dubliner, an Irish pub near the Capitol. Leggi tutto.

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19. The Front Page

1333 New Hampshire Ave NW (at O St NW), Washington, D.C.
Bar sport · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 141 consigli e recensioni
Capitol City Brewing Company is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

20. Capitol City Brewing Company

6.8
1100 New York Ave NW (at H St NW), Washington, D.C.
Birrificio · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 217 consigli e recensioni

Michelin Travel & LifestyleMichelin Travel & Lifestyle: The District's oldest microbreweries serve up simple bar tastes in two restored historic buildings... be sure to try the warm, soft pretzels and giant sandwiches! -- Green Guide Editor

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21. Farragut Square

7.9
901 17th St NW (btwn I & K St NW), Washington, D.C.
Parco · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 69 consigli e recensioni

Thompson HotelsThompson Hotels: The benches disappear almost as quickly as the incredible food truck fare. Meet a friend so they can save you a seat.

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22. Founding Farmers

9.0
1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW (20th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Ristorante americano · George Washington University · 793 consigli e recensioni
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23. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

8.4
2700 F St NW, Washington, D.C.
Luogo con spettacoli dal vivo · Northwest Washington · 16 consigli e recensioni

Michelin Travel & LifestyleMichelin Travel & Lifestyle: Don't miss a free performance daily at 6pm!-- Green Guide Editor

Georgetown Cupcake is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

24. Georgetown Cupcake

8.5
3301 M St NW (at 33rd St.), Washington, D.C.
Negozio di cupcake · Georgetown · 411 consigli e recensioni

Stacy A.Stacy Adam: Three words: Worth the wait. So good, you won't be disapointed. And don't believe the rumors, it's not $10 for a cupcake, it's only $2.75, which is less than the $3 most cupcake places are charging.

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25. Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Paolo

9.2
(Washington National Cathedral)
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW (at Massachusetts Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
Chiesa · Woodley Park · 77 consigli e recensioni

Jen B.Jen Burnett: The 7th floor observatory has great views of DC, MD and VA on a clear day.

Embassy Row is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

26. Embassy Row

Washington, D.C.
Quartiere · 5 consigli e recensioni

Shantee Haynes R.Shantee Haynes REALTOR®: This part of the city not only gives you a nice route to view some of the nice structures of foreign embassies, you're at the edge of Rock Creek Park

Visitors Center is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

27. Visitors Center

7.7
3001 Connecticut Ave NW (at Smithsonian's National Zoo), Washington, D.C.
Punto informativo turistico · National Zoological Park · 7 consigli e recensioni

Military Discounts CentralMilitary Discounts Central: For all animal lovers alike. The best part about it is that it's free.

Oohh’s & Aahh’s is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

28. Oohh’s & Aahh’s

7.8
1005 U St NW (btwn 10th & 11th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Ristorante con cucina degli Stati Uniti del Sud / afroamericana · U-Street · 96 consigli e recensioni

Brent J.Brent Jackson: This place was featured on DDD (Diners, Drive ins & Dives) on the Food Network. It has great food but only a few tables. Plan to order out!

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29. The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE (btwn 2nd & 3rd St NE), Washington, D.C.
Ufficio · Capitol Hill · 5 consigli e recensioni

DJ G.DJ Greenberg: Check out their website to see if there are any public events. They are always great and generally end with a free bite to eat.

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30. Cannon House Office Building

27 Independence Ave SE (1st Street SE), Washington, D.C.
Edificio governativo · Southeast Washington · 19 consigli e recensioni

Vivek S.Vivek Surti: One of the nicer House buildings - go say Hi to your rep!

Rayburn House Office Building is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

31. Rayburn House Office Building

50 Independence Ave SW (at 1st St SW), Washington, D.C.
Campidoglio · Southwest Employment Area · 28 consigli e recensioni

Allie H.Allie Honey: I'm just a bill sitting here on Capitol Hill

Longworth House Office Building is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

32. Longworth House Office Building

1 US Capitol (at South Capitol St), Washington, D.C.
Edificio governativo · Southeast Washington · 28 consigli e recensioni

Emma M.Emma Miller-Cvilikas: The best food!

Russell Senate Building is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

33. Russell Senate Building

50 Constitution Ave NE (at Delaware Ave NE), Washington, D.C.
Edificio governativo · Northeast Washington · 19 consigli e recensioni
Hart Senate Building is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

34. Hart Senate Building

150 Constitution Ave NE (btwn 1st & 2nd St NE), Washington, D.C.
Campidoglio · Northeast Washington · 21 consigli e recensioni

lilmsbossypantslilmsbossypants: There is a great view of the US Capitol building from the 9th floor of the Hart. Great for watching fireworks.

Dirksen Senate Building is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

35. Dirksen Senate Building

100 Constitution Ave NE (at st St NE), Washington, D.C.
Edificio governativo · Northeast Washington · 26 consigli e recensioni

Architect of the Capitol (AOC)Architect of the Capitol (AOC): The Dirksen Senate Office Building was the second of three office buildings constructed for the United States Senate. Leggi tutto.

National Archives and Records Administration is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

36. National Archives and Records Administration

8.8
700 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 7th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Museo · Federal Triangle · 146 consigli e recensioni

The Transit NavigatorThe Transit Navigator: The line gets long, so get here early. After you've seen the big 3 (Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights), look at the interactive exhibits that show some of the other records available!

The Internal Revenue Service is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

37. The Internal Revenue Service

1111 Constitution Ave NW (at 11th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Edificio governativo · Federal Triangle · 12 consigli e recensioni

Chip B.Chip Buck: Boycott the cafeteria. They charge a nickel of their crappy plastic silverware if you dont buy anything. Plus the food sucks.

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

38. Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 13th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Ufficio · Federal Triangle · 37 consigli e recensioni

Brad E.Brad E.: $13 parking on weekends

National Mall is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

39. National Mall

9.5
Constitution & Independence Ave (btwn 1st & 17th St), Washington, D.C.
Piazza · Southwest Washington · 267 consigli e recensioni

Joel P.Joel Pirrone: Walk to all the museums via the Mall or just stroll from the Capitol to Lincoln Memorial - its the quintessential walk in DC (WH,Cap,Smithsonian,Wash Mem,Lincoln Mem,WW2 Mem,Vietnam Mem,Korea Mem,etc)

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40. Smithsonian American Art Museum

9.2
800 G St. NW (8th and F Streets, NW), Washington, D.C.
Museo d'arte · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 86 consigli e recensioni

Crescentrating Halal Friendly TravelCrescentrating Halal Friendly Travel: The American Art Museum of the Smithsonian Institution features an exclusive compilation of the largest collection of American Art. Leggi tutto.

National Portrait Gallery is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

41. National Portrait Gallery

9.3
800 F St NW (at 8th St. NW), Washington, D.C.
Museo d'arte · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 182 consigli e recensioni

Kevin C.Kevin Curler: Check out the presidential portraits gallery. It's an interesting collection.

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42. Capitol Reflecting Pool

8.9
1st St NW (btwn Pennsylvania Ave NW & Maryland Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Monumento / Punto di riferimento · Northwest Washington · 40 consigli e recensioni

DJ G.DJ Greenberg: A great place to sit and look at the historic buildings.

Supreme Court of the United States is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

43. Supreme Court of the United States

8.7
1 1st St NE (at E Capitol St NE), Washington, D.C.
Palazzo di giustizia · Northeast Washington · 51 consigli e recensioni
Biblioteca del Congresso is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

44. Biblioteca del Congresso

9.3
(Library of Congress)
101 Independence Ave SE (btwn 1st & 2nd St SE), Washington, D.C.
Biblioteca · Southeast Washington · 186 consigli e recensioni

Cassy A.Cassy Ammen: The Main Reading Room provides reference services in the humanities and social sciences. Access provided to millions of items. Please visit www.loc.gov/rr

Newseum is one of A Not So Tourist Guide to DC.

45. Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 6th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Museo · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 309 consigli e recensioni