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Insider’s Guide: Washington, D.C.

History, art, architecture, and plenty of green space — experience the pulse of the nation in this vibrant hub.

Washington D.C. is an ambitious city by nature. While politicians and CEOs are constantly on the move, so is an evolving culinary and cultural scene. Yet given the city’s claim to some of the greenest spaces and most beautiful historic parks in the country, you’ll also have plenty of time to roam when needing a break from the busy city. Here’s a local’s list of the DMV’s finest.


Hank’s Oyster Bar

A favorite since 2005, access the largest selection of East and West Coast oysters in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia).


Your go-to for the best Indian cuisine in the city (with locations in the West End and Penn Quarter), plus art by well-known Indian artists like Arunabha Karmakar and Vineet Kacker.

Food as beautiful as it is delicious
A vibrant and sumptuous selection of Modern Indian cuisine

The Bazaar by José Andrés

This celebrity-chef outpost has stood the test of time, and for good reason. Signature dishes pay homage to our nation’s capital — contemporary cuisine with a nod to U.S. history.

Le Diplomate

If French fare is your temptation, look no further than this classic Washington, D.C. restaurant. Channeling true café culture, it’s a mainstay among D.C.’s resurgence of the 14th Street corridor.

The extensive menu features a variety of Gallic classics
Le Diplomate pays sincere homage to French cafe culture

The Fountain Inn

Cocktails and convo are a must at this popular rooftop bar at the Rosewood Washington, D.C. in Georgetown.

Originally established in 1783 by clockmaker John Suter, The Fountain Inn (a.k.a. Suter’s Tavern) was perhaps the most important tavern in American history and may well have been “the room where it happened"
Over 250+ rare and vintage expressions, craft cocktails inspired from the 15th – 18th century


Rubell Museum

An icon of the city art scene and located in a historic building, the Rubell Family’s extensive contemporary art collection showcases the most intriguing artists of our time.


Blending art, architecture, and nature, this serene environment exhibits post-World War II art. Works are presented in a series of contemplative indoor-outdoor spaces.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Recently reopened in the heart of the city after a large-scale renovation, NMWA advocates for better representation of women artists and is a center for thought leadership, community, and social change.


International Spy Museum

Considered the city’s most interactive museum and featuring two floors of massive exhibition space, guests will have first-hand experiences with spies and spymasters, spy gadgets, and engineers.

Planet Word Museum

Harnessing the power of language, the world’s first voice-active museum is an immersive language experience in the historic Franklin School in Washington, D.C. (for all ages).

Mount Vernon

Experience George and Martha Washington’s home. Just a short drive from the city, take a private tour with your personal guide and learn about the life of America’s first president.

Moonlight Monument Tour

The best time to see D.C. monuments is when the sun goes down. Take a privately guided bike tour around the city’s most famous landmarks.

Mount Vernon is the historic home of America's first president, George Washington
Admire Washington, D.C.’s major attractions and monuments floodlit at night


The Atlantis

This anticipated venue debuted in 2023, in honor of the original 9:30 Club at 930 Street NW (first called the Atlantis). The original and new iterations are proof of D.C.’s passion for art and music.

The REACH at the Kennedy Center

Celebrating President Kennedy’s vision for a new frontier for the arts, the REACH stages music, art, dance, and more. Many of the spaces are named after historical and personal moments in Kennedy’s life as a living memorial.


Located in the heart of Georgetown along the historic C&O Canal, Rosewood Washington, D.C. easily accesses the vibrant cultural epicenter of the nation’s capital. Featuring interiors by renowned D.C.-based designer Thomas Pheasant, each townhouse provides a living space with luxurious bathrooms and well-appointed kitchens. These retreats are ideal for extended stays or a quick weekend getaway. Connecting townhouses are available to provide a two-bedroom configuration.

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Rosewood Washington, D.C.

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Rosewood Washington, D.C.