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Andrea’s guidebook

Andrea

Andrea’s guidebook

Dog-friendly places
Upshur dog park is a 10-minute walk away from the house. We love taking our dog there!
Upshur Dog Park
4300 Arkansas Ave NW
Upshur dog park is a 10-minute walk away from the house. We love taking our dog there!
An indoor-outdoor beer garden that is dog friendly
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The Midlands Beer Garden
3333 Georgia Ave NW
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An indoor-outdoor beer garden that is dog friendly
This bar is huge and also child and dog friendly.
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Hook Hall
3400 Georgia Ave NW
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This bar is huge and also child and dog friendly.
This beautiful riverfront park is an excellent place to walk around when the weather is nice or grab a bit to eat or a great glass of wine at District Winery. During the spring/summer, they host free outdoor concerts every Friday, as well as free workouts on other days.
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The Yards Park
355 Water Street Southeast
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This beautiful riverfront park is an excellent place to walk around when the weather is nice or grab a bit to eat or a great glass of wine at District Winery. During the spring/summer, they host free outdoor concerts every Friday, as well as free workouts on other days.
Food scene
Great local coffee house, just a few blocks from the airbnb
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Büna Coffeehouse
4400 Georgia Ave NW
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Great local coffee house, just a few blocks from the airbnb
One of the best pizzas you’ll eat outside Italy. Arrive before or after the dinner rush, as it can get crowded. Also one of the best breakfasts in DC available Saturday and Sunday only. Arrive early to avoid the crowds.
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Timber Pizza Company
809 Upshur St NW
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One of the best pizzas you’ll eat outside Italy. Arrive before or after the dinner rush, as it can get crowded. Also one of the best breakfasts in DC available Saturday and Sunday only. Arrive early to avoid the crowds.
Casual BBQ and beer place with some outdoor seating
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Cinder BBQ
800 Upshur St NW
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Casual BBQ and beer place with some outdoor seating
An extremely popular breakfast and lunch place....but be prepared to wait in line! Voted one of the country's best bagels by Bon Appetit magazine
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Call Your Mother
3301 Georgia Ave NW
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An extremely popular breakfast and lunch place....but be prepared to wait in line! Voted one of the country's best bagels by Bon Appetit magazine
A great local restaurant that can please anyone! They have outdoor seating when the weather is nice.
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Moreland's Tavern
5501 14th St NW
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A great local restaurant that can please anyone! They have outdoor seating when the weather is nice.
Neighborhoods
A truly unique to DC neighborhood with tons of cool bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and people watching.
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Adams Morgan
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A truly unique to DC neighborhood with tons of cool bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and people watching.
This street near Union Station is a long stretch of bars and restaurants. You can take the trolley (for free!!) down H street and check out their many offerings
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H Street Northeast
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This street near Union Station is a long stretch of bars and restaurants. You can take the trolley (for free!!) down H street and check out their many offerings
This area has been developed into The Wharf: it's got tons of upscale restaurants and shops, it's located on the riverfront, and often hosts free outdoor concerts and other events. The restaurants are a bit pricey, so we like to stroll around for the views of the river and then go elsewhere to eat.
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Southwest Waterfront
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This area has been developed into The Wharf: it's got tons of upscale restaurants and shops, it's located on the riverfront, and often hosts free outdoor concerts and other events. The restaurants are a bit pricey, so we like to stroll around for the views of the river and then go elsewhere to eat.
To be honest, Chinatown is not worth visiting unless you have your heart set on a specific restaurant. There are only a few authentic Chinese restaurants, the rest are big national chains or very expensive high-end places (think of Starbucks with their sign translated into Chinese characters). And there's ALWAYS a ton of people and foot traffic.
Chinatown
To be honest, Chinatown is not worth visiting unless you have your heart set on a specific restaurant. There are only a few authentic Chinese restaurants, the rest are big national chains or very expensive high-end places (think of Starbucks with their sign translated into Chinese characters). And there's ALWAYS a ton of people and foot traffic.
Music Venue
Awesome music venue--try to book a show when you're in town
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The Anthem
901 Wharf St SW
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Awesome music venue--try to book a show when you're in town
Sightseeing
A must visit for your first time in DC. Start at the Lincoln memorial, then head toward the WWII memorial, followed by an up close look at the Washington National Monument. The national mall is BIG so prepare to walk a lot, or else hail a pedi-cab or uber/lyft
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Lincolnin muistomerkki
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle Northwest
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A must visit for your first time in DC. Start at the Lincoln memorial, then head toward the WWII memorial, followed by an up close look at the Washington National Monument. The national mall is BIG so prepare to walk a lot, or else hail a pedi-cab or uber/lyft
While NOT free, this museum is worth a visit, especially for those interested in architecure. It's also often great for families as they have child-friendly exhibits.
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National Building Museum
401 F Street Northwest
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While NOT free, this museum is worth a visit, especially for those interested in architecure. It's also often great for families as they have child-friendly exhibits.
Outdoor activities
Rock Creek Park is a quiet outdoor oasis smack in the center of DC! The park is HUGE with many trails (both paved and unpaved trails). The park is also home to a planetarium, a nature center, and an old mill house. They also close sections of the roads to cars on Saturdays and Sundays for bicyclists and pedestrians to enjoy.
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Rock Creek Park
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Rock Creek Park is a quiet outdoor oasis smack in the center of DC! The park is HUGE with many trails (both paved and unpaved trails). The park is also home to a planetarium, a nature center, and an old mill house. They also close sections of the roads to cars on Saturdays and Sundays for bicyclists and pedestrians to enjoy.

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Many buses run along Georgia Ave. to take you downtown
The route 70 and 79 bus runs along Georgia ave, and you can take it south to downtown DC (near the museums and mall) and north to Silver Spring. Bus fare is $2 per person. You can pay in cash or using a SmartTrip metro card. You must buy your metro card at a metro station.
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Metro is a great way to get around
Traveling by Metro is pretty easy in DC. You can plan your route in google maps.
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Visit a fantastic free museum
All the Smithsonian museums are completely free to enter. From art to history to science, there's something for everyone!