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Guidebook for Washington

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Guidebook for Washington

Shopping
Just a mile away, the cool crowd hobnobs at Union Market, where local foodie entrepreneurs sell their banana-ginger chocolates, herbed goat cheeses, and smoked meats at this fresh food market.
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Union Market
1309 5th Street Northeast
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Just a mile away, the cool crowd hobnobs at Union Market, where local foodie entrepreneurs sell their banana-ginger chocolates, herbed goat cheeses, and smoked meats at this fresh food market.
One of DC's oldest markets, this is the perfect spot to grab some organic veggies and fresh meat for a meal at home. Or, locate that perfect gift that isn't a Obama bobble head.
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Eastern Market
225 7th Street Southeast
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One of DC's oldest markets, this is the perfect spot to grab some organic veggies and fresh meat for a meal at home. Or, locate that perfect gift that isn't a Obama bobble head.
Food Scene
The wait for these spicy ramen noodles and dumplings is worth it.
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Toki Underground
1234 H Street Northeast
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The wait for these spicy ramen noodles and dumplings is worth it.
Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Oh, and they have pastries, delicious food, and a very cool vibe. The best craft coffee on H Street.
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Maketto
1351 H Street Northeast
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Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Oh, and they have pastries, delicious food, and a very cool vibe. The best craft coffee on H Street.
Do not let the humble outward appearance fool you - this fast-casual breakfast spot does breakfast RIGHT. Be fast on your feet and order from their delicious menu of breakfast treats to start your day off right.
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Tony’s Place
1401 H Street Northeast
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Do not let the humble outward appearance fool you - this fast-casual breakfast spot does breakfast RIGHT. Be fast on your feet and order from their delicious menu of breakfast treats to start your day off right.
Cozy and chic, Granville Moore's provides my favorite mussels in D.C., but also has a bison burger that is very good.
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Granville Moore's
1238 H Street Northeast
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Cozy and chic, Granville Moore's provides my favorite mussels in D.C., but also has a bison burger that is very good.
Indian Food. Done cheap and extremely well. Pop a beer top into the community beer-top bin, or help yourself with the self-serve beer bar, then head to the patio to sip and relax while you wait for your food - coming right up. Then, enjoy some extremely delicious Indian fare in a very cool setting.
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Indigo
243 K Street Northeast
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Indian Food. Done cheap and extremely well. Pop a beer top into the community beer-top bin, or help yourself with the self-serve beer bar, then head to the patio to sip and relax while you wait for your food - coming right up. Then, enjoy some extremely delicious Indian fare in a very cool setting.
Do you even dumpling, bro?
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Copycat Co.
1110 H Street Northeast
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Do you even dumpling, bro?
Drinks & Nightlife
Get tipsy.
Das Bier. Nothing says "alles gut" like a German Beer Garten. Since this is just a 5 min walk, I'd order the boot.
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Biergarten Haus
1355 H Street Northeast
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Das Bier. Nothing says "alles gut" like a German Beer Garten. Since this is just a 5 min walk, I'd order the boot.
Dance, dance, dance like it's the last, last, last, night of your life.
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Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar
1104 H Street Northeast
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Dance, dance, dance like it's the last, last, last, night of your life.
Fancy cocktails in a very cool old row house walking distance from the house. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar or grab a seat on the back patio to enjoy the nice weather.
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Hill Prince
1337 H St NE
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Fancy cocktails in a very cool old row house walking distance from the house. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar or grab a seat on the back patio to enjoy the nice weather.
Wine and dine. Fancy wine bar (is there any other kind?) that serves up great snacks/food and usually has some kind of wine special going.
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Dio Wine Bar
904 H St NE
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Wine and dine. Fancy wine bar (is there any other kind?) that serves up great snacks/food and usually has some kind of wine special going.
Essentials
Grocery for groceries. Get here via the street car or a 10-15 min walk.
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Giant Food
300 H Street Northeast
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Grocery for groceries. Get here via the street car or a 10-15 min walk.
German grocery chain used to be owned by Trader Joe's. Dirt cheap items and lots of gluten free options. Don't expect to get all your necessities here, but it does have a lot to offer.
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ALDI
901 17th Street Northeast
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German grocery chain used to be owned by Trader Joe's. Dirt cheap items and lots of gluten free options. Don't expect to get all your necessities here, but it does have a lot to offer.
When you need a specialty item or just feel like papering yourself, stop by Whole Foods and get your natural fix. BONUS TIP: They also have a nice bar (with great specials upstairs) and a patio that lets you eat, drink, and be cheaply entertained while taking in the H Street scene.
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Whole Foods Market
600 H St NE
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When you need a specialty item or just feel like papering yourself, stop by Whole Foods and get your natural fix. BONUS TIP: They also have a nice bar (with great specials upstairs) and a patio that lets you eat, drink, and be cheaply entertained while taking in the H Street scene.
Sightseeing
Hey, it's the National Mall!
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National Mall
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Hey, it's the National Mall!
Come see the seat of the most powerful government in the Free World.
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United States Capitol
East Capitol Street Northeast
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Come see the seat of the most powerful government in the Free World.
Pandas! They are cute and cuddly.
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Smithsonian National Zoological Park
3001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
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Pandas! They are cute and cuddly.
Check this urban oasis out for a quiet walk or $2.50 PBR at the driving range.
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Hains Point
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Check this urban oasis out for a quiet walk or $2.50 PBR at the driving range.
Newly remodeled and open to the public in its new home, the Spy museum is a really fun escape for the Jack Ryan crowd.
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International Spy Museum
800 F Street Northwest
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Newly remodeled and open to the public in its new home, the Spy museum is a really fun escape for the Jack Ryan crowd.
Arts & Culture
Modern and always changing, this museum isn't always on a top 5 list of the National Mall's exhibits, but is a real cool modern gem. Look for the visiting exhibits for ideas. Come and spend an hour and then move on. No need to spend a whole day.
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Hirshhorn Museum
Independence Avenue Southwest
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Modern and always changing, this museum isn't always on a top 5 list of the National Mall's exhibits, but is a real cool modern gem. Look for the visiting exhibits for ideas. Come and spend an hour and then move on. No need to spend a whole day.
See a bear Teddy Roosevelt shot or see some dinosaurs!
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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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See a bear Teddy Roosevelt shot or see some dinosaurs!
Parks & Nature
Check out the drum circle on Sunday afternoons (starting around 3pm).
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Meridian Hill Park
16th Street Northwest
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Check out the drum circle on Sunday afternoons (starting around 3pm).
Seasonal park with amazing water gardens - FREE, but maybe 10 minutes from the house by car or a 20 min bike ride.
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Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
1550 Anacostia Avenue Northeast
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Seasonal park with amazing water gardens - FREE, but maybe 10 minutes from the house by car or a 20 min bike ride.