The capital of the world's wealthiest and most powerful nation possesses a graceful dignity that's captured in its monuments, museums and memorials. Only a handful of cities rival Washington, DC's history and influence, and visits to the Lincoln Memorial, the White House or the Smithsonian leave lifetime impressions, as do somber moments spent at the Arlington National Cemetery, the U.S. Holocaust Museum or the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. WashingtonDC.com's guide to the nation's capital embraces its neighborhoods and major attractions, hidden rooftop restaurants and power dining spots, as well as events ranging from street fairs and DJ nights to the national Cherry Blossom Festival held every spring.
The Washington, DC restaurant scene is eclectic enough to offer dining options for every preference and budget. Enjoy lunch alongside the who’s who of the nation at Capitol Hill restaurants like the renowned steakhouse, Capital Grille, or B. Smith’s, a staple for soul food in Washington DC. Dine in landmark settings like the 600 Restaurant at the infamous Watergate Hotel, experience some of the finest outdoor dining at the affordable Chef Geoff’s or enjoy the chic celebrity setting of Neyla in Georgetown. This guide offers reviews of the many Washington, DC restaurants, cafés and pubs, as well as the option to make reservations online.
From endearing brownstones in Georgetown to colonial revival-style homes in Alexandria, Washington, DC real estate incorporates some of the finest examples of Old World architecture. There are also modern apartments, stunning craftsman homes and unique arts-inspired spaces peppered in along the way. Here on WashingtonDC.com, you can buy Washington, DC real estate, find a New Washington, DC condo
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Get to know the wonders of the Washington, DC nightlife scene with this guide to the Washington, DC clubs, concerts, bars, nightlife and gay nightlife. The Capital City is packed with options for every after-dark reveler, including fashionistas sporting the latest Prada, hipsters donning their favorite vintage threads and dive bar folks in search a shot of Jack with a cold PBR chaser. Also, the local band directory provides info on the DC live music scene, which features everything from live jazz to nitty gritty rock.
There is such a plethora of museums, monuments and points of interest that it can take many trips to Washington, DC to visit its sites in full. Sometimes referred to as the "Nation's Attic," the Smithsonian Institution has 15 museums including the Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of Natural History. Two of the newest museums in Washington are the International Spy Museum and the Holocaust Museum. Visitors can see the workings of the U.S. government by touring the country's capitol or heading to the White House visitor's center. Additionally, many of the governmental agencies, such as the DEA, have exhibits and some provide tours of their facilities. Washington, DC also has plenty of free things to do
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There’s always something going on in Washington, DC. From festivals to picket sign-toting demonstrators, there are tons of ways for locals and tourists to fill their days with wild sights and vibrant activities. Check out our list of local events in Washington DC. Find your tickets for Washington Wizards and Washington Nationals basketball games, Washington, DC concerts and Washington, DC theaters.
Forbes called Washington, DC the fifth best U.S. city for jobs, noting that government spending keeps Washington's economy strong. Whether you are looking for work with the federal government, one of its contractors or a private firm in the technology sector, our job listings are a great place to start your Washington, DC area employment search.
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