Tidal Basin Boathouse
It rents paddleboats to take out on the Tidal Basin. Make sure you bring a camera. There are great views, of the Jefferson Memorial in...
Bureau of Engraving & Printing
Cha-ching! The nation's paper currency is designed and printed here. Guides lead 40-minute tours during which you peer down onto the...
George Mason Memorial
This little oasis of flowers and fountains honors the famed statesman and author of the Commonwealth of Virginia Declaration of Rights...
The open-air Sylvan Theater, a stone's throw southeast of the Washington Monument, hosts a variety of performances. The summer evening...
Maine Avenue Fish Market
The pungent, open-air Maine Avenue Fish Market is a local landmark. No-nonsense vendors sell fish, crabs, oysters and other seafood so...
City Zen information
James Beard–award-winning chef Eric Zeibold heads the kitchen at one of DC’s most acclaimed restaurants. Zeibold is something of a legend in US culinary circles; he came up in California’s French Laundry (arguably the best restaurant in America, some say the world) and approaches food with what we’d call fierce innovation. This is the kind of guy who mixes red snapper skin with lentils and can make you think a monkfish liver was a slice of perfect foie gras. The tasting menu of most foodies’ fantasies is served in a dining room that’s almost blinding in its ritzy opulence. To cut a very fine deal, treat yourself to the $50 bar tasting menu.