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Top recommendations from locals

Park
“The National Mall is basically Washington DC’s backyard – it’s a grassy lawn where visitors and locals hang out on sunny days. Full of world-class museums (we’ll get to this later) and fun festivals, the National Mall is the center of many activities in the city.”
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Science Museum
“Of course the entire Smithsonian Institution is a cultural landmark; but the Air Space Museum in particular is one of our favorites.”
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Market
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“Gourmet food hall. Drive in movies during the summer. The neighborhood has lots of restaurants, shops and bookstores.”
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Government building
“You can tour the White House, the iconic home of America’s president, by scheduling a visit in advance. Even if you are unable to schedule a visit, walk around to the back to get a closer view of the building.”
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Zoo
“If you love animals you are up for a trip. Private car there is parking or Uber. ”
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Science Museum
“One of the most popular museums on the Mall, and for good reason! After a long hiatus, the new-and-improved dinosaur hall has reopened and is a must-visit.”
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Boerenmarkt
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“This is a fantastic weekend market of food and clothing vendors, amongst others.”
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Capitol Building
“If you have enough time before your trip, contact your local Congressman and request a tour!”
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Waterfront
“Great area to hang around. Plenty of restaurants for all palates, shops, river front etc.”
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Spa
“Nightlife, casino, concerts, luxury shopping, and fine dining! MGM is only 20 minutes away without traffic. Considered the 2nd biggest casino in the U.S. ”
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Tennisbaan
“Large park that follows a creek through the middle of the city to the National Mall. The park boasts trails, bike paths, public tennis courts, picnic areas, and The National Zoo.”
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Performing Arts Venue
“A quick 10-minute walk from the Georgetown waterfront, you’ll find D.C.’s own version of the Metropolitan Opera House. Bringing in top performers from around the world in theater, opera, ballet, as well as various musical concerts from orchestra to hip-hip for the entertainment of all ages.”
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Begraafplaats
“Visit and watch the Changing of the Guard, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. ”
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Music Venue
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“Awarded "Nightclub of the Year" honors 4 times by Pollstar, the concert industry trade journal. it has also been Pollstar's top ticket selling club. Rolling Stone rated the club #1 Big Room in US. ”
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Frans restaurant
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“We absolutely love this place. We would always bring guests to this amazing restaurant and have a few drinks at their patio. We order foie gras for appetizer, lobster risotto and duck! Don’t forget to call ahead of time as they are always booked. ”
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Park
“A large park just a few blocks from the Airbnb. Now a local hangout for dog walks and warm-weather picnics, the park used to be an army camp during the Civil War and has a rich history. On good-weather Sundays there is a drum circle in the upper park - starts around 3pm.”
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