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Washington, D.C. Guide

Once George Washington had selected the location for the nation's capital, the borders had to be set—Congress had authorized exactly 100 square miles of land to be used. To determine the exact spot of the city’s southern corner, legend has it that freed slave and astronomer Benjamin Banneker lay on the ground one night and plotted six stars as they crossed the sky above him.

The city’s inaugural south-corner stone remains nestled in an opening of the Jones Point Park seawall, just outside the Jones Point Lighthouse. The George Washington Memorial Parkway picks up just north of the lighthouse to connect several of the memorials and monuments that have made Washington, DC a premier travel destination. One such memorial is the Arlington National Cemetery, whose hallowed grounds are the final resting place of more than 14,000 veterans, including many who fought in the Civil War.

Across the river from Arlington, the white, neoclassical forms of the country’s most iconic buildings sharply contrast with the greenery that surrounds them. The National Mall, a tree-lined open space that stretches more than two miles, runs from the Capitol Building to the Smithsonian museums and the Lincoln Memorial. Come spring, more than 3,000 of the city’s cherry blossom trees—gifts from Japan—begin to bloom around the base of the Washington Monument and the edges of the nearby Tidal Basin.

Of course, our nation’s capital is not all monuments and museums. Trendy neighborhoods flourish northwest of the mall. Chief among these is Dupont Circle, where some of DC’s best restaurants and clubs butt up next to foreign embassies housed in historical mansions. On the weekend, you’ll find nightlife along Connecticut Avenue and in the Adams Morgan neighborhood as crowds flood in and out of Latin lounges, karaoke dives, and high-end clubs.

This attraction is filled with plush gardens that include an azalea collection as well as Asian and conifer floral collections.
 

Ed Blaze & Danny Rolando – Up to 52% Off Standup

Arena Stage

$25 $12

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Tanzania-born club veteran Blaze joins fellow funnymen Dany Rolando and Vince Barnett for an evening of unfettered joke slinging

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Washington

$39 $29

Sample 100+ beers from 50+ breweries, including some of the first beers of summer, as well as food trucks, a game zone & live entertainment

43% Off German Brunch at Biergarten Haus

Washington

$30 $17

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Bar named one of DC’s best by the Washington Post invites patrons to brunch on weekends with authentic German food and beer

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Multiple Locations

$120 $55

Themed evenings invite guests to sample six wines with accompanying cheese and charcuterie

47% Off Gastropub Fare at Drafting Table

Logan Circle - 14th Street

$30 $16

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Small, well-executed plates of fried pickles, croque monsieur, and bacon wrapped dates pair well with craft beers and wine

40% Off Sushi and Asian-Fusion Meal at Fujimar Restaurant

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$97 $58

Sashimi-grade, sustainable seafood such as flaky, buttery Hawaiian mero fish shipped in fresh from the West Coast pairs with house wine

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream – Up to 59% Off

Multiple Locations

$34.08 $17

Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with a scoop of Cherry Garcia ice cream, a cherry ice cream chock-full of cherries and fudge flakes

Up to 51% Off Standup Comedy

The Arena Stage

$57.50 $28

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"Bad Girl of Comedy" seen in "Borat" and The Katt Williams Comedy Tour takes the stage with support from Sampson McCormick

Sample U Street's Soul Food with a Foodie Tour Guide

Washington

$39.99 $39.99

Jeffrey Diaz takes you to sample soul food and view historical sites that helped define U Street's African American culture

Up to 45% Off Crime Museum Admission

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$21.95 $13

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Visitors explore a simulated crime scene, practice investigative skills, and learn about notorious criminals in interactive exhibits

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. – Up to 45% Off Visit

MADAME TUSSAUDS

$22.79 $13

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Stand face-to-face with wax-made cultural figures, sports stars, and all 44 US presidents

Washington Nationals – Up to Half Off Game

Nationals Park

$20 $10

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Led by a young all-star and one of the NL's most promising pitching staffs, the Nats head into 2014 poised to repeat 2012's NL East title

DC Harbor Cruises – Up to 50% Off

Southwest Waterfront

$30 $15

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Up to 225 passengers board a luxury catamaran for a sailing excursion amid the peaceful waters of Washington

Up to 34% Off Major League Ultimate Frisbee Games

Cardinal Stadium - Catholic University of America

$14.50 $10

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In its second season as a competitor in Major League Ultimate, the DC Current square off against teams from across the east coast

Up to 50% Off Tour of President Lincoln's Cottage

Washington

$30 $15

Multimedia-rich guided tours through house built in 1842; museum exhibits on Civil War, slavery, and life of President Lincoln