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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.
 

Up to 59% Off Wine at Crush Kitchen and Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

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

Drink the District – Up to 40% Off Derby Days Party

Washington

$50 $30

Derby Day action includes two mint juleps, plus unlimited tastings of 75+ beers and wines and full pours of Bud Light and Shock Top

Up to 26% Off Neon Drink On Summer Beer Fest

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

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

Ed Blaze and Friends – $5 for Standup Comedy

Pure Lounge

$10 $5

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Tanzania-born club veteran hosts evenings featuring up-and-coming and established comedians seen on Comedy Central, HBO, and BET

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