Weekender in Washington, DC

Washington, DC

No matter the time of year, we love a trip to Washington, D.C. The District is rich with history, great eats, drinks and parks, which makes for a great destination year-round. If you’re staying in D.C., let our local experts show you where to go for a great weekend getaway.

Little Serow – Dupont Circle
“Little Serow might be the most popular English basement in Dupont Circle. They don’t take reservations so every day around 4 p.m. a line starts to form for dinner. A hip design and pre-fixe menu make Little Serow a great place to gather with friends with whom you have a lot of conversation ground to cover – between the delicious cocktails and the pre-fixe menu, you’ll be feeling loquacious and satisfied from start to finish.” – as recommended by DC local Maggie McEvoy

Little Serow, Washington, DC
Little Serow, Washington, DC

The Rye Bar – Georgetown
“I can’t get enough of The Rye Bar’s whiskey cocktails. All of their featured cocktails include a type of rye whiskey and combine other flavors one would never think to add to their concoctions. Hand-crafted and constantly refined, it doesn’t get better than the Rye Bar Limeade.” – as recommended by DC local Amy Presuhn

The Rye Bar, Georgetown
The Rye Bar, Georgetown

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden – Capitol Hill
“During the warmer months, Washingtonians love to frequent this outdoor Smithsonian ‘museum’ for its grassy knolls, art displays, and close proximity to Capitol Hill. The National Gallery Sculpture Garden buzzes with activity the most on Friday afternoons as crowds gather for sangria and live jazz music in the park. The Jazz Garden is the perfect place for an afternoon in the sun, although larger groups would be wise to arrive early (and bring a blanket) as seating space will go quickly!” – as recommended by DC local Leigh Genetti

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

Busboys and Poets – multiple locations
“Boasting three locations around Metro DC, Busboys and Poets is a local favorite for vegan-friendly eats, tasty barista drinks, and a trendy coffee shop atmosphere. Each location has plenty of comfy seating options for telecommuters, offering complimentary WiFi and plenty of outlets for guests to recharge. (One can also take a break by browsing the great reads in the small bookstore attached to Busboys and Poets.)” – as recommended by DC local Jess Gruber

Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC
Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC

Maketto – H Street
“A new favorite in the city, Maketto, for one, boasts great design. Along with an amazing atmosphere, it is home to the greatest pork buns ever! I’m not a coffee drinker, but I hear they do some of the best brews in the city. Eat, commune, shop, or read; this is your place. They often hold great events for creatives there as well. This is a must-visit.” – as recommended by DC local Gary Williams

Maketto, Washington, DC
Maketto, Washington, DC

District Taco – multiple locations
“The glowing reviews from customers on the hundreds of sticky notes on the wall say it all: This place has some of the most legitimate tacos in DC. Toppings are unlimited, and don’t miss the salsa bar. I love the healthy breakfast tacos with fresh-cooked egg whites on a corn tortilla, but the huevos rancheros are a delicious treat and the burrito is massive. Bonus: Breakfast is served all day!” – as recommended by DC local Lindsey Schwalb

District Taco, Washington, DC
District Taco, Washington, DC