Washington, DC has always been a prosperous American city. As the country’s capital, it is the hub of political and federal infrastructure, which have continued to draw outsiders to the city either for work, tourism or living. Given the city’s status, the US and the world look to Washington as a symbol of Americana, imposing a necessity for the city to maintain an attractive modernity to encourage investment.
Washington, DC is blessed to be set in the beautiful landscape of the northeastern United States. Whilst the city itself is historical and architecturally stunning, full of neoclassical gems, imposing stone façades and towering ceilings with exquisite mouldings, it is only natural one begins to crave the freedom of the great outdoors. Thankfully, Washington’s surroundings are well worth venturing outside of the city for. The city itself is lucky to have open green spaces for the public to enjoy on a bright day, but there is more to the Maryland and Virginia landscape than meets the eye. In order from easiest to hardest, here is a short guide to the 5 most enjoyable hikes around the city - so get out there and walk these states!
Washington, DC nightlife is arguably best enjoyed sipping a classic drink at one of the city’s welcoming, comfortable, upmarket bars. From wood-panelled, country club-style rooms with leather armchairs and the smell of history, to the modern, sociable settings or even glamorous rooftops, there is somewhere for everyone to unwind, socialise or impress. Washington is filled with the vestiges of prohibition a century ago, with speakeasies scattered around the city. Like the rest of the US, Washington has seen a revival in independent and craft alcohol production that has culminated in the arrival of new breweries and distilleries to the capital. Check out our guide to the best drinking spots in Washington, DC below.
Washington, DC, America’s capital, is a historical city of great importance to the tapestry of American identity. The city is scattered with grand monuments to leaders passed, museums for the preservation of domestic and global achievements and iconic brownstone residential architecture that has transcended fluctuating architectural styles to become a symbol of Washington. Although Washington is blessed with a rich history of political power, the city has not rested on those laurels, and as the capital of the United States, there is so much more to the city to discover. As an immensely popular city to its residents and outsiders, Washington’s renowned for its variety, from beautiful city parks to intimate jazz bars - there’s more to the city than you may know. Check out our guide to the best things to do and see when you’re next in Washington, DC.
Washington is the home of America’s political history, indispensable in its contribution to forging the country as it is today. From the White House to the Smithsonian, the impact of Washington on both America and the world as a whole should not be underestimated. However, for decades there was a notable disparity between the city’s calibre on the world stage, and the restaurants that fed it. Until recently, within the last 20 years or so, Washington lacked what New York and Los Angeles had - glamorous gastronomy. Now, Washington is teeming with posh bites, Parisian bistros, refined plates and hotspots for food. The city has finally enticed some of the country’s most talented chefs to set up shop to cook more than just power lunches for the stressed political aide. For an essential guide to the city’s food scene and where to bump into a Senator or two, check out our restaurant guide to Washington DC below.
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