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Destination Discoveries

We curate experiences that help each traveler feel like a local. To help immerse you in the nation’s capital, our Destination Discoveries guides offer several paths to choose, whether you want to see D.C. by foot, bike or metro. We invite you to explore local galleries in Dupont Circle, shop for unique gifts at a local market and take a behind the scenes tour of the beautiful, stately embassy mansions with the help of our curated Destination Discoveries guides.
Ride

Looking for something fun to do like the locals? Ride the metro to NoMa-Gallaudet University Station for goodies to take home at Union Market, an indoor market featuring 40 local vendors Then head to Navy-Yard Ballpark and walk to The Yards Park at Capitol Riverfront. In the summer, you can soak up the sun and listen to live music on the lawn, so it’s perfect for friends and families. There are plenty of waterfront restaurants. Catch a game at the Nationals Stadium. If you’re looking for something to quench your thirst, book a tour of Bluejacket Brewery. After your day at Navy Yard, if you’re looking for nightlife action, hop on the metro to the U St. neighborhood. The hustle and bustle on U and 14th Street is perfect for those who aren’t quite ready to slow down. End the evening with late-night food, such as the classic half-smokes at Ben’s Chili Bowl.

Ben's Chili Bowl DC
Run

Looking for the perfect scenic running route? Head out on a run to the National Mall to see the Lincoln Memorial, Capitol building, and Capitol Hill neighborhood to take in our local beauty. Then on your way back, take the route past the White House. When the temperatures begin to rise, jog down to Georgetown Waterfront for a breeze, Then cross the Francis Scott Key Bridge and jog on the Mount Vernon trail which follows the Potomac River for 18 miles. Watching planes take off at Gravelly Point will keep you focused on your workout. If you’re seeking shade during the summer, Rock Creek Park, offers hiking and biking trails that travel 13 miles from D.C. near the Kennedy Center to Lake Needwood in Montgomery County, Md. No matter which route you choose, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the scenery.

Park
Walk

Want to immerse yourself in D.C.? Head out our front doors, go right and walk along our favorite area, Embassy Row. Admire the embassies and consulates that occupy stately mansions, previously homes of politicians and millionaires. Make your way to The Phillips Collection, America’s first modern art museum, where you can see Rothko and Picasso on permanent exhibit. If you’re visiting on a Sunday, loop onto 21st Street to taste local ingredients at the Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Farmers’ Market. If you’ve got an afternoon, walk to Georgetown, a cute neighborhood on the waterfront. Shop in their many boutiques and then find your way down to the waterfront to pick up your kayak or paddleboard. It’s a great way to get your feet wet and see the city by water.

Kayaks
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Can't wait to capture those pixel-rich souvenirs? We know just the place. Become a part of the art and take a photo with your Compass Coffee in front of Colette Miller's Angel Wings, located at our front entrance. Just around the corner is the Dupont FreshFARM Market, an active street market on Sunday mornings that exhibits all local goods. Want to venture off a little farther? You're only 87 steps away the Dupont metro Station (Q Street Entrance) so navigating through the District will be a breeze. In this city music and rhythm are everywhere, so enjoy a brass band convert by local performers on the South side of Dupont Circle. 

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