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8 things you have to do in Washington DC
While you’re in town for the best in food/design/shopping, try not to forget that Washington, DC is one of the most powerful and historic cities in the USA. Don’t miss out on these favourites in and around DC.   1. Washington Monument It’s worth the wait in line for an elevator ride to the top of the monument. 2. Lincoln Memorial Try to spot the engraving on the ground that depicts where Martin Luther King Jr. stood during his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. 3. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial  Go at night when the stark white statue stands out against the inky night sky. 4. The White House Tours of the White House are not currently being facilitated for foreign nationals, but make sure to check in with the Australian embassy in Washington for any updates before your trip. 5. Union Market 40 creative food vendors come together under one roof in the NoMa neighbourhood. 6. H Street corridor An energetic corridor filled with hip bars, live music venues and restaurants. Maketto, a menswear shop-meets-Asian restaurant, is a standout. 7. Suburbs Arlington National Cemetery and Old Town Alexandria are must-see stops just outside of Washington. 8. Nationals Stadium If you visit during April and November, try to catch a Nationals baseball game     Discover some of the most wonderful suburbs in the USA. Check out these Washington DC gems: - Downtown/Shaw - Logan Circle/U Street - Georgetown  
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A guide to Washington DC. Neighbourhoods – Georgetown
The affluent neighbourhood of Georgetown seems to have stood the test of time, maybe due to the fact that it’s completely inaccessible by DC Metro. Hop in an Uber and ask to be dropped off at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (or C+O Canal to locals) for a serene stroll down by the Potomac River. Afterwards, head over to historic Clyde’s of Georgetown on M Street for brunch and a Bloody Mary. Post-brunch, pop into Martin’s Tavern on Wisconsin Avenue, to see the booth where then-senator John F. Kennedy popped the question to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953. The couple lived in Georgetown during the years before JFK became president. Georgetown is also one of DC’s best neighbourhoods for shopping, sporting boutiques that would impress even the most discerning fashionista. Hit up AllSaints for butter-soft leather jackets, Billy Reid for styles from the deep-south and if you can’t commit, visit one of the few brick-and-mortar locations of web-based Rent the Runway. Later, spend the twilight hours strolling the picturesque grounds of Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the United States.     Don't miss these other suburbia delights: - Downtown/Shaw - Logan Circle/U Street    
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A guide to Washington DC. Neighbourhoods – Downtown/Shaw
In the late 1990s, Downtown DC, bordering the National Mall, was a mass of office buildings and parking lots. Head there now and there’s a healthy mix of new and old to discover.
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A guide to Washington DC. Neighbourhoods – Logan Circle/U Street
West of Shaw is the Logan Circle neighbourhood, where the main drag of 14th street is lined with DC’s hottest eateries and home décor stores. If it’s the weekend, start the day like a local with brunch at Le Diplomate. The French brasserie gives major Paris vibes with subway-tiled dining rooms, gorgeous crown moulding and arguably the best steak tartare this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Walk off brunch with a stroll up 14th street, stopping to admire the quirky vintage home furnishings at Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & Whatnot and the futuristic-looking light fixtures at Urban Essentials. Continue north en route to the U Street Corridor, pausing to reflect at the African American Civil War Memorial honouring the free, and in some cases still enslaved, African American men who fought during the American Civil War. If time allows, stop into the nearby African American Civil War Museum to see historic documents, photographs and exhibits dedicated to the names on the monument. Once you hit U Street, welcome to ‘Black Broadway’. The neighbourhood earned the nickname much in part to its native son, jazz legend Duke Ellington, and a host of famous African American artists including Cab Calloway and Pearl Bailey who performed in the area’s theatres in the early 20th century. However, since the 19th century, U Street has been the site of African American owned businesses, rowhouses and restaurants and is home to Howard University, a historically black university. Stop by long-standing local restaurant (and one of Obama’s favourites) Ben’s Chili Bowl for a signature half smoke sausage, before checking out the line-up at the recently refurbished Howard Theatre, where a large sculpture of Ellington in front of an abstracted piano is erected in his honour.     Don't miss these other suburbia delights: - Georgetown - Downtown/Shaw  
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99. Washington DC – World’s Most Incredible Cities
Discover why Washington DC in the USA ranked #99 in our countdown of '100 Most Incredible Cities in the World'. 

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