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Best Things to Do in Washington DC

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Keisha's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

“Call Your Mother Deli” (they close at 2pm) in close proximity to cute row houses. And delish bagels! M St and Wisconsin Ave is so chic and quaint for shopping. I loved Georgetown!

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

Besides Georgetown, Adams Morgan is also really cool and artsy. The Martin Luther King memorial and Lincoln Memorial were amazing to view up close! The architecture is quiet awe inspiring.

What is your best travel tip for Washington DC?

Pay attention to parking! A lot of meters. The earlier you can plan your tours and select spots to see the better. Even in a pandemic slowing things are busy in D.C. by late morning.

Visited Washington DC in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

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Christine's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What is your best travel tip for Washington DC?

Get outside and go for a walk / run. You’ll find so many really cool places! Especially by the Lincoln memorial.

Visited Washington DC in November

Photo Shoot Location: Lincoln Memorial

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Alyssa's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

We love Reverie

Hometown Shoot in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

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Lander's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

We LOVED Founding Farmers! We went there for brunch and ended up sitting at the bar (full service) because the wait was so long. It worked out perfectly! The bartender were friendly and helpful, and it was an added bonus to get to watch all of the fun drinks being made.

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

The Holocaust Museum-- It's heavy, but SO worth it. Just be sure to get your tickets early to secure your spot and be prepared to spend several hours. I would also recommend seeing the Capitol and monuments at night, if you can. We rented electric scooters to get from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol & it was one of my favorite parts of the trip! The city is so beautiful is such a different way at night.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Washington DC?

Schedule a shoot with flytographer! It's totally worth it. :)

Visited Washington DC in October

Photo Shoot Location: Lincoln Memorial

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Nathalie's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

Luke’s Lobster! Ambar! London Curry House!

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

All the museums and monuments are musts!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Washington DC?

Bring all the snacks!

Visited Washington DC in September

Photo Shoot Location: Lincoln Memorial

Elisenda in Washington DC for Flytographer


Kendra's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

We decided to try the Bodega Spanish Tapas and Lounge, to commemorate an anniversary trip we made to Spain last year, and it ended up being our favorite dinner spot! We had the Marinera Paella and Croquetas De Polla - both were so delicious!

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

The National Arboretum is a must see when in the area - it has many different plant collections and is home to the National Columns.

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Washington DC?

Most of the government buildings required a timed entry ticket or nomination from your member of Congress to enter, so plan in advance if you’d like to see things like the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, etc. The U.S. Capitol was our favorite tour!

Visited Washington DC in September

Photo Shoot Location: Lincoln Memorial

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Danielle's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

There were so many great restaurants that we tried but 1789 and Succotash were our favorites. At both restaurants, the food, service, and ambiance was elegant and enjoyable.

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

We loved it all! It’s impossible to choose a favorite. The Library of Congress was stunning. There’s no comparison to the view from the top of the Washington Monument. And the Lincoln Memorial was gorgeous at both sunrise and by moonlight.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Washington DC?

Our kids are 14 and 19. They enjoyed keeping busy with all of our planned activities and were impressed with the historical elements at the landmarks we visited (The Capitol, Arlington, Mount Vernon, and Ford’s Theater). Plus they loved all of the aircraft at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Visited Washington DC in July

Photo Shoot Location: Lincoln Memorial

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Brittany's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

Mount desert ice cream!!

Visited Washington DC in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

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Meivys's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

Cafe du Parc

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Washington DC?

Must-haves: snacks, rain covers and strollers

Visited Washington DC in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Elisenda in Washington DC for Flytographer


Anandi's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

Jaleo - amazing food!

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

Futures Exhibit at Smithsonian Arts & Industries building National Cathedral (amazing to see in person!)

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Washington DC?

Beauvoir Playground behind the Natl Cathedral was amazingly fun for kids of all ages.

Visited Washington DC in December

Photo Shoot Location: Lincoln Memorial

Justin in Washington DC for Flytographer


Kaitlin's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

Old Ebbitt Grill - We booked it as a special birthday dinner and later found out it was rated the #1 restaurant in DC! Highly recommend.

Visited Washington DC in November

Photo Shoot Location: Lincoln Memorial

Justin in Washington DC for Flytographer


Ashley's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

Nellie’s has a fun Drag Brunch We also love Succotash!

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

Downtown Alexandria at night with the lights, cobblestone streets, and gas lanterns is a great date night spot.

What is your best travel tip for Washington DC?

The Metro is the BEST way to get around!

Visited Washington DC in November

Photo Shoot Location: Lincoln Memorial

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Michael's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

Carmine’s is a favorite of ours’. Great food and great atmosphere.

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

Arlington National Cemetery is a must. A somber reminder that freedom isn’t free.

Visited Washington DC in October

Photo Shoot Location: Lincoln Memorial

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Jessica's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

The wharf area is such an easy place to find quick food with options for anyone. The s’mores food truck is so fun! Founding Farmers is a great spot for an early family dinner or for a date night or dinner with friends. Everything is so fresh and there are so many options!

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

The Decadence afternoon tea (really desserts!) at the St Regis is so memorable. It’s also a great spot for a drink if you’re not in the mood for anything sweet. Enjoy the garden behind the Smithsonian Castle for some quiet nature or a nice picnic spot (there are shaded tables!)

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Washington DC?

DC is such a great place to bring kids! With free museums, you can pop in and out. There’s so much to see as you walk, and green space all over for running off energy. Lightweight travel items like a GB Pockit stroller and the ride safer vest make it so easy to get around quickly with small kids.

Visited Washington DC in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

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Nola's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

The monuments! Watching the sunrise over the reflection pond or stopping by the memorials at night while they're all lit up.

Visited Washington DC in August

Photo Shoot Location: Lincoln Memorial

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Lillian's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

The Hay-Adams hotel not only has a fantastic restaurant with views of Lafayette Square, The White House and Black Lives Matter Plaza, it also has a fabulous basement bar well worth a visit. The atmosphere in both is so different and both have vibes of bygone days. The staff, as always, treat you like royalty.

Hometown Shoot in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Justin in Washington DC for Flytographer


Crystal's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

KitchenCray food was Amazing!

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

We loved hanging out at the Washington Harbour.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Washington DC?

The National Harbor and The Washington Harbour had great eats for kids, (who are usually picky eaters).

Visited Washington DC in April

Photo Shoot Location: Lincoln Memorial

Elisenda in Washington DC for Flytographer


Andrew's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

After I proposed we had dinner at The Prime Rib, it was very good! I would also highly recommend the Unconventional Dinner. We stayed one night at the Eaton DC which was a very cool hipster modern new hotel and then 2 nights at the Trump International Hotel which was very very upscale.

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

Seeing the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier was amazing. Definitely have to see the major monuments in person, the e-bike tour we did was AWESOME! It was located right next to the Spy museum. The Enid A Haupt garden was a must see as well if traveling during the spring time. Check Groupon for affordable couple massages, that was a nice bonus we did. Utilize some of the scooters around town, makes for a fun trip and can really save your feet.

Visited Washington DC in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

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Rhea's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

Farmers Fishers Bakers offers the best breakfast!

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

Everything, from monuments, architecture, restaurants. You feel like walking in history everywhere you go. Favorite hotel where we also had our wedding- The St Regis ❤️

What is the best tip for celebrating your birthday in Washington DC?

Afternoon Tea at The St Regis hotel

Visited Washington DC in April

Photo Shoot Location: Georgetown Waterfront

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Krystyn's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

Zeppelin has amazing style, and great sushi. If you love vintage Japanese movies - you'll love the artwork here. If you want a great breakfast - order from Call Your Mother. Their bagel breakfast sandwiches and chocolate babka muffin is AMAZING. Also - Ben's Chili Bowl is a required stop for any DC trip!

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

Take in an art exhibit at ARTECHOUSE. It's an interactive experience that is a bit off the beaten path, but well worth your time. It's only in a few cities - so you won't really find something like it anywhere else!

What is your best travel tip for Washington DC?

Washington DC is immensely walkable. Get out there and take a look around as you're walking from museum to museum or to a monument. There's always something new to see and do, all you have to do is keep your eyes open!

Visited Washington DC in March

Photo Shoot Location: Tidal Basin

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Peyton's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

Lapis, Martin’s Tavern, Old Ebbitt Grill

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

Walk around the National Mall and Georgetown

What is your best overall travel tip for Washington DC?

Use a bike share service and take on DC to see all of the sights!

Hometown Shoot in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Elisenda in Washington DC for Flytographer


Jessica's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

Depends on what you want to eat! My favorite breakfast option this trip was Founding Farmers. Kramerbooks & Afterwords is also delicious.

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

Have a photo shoot at the Lincoln Memorial

What is your best overall travel tip for Washington DC?

Bring comfortable shoes as the city is best traveled by Metro and that requires walking!!

Visited Washington DC in October

Photo Shoot Location: Lincoln Memorial

Sarah in Washington DC for Flytographer


Erin's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

My two favorite places are Black Salt in the Palisades neighborhood and Zaytinya in Chinatown.

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

My favorite thing to do in DC is to rent a kayak and paddle in the Potomac with stops to explore Roosevelt Island and the Georgetown Waterfront. I also love a good run around the National Mall. It's nice and flat with tons of iconic views.

What is your best overall travel tip for Washington DC?

For less crowds, visit during the week!

Hometown Shoot in September

Photo Shoot Location: Lincoln Memorial

Elisenda in Washington DC for Flytographer


Emily's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What are the best places to eat and drink in Washington DC?

Taberna del Alabardero for the best tapas in DC

What are the best things to do in Washington DC?

Attend a Nats game

What is your best overall travel tip for Washington DC?

Go for a run around the monuments for some motivation

Hometown Shoot in July

Photo Shoot Location: Lincoln Memorial

Elisenda in Washington DC for Flytographer


Emily's Travel Tips for Washington DC

What is your best overall travel tip for Washington DC?

Walk around the monuments at night and explore any and all Smithsonians - theyre free!

Visited Washington DC in November

Photo Shoot Location: Lincoln Memorial

Lindsey in Washington DC for Flytographer


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