The Best of D.C. Local Attractions

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Handpicked by Hamilton Hotel’s District Insiders

Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

For the best historical landmarks, cultural sites, and unexpected things to do in Washington, D.C, we went directly to the local experts and curated their top picks. Discover the city’s best hot spots and under-the-radar destinations from Hamilton Hotel’s tastemakers.

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    Amalgamated Costume & Design Studio 1

    Amalgamated Costume & Design Studio

    A-list film, television, and theatre costume designers from projects like Boardwalk Empire and Mamma Mia rely on this Arlington source for their throwback threads. Spanning decades from the 1900s to the 1980s, the collection includes everything from 1920s men’s suits to 1970s rompers.

    Entertainment Insider Shopping 7.2 miles Read More
    Arlington National Cemetery

    Arlington National Cemetery

    As the nation’s premier military cemetery and shrine, Arlington is the final resting place for over 400,000 active duty service members, veterans, and their families.

    Historic Outdoors 2.7 miles Read More
    Blagden Alley 1

    Blagden Alley

    Located in Shaw Neighborhood, Blagden Alley’s four intersecting alleyways of 19th century rowhouses and stables have been transformed into one of D.C.’s buzziest destinations. You’ll find Michelin-starred restaurants (The Dabney), cool cocktail bars (The Columbia Room), ethnic cuisine (Tiger Fork fo

    Entertainment Foodie Insider 0.7 miles Read More
    Capitol Stones

    Capitol Stones

    Located in Rock Creek Park, the Capitol Stones are an urban legend that seems too crazy to be true, but a visit to these ancient, architectural ruins will confirm it. While renovating the Capitol in 1958, slabs dating from the building’s original construction were abandoned here after the builders w

    Historic Outdoors 4.8 miles Read More
    Christ Child Opportunity Shop

    Christ Child Opportunity Shop

    This high-end consignment shop in Georgetown is a favorite source for vintage jewelry, silver, crystal, handbags, and collectibles. All proceeds go to the D.C. chapter of the Christ Child Society, which helps over 5,000 D.C.-area children in need.

    Insider Shopping 2.2 miles Read More
    Culture House

    Culture House DC

    Housed in a multicolored historic former Baptist church that has been reimagined as a contemporary art collective space, Culture House operates as a community space for D.C.-based artists. It features cutting-edge art, experiential shows, cultural events, and performances.

    Entertainment Insider 0.6 miles Read More
    Dupont Farmers Market 1

    Dupont Farmers Market

    Named one of the top farmers markets in the country, the market is in the heart of one of Washington, DC’s most vibrant and historic neighborhoods. During peak season, there are 50+ farmers with offerings like certified organic fruits and vegetables, pastured meat, poultry and eggs, farmstead and ar

    Foodie Insider Outdoors Shopping 1.0 miles Read More
    Dupont Underground

    Dupont Underground

    A hidden gem, Dupont Underground is a community arts organization that transformed the subterranean streetcar station in Dupont Circle into a platform to support creative exchange, contemporary arts practice and an ongoing conversation about the city.

    Entertainment Insider .9 miles Read More
    Elizabeth’s Gone Raw 1

    Elizabeth’s Gone Raw

    Conceived by D.C. caterer Elizabeth Petty when she discovered the healing power of raw foods during her experience with breast cancer. Open only on Friday and Saturday nights, the restaurant offers guests a multi-course tasting menu set in an elegant Federalist-era townhouse in downtown D.C.

    Foodie Insider 0.1 miles Read More
    Fancy Radish 1

    Fancy Radish

    A vegetable restaurant by James Beard-nominated chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby. The all-vegetable menu will appeal to both foodies and wellness-focused diners alike, and is paired with over 40 different natural wines, craft beers, and creative cocktails.

    Foodie Insider 2.1 miles Read More
    Ford’s Theatre

    Ford’s Theatre

    Visit the site of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and learn about his lasting legacy through performances, exhibits, and rare artifacts.

    Historic Museum 0.7 miles Read More
    Foundry Gallery

    Foundry Gallery

    A non-profit, artist-owned cooperative gallery where emerging and established D.C. artists show their work at monthly shows. The gallery is a go-to for collectors looking to spot up-and-coming talent at affordable prices.

    Entertainment Insider Shopping 1.5 miles Read More


    Explore the cobblestone streets and tree-lined historic neighborhood of Georgetown, home to excellent shopping, dining, and entertainment, as well as Georgetown University.

    Entertainment Foodie Historic 1.8 miles Read More
    Georgetown Flea Market

    Georgetown Flea Market

    Weather permitting, this outdoor flea market is open every Sunday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Vendors stock a mix of vintage goods including lighting, pottery, art, ceramics, and furniture.

    Insider Shopping 2.8 miles Read More
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    You will find a little of everything at GoodWood, including lamps, mirrors, art, and accessories from the 1800s to the 1970s. There is an emphasis here on stocking unique, off-the-beaten-path items from artisans and indie brands, as well as dresses, shoes, and even Marie Antoinette’s perfume.

    Insider Shopping 1.1 miles Read More
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