Washington D.C. - Hidden Gems & Foodie Finds

Group 6 Washington D.C.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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About the location

Everyone knows about the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and the National Capitol. My mission is to show you all the off-the-beaten-path spots, in addition to the famous ones. I’m a firm believer that travel does not have to be expensive, so I make it a point to feature free museums and activities, great spots to photograph, and let you know about any awesome food deals.

Guide Highlights

United States National Arboretum and National Capitol Columns

Tucked away in the NE quadrant of the city, you can walk the gardens and collections and see the National Capitol Columns!

Foodie Paradise

From hole-in-the wall taco or ramen shops to Michelin Star restaurants. This guide has everything you could want, whether brunch or dinner!

Guide Summary

This guide could easily provide you with a week’s worth of activities. I have lived in DC since 2012 and it is a passion of mine to share all the best parts with anyone who wants to visit. Our nation’s capital is full of things to do, monuments to see, and places to go. This guide should have something for everyone! DC is an amazing city full of so much culture in the form of food, art, markets, architecture, festivals, plays, and museums. I share my tips for getting to experience all of these things to the fullest!

In my personal life, I am a foodie and run a food Instagram (@hungry_hungry_hanley), and I also enjoy architecture and urban exploring (I actually work for ARCHITECT Magazine!), so I included my favorite spots! I love seeing live music (whether local jazz bands, or national tours) and included tips for that as well.

Featured in this guide

Local food
Photo spots
Group 31 Museums
Foodie favorites
Group 39 Art
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 38 Bike-friendly
Group 32 Historical
Group 36 Shopping
Group 33 Walkable
Kayaking / Canoeing
Group 13 Public transportation

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Active / Adventure
Weekend Getaway


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  • Guide Architect

    Mattie Hanley

    Mattie Hanley

    I work for ARCHITECT magazine by day and teach yoga by night. I love all things travel, urbex, architecture, design, history, food.

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