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Around Washington

Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, The Willard is within walking distance to many of the city’s most iconic monuments, memorials and museums. Live like a local while in D.C. and explore some of our staff’s favorite places to eat, shop and visit.

The National Mall & Memorial Parks

With over 1,000 acres of greenspace, the National Mall and Memorial Parks have become the most iconic locations in Washington, D.C. Explore numerous memorials

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National Museum of African American History & Culture

Learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives, and how it has helped shape this nation.

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Ford's Theatre

Learn about Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, assassination and legacy in one of America’s most infamous theatres.

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Library of Congress

Take a free one-hour tour of the world’s largest library. Open Monday through Saturday.

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The Supreme Court

View an oral argument by the Supreme Court Justices. View the Argument Calendar on the Supreme Court website to see when they are in session. It

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The Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Tour the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to learn about U.S. paper currency and see how it is made. Open weekdays from 8.30 a.

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United States Botanical Gardens

A living plant museum, the U.S. Botanical Gardens maintains over 65,000 plants. View rare and endangered plants, to the latest in home gardens from

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United States Capitol Building

Take a guided tour of the historic U.S. Capitol Building, home to the House of Representatives and the Senate. Tour schedules can fill up quickly,

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The Lincoln Memorial

Located on the western edge of the National Mall, this memorial was built in honor of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.

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The White House

Located one block from The Willard, The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States. Public tours must be arranged through

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The Washington Monument

Standing at 555 feet, 5-1/8 inches, the Washington Monument offers the best bird’s eye view of the city! Tickets are required.

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Eastern Market

A favorite among locals, Eastern Market is the oldest operating fresh food market in D.C. Open Tuesday through Sunday. On the weekends, visitors can also

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Newseum

Whether you are outside the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue viewing the Today’s Front Pages Gallery, a daily collection of front pages from over 80 international

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The White House Visitor Center

Features a museum gallery, a temporary exhibit area, retail shop, visitor information facilities, and numerous opportunities for children and families to connect to the history of

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Arlington National Cemetery

View the time-honored tradition of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment as they maintain a 24 hour vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider. Open

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Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State

Located within the U.S. Department of State, the Diplomatic Reception Rooms offers visitors a chance to view the various rooms used when hosting visitors fir

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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Take in a performance at the nationally renowned Kennedy Center. Whether you like Theatre, Ballet, Opera or the Symphony, the Kennedy Center has something for everyone.

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Smithsonian's National Zoo

Free to visitors, the National Zoo is home to roughly 1,800 animals from 300 different species.

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The Tidal Basin

Stroll along the Tidal Basin and view some of Washington’s most notable Memorials,including the Martin Luther King Memorial, F.D. Roosevelt Memorial and Thomas

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The Washington Harbor

Favored by locals and visitors alike, Washington Harbor features various restaurants and entertainment. Various water taxis and boat tours depart from the boardwalk. During the winter,

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Café du Parc

Casual French Bistro at The Willard.

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Occidental Grill & Seafood

A historic fine dining restaurant for over 100 years, Occidental Grill and Seafood offers American cuisine with a focus on regional ingredients.

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Ben's Chili Bowl

Since 1958, Ben’s Chili Bowl has been serving chilidogs, burgers, sandwiches and homemade milk shakes.

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Tadich Grill

American, Seafood, Steak.

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Bobby Van's

Traditional American Steakhouse.

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Siroc

Intimate Informal Italian.

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Ella's Wood Fired Pizza

Stylish Euro-American Brasserie.

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The Bombay Club

Sophisticated Indian Cuisine.

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Casa Luca

Informal Rustic Italian.

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DBGB

French Bistro With Local Riffs.

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Taberna del Alabardero

Fine-Dining Spanish Cuisine.

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The Source

Celebrity chef’s modern Asian restaurant with creative, updated fare & cocktails in stylish digs.

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Old Ebbitt Grill

Washington’s oldest saloon, Old Ebbitt Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Tosca

Modern Northern Italian menu by Chef Massimo Fabbri.

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The Hamilton

Trendy, Casual American Food.

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MXDC

Reimagined Modern Mexican.

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Del Frisco's Grille

Sophisticated Chophouse.

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The Oceanaire

High-end Seafood & Shellfish.

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Central

New American/French Brasserie.

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Zaytinya

Mid-priced Greek/Mediterranean tapas.

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Mastro's

Steakhouse & Seafood.

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1789 Restaurant

This historic two-story Federal townhouse, adorned with American antiques throughout, provides an intimate setting among fireplaces and gas-lit lamps to enjoy a fine dining experience.

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Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Upmarket Surf & Turf.

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Farmers Fishers Bakers

Farm-inspired American fare with an in-house bakery, sushi counter, full bar with 24 beer taps, and year-round patio with views of the Potomac River.

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Fiola Mare

Specializing in seafood, Fiola Mare, located along the Potomac River in Georgetown, offers cuisine inspired by the seaside dining experience found along the coast of Italy

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Marcel's

Elegant French-Belgian classics with a twist.

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Rasika West End

Modern and traditional Indian fare served in a contemporary space.

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City Center DC

Hermes, Louis Vuitton, David Yurman, Canali, and Dior are only a handful of the high-end stores located within CityCenterDC.

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Tiny Jewel Box

Opened as an antique jewelry store in 1930, it is now a four-floor emporium. In addition to designer jewelry and watches, Tiny Jewel Box features a

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Dupont Circle

A trendy and historic neighborhood, Dupont Circle is home to some of D.C.’s most popular restaurants, bars, art galleries and retail shopping.

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Georgetown

Take a stroll down M Street in the popular Georgetown neighborhood and explore the numerous restaurants, bars and retail shops the area has to offer.

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World War I Memorial (Opening 2018)

A tribute to those who fought in World War I, this memorial will be located directly across the street from The Willard on Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Washington National Cathedral

View the sixth-largest cathedral in the world.

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National Archives

View the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence in the Rotunda of the National Archives.

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National Portrait Gallery

Experience portraiture beyond the frame. Our collections present people of remarkable character and achievement. These Americans—artists, politicians, scientists, inventors, activists, and performers—form our national

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Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nation’s first collection of American art, is an unparalleled record of the American experience. The collection captures the

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Tudor Place Historic House & Garden

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden preserves, interprets, and shares with the public and scholars the rich resources of its architecture, history, collections, and archive.

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National Museum of African Art

Occupying a prominent location next to the Washington Monument, the nearly 400,000-square-foot museum is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively

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All Eating Shopping Places

Eating

Café du Parc

Casual French Bistro at The Willard.


Eating

Occidental Grill & Seafood

A historic fine dining restaurant for over 100 years, Occidental Grill and Seafood offers American cuisine with a focus on regional ingredients.


Eating

Ben's Chili Bowl

Since 1958, Ben’s Chili Bowl has been serving chilidogs, burgers, sandwiches and homemade milk shakes.


Eating

Tadich Grill

American, Seafood, Steak.


Eating

Bobby Van's

Traditional American Steakhouse.


Eating

Siroc

Intimate Informal Italian.


Eating

Ella's Wood Fired Pizza

Stylish Euro-American Brasserie.


Eating

The Bombay Club

Sophisticated Indian Cuisine.


Eating

Casa Luca

Informal Rustic Italian.


Eating

DBGB

French Bistro With Local Riffs.


Eating

Taberna del Alabardero

Fine-Dining Spanish Cuisine.


Eating

The Source

Celebrity chef’s modern Asian restaurant with creative, updated fare & cocktails in stylish digs.


Eating

Old Ebbitt Grill

Washington’s oldest saloon, Old Ebbitt Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Eating

Tosca

Modern Northern Italian menu by Chef Massimo Fabbri.


Eating

The Hamilton

Trendy, Casual American Food.


Eating

MXDC

Reimagined Modern Mexican.


Eating

Del Frisco's Grille

Sophisticated Chophouse.


Eating

The Oceanaire

High-end Seafood & Shellfish.


Eating

Central

New American/French Brasserie.


Eating

Zaytinya

Mid-priced Greek/Mediterranean tapas.


Eating

Mastro's

Steakhouse & Seafood.


Eating

1789 Restaurant

This historic two-story Federal townhouse, adorned with American antiques throughout, provides an intimate setting among fireplaces and gas-lit lamps to enjoy a fine dining experience.


Eating

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Upmarket Surf & Turf.


Eating

Farmers Fishers Bakers

Farm-inspired American fare with an in-house bakery, sushi counter, full bar with 24 beer taps, and year-round patio with views of the Potomac River.


Eating

Fiola Mare

Specializing in seafood, Fiola Mare, located along the Potomac River in Georgetown, offers cuisine inspired by the seaside dining experience found along the coast of Italy and the Mediterranean.


Eating

Marcel's

Elegant French-Belgian classics with a twist.


Eating

Rasika West End

Modern and traditional Indian fare served in a contemporary space.


Shopping

City Center DC

Hermes, Louis Vuitton, David Yurman, Canali, and Dior are only a handful of the high-end stores located within CityCenterDC.


Shopping

Tiny Jewel Box

Opened as an antique jewelry store in 1930, it is now a four-floor emporium. In addition to designer jewelry and watches, Tiny Jewel Box features a corporate gifting showroom, as well as Washington’s largest collection of vintage engagement rings and custom jewelry.


Shopping

Dupont Circle

A trendy and historic neighborhood, Dupont Circle is home to some of D.C.’s most popular restaurants, bars, art galleries and retail shopping.


Shopping

Georgetown

Take a stroll down M Street in the popular Georgetown neighborhood and explore the numerous restaurants, bars and retail shops the area has to offer.


Places

The National Mall & Memorial Parks

With over 1,000 acres of greenspace, the National Mall and Memorial Parks have become the most iconic locations in Washington, D.C. Explore numerous memorials and Smithsonian museums located throughout.


Places

National Museum of African American History & Culture

Learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives, and how it has helped shape this nation.


Places

Ford's Theatre

Learn about Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, assassination and legacy in one of America’s most infamous theatres.


Places

Library of Congress

Take a free one-hour tour of the world’s largest library. Open Monday through Saturday.


Places

The Supreme Court

View an oral argument by the Supreme Court Justices. View the Argument Calendar on the Supreme Court website to see when they are in session. It is highly recommended that you arrive early as seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Places

The Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Tour the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to learn about U.S. paper currency and see how it is made. Open weekdays from 8.30 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Admission is free and tickets are required March – August.


Places

United States Botanical Gardens

A living plant museum, the U.S. Botanical Gardens maintains over 65,000 plants. View rare and endangered plants, to the latest in home gardens from around the world.


Places

United States Capitol Building

Take a guided tour of the historic U.S. Capitol Building, home to the House of Representatives and the Senate. Tour schedules can fill up quickly, especially in the Spring and Fall, thus it is recommended that you book your tickets in advance.


Places

The Lincoln Memorial

Located on the western edge of the National Mall, this memorial was built in honor of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.


Places

The White House

Located one block from The Willard, The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States. Public tours must be arranged through Congressional offices and embassies.


Places

The Washington Monument

Standing at 555 feet, 5-1/8 inches, the Washington Monument offers the best bird’s eye view of the city! Tickets are required.


Places

Eastern Market

A favorite among locals, Eastern Market is the oldest operating fresh food market in D.C. Open Tuesday through Sunday. On the weekends, visitors can also enjoy artisan crafts, jewelry, antiques, and more from over 100 vendors.


Places

Newseum

Whether you are outside the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue viewing the Today’s Front Pages Gallery, a daily collection of front pages from over 80 international newspapers, or exploring the various exhibits inside, the Newseum is an interactive museum dedicated to news and journalism.


Places

The White House Visitor Center

Features a museum gallery, a temporary exhibit area, retail shop, visitor information facilities, and numerous opportunities for children and families to connect to the history of the White House and President’s Park. View over 100 artifacts from the White House Collection, including items like President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Desk.


Places

Arlington National Cemetery

View the time-honored tradition of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment as they maintain a 24 hour vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider. Open 365 days a year.


Places

Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State

Located within the U.S. Department of State, the Diplomatic Reception Rooms offers visitors a chance to view the various rooms used when hosting visitors fir official meetings,luncheons and dinners. With a collection of furnishings, paintings and objects worth over $100 million, these rooms are a must see. Tours must be booked in advance and are only offered Monday – Friday at select times.


Places

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Take in a performance at the nationally renowned Kennedy Center. Whether you like Theatre, Ballet, Opera or the Symphony, the Kennedy Center has something for everyone.


Places

Smithsonian's National Zoo

Free to visitors, the National Zoo is home to roughly 1,800 animals from 300 different species.


Places

The Tidal Basin

Stroll along the Tidal Basin and view some of Washington’s most notable Memorials,including the Martin Luther King Memorial, F.D. Roosevelt Memorial and Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Visiting D.C. in the Spring? The Tidal Basin is the most iconic focal point for viewing of the annual Cherry Blossoms.


Places

The Washington Harbor

Favored by locals and visitors alike, Washington Harbor features various restaurants and entertainment. Various water taxis and boat tours depart from the boardwalk. During the winter, the Harbour features D.C.’s largest outdoor ice skating venue.


Places

World War I Memorial (Opening 2018)

A tribute to those who fought in World War I, this memorial will be located directly across the street from The Willard on Pennsylvania Avenue.


Places

Washington National Cathedral

View the sixth-largest cathedral in the world.


Places

National Archives

View the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence in the Rotunda of the National Archives.


Places

National Portrait Gallery

Experience portraiture beyond the frame. Our collections present people of remarkable character and achievement. These Americans—artists, politicians, scientists, inventors, activists, and performers—form our national identity. They help us understand who we are and remind us of what we can aspire to be.


Places

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nation’s first collection of American art, is an unparalleled record of the American experience. The collection captures the aspirations, character, and imagination of the American people throughout three centuries. The museum is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal key aspects of America’s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today.


Places

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden preserves, interprets, and shares with the public and scholars the rich resources of its architecture, history, collections, and archive.


Places

National Museum of African Art

Occupying a prominent location next to the Washington Monument, the nearly 400,000-square-foot museum is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting and showcasing the African American story and its impact on American and world history.