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Washington, D.C. Reagan

Things To Do In Washington - Reagan

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. The Office of the Librarian is tasked to set policy and to direct and support programs and activities to accomplish the Library's mission.

101 Independence Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20540
Phone: 202-707-5000

You'll see so much of Washington DC on this DC in a Day Tour! Pay your respects to fallen heroes at the World War II Memorial and see some of DC's famous landmarks. From history to science, this Washington DC tour has it all!

Come aboard Washington's premier dining ship! This three-hour dinner cruise takes you along the Potomac River for panoramic views of the nation's greatest monuments as you dine on a four-course dinner.

See Washington DC from the land and water on a unique duck tour! Traveling in an original WWII amphibious vehicle, this 90-minute tour takes you to the famous monuments of Washington DC before splashing down into the Potomac River for the most unusual ride of your vacation.

As you cruise through the Nation's Capital, past the monuments, White House and American icons, you will receive a great orientation, informative historical and current-day information, heaps of unique and fascinating stories, fantastic photo ops and superb personal service from your guide. The Segway is the first of its kind - It's new, it's cool and a ton of fun!

Join a cruise around the capitol and admire the cities skyline while on board this wonderful 2 hour brunch cruise. Admire unmatched skyline views from a unique vantage point while enjoying a mouth-watering feast and listening to the live jazz trio.

This Washington DC tour takes you to the most popular monuments and historic buildings in Washington to provide tips on architectural photography, outdoor portraiture, and interior photography without flash by professional photographer E. David Luria.

Seeking an activity in Washington DC that offers culture, history, sightseeing and a lot of fun, all in one package? This round-trip cruise from Washington DC to Mount Vernon is an exciting 6.5-hour cruise offering a narrated Potomac River tour and admission to Mount Vernon.

Explore this historic building, which once housed the largest domestic slave trading company in the nation. Now, the Northern Virginia Urban League (NOVAUL) operates the property as a museum, dedicated to preserving the stories of those who passed into slavery through this very building.

1315 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-836-2858

Visit three floors of working artist studios and galleries at this landmark, founded in 1974 at the site of a WWII munitions plant. Overlooking the Potomac River in Alexandria's historic Old Town, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest collection of publicly accessible working art studios anywhere in the United States. Entry is free and open to the public.

105 North Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-838-4565

Robert E. Lee once did his banking in this Greek Revival building, once home to the Bank of the Old Dominion. Today, it is home to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA), which presents art exhibitions and performances. Admission to the gallery is free.

201 Prince St
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-548-0035

This museum complex is composed of three parts: the Museum itself, the Watson Reading Room, and the African American Heritage Park. Dedicated to promoting tolerance and understanding among all cultures, the museum offers insight on Alexandria's rich cultural heritage.

902 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-746-4356

Built in 1753 by Alexandria's founder John Carlyle, this Georgian Palladian manor was once the site of a meeting between five governors who met there to discuss the funding of the French and Indian War. Experience one of Alexandria's many historical treasures by taking a tour (offered daily) or attending an exhibit or lecture.

121 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-549-5738

This colossal memorial was designed to look like one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the lighthouse at Alexandria, Egypt. Inside, a 17-foot bronze statue of Washington is on display along with an extensive collection of Washington artifacts.

101 Callahan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22301
Phone: 703-683-2007

Northern Virginia's most popular attraction is the final resting place of over 400,000 American servicemembers, including former presidents John F. Kennedy and William Howard Taft. Other attractions include the elaborate Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington House, the former home of Robert E. Lee.

Phone: 703-892-2606

Once the colonial home of George Washington, Mount Vernon is now the most visited historic estate in America. Located 8 miles south of Alexandria, the riverside estate encompasses the Mansion, a working farm, gardens, galleries, and Washington's tomb. The first president's former house is now a museum, filled with documents and historical ephemera.

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Phone: 703-780-2000

Food & Drink In Washington - Reagan

Established in 1856, Old Ebbitt Grill is the oldest dining saloon in Washington, DC. Across from the White House, Old Ebbitt serves American Cuisine, and offers the largest selection of oysters in DC. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining, as well as Saturday and Sunday Brunch.

675 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-347-4800

This glam Penn Quarter eatery has received scores of industry accolades since opening in 2002. The menu's small-plate, or mezze, options allow guests to sample a variety of flavorful Mediterranean creations by award-winning chef Jose Andres.

701 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-638-0800

Rasika, which means "flavors" in Sanskrit, is a modern Indian restaurant showcasing Tawa (griddle), Sigri (open barbeque), Tandoori and other regional dishes. They have a temperature controlled wine cellar, offer small plates and a modern lounge.

633 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-637-1222

Downtown Washington's first modern white tablecloth Italian restaurant is located in the Arnold and Porter building. Ristorante Tosca offers the finest in contemporary northern Italian cuisine by executive Chef Massimo Fabbri. He interprets Italian cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients, using a creative approach that respects the great traditions of Tuscan gastronomy.

1112 F Street
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-367-1990

Acclaimed Chef Robert Wiedmaier opened Marcel's in 1999 to rave reviews of his French cuisine with a Flemish flair, derived from his Belgian heritage. Signature dishes that have Washingtonians and critics talking are his seared foie gras, crispy skate wing and light as air Boudin Blanc complemented by his outstanding wine list. Marcel's offers a daily changing three-course Pre-Theater dinner with complimentary executive car service to and from the nearby Kennedy Center.

2401 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-296-1166

JALEO invites you to explore the spirit and cuisine of Spain. JALEO means "uproar" or "melee" and also "revelry" and "merry-making". The concept is owned and managed by ThinkFoodGroup (Jaleo DC, Bethesda, and Crystal City; Zaytinya, Cafe Atlantico, and Oyamel), under the culinary direction of Jose Andres - winner of the James Beard award and Bon Appetit's Chef of the Year. Patrons unable to make a reservation are more than welcome to walk-in. Jaleo reserves a limited portion of its dining room leaving available space to welcome its walk-in guests.

480 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-628-7949

The Blue Duck Tavern, a contemporary neighborhood restaurant, invites its guests to gather and celebrate in good taste with a menu focusing on the freshest ingredients available from local purveyors and artisans. The menu notes every farm where the main ingredient for the dish was raised before its journey to the table. Dishes are genuine, time-honored and traditional - slow roasting in wood embers, braising, preserving and smoking techniques bring the true flavors of America's great, simple and wholesome foods to the Blue Duck Tavern.

1201 24th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-419-6755

Sitting on a quiet residential street in Georgetown, this 1789 restaurant has the charm of a historic country inn. Chef Daniel Giusti uses indigenous ingredients in simple yet classic recipes. Classic desserts are on offer by Travis Olson, Pastry Chef. Both chefs have been nominated by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington for a 2009 RAMMY Award.

1226 36th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-965-1789

One of the finest restaurants in the capital, Plume serves as a discreet and elegant backdrop to the culinary artistry of award-winning executive chef, Damon Gordon. Here you will dine while surrounded by scenes from Monticello hand-painted on silk-covered walls. Choose a cozy nook or a table by their inviting fireplace as you savor classic dishes expertly executed by Chef Damon with lighter, contemporary finishing touches that appeal to today's enlightened palates. Chef Damon draws on the traditional techniques he mastered in Michelin-starred kitchens in his native U.K. and under the tutelage of Alain Ducasse in New York City, creating seasonal menus inspired by the fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in Thomas Jefferson's gardens.

1200 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-448-2300

The views are panoramic from this restaurant, whether you sit indoors or outside on the patio. Lunch, dinner, happy hour, and a weekend brunch are offered, and you can enjoy sweeping waterfront views while you dine or sip.

1 Cameron St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-684-5080

Specializing in French-Creole New Orleans cuisine, this restaurant in Old Town is housed in a historic building filled with Victorian-era details, like crystal chandeliers, marble fireplaces, and antique furnishings. The restaurant encompasses multiple dining rooms, a live blues club (Basin Street Lounge), cigar room, and a casual bar.

219 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-549-1141

A cobblestone path leads you to this elegant restaurant, located in a historic 19th-century warehouse. Founded by executive chef Cathal Armstrong, Restaurant Eve is critically acclaimed for its keen attention to detail, impeccable dishes and cocktails, and charming atmosphere.

110 South Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-706-0450

This restaurant has been a neighborhood haunt in Old Town Alexandria since 1932. The historic art deco building, easily approachable menu, and delectable home-style cooking attract locals, tourists, and foodies alike.

911 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-837-9117

"Thanks be to Cod" is inscribed on the door of this 20-seat 'chipper,' which specializes in Irish-style fish and chips. Actually, there's not much else on the menu. The classic combination of fried cod and hand-cut chips are what has made Eamonn's a favorite local haunt.

728 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-299-8384

Part art gallery, part chocolatier, part cocoa bar, Artfully Chocolate is the ultimate guilty pleasure for any chocolate lover.

2003 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301
Phone: 703-635-7917

Nestled in the heart of Falls Church, 2941 is a critically-acclaimed fine dining restaurant with koi ponds, waterfalls, a lakeside view, and contemporary American cuisine. Dishes here are simple but not boring, featuring accents of Mediterrean and French flavors.

2941 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: 703-270-1500

In the heart of Vienna, this chef-owned restaurant serves gutsy, eclectic American Cuisine. The front dining room, a garage-like rectangular space, may not look like much - but a meal here just might be the most memorable dining experience in Northern Virginia.

147 Maple Avenue West
Vienna, VA 22180
Phone: 703-319-2177

Nightlife In Washington - Reagan

Baby Wale is an urban rustic tavern that serves a small selection of bar snacks which are seasonally inspired. Most of our ingredients are sourced from local farms.

1124 9th Street NorthWest
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-450-3311

This Dupont Circle East venue from the team behind El Cucho and Jackie's offers clever cocktails and affordable eclectic fare that doesn't take itself too seriously providing something for practically any appetite. The dimly lit space has a basement level bar and dining room that leads into an outdoor patio for a complete laid-back vibe.

1825 18th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-627-2183

Hop on the Metro Red Line to experience Bethesda, a top nightlife area just outside of D.C. Bars such as Tommy Joe's and Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle fit right into the city's classy feel.

Cordell Avenue and Norfolk Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-215-6660

This live music, self-proclaimed as "America's Legendary Music Hall," features world-class musicians and comedians. Performers have included Judy Collins, John Hiatt, Aimee Mann, Aaron Neville, and many other notables.

3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305
Phone: 703-549-7500

This speakeasy-style bar has a glamorous vintage vibe. An intimate destination for a date or just a late-night drink, PX offers expertly made classic cocktails in a laid-back, elegant setting.

728 King St., Old Town Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-706-0450

Since 1979, this upstairs music club has featured live jazz and blues music on almost a nightly basis, attracting many world-class musicians to its intimate, cozy stage.

219 King Street Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314

With over 20 craft beers on tap, a vegetarian menu, and live music most Sunday and Monday nights, Galaxy Hut is a friendly, low-key watering hole.

2711 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

Three brothers - all musicians - own and operate this live music venue, which aims to offer the best live music experience in an all-ages community environment.

227 Maple Avenue East
Vienna, VA 22180
Phone: 703-255-1566

Shopping In Washington - Reagan

While in DC, make a trip to The Shops at Georgetown Park for the best in shopping, entertainment and dining. Whether you enjoy a relaxing dinner at one of the mall's restaurants or spend the day shopping at all your favorite stores, The Shops at Georgetown Park offers a complete entertainment experience.

3222 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-342-8190

As a major transportation hub, the most-visited destination in D.C. also doubles as a shopping mall, featuring a multitude of classy shops with beaux-arts architecture-the ideal setting for window shoppers.

50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-289-1908

Stunningly charming, this upscale shopping mall epitomizes the restrained elegance of D.C. style. Relatively small with 25 stores, the center features a beautiful sky-lit atrium that beckons tired shoppers to sit back and relax.

5335 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20015
Phone: 202-783-2963

Old Town Alexandria is well known for its many elegant boutique shops, many of them independently owned and operated. Unique gifts, chic accessories, and charming souvenirs are available for purchase from many kinds of merchants.

Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314

"Cornering the market on fabulous," this sophisticated shopping center offers valet parking, numerous amenities, and a seasonal interactive splash fountain.

4100 Monument Corner Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030

Shopping, dining, and entertainment options abound in this sophisticated shopping district, which also boasts free wifi.

2910 District Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031

Chanel, Versace, Cartier, Burberry and other premier designer shops are here at this upscale, luxurious shopping and dining center.

2001 International Drive
Mc Lean, VA 22102

The Shops at Fairfax Square features high-end designer shops and world-class restaurants. Peruse all the pretty little things at Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Hermes of Paris, and more.

8075 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182