INSIDER TRAVEL SECRETS

Photos: The 20 Best-Kept Secrets of Washington, D.C.

All fun. No lines. Our top 20 secrets for enjoying the cherry blossoms, the crab cakes, the views, and the free moonlight concerts—away from the crowds.

  1. The view of the U.S. Capitol building from the National Mall.

    (Michael Mohr)
  2. The National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Garden during one of its free weekly jazz concerts.

    (Michael Mohr)
  3. The Atlas District, an up-and-coming nightlife hub

    (Michael Mohr)
  4. A double room at the Hotel Tabard Inn, a 40-room boutique property located just five blocks from the White House.

    (Michael Mohr)
  5. The National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Garden fountain, in the spring

    (Michael Mohr)
  6. The crab cakes at Old Ebbitt Grill, a classic D.C. spot once frequented by Presidents Grant, Cleveland, and Theodore Roosevelt.

    (Michael Mohr)
  7. Inside Redeem, one of a string of happening boutiques in the bustling 14th St. and the U St. Corridor shopping area

    (Michael Mohr)
  8. Canoes stacked along the Potomac River

    (Michael Mohr)
  9. The Fojol Bros. of Merlindia, one of dozens of food trucks parked around D.C.

    (Michael Mohr)
  10. Inside the National Air and Space Museum.

    (Michael Mohr)
  11. The Bavarian Biergarten Haus

    (Michael Mohr)
  12. The view of the U.S. Capitol building down Pennsylvania Avenue

    (Michael Mohr)
  13. Skeeball machines at the H Street Country Club

    (Michael Mohr)
  14. The buttermilk country-fried steak with corn and broccoli at Ted's Bulletin, one of the new restaurants along Barracks Row

    (Michael Mohr)

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