- By kevin
- On Mar 21, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Washington D.C. offers plenty for thrill seekers and entertainment lovers. Watch NFL, Major League, NBA or NHL matches. Catch a music performance at the Kennedy Center. Visit the fantastic zoo or hop between gourmet restaurants from every part of the world. Schedule your trip to Washington DC, to travels & shopping in Washington DC by yourself, or book a tour from Washington DC to Philadelphia, to have a memorable holiday in this Summer.
Travels & Shopping in Washington DC
America's capital isn't usually thought of as one of the best places around to shop at boutiques or craft markets, but some districts have great places to browse for unique clothing and other items. Georgetown has some fantastic women's clothing stores like Violet and Ella-Rue, while Shaw offers apparel boutiques like Lettie Gooch. If you need to access a large-scale conventional mall, head to Potomac Mills in the suburb of Woodbridge, where the 200+ stores include major names like the LEGO store and Aldo.
Groceries and Other
Washington D.C. has its fair share of major supermarkets, including Giant, Aldi, Trader Joe's and Safeway. But if you want to shop for fresh produce and artisan foods, head to the Eastern Market on Capitol Hill, which is on every Saturday and Sunday. Prices are quite high by national standards, and you should expect to pay around $3.70 for 12 eggs or $1.90 for a pound of potatoes.
Where to Eat in Washington D.C.?
Washington D.C. is packed with superb restaurants from almost all areas of the world. If you want to splash out, head to Georgetown or the East End, where eateries like Kinship and Minibar offer gourmet entrees from elite chefs (and a meal will cost upwards of $60 per head). For more affordable eats, try the tapas selection at Jaleo, Ethiopian restaurants like Dukem in Shaw or El Chalan, the city's best Peruvian restaurant. Whatever your tastes, Washington has chefs who can deliver. Expect midrange meals to cost $15-25.