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Washington, DC 2018-08-15T23:21:55+00:00

Washington, D.C., situated along the banks of the Potomac River between Virginia and Maryland, is a showcase of national treasures. The City’s streets are a patchwork of museums, historical landmarks, art galleries, monuments, government buildings, restaurants, shops and cafes.

Easy to get to and full of sights and attractions, the City is naturally a popular destination for tourists and, of course, one of the gayest places in the country! The Dupont Circle neighborhood is most closely tied to the City’s LGBT population. It became known as a center of gay culture, just like Greenwich Village in New York and the Castro in San Francisco. The center of LGBT life has moved east to Logan Circle /14th Street / U Street corridor.

Not surprisingly, the politically charged environment lends the City an air of distinction and a penchant for activism. Washington’s gay think-tank is one of the most committed and savvy LGBT communities and is home to some of the most powerful and visible gay men and lesbians in the country. It is also home to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF).

If you find you’ve had your fill of history and culture and choose to sample a different type of excitement you’ll find some big name attractions just outside the City. Busch Gardens, National Harbor (MD), Water Country USA and Six Flags America (to name a few) are only a short ride away. The chances are slim that a trip to Washington D.C. will let you down.

Featured Accommodations

Churchill Embassy Row

1914 Connecticut Avenue NW
202-797-2000
thechurchillhotel.com

The Churchill Hotel near Embassy Row is a historic landmark hotel near Dupont Circle. Originally build in 1906 as an upscale, Beaux-Arts apartment building, The Churchill Hotel is an intimate and elegant European-style boutique hotel that offers modern amenities while echoing its original historic charm. Relax in luxurious rooms and suites with beautiful décor and picture windows with views of our vibrant neighborhood.


Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center

1201 13th Street NW
202-682-5300
dccomfortinn.com

The newly-renovated Comfort Inn Downtown/Convention center hotel is conveniently located in the city center and less than one mile from the White House, and within walking distance of the Popular Logan Circle Neighborhood and the Verizon Center sports and entertainment arena. We offer Free Hot Breakfast and each guest room features free Wi-Fi and refrigerators. A TAG Approved Hotel!


Courtyard by Marriott Washington Embassy Row

1600 Rhode Island Avenue NW
202-293-8000
courtyardembassyrow.com

The Courtyard Washington Embassy row provides our guest a unique combination of a fantastic location, an unexpected level of style and service, and the intimacy of a Courtyard by Marriott. Our guests enjoy an upscale, boutique hotel experience, with all the benefits and comfort that comes with the Marriott name. Spacious, well laid out rooms and suites, many with sofa beds and panoramic views overlooking the greenery of Scott Circle, features flat screen TV’s, complimentary internet access and Marriott’s supremely comfortable beds. An indoor heated pool, whirlpool and exercise room provide year round recreation. The business center offers three complimentary computers for guest to use. Nage, an acclaimed French bistro, serves made to order breakfasts, lunch, cocktails, dinner and provides room service.


TAG APPROVED HOTELS

Arc The Hotel
824 New Hampshire Ave, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
202-337-6620
arcthehoteldc.com

Avenue Suites
2500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-333-8060
www.avenuesuitesgeorgetown.com

Beacon Hotel
1615 Rhode Island Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
202-296-2100
beaconhotelwdc.com/

Cambria Suites
899 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-299-1188
cambriadc.com

Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
800-458-7500
capitolskyline.com

Churchill Hotel Embassy Row
1914 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-797-2000
thechurchillhotel.com

Comfort Inn Downtown DC / Convention Center
1201 13th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-682-5300
dccomfortinn.com

Courtyard Pittsburgh Washington Meadow Lands
1800 Tanger Boulevard
Washington, PA 15301
724-222-5620
courtyard-pittsburgh-washington-meadow-lands

Embassy Row Hotel, The
2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
855-893-1011
destinationhotels.com/embassy-row-hotel

Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Chevy Chase Pavilion
4300 Military Road NW
Washington, DC 20015
888-324-2778
embassysuitesdcmetro.com

Embassy Suites DC Convention Center
900 10th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-739-3001
embassy-suites-by-hilton-washington-dc-convention-center

Fairfax at Embassy Row
2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-293-2100
fairfaxhoteldc.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington DC Downtown
500 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
877-399-6024
marriott.com/wasfc

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
800-633-7313
grandwashington.hyatt.com

Hilton Washington DC National Mall
480 L’Efant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20024
202-484-1000
washingtondcnationalmall.hilton.com

Homewood Suites Springfield VA
7010 Old Keene Mill Road
Washington D.C, / Springfield, VA 22150
703-866-6045
homewood-suites-by-hilton-springfield-va-DC

Hyatt Place Washington, D.C. / US Capitol
33 New York Avene NE
Washington, DC 20002
800-993-4751
hyattplacewashingtondc.com

Hyatt Regency Washington
400 New Jersey NW
Washington, DC 20001
800-633-7313
washingtonregency.hyatt.com

Jefferson Hotel, Washington, DC, The
1200 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-448-2300
jeffersondc.com

JW Marriott Washington DC
1331 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC 20004
202-393-2000
jw-marriott-washington-dc

Liaison Capitol Hill DC
415 New Jersey Avenue
Washington, DC 20001
202-638-1616
jdvhotels.com/liaison

Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel, The
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-347-3000
themayflowerhotel.com

Monaco Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel
700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
800-649-1202
monaco-dc.com

Normandy, The
2118 Wyoming Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
202-483-1350
thenormandydc.com

Phoenix Park Hotel
520 North Capitol Street NW
Washington , DC 20001
877-237-2082
phoenixparkhotel.com

Pod DC Hotel
627 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-847-4444
thepodhotel.com/pod-dc

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-898-9000
renaissance-washington-dc-downtown-hotel

SpringHill Suites Washington
16 Trinity Point Drive
Washington, PA 15301
724-223-7800
springhill-suites-washington

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-737-2200
washington-marriott-at-metro-center

Washington Marriott Georgetown
1221 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-872-1500
washington-marriott-georgetown

Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-328-2000
washington-marriott-wardman-park

Westin Washington DC City Center
1400 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
888-627-9035
westinwashingtondccitycenter.com

Washington, DC is not only our nation’s capital, but a capital of culture and history as well. The abundance of museums contributes to the sense of history that is instilled at every turn in this bustling government center. To help, we have rounded-up our top ten attractions that belong on the top of your to-do list while there. From top-notch galleries and attractions to neighborhoods packed with culture, our list has your answer.


Lincoln Memorial
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW
202-426-6841
nps.gove/linc
Here, the 16th President of the United States stoically awaits your visit. “In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.” Beneath these words, Lincoln sits immortalized in marble as an enduring symbol of unity, strength and wisdom.


Logan Circle
Logan Circle is picked annually as D.C.’s gayest neighborhood. Situated between Dupont Circle and Shaw neighborhoods, the residential hood is bordered from S Street to M Street and 10th Street to 16th Street. Stop by local-favorite watering hole Number Nine for a libation or The Pig for a bite. Steps away are other favorite gay bars Nellie’s and Cobalt.


Meridian Hill Park
2400 15th Street NW
2002-895-6000
nps.gov/mehi
An urban oasis, the 12 acres of Meridian Hill Park sit high on a hill overlooking downtown D.C. and the monuments. Unofficially known to locals as Malcolm X Park, the space was designed based off of an Italian aristocrat’s private residence.


National Gallery of Art
4th Street & Constitution Avenue NW
202-737-4215
nga.gov
The National Gallery of Art has an exquisite collection of European and American painting, decorative arts and works on paper. Walk through the Gallery’s beautiful Sculpture Garden that includes work by Alexander Calder and Marc Chagall. Be sure to check out the changing calendar of special exhibitions of art from around the world.


National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Avenue NW
202-633-4800
nationalzoo.si.edu
The National Zoo is one of DC’s most popular attractions brought to you by the Smithsonian. The 163-acre zoological park in Rock Creek Park is home to 2,000 individual animals of 400 different species. Wander by the Giant Pandas or keep an eye out for the orangutans, which can travel freely on a system of cables 40 feet above your head.


Smithsonian, The
1000 Jefferson Drive SW
202-633-1000
si.edu
The 19 museums of the Smithsonian cover a wide range of subject from art to space exploration. Start at the Smithsonian Institution Building where you can pick up a map and information on all of the museums. Plan to explore the exhibits that you are most interested in, but don’t try to see too much at once. If you have just a few hours, focus your time on one spot. Two that are not to be missed are the National Museum of American History and National Museum of Natural History.


United States Capitol
East Capitol Street NE & First Street SE
202-226-8000
The Capitol is an uncanny and beautiful place. There are 540 rooms and almost as many lawmakers, all connected by winding halls, tunnels and an underground train. To get inside, you have two choices. Free passes are available through your member of Congress, or you can visit the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center for more information.


US Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW
202-488-0400
ushmm.org
Located just off the Mall, the Holocaust Memorial Museum is profound, unique and a place you must visit. The captivating architecture enhances the exhibits, which are alternately provocative and heart-stopping. To visit during the high season from March through August, you’ll need timed tickets, which you can get on the day of your visit or in advance.


Washington Monument
2 15th Street NW
202-426-6841
nps.gov/wamo
Visit the centerpiece of D.C. and get a bird’s eye view of the nation’s capital from the Washington Monument. Built to honor our country’s first president George Washington, the 555-foot marble obelisk towers over the Mall. This popular attraction is limited to ticketholder only. Get the free tickets at the Washington Monument Lodge on 15th Street next to the Monument.


Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW
202-537-6200
nationalcatherdral.org
The striking National Cathedral is one of America’s only truly impressive gothic cathedrals. An Episcopal church, Congress designated it the National House of Prayer. Since its construction in 1907, the cathedral has been used for state funerals for three presidents, WWII emergency unity services, presidential prayer services and 9/11 memorial ceremonies. Removed from the rest of official D.C. in a more residential are, half-hour tours are held throughout the day.


Featured Nightlife

Fireplace, The

2161 P Street NW / Just West of Dupont Circle
202-293-1293
fireplacedc.com
Hours: Sun – Thurs 1:00pm – 2:00am, Fri – Sat 1:00pm – 3:00amHappy Hour every night! Come for drinks on the first floor & stay to dance on the second floor.


Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant

555 South 23rd Street, Arlington, VA / Pentagon City
703-685-0555
freddiesbeachbar.com
Hours: Mon-Thu 4pm-2am; Fri 1 lam-2am; Sat-Sun 10am-2am
Freddie’s is a full service bar & restaurant and is the only gay bar in Northern Virginia.


Larry’s Lounge

1840 18th Street NW / Adams Morgan
202-483-1483
facebook.com/larrysloungedc/
Hours: Sun – Thurs 4pm – 2am; Fri – Sat 4pm – 3am
A welcoming and unassuming neighborhood bar with a great happy hour and friendly patrons.


14K Restaurant & Lounge – 1001 14th Street NW – 202-218-7575

Bachelor’s Mill – 1104 8th Street SE – 202-546-5979

Back Door Pub – 1104 8th Street SE – 202-546-5979

Banana Cafe & Piano Bar – 500 8th Street SE – 202-543-5906

Beacon Bar & Grill – 1615 Rhode Island Ave NW – 202-872-1126

Cafe Saint-Ex – 1847 14th Street NW – 202-265-7839

Cobalt at Level One Restaurant – 1639 R Street NW – 202-232-4416

DC9 Nightclub – 1940 9th Street NW – 202-483-5000

DC Eagle – 3701 Benning Road NE – 202-347-6025

DIK Bar – 1637 17th Street NW – 202-328-0100

Fireplace, The – 2161 P Street NW – 202-293-1293

Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant – 555 S 23rd St. S, Arlington – 703-685-0555

Green Lantern – 1335 Green Court NW – 202-347-4533

JR’s Bar & Grill – 1519 17th Street NW – 202-328-0090

L’Enfant Cafe-Bar – 2000 18th Street NW – 202-319-1800

Larry’s Lounge – 1840 18th Street NW – 202-483-1483

Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar – 1104 H Street NE – 202-555-0666

M Street Bar & Grill – 2033 M Street NW – 202-530-3621

Mr. Henry’s – 601 Pennsylvania Avenue SE – 202-546-8412

Nellie’s Sports Bar – 900 U Street NW – 202-332-6355

Number Nine – 1435 P Street NW – 202-986-0999

Phase 1 (Women) – 525 8th Street SE – 202-544-6831

Phase 1 of Dupont – 1415 22nd Street NW – 202-974-6832

Town Danceboutique – 2009 8th Street NW – 202-234-8696

Ultimo Lounge – 1633 17th Street NW – 202-232-0437

UltraBar – 911 F Street NW – 202-638-4663

Ziegfeld’s Secrets – 1824 Half Street SW – 202-863-0670

14K Restaurant & Lounge – 1001 14th Street NW – 202-218-7575

15 RIA – 1515 Rhode Island Ave NW – 202-742-0015

1905 – 1905 9th Street NW – 202-332-1905

Alero – 1301 U Street NW – 202-462-2322

Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse – 1609 17th Street NW – 202-232-0395

Bar Pilar – 1833 14th Street NW – 202-265-1751

Beacon Bar & Grill – 1615 Rhode Island Ave NW – 202-872-1126

Belga Cafe – 514 8th Street SE – 202-544-0100

Ben’s Next Door – 1211 U Street NW – 202-667-8880

Busboys and Poets – 2021 14th Street NW – 202-387-7638

Cafe Berlin – 322 Massachusetts Ave NE – 202-543-7656

Cafe Saint-Ex – 1847 14th Street NW – 202-265-7839

DC9 – 1940 9th Street NW – 202-483-5000

DIK – Dupont Italian Kitchen – 1637 17th Street NW – 202-328-3222

Drafting Table – 1529 14th Street NW – 202-621-7475

Duplex Diner – 2004 18th Street NW – 202-265-7828

Etete – 1942 9th Street NW – 202-232-7600

FireFlies DelRay – 1501 Mount Vernon Avenue – 703-548-7200

Floriana – 1602 17th Street NW – 202-667-5937

Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant – 555 S 23rd St. S, Arlington – 703-685-0555

Grill From Ipanema, The – 1858 Columbia Road NW – 202-986-0757

Java Flouse – 1645 Q Street NW – 202-387-6622

JoJo – 1518 U Street NW – 202-319-9350

L’Enfant Cafe-Bar – 2000 18th Street NW – 202-319-1800

La Tomate – 1701 Connecticut Avenue NW – 202-667-5505

Larry’s Lounge – 1840 18th Street NW – 202-483-1483

Level One Restaurant – 1639 R Street NW – 202-745-0025

Local 16 – 1602 U Street NW – 202-265-2828

Logan Tavern – 1423 P Street NW – 202-332-3710

LosTios Grill – 2615 Mount Vernon Ave (Alexandria, VA) – 703-299-9290

Lupo Verde – 1401 T Street NW – 202-827-4752

M Street Bar & Grill – 2033 M Street NW – 202-530-3621

Marrakesh P Street – 2147 P Street NW – 202-775-1882

Marvin – 2007 14th Street NW – 202-797-7171

Nage DC – 1600 Rhode Island Ave NW – 202-448-8005

Odeon Cafe – 1714 Connecticut Avenue NW – 202-328-6228

Perry’s – 1811 Columbia Road NW – 202-234-6218

Pesce – 2002 P Street NW – 202-466-3474

Pizzeria Paradiso – 2003 P Street NW – 202-223-1245

Poste Moderne Brasserie – 555 8th Street NW – 202-783-6060

Rice Restaurant & Bar – 1608 14th Street NW – 202-234-2400

Soho Tea & Coffee – 2150 P Street NW – 202-463-7646

St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub – 2300 Mount Vernon Ave (Alexandria, VA) – 703-739-9268

Taqueria Poblano – 2400 B Mount Vernon Ave (Alexandria, VA) – 703-548-8226

Thaitanic – 1326-A 14th Street NW – 202-588-1795

Trattoria Alberto – 506 8th Street SE – 202-544-2007

Ultimo Lounge – 1633 17th Street NW – 202-232-0437

Urbana – 2121 P Street NW – 202-956-6650

Vinoteca – 1940 11th Street NW – 202-332-9463

Zentan at the Donovan House – 1155 14th Street NW – 202-379-4366

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