Business Travel to Washington, DC: Around the corner from the White House



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Heading to DC for work, and hoping to see a little of the city in between meetings? Navigating Washington's downtown area can be tricky if you don't know the best places to explore. Here's a guide to some of the spots you don't want to miss if and when you have some time to kill.

Steal away for an hour and treat yourself to some culture, if only so that you can say you did so when people ask. Some very cool museums are within easy walking distance, like the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Check the event schedule at DAR Constitution Hall for evening entertainment options. And Decatur House Museum offers an interesting glimpse into the city's history.

Looks can be deceiving; the downtown district may seem rather quiet when the hustle and bustle of the workday dies down, but there are actually quite a few watering holes in the area where you can mingle with the local suits. Elephant & Castle is as close to a typical London pub as you can get - refreshingly lacking in "Ye Olde" cliches and with a great draft beer list. For a slightly swankier atmosphere, head to the Bar at the St. Regis Hotel, or to Lotus Lounge.

Food-wise, you're within walking distance of some excellent dining options. Central by Michel Richard, while pricey, is considered one of the best restaurants in the city (one for the expense account, perhaps?). Ceiba serves eclectic Latin American cuisine in a colorful setting. If you're hankering for some schnitzel and accordian music, head to Cafe Mozart for a singularly different experience (and pick up some treats from their German deli on your way out).

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Author: Torie Castiello


Cafe Mozart

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Location:

1331 H Street NW
Antwerp, DC 2000

Contact:

tel: 1 202 347 5732


St. Regis Hotel Washington

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Location:

923 16th St Nw
at K St. NW
20006 Washington, US

Contact:

tel: +1 202 638 2626 / +1 877 787 3447 (Reservations)
fax: +1 202 638 4231


Decatur House

Location:

748 Jackson Place North West
Washington, DC 20006

Contact:

tel: +1 202 842 0920
fax: +1 202 842 0030


Corcoran Gallery of Art

Location:

500 17th St. NW
Between E St. and New York Ave
Washington, DC 20240

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tel: +1 202 639 1700
fax: +1 202 639 1785


Central Michel Richard

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Location:

1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
At 11th St
Washington, DC 20535

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tel: 1 202 626 0015


Lotus DC

Location:

1420 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Contact:

tel: 1 202 289 4222


Constitution Hall

Location:

311 18th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006

Contact:

tel: 202 628 4780


Ceiba

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Location:

701 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

Contact:

tel: 1 202 393 3983
fax: 1 202 393 1863


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