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Where to Stay, Play and Invest in Washington, D.C.

The Worth guide to businesses, hotels, restaurants and experiences in Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C. might be the capital of the United States, but it’s also one of the most dynamic cities in the country. Filled with important businesses, trendy restaurants, sophisticated hotels and notable attractions, Worth is breaking down the most exciting places to discover on your trip to D.C.

Businesses

Contactually

Although over 1,000 tech startups call D.C. home, Contactually has stood out as a leading CRM company for real estate professionals since its inception in 2011. 1200 19th St. NW, Suite 210, 888.856.7578, contactually.com

Fannie Mae

As a premier source of financing for mortgage lenders, Fannie Mae helps create opportunities for people to buy, refinance or rent a home, making affordable homeownership possible for millions of Americans. 1100 15th St. NW, 800.232.6643, fanniemae.com

The World Bank

As a vital resource for developing countries around the world, the World Bank’s 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices provide unparalleled financial and technical assistance. 1818 H St. NW, 202.473.1000, worldbank.org

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Hotels

The Dupont Circle

The Dupont Circle is arguably one of the best situated hotels in Washington D.C. Just a short walk or cab ride from key government centers, K Street and Georgetown, it provides easy access to the corridors of power, hip dining and cultural attractions. The rooms are simple, but quiet, comfortable and appointed with everything a business traveler needs, and the hotel bar, The Doyle, is a cozy haven of wood, leather and polished brass, perfect at the end of a long day. 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW, 202.483.6000, doylecollection.com/hotels/the-dupont-circle-hotel

The InterContinental Washington D.C.—The Wharf

Voted the top hotel in D.C. in a survey by Condé Nast Traveler, this luxury hotel is perfectly placed on the Potomac River providing exquisite waterfront views of D.C. The 278 guest rooms and suites feature sophisticated yet sustainable design as well as access to a spa, rooftop pool and bar overlooking the city. 801 Wharf St. SW, 1.800.424.6835, wharfintercontinentaldc.com

The Line

Widely considered one of the hippest hotels in D.C., the Line is housed in a historic neoclassical church in the Adams Morgan district, displays over 3,000 unique paintings and photographs by local female artists and hosts a radio station in the lobby. The hotel’s three restaurants, two bars and a coffee shop are bustling with guests and locals all day long, but the 220 rooms and suites are a quiet reprieve from the busy city. 1770 Euclid St. NW, 202.588.0525, thelinehotel.com/dc

The Ritz-Carlton

Surrounded by the tree-lined streets of downtown, this is a relaxing urban retreat with state-of-the art facilities. Dine at Westend Bistro and Quadrant Bar & Lounge, and get your sweat on in the Equinox Sports Club attached to the hotel. 1150 22nd St. NW, 202.835.0500, ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/washington-dc/dc

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Restaurants

The Dabney

This restaurant, which features a traditional D.C. menu with updated twists, won Jeremiah Langhorne the 2018 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic. Located in a historic back alley, enjoy fried Chesapeake sugar toads (the name given to northern pufferfish) drizzled with buttermilk dressing and hot honey while taking in the exposed brick and antique farmhouse decor. 122 Blagden Alley NW, 202.450.1015, thedabney.com

Del Mar

One of the latest restaurants opened by acclaimed restaurateurs Fabio and Maria Trabocchi, Del Mar transports authentic seafood fare and flavors from the coast of Spain to The Wharf. The menu includes tapas, a raw bar, charcoal-grilled fish and paella with a vibrant coastal decor to match. 791 Wharf St. SW, 202.525.1402, delmardc.com

Maydan

Since its debut in November 2017, critics have contended that this splashy addition to the D.C. dining scene could be the best new restaurant in America, featuring a central open-flame oven and a menu of dishes from Lebanon, Georgia, Syria, Iran and Morocco. 1346 Florida Ave. NW, 202.370.3696, maydandc.com

Pineapple and Pearls

This two Michelin-starred restaurant is the go-to spot for celebratory fine dining in D.C., as chef Aaron Silverman melds the hospitality of his award-winning restaurant Rose’s Luxury with a refined tasting menu. The 12-course tasting menu is thoughtfully paired with drinks for a complete experience. 715 8th St. SE, 202.595.7375, pineappleandpearls.com

Tail Up Goat

Created by a trio of chefs from D.C.’s finest restaurants (Komi and Little Serow), Tail Up Goat offers Caribbean-inspired food and drink in the eclectic Adams Morgan district. Approach with an open mind the seaweed sourdough, rabbit rillettes and the pecorino cake, and allow the island vibes to take you away. 1827 Adams Mill Road NW, 202.986.9600, tailupgoat.com

Experiences

DC United at Audi Field

In July 2018, D.C. United, the city’s professional soccer team, played their first game at Audi Field, a $300 million state-of-the art stadium at Buzzard Point in Southwest. Treat yourself to a game in one of the arena’s 31 luxury suites. 100 Potomac Ave. SW, 202.587.5000, audifielddc.com

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

One of the nation’s premier performing arts centers is undergoing an expansion called the REACH, opening on September 7, 2019. Your experience will be enhanced by new performance space, outdoor event space and art installations. 2700 F St. NW, 202.467.4600, kennedy-center.org

U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Founded in 1862, the U.S. Bureau of Printing and Engraving is responsible for printing United States dollars, along with offering other services such as redeeming mutilated currency. Take a free, 40-minute tour to see how the nation’s currency gets made. 301 14th St. SW, 866.874.2330, bep.gov/washingtondctours.html

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