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Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, your trip to DC is bound to bring you near the White House at some point. Check out our recommendations below for tips on what to do to when you’re in the area.

The Bombay Club

This sleek Indian spot near the presidential home is a DC classic that consistently ranks as one of the Washingtonian’s very best restaurants. Enjoy a spicy, fragrant biryani and listen to some live piano music while you keep an eye out for the city’ power-players, many of whom are frequent diners.

815 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006
(202) 659-3727

National Mall Segway Tour

Looking for a fun, unexpected way to take in the city’s sights? Hop on a Segway with City Segway Tours and fly past the other flocks of tourists as you take in the White House, National Mall, and its many iconic monuments.

502 23rd St NW, Washington, DC 20037
(202) 626-0017

International Spy Museum

Done with the Smithsonians and looking for something a little bit different? Get out your inner James Bond and get into the espionage game at the International Spy Museum. You’ll love the interactive exhibits, like the School For Spies, where you can learn about and then try different undercover techniques.

800 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-7798

District Taco

Fuel up for a day of sightseeing at this local Tex-Mex chain, which serves burritos and tacos using all-fresh ingredients made from scratch. Toppings include slow-cooked pork carnitas and the shredded barbacoa beef.

1309 F St NW
(202) 347-7359

Equinox

The Obamas have been known to stop by this White House-adjacent New American spot helmed by Chef Todd Gray. Cap off a trip to DC with a sumptuous meal from the set menu at this seasonal cuisine-focused institution. Menu highlights include blue crab-crusted tuna loin and brandy-soaked duck breast.

818 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006
(202) 331-8118