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America’s Snobbiest Cities: Washington D.C.

Ian Dagnall / Alamy

No. 4 Washington, D.C.

For power-broker-watching in our nation’s capital, head to the leafy, townhouse-filled Georgetown neighborhood (consider Austrian restaurant Kafe Leopold) or to the Politics & Prose Bookstore on Connecticut Avenue. Daily readings—by the likes of Joe Scarborough or New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand—pack the house. And take advantage of the platinum-level free attractions, such as the National Gallery of Art, home to the only Leonardo da Vinci in the Americas, and the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, which offers free daily musical performances. It's a reminder that D.C. still has an egalitarian side.


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