The capital city that John F. Kennedy once panned for its "Southern efficiency and Northern charm" continues to rebuild itself into the world-class cultural and culinary capital it was always meant to be. Always revered for its astonishing collection of museums and historical troves, D.C. has lately become a burgeoning music hub and-more surprisingly-a foodie's playground, with hotter-than-thou restaurants opening seemingly every week. Of course, amidst all the upheaval, the nation's capital is still enthralled and defined by power-only now, with a new, younger guard ensconced, Washington's political establishment all the more accurately reflects the city's remarkably vibrant and diverse population.
Hearing history (or just trouble) being made, on the floors of the Senate and House.
Strolling the Mall and taking in the monumental vistas—a walk best done in spring, with the bloom of the cherry blossoms.
A meal in one of K Street’s culinary hot spots, followed by live music in the trendy U Street area.