Washington D.C. Suburbs

Tips and Articles in Washington D.C. Suburbs

Things get rather hot and humid in Washington, D.C., at this time of year, which makes it a perfect time to get out of the city. Even if you only have one day to spare, there are many worthy destinations nearby, and we’ve whittled it down to three...
The Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C. reopened for the first time in half a century on Monday, and some people were so excited they were literally dancing in the streets. The festivities were documented on social media, where people shared phot...
It used to be that the only real food options for tourists visiting the National Mall in Washington, D.C. were hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, and bagels. But this summer, the park’s concession stands have rolled out new expanded menus featuring eve...
When Matt McKinney took a 39-day road trip in 2012, he experienced one version of the American dream, just before he reached the Pacific Ocean: a flawless burger. “It was a really big, juicy patty and a perfectly moist bun,” says the Dallas-based...
Top 10 Hotels Overall: City 1. The Peninsula, Hong Kong 98.78 2. Wentworth Mansion, Charleston, South Carolina 98.67 3. The Peninsula, Bangkok 98.31 4. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet 98.18 5. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphor...
The Spanish chain Quilibra is designed for sleep-deprived guests: indoor and outdoor spaces flow together to induce calm, rooms come with ambient-sound CD’s, and light levels are adjusted according to findings by the hotel’s “sleep institute.” Iro...
q. Can you recommend an affordable hotel in Washington, D.C.?I want to go for a weekend in April, but don't want to spend a bundle. --A.R., Durham, N.C. a. It's a great time to visit--this month is prime cherry-blossom season. The 75-room Doyle No...
1 Hour Away Often overshadowed by high-profile D.C., Baltimore (which locals call “Charm City”) has a revitalized waterfront, proudly diverse neighborhoods, and stellar museums, including the wonderfully loopy American Visionary Art Museum (800 K...
Alexandria, Egypt, had long been renowned for its ancient library and the Pharos, a colossal lighthouse, but when Napoleon arrived in 1798 he found only a humble fishing village. Earthquakes and fire had destroyed the celebrated wonders, and th...
The holdings of the ancient library in Alexandria, Egypt, were enough to send any bibliophile into orbit — until it went up in flames in 48 b.c. The original texts may be gone, but at last there's a Bibliotheca Alexandrina that might equal the old...
1. New Museum, New York City Just off the minimalist, cement-floored lobby of this avant-garde institution is an innovative store (235 Bowery; 212/219-1222; newmuseumstore.org). Artist-created housewares and limited editions are the specialty. To...
Like most native-born Virginians, I grew up with an ancestral portrait on the wall. The original was said to hang in a museum in Richmond, so ours was a faded black-and-white photocopy mounted in a dime-store frame. It showed a mustachioed English...