Washington, D.C.

Tips and Articles in Washington, D.C.

“I’ve been going to Washington since I was a child, and all the memorials are imprinted on me with varying degrees of impact and sentiment. But the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is the one I find most profoundly moving. I grew up as the daugh...
One hundred years ago, America's first zoos were built in Philadelphia and New York, with extra-thick bars to assure the public that wild lions, elephants, and camels would not escape and attack. Today it's the wilderness that seems unde...
todd takes on miamiFashion designer Todd Oldham has dressed up Miami Beach's Tiffany, a 1939 glam pad. Now called the Hotel (love the simple name), it's pure Oldham, from the crush-dyed robes to the bath tiles, all individually painted with stripe...
Political Animals Background Check Must-see TV in your house: Senate coverate on C-Span. Newspaper you can’t do without: Roll Call. Your son’s dream date: Wonkette. It’s your lucky weekend! Here’s your chance to observe our nation’s leaders in t...
In 1871, the painter Thomas Moran headed west on an assignment from Scribner's Monthly, a new magazine, accompanied by landscape photographer William Jackson. When the pair returned, people lined up by the thousands to see the pictures. Congress w...
The long countdown is over. • Ninety years after the once-proud New Haven Railroad began running electric wire above its tracks from New Haven to Boston (the aim was to "electrify" America with high-speed trains, but World War I put a half-centur...
Beijing The sprawling, three-story facility at the Kerry Centre Hotel (866/565-5050 or 86/10-6561-8833; shangri-la.com; doubles from $412) contains a 38-yard lap pool, two indoor tennis courts, a 256-yard jogging and rollerblading track, and mor...
your washington inauguration "Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm," John F. Kennedy famously said, an opinion that will ring true to anyone caught in a mob of cherry-blossom admirers or in line outside the Air & Spa...
Six just-opened hotels that are setting new standards of style: NORTH AMERICA The West Coast's Kimpton Group is launching an East Coast invasion. Washington, D.C's Hotel Rouge (1315 16th St. NW; 202/232-8000; doubles from $125) is an ode to all th...
"Come, Scruffy!" The new Hotel Monaco in Washington, D.C., just east of the White House, welcomes four-legged guests with homemade biscuits and ready walkers. Petless?Borrow a goldfish from reception during your stay at this 1842 post office turne...
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...
In a city rife with contrary opinions, few subjects have ignited as much controversy as the location of the National World War II Memorial (202/426-6841; nps.gov)—smack on the National Mall, disturbing the sight lines between the Lincoln Memorial ...
The Jazz Haunt On Wednesday and Thursday nights, the city’s hottest jam sessions are at HR-57 (1610 14th St. NW; 202/667-3700), a nonprofit cultural organization named for a 1987 House Resolution honoring jazz. Coffeehouse Culture The bookstore...
Best Breakfast After being displaced by a fire last April, Market Lunch (307 Seventh St. SE; 202/547-8444; breakfast for two $15) moved to this temporary location—and hungry regulars followed. Join the queue for blueberry-buckwheat pancakes and e...
The Hip Refuge The intimate scale and quiet location—on a side street in Dupont Circle—give the stylish Hotel Madera (1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW; 202/296-7600; hotelmadera.com; doubles from $259) a residential feel. The Grand Dame Dignitaries f...