Tips and Articles for Washington, D.C.

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The chefs we talked to bring adventure and wisdom to the American table—and they treat eating out en famille with equal parts passion and good sense. No... Read More

See our slideshow of The Hottest Hotel Rooftop Bars.Take an outdoor rooftop pavilion, add a sleek, see-and-be-seen bar, a sparkling pool, and stellar... Read More

let's call them "map guides" There's a new breed of city map that combines basic street layouts with information typically found in books--... Read More

Many long-distance trains provide a brochure to enhance sightseeing, and some trains even have a guide on board to narrate trips through particularly... Read More

Make like Kerouac with Thomas Cook's On the Road series (Passport Books, $15.95 each). The subjects are popular destinations in the United States and... Read More

"Great! We can play spot a senator and ogle the ambassador," exclaims my friend as we enter the Beltway, headed for five days of capital eating."Save... Read More

I thought I might be in trouble when I arrived at 37 O St. NW in Washington, D.C. It was just an embattled-looking row house, yet the NeverLost computer... Read More

Aesop has led us to believe that those who plan (the ants) fare better than those who don't (the grasshoppers). But the Web has changed everything; and... Read More

See our slideshow of the Best Baseball Stadium Food.“If you’re gonna pay more for a hot dog or a burger or an order of fries,” New York City... Read More

“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... Read More

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,... Read More

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... Read More

Political AnimalsBackground 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... Read More

In 1871, the painter Thomas Moran headed west on an assignment from Scribner's Monthly, a new magazine, accompanied by landscape photographer William... Read More

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... Read More

BeijingThe 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... Read More

your washington inauguration"Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm," John F. Kennedy famously said, an opinion that will ring... Read More

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.... Read More

"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... Read More

1 Hour AwayOften overshadowed by high-profile D.C., Baltimore (which locals call “Charm City”) has a revitalized waterfront, proudly diverse... Read More

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... Read More

The Jazz HauntOn Wednesday and Thursday nights, the city’s hottest jam sessions are at HR-57 (1610 14th St. NW; 202/667-3700), a nonprofit cultural... Read More

Best BreakfastAfter being displaced by a fire last April, Market Lunch (307 Seventh St. SE; 202/547-8444; breakfast for two $15) moved to this temporary... Read More

The Hip RefugeThe intimate scale and quiet location—on a side street in Dupont Circle—give the stylish Hotel Madera (1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW; 202/296... Read More

For the HomeThe cramped basement quarters of Millennium Decorative Arts (1528 U St. NW; 202/483-1218) are stocked with mint-condition, Midcentury... Read More

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