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“Visiting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is one of the most moving experiences in D.C.” —Gail Goldberg, via Facebook

“I always order the St.-Germain cocktail at POV, on the roof of the W Hotel.” — Elizabeth Conway, via Facebook

“Get the lobster at Off the Record, at the Hay-Adams hotel. You may spot a few bigwigs.” —Tiffany Dowd, via Facebook

“Climb the stairs of the Old Post Office Tower (1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) for a 360-degree view of the city—it’s free!” —Megan Gilde, via Facebook

“Go to Cowgirl Creamery (919 F St. NW) for great cheeses and Lost Abbey beer.” @amymariepowell

By Travel + Leisure and Travel + Leisure Staff