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Grand Trunk

Grand Trunk is an Indian fusion restaurant near the Archives-Navy Memorial metro station. They serve a mix of dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala, served with rice, as well as burgers, served in either naan or American-style buns. The decor is very modern, and the food is very good. It is a great place to grab

National Archives

The National Archives is one of the essential locations to visit in D.C. Many people have been there before, on eighth grade field trips, but if you haven’t, or if it has been so long that you don’t really remember it, it is definitely worth a trip. This is a place where you can see

Newseum

The Newseum, located near the National Archives, right off the national mall, is one of the relatively few non-Smithsonian museums in the city. However, despite the fact that it is not free to enter, do not let that keep you from visiting. It is a truly unique museum in D.C. Featuring six floors of exhibits,

What to do this Weekend: Chinatown

The recent weather has been very cold, but this weekend would be a good time to visit Chinatown. While it may not resemble the Chinatown you might see in New York City or San Francisco, there are still great things to do in DC’s Chinatown – just not so much in terms of Chinese food.

Vapiano

Vapiano is a chain, based primarily in Europe, of cafeteria-style Italian restaurants. D.C.’s location is in Chinatown, directly across from the Metro station. Food is ordered from chefs who prepare your dish right in front of you, and you can order salads, pasta dishes, pizza, desserts, and drinks. Seating is a long tables, which are

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery, the other half of the building from the American Art Museum, is the only museum in D.C. devoted entirely to portraits. The majority are focused on individuals that had a role in the United States, but there is a large variety from around the world. Like the American Art Museum, the

American Art Museum

The American Art Museum is devoted entirely to art either by Americans or about America. It has a surprisingly large collection, with art ranging from 18th Century art to contemporary art and everything in between. There are some of the most impressive landscape paintings you will find in the city, along with all sorts of

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, located in the Tidal Basin, is one of the newer monuments in Washington, D.C. It features a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. facing the basin, with an intense look on his face. Around the statue is stonework featuring some of his greatest quotes. This monument attracted controversy when

Tidal Basin

The Tidal Basin, for most of the year, is a somewhat neglected part of the city.  Home to several great monuments such as the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, and other smaller memorials, the Tidal Basin is a circular basin surrounded by walkways.  It is most well

National Air and Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular museums in the Smithsonian, and for good reason. In its massive exhibit, you can see everything from planes to rockets to scientific displays and flight simulators. While that last one costs money, most of the museum is absolutely free to see! This museum