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30 essential places to visit in D.C. right now

Curbed DC’s greatest hits

We’ve closed up shop for the time being, but we’re leaving you with a curated selection of best stories and maps.

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The 30 best things to do in Washington, D.C., with kids

From vintage carousels to world-renowned museums, D.C. offers something for every family. We’ve mapped our 30 top picks.

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Union Station in D.C.: The ultimate guide

Where to eat, where to shop, and what to know about the history behind it all

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The 18 best design and furniture stores in the D.C. area

Where to shop when you need a new piece

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Virginia latest place to make single family zoning ban a political fight

A bill to allow duplexes statewide shows housing policy fights carry more weight as suburbs shift and housing crisis worsens.

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Washington, D.C.’s most iconic buildings, mapped 

The District boasts an array of architectural gems.

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17 military monuments, museums, and memorials in the D.C. area

Where to honor U.S. veterans and military members in and around the nation’s capital.

A quick guide to electric scooters, bikes, and mopeds in D.C.

Getting around the nation’s capital on two wheels is easier than ever.

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Your guide to the best farmers markets in Washington, D.C.

Where to get fresh fruit, vegetables, and other foodstuff.

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Can Apple stores be public spaces?

The tech giant wants to be the new town square.

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10 D.C. area towns worth visiting for fun day trips

Itching to get out of the city? Visit these charming towns.

The ultimate guide to Washington’s Nationals Park

What you need to know to feel like a true fan of the World Series-bound Nats.

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D.C.’s 20 most underrated museums and galleries, mapped

Skip the National Mall and head to these lesser-known locations instead.

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Introducing Editor’s Notes, a biweekly newsletter from Kelsey Keith.

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20 secret gardens and green spaces in Washington, D.C.

Sit back, relax, and soak up the sun in these 20 secret gardens, parks, and green spaces in Washington, D.C.

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The D.C. area’s best bike trails, mapped

From Mount Vernon Trail to the Capital Crescent Trail, see what the area has in store for those who like to explore in the great outdoors.

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D.C.'s 10 largest residential developments under construction

The city’s built environment is transforming with these megaprojects.

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A history buff's guide to the D.C. area's best non-touristy sites

Don’t gloss over these extraordinary places.

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D.C.'s most beautiful interiors, mapped

It’s what’s on the inside that counts.

New digital trail highlights D.C.’s African-American civil rights history

The project has 100 sites, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Library and Barry Farm

Two-year reconstruction of Oregon Avenue NW will launch soon

The project is expected to cost around $23 million.

Popular listing services agree to combat online housing discrimination in D.C.

Apartments.com and Zillow aim to help protect Section 8 participants.

Pedestrian dies after hit-and-run on H Street NE

In fleeing, the striking driver hit a D.C. Circulator bus and a parked car.

New D.C. bill would induce reckless drivers to take remedial driving courses

After a certain number of high-risk violations, their vehicles would be impounded.

City fast-tracks $47M housing contract with limited public input

Well-connected developers are set to receive funds for providing affordable units.

Designated curbside space for deliveries and taxis reduces double parking and U-turns: study

Such incidents fell 64 percent near special zones during a recent D.C. pilot program.

Metro finishes $176M escalator replacement project after eight years

Outdoor canopies are still planned for some station entrances.

D.C. empowers bike lane enforcement officers to issue photo tickets to drivers

The city is also deploying 26 new officers to keep bike lanes clear of cars.

D.C. offers new financial assistance for replacing lead pipes

Residents can apply to recover at least 50 percent of their costs.

D.C. could extend rent control through 2030

New legislation would ensure the program doesn’t lapse at the end of next year.

What to know for the Washington Nationals victory parade Saturday

They won the fight! Now it’s time to party

Arlington Memorial Bridge closure postponed until mid-November

People won’t be able to use the bridge for an entire weekend.

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Leaving the houses my father built

After his brain injury, my dad could still build a house—so he began a lifelong pattern of selling a house, building another, and doing it all again.

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The 12 most haunted hotels in the U.S.

We’ve searched high and low to bring you the creepiest, spookiest, and scariest haunted hotels from around the United States.

Officials to present design concepts for Georgetown C&O Canal rehabilitation

A public meeting on a required environmental review is set for November 7.

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Don’t lecture California about fires. Look at the state’s climate action.

The state has worked for 40 years to successfully reduce emissions—but that never gets mentioned when hillsides burn.

Voting by mail could come to D.C. under new bill

The District would join other U.S. jurisdictions in permitting the practice

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25 endangered cultural sites added to 2020 World Monuments Watch list

The World Monument Fund has flagged 25 monuments, buildings, and communities worldwide that "marry great historical significance with contemporary social impact."

New downtown foundation to support work on parks, homelessness, and events

The foundation is backed by a variety of local businesses.

Logan Circle condo with two terraces and two parking spots asks $785K

The home is in walking distance of various restaurants and Metro stations.

National Park Service scraps proposal to charge fees for D.C. protests

The rules would have increased barriers to demonstrating along the National Mall.