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Whales can be an elusive species only hanging in clans of its own. But there are a few habitats where no matter the time of day, a whale will certainly be spotted. From posh country clubs to exotic car dealerships to run-of-the-mill grocery stores in upscale nabes, we have the list of top spots to spot a whale in its natural (read: fancy) habitat.

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1. Equinox

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8065 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 790-6193
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Working up a sweat has never been so glam. Located close to uber-posh Tysons Galleria and in the same complex as Hermes, the fashionable gym has all the amenities a whale will need to stay fit. And the networking opportunities ain't bad either.

2. Vida Fitness

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1517 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 588-5559
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Like its suburban sister, VIDA Metropole in Logan Circle is the hottest place to get hot. Part of the ever growing VIDA empire, the gym has everything a whale needs to ball out including lap pools, luxurious locker rooms, and plenty of machines. Plus, even Anderson Cooper is known to drop by every now and then.

3. Nationals Stadium

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Fresh cut grass. Cold beer. Delicious hot dogs. And box seats. Of course box seats. Because a whale doesn't sit with the masses. Above the plebeian crowds, whales watch the game in style and comfort. No lines to the bathroom or for another round for these guys.

4. Ferrari Maserati of Washington

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45235 Towlern Place
Sterling, VA 20166

What's a whale without a sick set of wheels? That's right: He ain't a whale. Whether it's a Ferrari and/or a Maserati (why not have both?), this dealership only caters to those with the dollars and access to land these high-performing vehicles.

5. Sidwell Friends School

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3825 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 537-8100
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This is the famous school where the kids of the rich and/or powerful go. First Families sent their young ones here. Members of Congress sent the tykes here. Giant whales make sure their boys and girls get only the best. Meet The Teacher Nights are probably brimming with the nation's Who's Who.

6. Congressional Country Club

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8500 River Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 469-2000

One of the PGA stops, this uber-classic country club in Bethesda hosts the best, brightest, and most balling whales. When the weather turns awesome, ladies and gents in the DMV grab their wood and knock around some balls while having a few.

7. Saks Fifth Avenue

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5555 Wisconsin Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 657-9000
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With a hot body, where's a whale to go to make sure it's decked out in designer duds? Saks Fifth Avenue of course. Located in tony Chevy Chase, this is where the black Amex can do some serious damage. Jimmy Choos. Check. Tom Ford. Check. Gucci. Double check.

8. W Curtis Draper Tobacconist

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699 15th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005

A throwback to the old ways, this cigar shop in downtown blocks from the White House is wear lobbyists, lawyers, and other power brokers light up and talk shop. Or don't talk shop. Whales from the left and the right come together here and enjoy some down town with Scotch (bring your own) and escape the madness outside.

9. Target

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3101 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22305
(703) 706-3840
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Even whales want to budget shop every now and then. Located in Potomac Yards, this discount retailer attracts the movers and shakers in the 202. FLOTUS is known to stop by every now and then to pick up a few items. Because that whale has taste.

10. The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

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1250 South Hayes St
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 415-5000
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Just across the Potomac, the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City may not have the cachet of a Georgetown address, but whales flock here regardless. Check them out having a cocktail, gossiping, or seeing who's hanging in the hotel.

11. Safeway

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1855 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Corcoran College of Art + Design
Washington, DC 20007

It's not called the "Social Safeway" for nothing. The grocery store on Wisconsin Ave is the frequent haunt of Gtown homemakers and taste makers who need to grab a few things when Dean & Deluca just won't cut it. Make sure you're always wearing your best when doing a milk run because you never know what DC whale you'll run into here.

1. Equinox

8065 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182

Working up a sweat has never been so glam. Located close to uber-posh Tysons Galleria and in the same complex as Hermes, the fashionable gym has all the amenities a whale will need to stay fit. And the networking opportunities ain't bad either.

8065 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182

2. Vida Fitness

1517 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Like its suburban sister, VIDA Metropole in Logan Circle is the hottest place to get hot. Part of the ever growing VIDA empire, the gym has everything a whale needs to ball out including lap pools, luxurious locker rooms, and plenty of machines. Plus, even Anderson Cooper is known to drop by every now and then.

1517 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

3. Nationals Stadium

Washington, DC 20003

Fresh cut grass. Cold beer. Delicious hot dogs. And box seats. Of course box seats. Because a whale doesn't sit with the masses. Above the plebeian crowds, whales watch the game in style and comfort. No lines to the bathroom or for another round for these guys.

4. Ferrari Maserati of Washington

45235 Towlern Place, Sterling, VA 20166

What's a whale without a sick set of wheels? That's right: He ain't a whale. Whether it's a Ferrari and/or a Maserati (why not have both?), this dealership only caters to those with the dollars and access to land these high-performing vehicles.

45235 Towlern Place
Sterling, VA 20166

5. Sidwell Friends School

3825 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

This is the famous school where the kids of the rich and/or powerful go. First Families sent their young ones here. Members of Congress sent the tykes here. Giant whales make sure their boys and girls get only the best. Meet The Teacher Nights are probably brimming with the nation's Who's Who.

3825 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

6. Congressional Country Club

8500 River Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817

One of the PGA stops, this uber-classic country club in Bethesda hosts the best, brightest, and most balling whales. When the weather turns awesome, ladies and gents in the DMV grab their wood and knock around some balls while having a few.

8500 River Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20817

7. Saks Fifth Avenue

5555 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815

With a hot body, where's a whale to go to make sure it's decked out in designer duds? Saks Fifth Avenue of course. Located in tony Chevy Chase, this is where the black Amex can do some serious damage. Jimmy Choos. Check. Tom Ford. Check. Gucci. Double check.

5555 Wisconsin Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

8. W Curtis Draper Tobacconist

699 15th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005

A throwback to the old ways, this cigar shop in downtown blocks from the White House is wear lobbyists, lawyers, and other power brokers light up and talk shop. Or don't talk shop. Whales from the left and the right come together here and enjoy some down town with Scotch (bring your own) and escape the madness outside.

699 15th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005

9. Target

3101 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22305

Even whales want to budget shop every now and then. Located in Potomac Yards, this discount retailer attracts the movers and shakers in the 202. FLOTUS is known to stop by every now and then to pick up a few items. Because that whale has taste.

3101 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22305

10. The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

1250 South Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202

Just across the Potomac, the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City may not have the cachet of a Georgetown address, but whales flock here regardless. Check them out having a cocktail, gossiping, or seeing who's hanging in the hotel.

1250 South Hayes St
Arlington, VA 22202

11. Safeway

1855 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC 20007

It's not called the "Social Safeway" for nothing. The grocery store on Wisconsin Ave is the frequent haunt of Gtown homemakers and taste makers who need to grab a few things when Dean & Deluca just won't cut it. Make sure you're always wearing your best when doing a milk run because you never know what DC whale you'll run into here.

1855 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Corcoran College of Art + Design
Washington, DC 20007