There are parts of Washington, D.C. that tourists never visit and, more often than not, never even know about. Are they worth visiting, though? Heck yeah.
Below, Curbed compiled 30 must-see locations in the District that are less on the touristy side (the Washington Monument, the White House, etc.) and more about what makes D.C. home for more than 700,000 people. These sites give you an up-close look at the nation's capital, its landscape, and its residents—beyond what visitors normally see. Happy hunting.
- Looking for things to do with kids this fall? Here’s a list of family-friendly places to visit in and around the Beltway.
- Speaking of fall, are you ready to gawk at some foliage but don’t know where to go? Leave it to us.
- Getting in the mood for Halloween? Visit the District’s most haunted locations and the area’s best pumpkin patches.
- Need a new couch or table? See our map of the best furniture and design stores in the area.
- Need to pick up some fruit and veggies at a local farmers market? We’ve got you covered.
- Want to grow your own produce instead? Sign up for one of the city’s community gardens.
- Now take a hike. Literally.