Best places in Washington

Discover the best places in Washington, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 2.8K places in the city.

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Botanica y Tarot LLC
Religious goods store
👍👍 Wasn’t really sure what to expect from this experience, and thought all the 5 star ratings were a bit far-fetched, but I’m gladly throwing mine on the list. Hakim was incredibly kind, gentle, understanding, but firm and dedicated to affirming the message I needed to hear from him! I couldn’t thank...
5.00 (1.1K reviews)
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Memorial park
Memorial pays tribute to slain civil rights leader near where he delivered "I Have a Dream" speech.
4.90 (7.6K reviews)
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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Basilica
Landmark Byzantine-Romanesque-style Catholic church featuring mass, tours & a vast art collection.
4.90 (4.9K reviews)
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Georgetown Seafood
Seafood restaurant
👍👍 Decided to make a stop because of the 4.9 average rating across over 1000 reviews. Parking was difficult, but I managed to “barely” legally park on the street a few blocks. Other people were blatantly violating the parking signs though. The lobster roll was actually good - meaty, plump, and not to...
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4.90 (1.1K reviews)
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Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America
Monastery
Franciscan monastery from 1898 offering tours & a landscaped garden, plus regular mass & concerts.
4.90 (937 reviews)
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National Mall
Park
Washington Monument plus memorials to Lincoln, MLK, FDR, WWII & Vietnam vets along a grassy mall.
4.80 (135.6K reviews)
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Lincoln Memorial
Monument
Parthenon-inspired tribute to Abraham Lincoln with a 19-ft. marble statue, murals & reflecting pool.
4.80 (48.3K reviews)
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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Natural history museum
From dinosaur exhibits to displays of rare gems, this acclaimed museum celebrates the natural world.
4.80 (46.1K reviews)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
National museum
Popular Smithsonian museum with unique exhibits on African American history, culture & community.
4.80 (26K reviews)
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National Gallery of Art
Art museum
Permanent collection holds American & European works in 2 buildings & a sculpture garden.
4.80 (16.3K reviews)
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
History museum
Preserving the memory of the Holocaust with permanent & traveling exhibits & educational programs.
4.80 (15.4K reviews)
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National Portrait Gallery
Art museum
Major, free-admission museum with art works portraying influential Americans throughout history.
4.80 (11.5K reviews)
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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Performing arts theater
Esteemed cultural center hosting plays, music & dance shows in its multiple theaters plus art tours.
4.80 (10.7K reviews)
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Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Monument
Columned rotunda in the style of Rome's Pantheon on the man-made reservoir known as the Tidal Basin.
4.80 (9.6K reviews)
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JINYA Ramen Bar - Logan Circle
Ramen restaurant
Elegant outlet of an LA-based Japanese chain known for long-simmered noodle soups, wide menu, and drinks.
$$ $$
4.80 (6.1K reviews)
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Washington National Cathedral
Cathedral
Grand, storied cathedral with stained glass, organ recitals & scenic vistas from the top.
4.80 (5.6K reviews)
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Rock Creek Park
Park
Urban oasis with hiking trails, tennis & golf, plus ranger-led wildlife programs.
4.80 (3.9K reviews)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Art museum
Art museum & National Portrait Gallery housed in the third-oldest federal building in the capital.
$$$ $
4.80 (3K reviews)
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Heat Da Spot Café
Cafe
Mellow cafe offering cozy sofas, breakfast & sandwiches, plus American & Ethiopian meals.
$ $$$
4.90 (644 reviews)
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Memorial park
Monument to Vietnam War service, featuring a wall with over 58,000 names of dead & missing soldiers.
4.80 (2.3K reviews)
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