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Our staff knows just where to go!

Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel. But how do you find those special places? Ask a local. Hotel Palomar Washington DC helps you make the most of your Washington DC stay by sharing our staff's favorite picks and insider tips.

We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days in Washington DC, what would you do? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.

Eat
Chef Ethan McKee

Chef Ethan McKee

Urbana Executive Chef

  • DGS Delicatessen has a take on classic New York deli food that is always satisfying.

  • I can eat sushi any time, day or night, and Kaz Sushi Bistro is always a favorite of mine.

Play
Jill Strauss

Jill Strauss

People & Culture Manager

  • The Sculpture Garden Ice Rink at the National Gallery of Art is a sure thing for family fun in the winter months.

  • When live music is calling me, I like to head to Black Cat on 14th Street

Drink
Obinna Emenyonu

Obinna Emenyonu

Bar Supervisor

  • The West African inspired Bukom Café in Adam's Morgan for a taste of home (Obinna is originally from Nigeria).

  • Check out one of the 500+ beer selections at Birch & Barley.

Wellness
Mickey Tveter

Mickey Tveter

Director of Finance

  • Before heading back to DC, I love to get a bite to eat at the The Original Pancake House.

  • DC is one of the best cities in America for cycling. My favorite trip is the Capital Crescent Trail - a tree lined bike ride gets you from the hotel to Bethesda, MD.

Retail therapy
Karin Davenport

Karin Davenport

Executive Housekeeper

  • Shop & Eat at Pentagon Row - you will never be bored with 45 restaurants and retail stores to choose from, and even an outdoor ice rink.

  • The Shops at Georgetown and surrounding area give you plenty to do and beautiful scenery.

One of a kind
Lizann Thompson

Lizann Thompson

Front Desk Agent

  • The Tabard Inn is one of the best brunch spots in the city, is just a ten minute walk from the hotel, and is located in a series of historic row houses.

  • The Hirshhorn, a modern art museum, is my favorite art museum in the city, which is located on the National Mall.

For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact Hotel Palomar's concierge at (202) 448-1800.

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