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DC for Cinefiles: Independent Movie Theaters in the Nation’s Capital

a city street

Author: Leila Farrer Action/adventure or avant-garde? Superheros or silent films? Teen dystopia or documentary? Whether you’re a cinephile who’s visiting the area or a local just looking to switch up your movie-going experience, Washington DC theaters have got you covered. The nation’s capital may not be known for an over-the-top experimental arts scene, but it’s…

DC Day Trip: St. Michaels, MD

a group of people walking down a street next to a building

Author: Leila Farrer Locals know that Washington DC is pretty much perfectly placed geographically. Within a three hour drive – and oftentimes much less – you can reach the Atlantic ocean, the Appalachian mountains, beautiful Chesapeake Bay inlets, vast swaths of forest, rolling farmland, and plenty of other urban areas like Richmond, Baltimore, and Philadelphia….

Get on the Water to Beat the Heat

a small boat in a body of water

Author: Leila Farrer It’s not news that summer in DC (and, let’s be honest, most of spring and fall) is stifling. A Washingtonian’s favorite phrase between May and September is without a doubt, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” The weather might seem hopeless to locals pounding the pavement toward a Metro commute, or…

Bridges of Washington DC

a bridge over a body of water

Author: Leila Farrer You know the phrase, “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.” Well, if you have a little time and want to explore some of the best overlooks in Washington DC, it’s time to get to that bridge! Discover the nation’s capital by foot, bike, or car to take in incredible…

Hidden Staircases of Washington DC

a statue of a cement benchAuthor: Leila Farrer There’s no doubt that northwest Washington DC is known for its architecture. Gorgeous Victorian row homes tower over tree-lined streets in Dupont Circle, Neoclassical monuments grace the National…

Escalator Etiquette and More: How to Navigate the DC Metro Like a Local


Image:DC Metro (fisheye) by Chris Dag, 2008 Written By: Julia Tibert Upon arriving to Washington, DC visitors tend to be struck by our abundance of  beautiful green spaces, amazing architecture, and interesting museums. However, during your exploration, you may notice one key thing there is certainly no abundance of in our city. Parking spaces. The…

Winter in DC: A Guide to Getting Outside


Written by: Leila Farrer With brisk winds rolling in from the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, colder weather is just around the corner in DC. Washingtonians are retreating into warm museums or cozying up at local cafés (we highly recommend the chai latte at Tryst in Adams Morgan!). The holidays will be here before we know…