A guide by BenBore
A wonderful cafe and restaurant serving a whole variety of different foods. The guacamole and fajitas are particularly good. There is also a small book store.
1517 Conneticut Avenue, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle (take the Q Street exit);
It’s downtown and near the social centre of Dupont Circle, but it also on a quiet street and has preserved an old-world bookish feel that is rare in America. It has a pleasant lounge with an open fire in winters that feels like the common room of some old college, and a very decent restaurant. A room is about $100.
1739 N Street, NW, at Connecticut Avenue; Tel: 1-202 785 1277; Dupont Circle Metro; www.tabardinn.com/home.htm
Go on a tour with the Atlantic Kayak Company to see the nation's monuments from the Potomac River or head north on the Potomac and see wildlife not expected in a capital city. The instructors are great and you see DC from a view not frequented by many!