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The Best Way to Keep Warm..

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… is obviously margaritas. When weather is this frigid, all we want to do is belly up to a bar! Fortunately, National Margarita Day is coming up on Sunday, and we found an awesome list of the best margaritas in the city! And if you ask us, there’s nothing wrong with getting in the holiday…

Red Sky at Night, DC’s Delight!

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When people think of Washington, DC, they don’t usually think about the beautiful natural environment that cocoons our city. For example, yesterday, it was absolutely impossible to ignore the sky. The sunrise and sunset were so vivid and brilliant, they took our breath away. The Washington Post snagged some great shots that you can check…

Keeping up with the World Cup

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We know that just because you’re visiting the greatest city on earth doesn’t mean life stops. When when it comes to something as exciting as the World Cup, traveling can be stressful when you’re worried it will interfere with screaming, yelling, and chest-bumping for your favorite teams. But you can still venture out into the…

Walking Washington

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We weren’t surprised to read that Washington, DC was recently ranked the most walkable urban setting in the nation. This is just further proof of what we at DC Insider Tours have been saying all along: there is no better way to see DC than by foot. But what makes walking this city so enjoyable?…

It’s Outdoor Movie Season!

Summer in DC always brings lots of tourists to the city. Of course they want to see the most famous sites, but many are also looking for a taste of the local scene. For tourists seeking out local flavor in DC this summer, there is no better activity than outdoor movies. Throughout the city, and…

Back in Action!

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Today’s the day! As of 1pm today, following this morning’s ceremony, the Washington Monument has re-opened. And it’s about time.  It closed August 23, 2011 after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that shook up the city left it cracked in several places. Then, two weeks after the earthquake, Hurricane Irene stopped by and filled the Monument’s cracks…

Mother’s Day Brunch Recommendations

Nothing says “I love you” like waffles. And pancakes. And anything with syrup on it. So if you and your favorite mother figure are in the District on Sunday, take her to a brunch she’ll never forget. As self-proclaimed brunch connoisseurs, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite brunch spots perfect for Mother’s Day: Old…

History is for the Dogs

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We posted a piece a while back about all the reasons to bring your pup to DC.  We just came across one more reason, and it’s the best so far! Now through June 28th, Mount Vernon is hosting a dog walking tour on Saturday mornings. You and your pooch can learn about history while hiking…