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DC Gets a Little Funky

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As a city of businessmen and politicians, DC has earned a reputation as a “nerd town” of sorts. You can expect at any given time to look out over a sea of pressed and starched shirts, pencil skirts, and neckties.  But even the squarest city needs to let loose every once in a while.. and…

It’s a Bird.. It’s a Plane.. It’s….

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Google’s self-driving car!  Keep your eyes open for this driver-less vehicle making it’s way autonomously around Washington.  And if you see it, be sure to send us a picture! Wondering why DC was chosen as the test city for this futuristic mode of transportation? We’re not.  DC is America’s guinea pig, and has been for…

Emanciption Day 2014

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Today is Emancipation Day in Washington, DC, and the city has been gung-ho for this holiday for  more than a century. Being history – and DC-obsessed as we are – we wanted to find out exactly how Emancipation Day was celebrated on its first anniversary in 1863.  So we dug through our Evening Star records…

Smithsonian Sleepovers

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Calling all kid detectives! The Smithsonian is hosting sleepovers at the National Museum of American History for children ages 8-12 on select dates May through August. And of course, no Smithsonian sleepover would be complete without mysteries to solve, crafts, games, and a film. Spots will definitely go fast, so get your tickets ASAP!

Truckeroo: A Monthly Event for Your Belly

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Looking for a bite to eat today? Stop by Truckeroo, a monthly food truck event happening TODAY at Half and M Streets SE. It looks like there will be a wide variety of food truck nosh, from cupcakes to lobster to Korean and Cajun bites, and everything in between! Check out DCist’s weekend picks for…

A Great Show for A Great Cause

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This weekend, DC Insider Tours headed to a neighborhood we don’t often get get to visit, H Street! Located in Northeast DC, just east of Union Station, H Street is in the middle of a revival. Efforts are being made to restore it to its former popularity, replacing boarded-up shops with bustling boutiques, eateries, and…

Bringing Your Dog to DC?

Kaylee and Bo enjoying the fireworks on July 4th a few years back. Please note Bo’s fabulous mutton chops. Fancy DC private schools aren’t just for people! Becca and Oliver on Oliver’s obedience school graduation day. One…

Spotlight on: The Hirshhorn Museum

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Whenever we take our tour guests to the National Mall, they always ask us the same question: “what’s that round thing?”  We completely understand their curiosity and bewilderment as they point to a strange, circular building by the National Air and Space Museum.  That round thing is in fact DC’s oddest-shaped and hardest-to-spell museum, the…

The Best Way to Pretend it’s Warm!

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We’ve always regarded the U.S. Botanic Gardens as a must-see in Washington in the winter.  Walking into the heated greenhouse into a sea of flowers and plants is the best cure for cold-weather blues, and is sure to thaw you out even after lengthy snow and ice spells like we’ve been having. Things are about…

Our Pick for a Romantic Valentine’s Venue

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There is one place in DC that never fails to sweep us off our feet: the National Mall!  So what better place to spend a romantic night then taking in the best view in the city?  That’s why our pick for most swoon-worthy Valentine’s Day outing is the The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden…