The DC Travel Guide | Tuckernuck

The DC Travel Guide

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If there’s one place we know and love, it’s Washington, D.C. Home to us, our headquarters and our flagship store, the historical city has beautiful scenery, a delicious culinary scene, culture, and chic shopping. In order for you to get the best experience in our favorite place, we’ve rounded up our top spots that we can’t wait for you to see.

Where to Stay

The Jefferson (Downtown/Dupont Circle)

A classic, elegant, and luxury stay, the Jefferson has beautiful interiors and a cozy bar with a great piano player on weekends. It is also walking distance to central 14th Street!

The Hay Adams (Downtown)

This is quintessential DC. A luxury spot right across from the White House, they have a great Sunday brunch and an off the record bar.

The Rosewood (Georgetown)

The Rosewood has an amazing central location and a rooftop for great views and drinks.

The Lyle (Dupont Circle)

A boutique hotel with an Art Deco and very homey feel, this is a great option for a true local experience.

The Four Seasons (Georgetown)

Always a treat, the Four Seasons has a great bar and restaurant, and the best breakfast

The Riggs (Penn Quarter)

The Riggs was originally an old bank and was renovated into a funky and updated hotel. With a great bar and restaurant, this centrally located hotel is great for sightseeing.

The Line (Adams Morgan)

A cool and modern, The Line was converted from an old church. It has a great bar scene and multiple on-trend restaurants.

The Ritz (Georgetown)

This is a great boutique Ritz, kid-friendly because of their suites, and convenient location.

Where to Eat (Breakfast or Brunch)

Seylou (Shaw)

This is the bakery to get the best pastries and a cup of matcha.

Lutece (Georgetown)

This is where you’ll find the best omelette in DC for brunch.

Tatte (West End)

A contemporary bakery & cafe with a patio, yummy pastries, breakfasts, sandwiches & hot meals.

Green Almond Pantry (Georgetown)

An easy grab-and-go spot with homemade focaccia, healthy soups and salads.

Where to Eat (Brunch / Lunch)

Martin’s Tavern (Georgetown)

A DC staple, this super historical and fun spot is a great place to grab a burger.

Chaia (Georgetown / China Town)

A female-owned business right across the street from our store, this adorable spot serves fresh, vegetarian tacos and delicious side additions.

Lapis (Adams Morgan)

Stop here for an incredible and authentic Afghani brunch.

Le Diplomate (Logan Circle)

A Stephen Starr restaurant and a DC Classic, Le Diplomate is always vibrant and fun. We love dining on the patio during the warmer months.

Where to Eat (Dinner)

The Dabney (Shaw/ Blagden Alley)

Located in the hip Blagden Alley, The Dabney has great farm-to-table cuisine in a cool, rustic setting.

Chez Billy Sud (Georgetown)

Come here for delicious French food, charming interiors, and a cozy wine bar next door.

Kinship (Shaw)

This is perfect for a special occasion, with its classic fare and chic ambiance.

Republic Cantina (Truxton Circle)

This is our top spot for real Tex-Mex.

Maydan (Adams Morgan)

This Middle Eastern spot is fun for groups, with a super flavorful menu and fun cocktails.

Centrolina (City Center)

This Italian spot features a female chef and has a great joining market.

Rose’s Luxury (Capitol Hill)

This converted townhouse is a cozy spot, with an upstairs bar and an eclectic menu.

Gravitas (Ivy City)

For a special occasion, this minimalist, industrial-chic venue features seasonal farm-to-table tasting menus that are fresh and delicious.

What to Do

Tour The Capitol

Explore around the National Mall and tour the Capitol.

Cherry Blossoms

We find the mornings to be less crowded, and the perfect thing to do after finishing a run!

Museum Touring

Bonus perk–all are free admission! The East and West Wings at The National Gallery of Art are must-sees, and be sure to check out the sculpture garden in warmer months.

Pack A Picnic

We love an urban hike and picnic in Rock Creek Park, or gathering in Dupont or Logan Circle.

Go To A Nats Game

Grab a drink or dinner before at All Purpose or Salt Line to enjoy water views.

Enjoy A Cocktail (Or Bar Hop) On 14th Street

We love the new spot Jane Jane and the patio at Le Diplomate during warmer months.

Explore Historic Georgetown

Engage in some retail therapy (especially at our flagship store!), and walk around this charming, historic neighborhood. Be sure to check out Dumbarton Oaks.

See Live Entertainment

Head to 930 Club and The Anthem for concerts, DC Improv for a comedy show, and The Kennedy Center for a classic DC performance.

Where to Shop


Owner Marlene Hu Aldaba showcases her unique eye with hand-picked fashion items from high-end designers.

Salt And Sundry + The Little Leaf

These are owned by a local DC woman, and are great spots for gifts.


A specialty and artisanal boutique, this store has been around for more than twenty years and has a sophisticated and worldly aesthetic.

Book Hill (Upper Georgetown)

Known for its antique stores, art galleries, boutiques and buttery croissants, this quaint neighborhood has a European flair that makes you want to stay a while.