Exploring DC at a Distance
Washington DC is currently in Phase 2 of Reopening. Restaurants are open for outdoor dining as well as indoor dining at 25% capacity. Museums are permitted to open at limited capacity. Though this paves the way for a different kind of hotel stay, hospitality remains at the heart of what we do. The River Inn remains committed to connecting our guests to the authentic local experiences of Washington, while maintaining a healthy and safe travel experience. Click here for a pdf list of our favoriute local spots.
Many of our favorite restaurants and cafés are located in our own Foggy Bottom neighborhood:
- Bluestone Lane - Australian-inspired café, a 5-minute walk from The River Inn.
- Tatte Bakery & Café - Israeli-inspired cafe and bakery open from 7am-8pm. (10-minute walk)
- Founding Farmers - American farm to table cuisine. (10-minute walk)
- Duke's Grocery- East London-inspired restaurant and bar. (10-minute walk)
- Rasika- Modern and traditional Indian fare. (10-minute walk)
Museums & Attractions
Several museums and attractions have re-opened with COVID-19 protocols in place:
- The National Mall - Just a 20-minute walk from The River Inn
- Sculpture Gallery at The Hirrshhorn - Open daily from 10am-4:30pm
- Dumbarton House - Explore life in the early days of the republic, Open Friday-Sunday.
- International Spy Museum - Open Friday-Monday, advance tickets are required.
- Georgetown Waterfront - Just a 10-minute walk from The River Inn
- Biking Trails - Borrow one of our bicycles to explore DC at your leisure.
Worth the Trip
These will require transportation, but all have indoor and out outdoor dining spaces - you'll be glad you made the trek!
- District Winery - Winery, tasting bar and restaurant.
- Mi Vida - Higher end Mexican cuisine.
- Hank's Oyster Bar - New England shack fare, raw bar, and cocktails with 2 locations in DC.
- Le Diplomate - Steven Starr's French Brassiere.
- Seven Reasons - Latin American plates, chef tastings, cocktails, and wine.