Exploring DC at a Distance
Washington DC is currently in Phase 2 of Reopening. 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.
Many of our favorite restaurants and cafés are located in our own Foggy Bottom neighborhood:
- Bluestone Lane - Australian-inspired café, a 10-minute walk from The River Inn.
- 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:
- National Museum of African American History and Culture - Open Wednesday-Sunday. Free, timed-entry passes required.
- National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum - Open Wednesday-Sunday. Free, timed-entry passes required.
- Renwick Gallery - Open Wednesday-Sunday. Free, timed-entry passes required.
- The National Mall - Just a 20-minute walk from The River Inn
- National Zoo - Tickets are free, but passes must be reserved in advance
- Sculpture Garden - Outdoor garden of sculptures form the National Gallery of Art
- National Arboretum- Established in 1927, 446 acres with 9.5 miles of winding roadways.
- Biking Trails - Borrow one of our bicycles to explore DC at your leisure.
Worth the Trip
These will require transportation, but all have outdoor dining space - 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.