Exploring DC at a Distance
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 favorite 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.
- Baked & Wired - Our favorite local family owned coffee shop and bakery. (10-minute walk)
- Farmers Fishers Bakers - American farm to table cuisine. (10-minute walk)
- Boqueria - Spanish Tapas and Bar serving as the go-to destination for after-work social hours. (15-minute walk)
- Western Market - Foggy Bottom food hall with over a dozen locally-based F&B options. (10-minute walk)
Museums & Attractions
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.
- National Museum of African American History & Culture - Open Wednesday-Sunday, Free timed-entry passes required.
- National Portrait Gallery & Smithsonian American Art Museum - Open Wednesday-Sunday, Free timed-entry passes required.
- Smithsonian National Zoo - Open daily from 8am-4pm, Free timed-entry passes 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!
- Ted's Bulletin - Family-friendly restaurant serving comfort food from 7am-10pm daily (2 locations).
- Compass Rose - Serving a diverse selection of international street food alongside handcrafted cocktails.
- Le Diplomate - Steven Starr's French Brassiere.
- St. Anslem - American tavern focused on simply cooked grilled meats and fresh ingredients.
- Bluejacket - Microbrewery & restaurant serving craft beers & American eats in a century-old factory.