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Good day all,

We are former Virginians, coming back with friends from Las Vegas.

We are staying 4 days at the Ritz Carlton in Georgetown and need advice on a couple of things.

First, what fine dining restaurants can we take them in DC or DC area to impress them, keeping in mind that they are spoiled by the great choice of superb restaurants Las Vegas

has to offer.

And another question, aside from museums what interesting things can we do during the day?

Thanks!

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Old School DC restaurants near your hotel worth a visit are La Chaumiere and 1789.

Dumbarton Oaks garden is lovely (and I know you excluded museums but that's worth a visit too).

A trip on the C&O Canal.

Jazz at the Sculpture Garden

Botanical Gardens Or Arboretum.

CityZen should impress. Check out the dining guide here for highlighted restaurants and their threads.

If you have a car available you might consider a crab house visit.

Drum circle at Malcolm X Park is fun.

ETA: Canoeing or kayaking on the Potomac might be fun too.

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Thanks Mrs.B !

We will defiinitely follow many of your suggestions.

I`m also thinking of taking them for lunch to Cantler`s inn in Annapolis which I think they`ve never experienced before, and then to Pazo for dinner in Baltimore.

The only question is, what can we do and where can we take them between lunch and dinner time? Tour Annapolis or Baltimore? What can we do there?

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Thanks Mrs.B !

We will defiinitely follow many of your suggestions.

I`m also thinking of taking them for lunch to Cantler`s inn in Annapolis which I think they`ve never experienced before, and then to Pazo for dinner in Baltimore.

The only question is, what can we do and where can we take them between lunch and dinner time? Tour Annapolis or Baltimore? What can we do there?

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Good day all,

We are former Virginians, coming back with friends from Las Vegas.

We are staying 4 days at the Ritz Carlton in Georgetown and need advice on a couple of things.

First, what fine dining restaurants can we take them in DC or DC area to impress them, keeping in mind that they are spoiled by the great choice of superb restaurants Las Vegas

has to offer.

And another question, aside from museums what interesting things can we do during the day?

Thanks!

MiniBar (good luck getting in!)

Komi

Teatro Goldoni (ONLY, repeat ONLY the chef's table)

The Narrows in Kent Island (for Maryland's best crab cakes and cream of crab soup-Cantler's is mediocre for anything other than their crabs).

El Pollo Rico

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Library of Congress is a Cathedral to knowledge; awesome-just walk in the front door.

National Cathedral has an observation deck HIGHER than the Monument.

Have a drink/lunch at Cafe du Parc in the Willard-but sit OUTSIDE on Pennsylvania Avenue. This is not about the food-it's about the experience-one of the great streets in the world.

Visit the Iwo Jima Memorial and look back towards the city-this is the foremost post card view of D. C. with the Lincoln Memorial, the Monument and the Capitol all lined up in a row.

Walk along the C & O Canal at nightime in Georgetown.

Walk on the Mall. Yes, walk on the Mall. An incredible experience whether the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial or watching a softball or rugby game. People come from all over the world just to experience this.

Old Town Alexandria-just get lost.

Old Town Annapolis-just get lost.

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Just noticed that you're at the Ritz. If it the weather is nice, and you and your friends are interested either in gardens or pre-Columbian art, a stroll over to Dumbarton Oaks for the gardens and the museum is a spectacular way to spend an afternoon. If you're of a mind, pick up snacks at Dean and DeLuca or the Griffin Market (28th? and P) and bracket your visit with a picknick on the benches under a vast oak at Montrose Park next door. Park veterans know that wine discreetly sipped will not draw attention, and that old cheese, cured pork and crusty bread always taste better outside.

Slightly longer walk: roll accross the Q Street bridge towards Dupont and walk around Embassy Row before hitting the Textile Museum (excellent back yard for relaxing and planning your next stop), the Wooodrow Wilson House, the Phillips Collection and either Sette (get there early for outdoor seating), Pesce or Bistro du Coin.

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