For some insight into the pulse of Washington’s food, buildings, fitness, people, and politics, check out these 10 Instagram accounts:

Hungry Lobbyist


Meetings in DC often take place over a meal, so for some fool proof picks from Thrillist’s “Top DC Foodie,” check out the Hungry Lobbyist Instagram.

Albert Ting


Albert Ting’s portraits exude realness and help you get to know the residents of DC. His photos are edgy, thoughtful, and creative.

National Building Museum


If buildings and columns, and a daily history lesson are your thing, this thread will bring you right to the heart of the city’s infrastructure.

Holly Garner


Holly Garner’s diverse photos are captivating. From nature scenes to street art, Garner is able to photograph unique corners of DC and share them with the more than 77,000 followers. Holly is also the founder of IGDC—a community designed for DC photographers to meet and collaborate.

Pete Souza


One of the things most folks in DC want is access. Official White House Photographer Pete Souza has it, as do his Instagram followers. For photos of meetings between countries, President Obama playing with babies, and pictures of the first family (we see you Bo!), check out this account.

US Natl Archives


Fellow history lovers, the US National Archives Instagram feed caters to us. From old campaign ad posters to important letters, the US National Archives staff turns up all kinds of secret treasures hidden in its archives.

November Project DC


The November Project is a free workout that happens every Wednesday morning at The Lincoln Memorial. The DC chapter of the November Project is part of the “grassroots morning workout tribe.” Get pumped for the city and their pop up exercises on this IG.

Adrien Radford

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Adrien Radford’s love for Washington is evident in his photos of the gorgeous tree lined streets, shops, and historic buildings that dot the city. Radford seems to have quite the affinity for a good cup of coffee, so for tips on the best cups in Washington keep your eye on his carefully curated Instagram feed.

Fritz Hahn

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Nightlife critic, reporter, and beer columnist for The Washington Post’s Going Out Guide, Fritz Hahn has one of the most enviable jobs in the district. For his tips on the best beer, food, and activities to get involved in while visiting Washington, check out the feed.


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There are 19 Smithsonian museums, so it is tough to keep up with the exhibits that go in and out of each one. Smithsonian’s Instagram feed features shots of interesting artifacts and exhibits to keep you up to date.