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If you’re planning on coming to DC, you’re probably researching top spots to visit in the city and the best restaurants to eat at. Check out our list below to discover the best spots to look:

Washingtonian

Read this local DC magazine for plenty of travel tips and restaurant reviews that’ll help you plan your upcoming trip to the District. The magazine’s website has a weekly guide on DC activities like paella cooking classes, interesting lectures and museum exhibits. It also specializes in long-form articles and roundups, like profiles on DC’s bikeshare system.

DCist

Check out this local lifestyle blog, which has plenty of advice on restaurants, city news, and events like theater festivals and art shows. It’s also been honored by the Washingtonian for its coverage, so you know it’s bound to be a winner. The blog highlights super-niche events and offerings, like salty cocktails and vegan burgers.

Washington City Paper

This DC newspaper covers less mainstream, off-the-beaten-track topics, like a review of Orange is the New Black from a former convict. Read up to get a feel for the realities of DC life. Sports fans in particular will love the brutally honest coverage  from writers like Matt Terl.

Brightest Young Things

Like its name suggests, this cheerful DC events and food blog is aimed at a young audience. Teenagers and twenty-somethings will love BYT’s roundup of fun, LGBT-friendly events, concerts, and restaurant reviews.

The District

This website bills itself as the tourist’s guide to the city and offers information on sightseeing, museums, and event tickets. Go here to scout out discount deals on museum visits or to find out about a cool exhibit at a Smithsonian.

Capitol Hill Hotel Blog

For a roundup of the city’s best restaurants, local neighborhood guides, and more, stay here on the Capitol Hill Hotel Blog! You can check out articles on topics like family-friendly travel tips and packing lists to get you ready and excited for your trip to Washington, DC.