2 Hours of Dining & Sightseeing Near the White House in Downtown

Hit five amazing stops through Downtown DC with alfresco dining, a Pennsylvania Avenue photo-op, a run-in with DC stars, a stop at the city’s oldest saloon and a photo in front of the most famous house in America.

Stop One

Dine alfresco at Café Du Parc at the iconic Willard Hotel

1475 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Named one of the best alfresco restaurants, Café Du Parc offers a truly authentic brasserie experience where traditional French food fuses with a modern, casual atmosphere in the heart of the nation’s capital. Café du Parc has a one-of-a-kind menu enhanced by the use of locally sourced items. Request a patio seat to enjoy a meal outdoors full of people watching and grand views.

 

Stop Two

Pose for a picture on Freedom Plaza

14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW Freedom Plaza is situated between the White House and U.S. Capitol along Pennsylvania Avenue, which is also known as “America’s Main Street.” This open plaza remains a popular space for political protests and civic events in Washington, DC. Built in 1980, the Western Plaza was renamed Freedom Plaza in 1988 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. who had developed his “I Have a Dream” speech nearby at the Willard Hotel. Today, you can snap a pic at Freedom Plaza with the U.S. Capitol and “America’s Main Street” as your backdrop.

 

Stop Three

See stars at the Warner Theatre

513 13th Street NW Take a stroll along the Warner Walk of Fame and check out the sidewalk star signatures along 13th Street. This historic theatre was the site of Frank Sinatra’s last DC performance, and a 1978 secret Rolling Stones show. Take a photo with stars and cement signatures for BB King, Johnny Cash, Liza Minnelli, Frank Sinatra, Prince and more.

 

Stop Four

Samples cocktails and oysters at Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th Street NW A DC tradition since 1856, Old Ebbitt is just steps from the White House. Enjoy a variety of oysters at Washington’s oldest saloon. Old Ebbitt Grill is a mainstay for classic recipes using locally sourced meat, poultry and seafood direct from its native region, but it’s best known for its oysters. Menus are created around these fresh, natural ingredients, showcasing their flavors and textures. Oysters are in season every day with an Oyster Happy Hour seven days a week from 3-6 p.m. and 11 p.m. to closing.

 

Stop Five

Take a White House photo

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW As you exit Old Ebbitt, jump across the street to the Treasury Building, and beyond that, to the White House. Snap a pic in front of the fence and enjoy the people-watching.

 

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