The travel guide by Washington DC locals

Everybody knows their way to the White House and the Library of the Congress, but where do Washington DC locals go? Check our online travel guide & download our app for hidden local gems. No algorithms, no fake reviews, and away from the touristic traps. Try Spotted by Locals! It's like having a bunch of good local friends abroad advising you where to go!

Washington DC Spotters

Our handpicked locals live & love in Washington DC and speak the local language.

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    Lydia

    I am a storyteller, an excavator, a messenger, and for many years a journalist. DC has gravitas...
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    Kelley

    My adventures in DC usually include trying new food, good whiskey and discovering new perspectives.
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    JR

    I'm an EMT and I love music & sports. DC has the perfect mix of Northern and Southern culture...
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    Aparna

    A wanderlust at heart. DC is beautiful, clean, green, diverse, eclectic, walkable, bikeable..
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    Katya

    Yes, Washington D.C. can often seem like a political swamp, but there's a wonderful world here...
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  • HANDPICKED LOCALS who speak the local language
  • ONLY LOCAL FAVORITES No tourist highlights
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  • 100% OFFLINE MAPS & TIPS No internet (data or wifi) needed
  • FIND SPOTS NEARBY and navigate there online
  • SAVE FAVORITES and show them on the map
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What to do in Washington DC

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Art & culture

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Bars

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Cinema

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Coffee & tea

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Music

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Relaxing

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Restaurants

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Shopping

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Snacks

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Theater

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