The month’s salary burning in your pockets? Itching to get gifts for friends and family? Curious to find the very best stores, bookshops and markets in Washington DC? Is browsing your number one hobby? We understand, and so do our locals, who have their own favorite hidden gems, top picks for when nothing but a bit of window (or actual) shopping will do the trick. Check out their recommended local shops and never fall in a tourist trap again.
Adams Morgan Farmers Market – Neighborhoody market
“Adams Morgan Farmers Market” in Washington DC is a smaller market with a lot of life & a unique local vibe. Make a picnic w/ some fruit, cheese & bread!
Full Article by Elaine Clayton
City Center – Shopping and cultural hub downtown
“City Center” is an amazing space downtown in Washington DC. You could describe it as a commercial park/ large open shopping center, but it’s so much more.
Full Article by Chioma Iheoma
Dupont Circle Farmers Market – Happy Sunday morning
“Dupont Circle Farmers Market” is where I go in Washington DC to spend a fun Sunday morning. I recommend you get some coffee, walk around & take it all in.
Full Article by Aparna Krishnamoorthy
Eastern Market – Food, shopping and lots more
“Eastern Market” is a Washington DC institution. It’s a great spot to go on the weekends for shopping – lots of fresh food, arts & craft, clothing & more.
Full Article by Andrew Wiseman
Idle Time Books – Your neighborhood bookstore
“Idle Time Books” is a Washington DC neighborhood book store. Last time I was there I was able to find rare first editions and second hand for cheap…
Full Article by Andrew Garofalo