Old Jun 25, 13, 4:23 am
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Originally Posted by jb3t View Post
Need a little DC help. What ares have a better area to hang out in? I'm in my mid 40s and am going to DC with my wife and friends. I stay in Old Town Alexandria a lot for business and like the area a lot. However, I'm not sure how that compares to DuPont Cir or G-Town.

I don't care much to see "the sights". We are more into a place where we can walk out of the hotel, grab some food (ranging from a slice of pizza to a nice meal), and have the wives do some shopping.

Little help?
For me the answer would be Dupont Circle, but then again I live not far away and do some work there. In Dupont there are some great restaurants a few hundred yards from your hotel (Pizza Paradiso is about as good as pizza gets in DC, Obelisk and Al Tiramisu are quite good Italian restaurants), you are near a fair amount of shopping (Connecticut Avenue) and well connected by Metro. For weekday lunches I enjoy CF Folks, and other places of note I can vouch for range from a decent deli (DGS) to hipster tapas (Boqueria) and a hotel with a nice restaurant (Tabard Inn).

I find Georgetown a bit less interesting by comparison; while there are interesting places there I find it a bit more focused on younger (students) and older (owners of expensive local housing) residents.

If you go to the DC forum you will undoubtedly find strong advocates for both locations.

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