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Authentic ethnic eats, family-friendly theater, plus exciting new shops and restaurants in Merrifield’s Mosaic district. We’ve got 20 of the best places for you to check out.

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We show of a dozen vintage shops, live music, craft cocktails, and more in this burgeoning neighborhood that is fast becoming a popular destination area.

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Just down Pennsylvania Avenue from the columns and marble of Capitol Hill lies a neighborhood teeming with delicious eats and shopping delights.

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A stroll through this historic neighborhood reveals fashionable boutiques, cutting-edge art, and some of the area’s best dining.

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With an Art Deco movie theater and several buzzing new restaurants, these two Northwest DC neighborhoods offer a nice mix of old standbys and exciting newcomers.

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With an outdoor ice rink, shops for everyone in the family, restaurants galore, and Metro access, it’s an urban oasis where you wouldn’t expect it.

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With its cobblestone sidewalks and historic homes, Georgetown is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Here are our picks for the best places to eat, shop, and have fun.

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One of Washington’s most coveted addresses, McLean has great shopping (including two massive malls), cool restaurants (a blend of bistros and global fare), and a one-of-a-kind park (who doesn’t love a carousel?).

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Just across the river from DC, you’ll find good ethnic restaurants, unusual shops, and an old-fashioned general store. And don’t miss out on the nightlife spots for more good eats and entertainment.

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The oldest town in West Virginia, Shepherdstown celebrates its 250th birthday this year. Many of its pre-Revolutionary buildings house cool shops, bars, and restaurants.

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Where to eat, stay, shop, and have fun in one of Delaware’s most popular beach towns. There’s retro fun to be had for you and the kids, or get the hip beach fashions at several must-visit clothing shops. Oh, and don’t forget all the great seafood.

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Planning a visit to this charming historic city? We give you the best places to stay (a bed & breakfast), eat (hint: think Top Chef), shop (vintage and antiquing, of course!), and a whole lot more just a short drive away.

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Where to find artful sushi, stylish bathing suits, piled-high burgers, and a laid-back neighborhood bar. Plus, a quick guide to new communities going up near the planned Metro extension to Dulles.

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DC’s 14th Street has good restaurants, one-of-a-kind bars, stylish boutiques, and a great indie-music venue.

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Silver Spring has been transformed from an aging suburb to a lively hub of nightlife, dining, and entertainment. You’ll find great ethnic spots, a new concert venue, and a terrific seafood joint that hasn’t changed in 50 years.

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In 2006, the historic Atlas Theater reopened, sparking a renaissance that has transformed Northeast DC’s H Street area into a magnet for bars and restaurants. Here are the best places along this lively corridor to eat, drink, and see art.

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