When you’re visiting the nation’s capital, there's more to do than just tour the monuments and museums. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to learn about our nation’s history, but you also don’t want to pass up a chance get a taste of Washington’s bars and restaurants. They’re worth the trip.

In the past 10 years, D.C. has grown into a culinary hotspot, home to some of the nation’s top chefs and restaurants. But if you’re in town for just a few days, the choices can be daunting. So we’re here to help.

From fine dining to fabulous local grub, here are some places not to be missed: