Washington DC是一个充满活力的城市。即使它是最着名的，也是联邦政府的家园，也是首都United States, it has much more to offer tourists interested in exploring the area’s history. Entertainment, shopping, dining, and other recreational opportunities abound; there is certainly something for everyone in the District of Columbia.
One of the top destinations in the city is the White House. Families can enjoy the National Zoo, including the baby panda, Bei Bei, who was born in August 2015. Festivals are also commonplace. You can enjoy celebrations ranging from the Chinese New Year events, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
多样性的城市也是一个庆典。2016 Washington Blade’s Best of Gay DC Awards are scheduled on October 20 while the Capital Pride’s Holiday Heatwave starts on December 6. During the summer, there is an annual Capital Pride Celebration. It features a variety of events, including a large parade. The celebration will take place on June 10 and June 11, 2017.
Table of Contents
1. General Tips
3. Airports and Transfers
4. Gay Hotels in Washington DC
5. Sightseeing & Activities in Washington DC
7. Restaurants and Cafes in Washington DC
8. Washington DC Gay Bars
10. Washington DC Gay Sauna's and Cruising Bars
11. Gay Events in Washington DC
12. Day Trips from Washington DC
Washington DC always has something to offer so that you can enjoy a variety of events throughout the year. For those interested in attending the Cherry Blossom Festival, aim for late March or early April. Similarly, the Capital Pride Celebration is scheduled in early/mid-June.
If you are planning to come for the museums, any time of year can be right as long as you are prepared for the weather. The low season is traditionally in the winter, meaning many attractions will be less busy. However, the area can have harsh winters, including snow and freezing temperatures. If you aren’t used to hot, humid weather, it is best to avoid Washington DC during the heat of summer.
In most cases, spring and fall are the busiest tourist seasons as the weather supports being outdoors. Whether you are touring the zoo or walking between museums, you’ll be much more comfortable from September to November and from March to May.
For those looking for their ideal neighborhood, the Shaw district has become one of the newest “it” neighborhoods in the area. This section of the city is trendy, but still feels authentic, and offers a range of bars, cafes, and breweries to enjoy. For those looking for something more upscale, Logan Circle has an elegant feel, with chic boutiques and wine bars to match. Columbia Heights has a strong Latino and hipster population, providing a mix of ethnic restaurants and quirky taverns.
If you are looking for nightlife, then theU街道走廊应该是你的目的地。曾经被称为“黑百老汇”，该地区被重生为夜晚生物的避风港。音乐和俱乐部比比皆是，以及各种餐厅。
For those looking for great gay hangouts, your best bets are the U Street Corridor, Dupont Circle, and Logan Circle. Stop in at Cobalt and 30 Degrees for the ground-level restaurant and attached gay entertainment complex, or go “old-school” at DIK Bar. If you want to go on a bit of a location hunt, cult favorite Green Lantern can be hard to find but is known for its welcoming atmosphere. There are also some excellent bars, including Bachelor’s Mill, in the Capital Hill area.
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Washington DC is home to a host of transportation options. You can quickly get around town using the vast metro system. Whether you prefer bus or rail, you can find a way to get from point A to point B with relative ease. You can use the trip planner online for exact directions and timing or browse the地铁铁轨and巴士过境定制冒险的地图。
Metro fares vary depending on your starting point and destination, as well as the time of day. Children under four can ride for free with a paying adult, and those 65 and over are eligible for reduced fares through the SmarTrip card service.
The SmarTrip card also offers discounts for transfers and connections during the same two hour period. Currently, no day pass is available, so you will need to budget properly to manage the expense associated with bus or rail transportation options. Uber is evolving the way the world moves and it's also a great way to get around DC.
Airports and Transfers
Washington DC is home to three major airports including Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
里根国家机场拥有自己的地铁top, providing connections to the blue or yellow line. If you get a SmarTrip card, your maximum cost into DC on the rail system will be less than $6. A taxi from Reagan National Airport to downtown will run between $15 and $20, depending on your exact destination.
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Though considered a Washington DC airport, Baltimore/Washington International is technically located in Baltimore. Amtrak trains are available to bring travelers into DC, with a reserved seat costing between $15 and $30.
Car rentals are available at all three airports, but a car is not required to enjoy the Washington DC area. With that in mind, it may be wise to skip the rental car and rely on public transit or other options instead.
Gay Hotels in Washington DC
没有很多人gay hotelsin Washington DC, but there are many gay-friendly options. There is one gay B&B at the end of this list.
The Hay-Adams Hotel– This is the type of accommodation where you might expect to find visiting dignitaries. You too can feel like a senator or regal royalty while making this your temporary home. The lush surroundings are most definitely dressed to impress.
五月花复兴– Because it’s right across from the White House, this hotel is referred to as the “White House Hotel”. That, and its walking distance location from the gay hoods of Logan and DuPont, and The Mall, make it highly desirable. Watch out for politician sightings (not all of them highly desirable, however).
Hotel Monaco– After National Mall walking and shopping till you’re dropping, both you and your pet (the 4-legged kind as well) can find something on the room service menu, be pampered with an in-room spa treatment, and partake in a hosted wine reception. Spend a little extra for that plush robe at the spa.
The Beacon– Only a mile from the White House and a quick walk to the metro station, this hotel offers on-site dining options such as a D.C. view enhanced Seasonal Bar and an American restaurant for the casual diner. After eating out, work out in the fitness center.
Carlyle Hotel DC– Right in the heart of DuPont Center, this gay-friendly, happening hotel is conveniently close to many of D.C.’s best attractions. A perfect fit with the gay scene, it is both elegant and charming with outstanding amenities.
Donovan House Hotel– A short distance from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the metro station, this upscale Kimpton ultramodern hotel offers free bike rentals. Eat at a chic restaurant that serves Asian fusion cuisine, or appreciate the incredible city view from the roof’s trendy cocktail lounge and seasonal pool.
Pod DC.– Washington, D.C.’s first pod accommodation! Made with millennials in mind, this 245-room is for those who want to get out and enjoy the city – not sit and waste away in their room. Not to worry – the hotel’s designers also have other generation’s interests at heart.
Highroad Hostel DC.– Here, bathrooms are shared, dorms sleep 4-12 mixed and single-sex occupants, and the setting is basic Victorian row-house. There are also some spartan private rooms for the squeamish. Dorms include bunk beds,reading lights, and lockers.
Guest Houses / B&B
Malolo B＆B– The theme here is casual South Pacific. Mornings feature a breakfast bar served in a cozy dining area. Additional perks include shuttle service to the train, metro, and airport, a beautiful deck and garden, guest lounge, and loaner cell phones. Through prior arrangement, cooking classes and dinners are also available.
The William Lewis House B&B– This gay-owned blast from the past has merely 10 rooms but all are cared for with the utmost TLC. Both gays and lesbians can enjoy these Edwardian style furnished rooms all year round.
甚至有几个LGBT-oriented预订网站likemisterb&bwith listings from gay hosts for gay guests where you can either rent a whole apartment or a private room in a shared apartment. Understanding Washington DC’s gay scene is much more easily done with the help of a local and apartment sharing is one of the best ways to meet someone living in the city who knows how things work, where and when are the best nights to go out, and what places to eat at and which to avoid.
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Sightseeing & Activities in Washington DC
Newseum– An interactive museum whose mission is to defend, explain, and promote, the 5 freedoms of the First Amendment: petition, assembly, press, speech, and religion and to encourage free expression.Book tour →
Bureau of Engraving– The best place to learn all there is to know about America’s paper currency. While you walk the production floor, you will observe the printing of millions of dollars. The experience takes about 40 minutes with the tour, gallery, and film. Do they hand out free samples? Sadly no, but some currency products are for sale.
Arlington Cemetery –Tours are availableto view Arlington’s rich history. Whether you imagine the stories housed here, reflect on the names engraved on headstones, wander throughout the monuments, enjoy the beautiful landscape, or witness the time-honored ceremonies, you will forever remember your visit to Arlington.Book tour →
Library of Congress– Tours are also available for this, the largest library in the world and oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.
国家空间博物馆– This museum houses the world’s largest collection of historic spacecraft and aircraft. Here you can experience the larger-than-life world of space travel and aviation, run your hands over moon rocks and see the 1903 Wright Flyer.
National Museum of African American History & Culture– Through interactive exhibitions you can explore the history of African American culture. Revel in this specific history with the aid of unique experiences and opportunities.
The White House- 归功于米歇尔·奥巴马的第一夫人，游客可能在他们的白宫旅游中拍摄自己的照片。多年来，这种特权严格偏离限制！
US Holocaust Memorial Museum– See for yourself how, even through unimaginable atrocities and horrors, there were many acts of courage and bravery by countless individuals, both non-Jews and Jews. Starting with the rise of power of the Nazis, the museum is laid out in chronological order.
Tours in Washington DC
Carpe DC Food Tour– Attention all Foodies! Take the Shaw Neighborhood Tour, or (currently available) the African American Foodways Tours while eating your way through some of the best culinary stops in D.C. Food, culture, and history all rolled into one.Book tour →
DC设计旅游– Through six fascinating neighborhoods… From Brutalist to Neo-Classical… learn the history behind the mortar and brick on one of the best architecture focused walking tours in the Washington D.C. area.
Restaurants and Cafes in Washington DC
Biergarten Haus- 两个漂亮的酒吧在两个楼层伸展，这是一个令人难以置信的400+容量的巴伐利亚酒吧，配有德国酒吧啤酒和Grub，电视上的运动，以及一个大型露台/啤酒花园。在这里，全年慕尼黑啤酒节！
The Coupe– This sleek, 24/7 coffeehouse & lounge serves up specialty cocktails, milkshakes, American gastropub fare. Prices can range between $11 and $30, all depending on whether you’re in the mood for a snack or full meal.
The Diner- 复古风格的餐馆服务于24/7的创意舒适食品，配有全栏，自制甜点和奶昔。经验丰富的员工提供伟大的舒适食品，是的，是的，有一个欢乐时光！
Dukes’ Grocery– Kick back and enjoy at this comfy, double level East London-inspired hangout offering craft-cocktails and farm-fresh cuisine. Past guests highly recommend the “Brunchie Burger”. The patio even welcomes dog lovers.
阿姆斯特丹法拉拉威商店– open until 2:30 in the morning, this is the best restaurant in Washington DC for falafel sandwiches (build your own with your choice of 22 toppings), fries, and more.
Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse– DC’s gayborhood iconic gay restaurant. Home of over-sized salads, steaks, and huge fries – your basic comfort food – in an updated and seriously queer steakhouse. Annie’s cavernous interior has an upstairs that is now a swanky lounge. Traditionally the best seat in the house… an expansive view of the 17th Street gay cruising crowd from a table in the front room.
Afterwords Café– Open until 1:00 am, this is a landmark indie cafe and bookstore with a menu of draft beer, wine, and upscale American fare. From neighbors to tourists, the political elite to college students, at Kramerbooks & Afterwords, you’ll find something for everyone.
Barcelona– Wine and Spanish small plates in elegant yet rustic digs with outdoor and courtyard fireplaces. The chef here believes in keeping it simple, sensible, and sustainable.
Red Hen– With a large bar and open kitchen, this American restaurant with Italian influence (located in the historic Bloomingdale neighborhood) creatively serves, wood-fired Italian eats in an airy, rustic-industrial atmosphere.
The Iron Gate Inn– The courtyard only serves to enhance this swanky spot, offering not just a tasting menu but Greek and Italian small plates. Its historic carriageway houses the bar and dining area, while the grapevine clad courtyard offers an awning allowing for protected, nearly year-round outdoor dining.
JR’s– With friendly bartenders, campy videos, and great drink specials, this D.C 17th Street icon is located right in the very heart of gay-town. Whether you come to play “pin the tail on the closeted Republican Hill staffers,” or are just looking for a casual place to enjoy a cocktail, this place is packed with potential 7 days a week.
Nellie的运动酒吧– Not in the middle of the gay scene but definitely worthwhile, Nellie’s offers summers-on-the-roof, poker tournaments, drag luck buffets, drag bingo, trivia night, outdoor patio, and big screen TVs.
Green Lantern– Perfect for your Average Joe, this bar is popular even though it’s a tad off the beaten path. Each 2nd Sunday of the month features Tea Dances. Other attractions include themeparties– likeunderwearnight, Thursday’s 10-11pm shirtless-guys-drink-free, and more.
数字九个DC– Serving creative cocktails and classics, this plush, new D.C. bar has nightly happy hour specials until 9pm, cocktail masters behind the bar, plenty of plush seating and is housed in the center of Logan Circle in a 2-level, re-purposed, and fully renovated setting.
Washington DC Gay Clubs & Parties
近年来，所有DC的传统同性恋夜总会都关闭了。虽然仍有几个同性恋酒吧待找到，但国家国会大厦的舞蹈俱乐部并没有能够坚持。鉴于缺乏舞场，每周或每月在不同场地内发生一些每周的同性恋派对，包括流行Cherry Popweekend, which has been going on for 25 year.s
Ziegfeld’s / Secrets- 一个2级的俱乐部环境，其中绘制是最肯定的全裸女男舞者的合唱（是的......全裸体）和Ziegfeld的整个女性幻想家。这是D.C.S同性恋娱乐中心的重生。
The Crew Club– reportedly one of the cleanest bathhouses you can find, offering guy on guy cardio and workout equipment, a technogym, hydro-massage bed, tanning, huge lounges, gang showers, a Finnish sauna, Maze steam room, and an utterly fabulous staff.
Gay Events in Washington DC
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DC Black Pride– One of the nation’s largest African-American Pride events, attracting more than 50,000 participants, DC Black Pride takes place in Washington, DC in late May – the dates for this year are May 26 to May 29, 2017. But book way in advance! It’s also Memorial Day Weekend.
Cherry Pop Weekend– One legendary weekend. Dance, vogue, pose and walk into Cherry’s 25+ years of houses of ball culture, extravaganza and glamorous escape from reality! Beyond the definition of circuit.
Gettysburg– Civil War buffs simply cannot miss this opportunity. The trip is over 11 hours by bus, so you may want to rent a car for a far shorter 1.5 – 2-hour drive. And if you’re also a fan of the paranormal, this violently influenced land has numerous haunted tours. Educational and creepy… perfect!Book tour →
Annapolis – If sailing is your passion, this is a must-do day trip. Beware the tourist-trap “antique” shops… unless, of course, you’ve been searching in vain for that perfect, one of a kind, utterly fantastic tchotchke. In that case, fire up the credit card. You can drive US 50 most of the way for about 45 minutes, or save yourself the hassle and bus it from Union Station – take 2 buses or 3, depending on your preference – which will take you roughly 1.5 – 1.75 hours.
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