Washington D.C. #UberEverywhere

From private driver to private tour guide! With Uber live in more than 50 cities worldwide, we decided to give you an insider’s tour with #UberEverywhere.  While all these global hot spots each carry a certain je ne sais quoi, nothing can compare to the power and prestige that accompanies the historic streets of Washington, DC.

From shuttling well-coifed congresspeople to and from the Hill to providing a safe ride to college students from any of the city’s nine colleges and universities seeking a night out, Uber is changing the way DC does driving—and sightseeing—by doing it for them (Ubercade or Capital Pride ring a bell?)!

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D.C. from an Uber-Perspective!

Washington D.C.’s Top 5!

Sure, DC’s got monuments and museums, but there’s much more to the Capital City than the National Mall and Ben’s Chili Bowl.  From state-of-the-art sports arenas to foodie fantasylands spread out in open-air markets and distillery-fed speakeasies, DC really shines beyond its postcard image.  Here are our top 5 destinations you’ll want to Uber to so you can really get the most out of this political… party.

1. Nationals Park

Hit a home run with a visit to National’s Stadium—the home of the MLB’s Washington Nationals.  Opened in 2008, the park plays host to home games during baseball season and array of food festivals and concerts along industrial-style Half Street.  Did we mention the stunning southwest waterfront views? Twitter | Facebook

2. Harold Black

Despite purporting to be the origin of all things law and order, DC does like to break the rules every now and then—especially at this speakeasy-style bar on Capitol Hill.  The cool, dimly lit corners and nuanced atmosphere will make any spirits-seeking guest feel like Al Capone.

3. Union Market

If you’re looking for artisanal food, handmade, local gifts, or samplings of everything from craft olive oil to fresh-caught oysters on the half, Union Market is a veritable paradise for your palate. Sip on craft beers or treat yourself to a slow-made milkshake at this eclectic and upscale outpost in DC’s burgeoning NOMA neighborhood near Gallaudet University. Twitter | Facebook

4. Newseum

All of DC’s museums can make headlines, but this place takes covering the news to a whole different level.  With state-of-the-art interactive exhibits on everything from Hoover’s G-men to an emotional and transformative  showcase on the 9/11 attacks, you’ll feel like part of the story inside this state-of-the-art space complete with its award-winning atrium and on-site Wolfgang Puck restaurant. (Pro-tip: Find your local paper’s front page outside the building’s gates—it’s lined daily with newspapers from around the world and all 50 states.) Twitter | Facebook

5. 9:30 Club

If only the walls could talk! Arguably one of the best live music venues in DC, this U Street-area nightclub has hosted musical acts large and small since its opening in the 80s. It’s standing room only, so get there early for a great spot and enjoy one of their signature 9:30 cupcakes while you wait! Twitter | Facebook

 

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