Rob’s Favorite Post Tour Lunch Spots

March 15, 2023 in Uncategorized

Thanks for joining me on the tour! Our time together will end at the World War II Memorial, and after three miles of walking, you’ll likely be hungry for lunch. The National Mall is, unfortunately, a bit of a restaurant desert. There are no restaurants in the immediate vicinity of our ending spot. However, here are a few nearby options that I like. Enjoy!


Potbelly serves solid sandwiches.
  • Address: 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Distance: 15 minute walk
  • Open: 7 days per week

Potbelly is the closest spot to where we’ll end the tour. They serve solid sandwiches and milkshakes. If you like a little heat get the hot peppers on your sandwich – they are addicting!

District Taco

My favorite taco spot in DC!
  • Address: 1309 F St NW
  • Distance: 22 minute walk
  • Open: 7 days per week

District Taco is one of my personal favorites. They specialize in Yucatan style Mexican food and the menu has plenty of high-quality vegetarian options (and some vegan too). My go-to order is a carne asada Bowl served “Jefe way.”


Absolutely delicious Mediterranean food.
  • Address: 1311 F St NW
  • Distance: 22 minute walk
  • Open: 7 days per week

Roti is a Mediterranean Restaurant with bold flavors! My go-to order is the Harissa Chicken bowl. Their salads and pitas are very solid as well!


Unique oval shaped pizza.
  • Address: 1005 E St NW
  • Distance: 24 minute walk
  • Open: 7 days per week

You can’t have a list of lunch spots without a pizza option. &Pizza is unique oval shaped pie made to order, assembly-line style, right in front of you. Then it goes into the oven and in only a couple minutes you have a delicious hot pizza ready to eat. My all time favorite pizza is the “Dirty Bird.”

Rice Bar

Korean food is my all-time favorite!
  • Address: 801 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (the door to Rice Bar is actually at 9th St and D St NW)
  • Distance: 24 minute walk
  • Closed: Sunday

Bibimbap is Korean for “mixed rice” and is served in a bowl topped with vegetables, chili paste, soy sauce and fermented soybean paste. If you’ve never had it before, give it a shot. The combination of ingredients is really delicious. No matter what I get I always like to top it with a fried egg.

Trip Hacks DC Corporate Group Tour with Rob

March 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Group: Corporate group led by Sammy D
Participants: 45
Date and time: April 2, 2019, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Click or tap the link below book this tour. After you complete the registration form you will be redirected to Paypal to checkout. If you don’t want to use a Paypal account click or tap “Pay with debit/credit card” instead. 

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Monumental Trivia Tour

September 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

Looking for the Monumental Trivia tour? It’s a seasonal tour that Rob runs during the spring and summer months and unfortunately it’s done for the year. Feel free to check out the private tours available this fall and winter or check back in early 2019 for next season’s availability. Please contact us if you have any questions in the meantime.

5 Things to Do During MLB 2018 All Star Week in Washington DC

June 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

Looking for things to do during the MLB 2018 All Star Week in Washington, DC? Here are five fun ideas to keep you busy this mid-July.

1. Tour the neighborhood around the ballpark

The neighborhood around Nationals Park has seen an incredible transformation since the ballpark opened ten years ago. Sign up for the Trip Hacks DC Ballpark Neighborhood tour to discover what it was like before the Nationals arrived, hear about best locals’ hang outs, and learn about what the 10+ tower cranes operating in the neighborhood are building. Continue reading »

How to Get Cheap Nationals Tickets

May 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

If you’re planning to attend to a Washington Nationals game, you can get a great deal on tickets if you play your cards right. I have attended over a hundred games at Nationals Park since it opened in 2008 and have a few hacks to share for getting cheap Nationals tickets. I buy on one of three websites, depending on the circumstances.

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FREE Food Credits with LevelUp Apps

April 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

Many great fast-casual restaurants in Washington, DC accept the LevelUp app for payment. For visitors, it’s a great way to save a little money on your meals. For locals, the reward programs offered through these apps offer solid long-term value.

Step 1: Register your email for free credit

Use the links below to register your email address for credit ranging from a couple bucks to as much as five dollars.

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Washington DC Airport Guide

November 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

If you’re flying in, the first choice you need to make is which Washington DC airport to use. 

There’s a lot that goes into determining the best option. You’ll obviously want to consider how much flights to each airport cost, but you’ll also want to consider if you can get a nonstop flight (vs. one that require a connection) and whether the flight times work with your schedule.

There are pros and cons to each of the three Washington DC airports. Information about each airport, including transportation options, and approximate cost of getting downtown are detailed below. 

Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA)

Distance from downtown DC: 5 miles
Primary domestic carrier: American Airlines
Ground transportation options and approximate costs:

  • Taxi: $20
  • Lyft/Uber: varies
  • Metro: $2.50-$3.00 per person

Overall: All else equal, this is the superior airport due to its convenience and low-cost of getting into the city. Fly to Reagan National if you can.

Washington Dulles International (IAD)

Distance from downtown DC: 25 miles
Primary domestic carrier: United Airlines
Ground transportation options and approximate costs:

Overall: Dulles is far and not particularly easy to reach from downtown. When Metro’s Silver Line extension to Dulles opens in 2022 it will make getting from the airport to downtown significantly easier.

Baltimore Washington International (BWI)

Distance from downtown DC: 35 miles
Primary domestic carrier: Southwest Airlines
Ground transportation options and approximate costs:

Overall: BWI is farther away than Dulles but easier to access because of the MARC and Amtrak train connections to Union Station. Southwest Airlines offers nonstop flights to many U.S. cities.

Capital Bikeshare Membership Cheat Sheet

June 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

Capital Bikeshare offers single trip ($2), 24-hour ($8) and 3-day ($17) memberships. Use the guide below to help determine which option makes the most sense during your trip to Washington, DC.

Do you plan to ride Capital Bikeshare over a period of 3 days?
If YES –> Do you plan to take 9 or more trips?
If YES –> Get a 3-day membership.


Do you plan to take multipe Capital Bikeshare trips during a 24 hour period?
If YES –> Will you ride 5 or more times?
If YES –> Get a 24-hour membership.


Use the Single Trip option and pay $2 each time you want to ride Capital Bikeshare.

Whichever option you choose, we highly recommend downloading and using the Capital Bikeshare app to pay for your trips. Check out the video below for more information.

Why You Should Download the Capital Bikeshare App