Quiet Places To Relax In Washington, D.C.

Quiet Places To Relax In Washington, D.C.

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Looking to escape from the city buzz? Relax and chill for a while by heading to these quieter locales in Washington, D.C..

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    Amazing collection of material on Washington,DC from the late 18th century to the present including the reference library, photograph collections and the DC community archives. Washingtoniana Room. -- Library Lady via Foursquare
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    Visiting the museums? Security's tightened; many require visitors to pass through metal detectors & have bags searched. Some sites may limit which items may be carried inside. -- Green Guide Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
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    Perfect for getting a group together for a picnic, this idyllic spot not only boasts gorgeous views of some of the monuments but also during that brief moment in spring, spectacular cherry blossoms. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Ginger limeade, tea-smoked salmon, and fresh kale chips make for a light, refreshing lunch. -- Marion via Foursquare
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    Delicious for a meal any time of day. I love thee grapefruit iced tea, the tea meal (don't skip the kale!) with salmon and a little warm dessert. Great light, too! Great place to read and write. -- Susie Sooz via Foursquare
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    This is my new favorite DC bookstore to get lost in. The selection is unbeatable, it’s an independent shop, the staff is eager to help, and there is a café downstairs for after-purchase snacking. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Hip used book store in the heart of Dupont Circle. Enormous selection of current titles and ancient collectibles! They will buy your used books for store credit. -- David Derrick via Foursquare
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    A local, haphazard bookstore of a dying breed. Visit for free wine and cheese every second Saturday of the month. And make sure not to say the words "Amazon" or "kindle" in the owner's presence. -- Lindsay Bembenek via Foursquare
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    If you haven't already, try their Imli Cooler. It's a refreshing tamarind based drink with a hint of cardamom. Deliciously refreshing! -- Sree Anirudh Bhandaram via Foursquare
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    Get the @DCPL app to place holds, browse the catalog, and more right from your smartphone. bit.ly/osskbk -- DC Public Library via Foursquare
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    Beautiful renovation. Maintained the historic character while tastefully juxtaposing modern architectural elements. Well done DCPL... I'll be here a lot. -- banafsheh ghassemi via Foursquare
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    NE Library offers WiFi and comfortable spaces for you to come and rent a book or any digital material. It has a nice reading room and a computer room with up to 18 computers and some printers. -- Tony Stark via Foursquare
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