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It's hard to start the day right without a great cup of coffee. Here's where you can find the best in DC.

While many of us would be forgiven for feeling like every day should be National Coffee Day, there's a real day just for coffee lovers, and it's coming up on September 29. Fortunately, you won't have to travel far from D.C. homes for sale to find a top-rated local coffee shop, and there are great spots all around the city to enjoy a cup of your favorite brew. Our real estate agents have all of the delicious details on 6 of the best DC coffee shops for celebrating National Coffee Day this year.

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DC parks are perfect for a picnic and relaxing afternoon. Here are the spots you should visit.

Whether you're a DC resident or just visiting the area, you'll find an abundance of activities in this historic city. If you're looking for a place to spend a relaxing afternoon with family or friends, our real estate agents can recommend some lovely picnic areas located in scenic parks around the city.

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Our nation's capital has a rich and important history. Here are the places where you can explore it.

Washington DC is filled with national treasures, historical landmarks, and beautiful memorials that attract millions of visitors each year. If you're planning a visit to DC, our real estate agents suggest that you plan enough time to see as many amazing sites as possible before you head home.

If you're visiting the city and looking for DC homes for sale, you must make time to explore DC's history. While there's so much to see and do here, you may not get to everything, but here's a list of 8 top DC sites that you don't want to miss.

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The nation's capital is one the most exciting places to live in. Here are just a handful of the attractions you can find around DC.

One of the major perks of living in DC is that some of America's most storied, fascinating attractions are always waiting for you just a short trip from your front door. From world-class museums to meaningful memorials and gorgeous gardens, there's something to suit every interest in the city. Many of DC's best attractions are free to visit, with so much to see that you'll come back again and again. Our real estate agents have the details on 5 of the many attractions that you won't want to miss around DC.

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Looking for that new book you won't be able to put down? Check out these DC area bookstores to celebrate National Poetry Month.

There's a special feeling that comes with walking into a locally owned bookstore, browsing the stacks, and picking out something new for your collection. Every April is National Poetry Month, marking the perfect occasion celebrate with a poetry reading or shopping trip at one of the many great, locally-owned DC bookstores found all around the city. Our real estate agents have the details on 6 of the best local bookstores to celebrate Poetry Month this year.

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Start your morning off on a high note with tasty waffles from DC diners and restaurants.

What could be better than a fresh, fluffy waffle, served hot with all of your favorite toppings? That's the motivation behind International Waffle Day, which is celebrated every year on March 25 in many countries worldwide. But with so many great breakfast spots around D.C., you won't have to travel the world to satisfy your craving on International Waffle Day. Our real estate agents have the delicious details on 6 of the best D.C. restaurants where you can celebrate International Waffle Day this year.

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Finding a thoughtful sweet treat this Valentine's Day is easy with these stellar DC area chocolate and candy shops.

Valentine's Day is around the corner, and now is the time to start planning the perfect gift. Why settle for the standard box of chocolates from the grocery store when there are so many boutique chocolate shops near DC homes for sale where you can find a truly distinctive, delicious gift? Our real estate agents have the decadent details on 7 of the best DC chocolate stores where you can find the ideal gift just in time for Valentine's Day this year.

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If chilly weather gets you down this winter, these DC American restaurants have just the right comfort food to lift your spirits.

Want to warm up on a cool winter day in DC? Digging into the menu at one of the city's many excellent American comfort food restaurants is the perfect place to start. Enjoy classic American comfort food in upscale, elegant restaurants, with menus that elevate comfort food to an art form. Our real estate agents have the delectable details on six great spots for American cuisine in DC this winter.

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A calming cup a tea may be the perfect thing to soothe your day. Here are great DC area tea shops.

Whether you're relaxing in your backyard garden or diving into a sultry new romance novel, there's nothing like a cup of tea to get you in the mood. Since the beginning of the Shang Dynasty in China, tea has been celebrated for centuries for its many health benefits and wonderful aromatic flavors.

If you're in the market for D.C. homes for sale, you're in the right area to experience a variety of wonderful teas. There are numerous tea houses scattered around the city that brew organic, exotic, and herbal-infused teas from around the world. For all of you tea lovers, our real estate agents would love to share some of our favorite places to find the perfect cup of tea.

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Arlington is the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Here are the local places you must stop by.

Craving a sweet treat? Nothing beats the initial smell of freshly baked pastries, which is why our real estate agents love walking into our local bakeries.

Bakeries serve an important role in every community. They bring people together by serving as both a community gathering spot and also supply baked goods that help us celebrate some of the best moments in life. Arlington has no shortage of wonderful bakeries, so it's difficult to pick a favorite. If you're in the area, check out this list of our top choices.

  • Heidelberg Bakery - 2150 N Culpeper St, Arlington, VA 22207
    Delicious cakes, cupcakes, donuts, and other pasties for any occasion can all be found at Heidelberg Bakery. This Arlington destination has been serving the capital area since 1975, and has also gained a reputation for making the most beautiful, delicious wedding cakes in the area. Need some sweet treats for a graduation party? Heidelberg Bakery also offers an endless variety of assorted party trays. The shop is open Tuesday through Sunday.

  • Bakeshop - 2150 N Culpeper St, Arlington, VA 22207
    The first thing you'll notice when walking into this amazing bakery is their extensive menu of cakes, cupcakes, pies, macaroons and their dozens of flavor varieties. They also make over 20 different types of bread. Bakeshop opened in 2010, and since then, has been making some of the most color, creative baked goods in the Arlington area.  The shop is open Tuesday through Sunday.

  • Pastries By Randolph - 4500 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22207
    For a wide assortment of breads, pies, and pastries that are both elegantly decorated and delicious, we recommend trying Pastries By Randolph. They also have a reputation for making some of the most beautiful cakes in the area. Whether you're celebrating a wedding, birthday, or holiday, Pastries By Randolph can provide treats for any occasion. The store is open Monday through Saturday.

  • Livin The Pie Life - 2166 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207
    If you love pie, you'll love Livin The Pie Life. This unique scratch bakery offers over a dozen varieties of pie. From sweet to savory, this shop offers traditional fruit pies, vegetable pies, and meat pies, so you're sure to find something you love on their extensive menu. All pies are made fresh each morning. Stop in or order your pies online. Livin The Pie Life is open Wednesday through Sunday. On your way home, be sure to check out some of these beautiful Arlington homes for sale.

  • Bayou Bakery - 1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201
    Bayou Bakery is a bakery, coffee spot, eatery, and most of all, an enjoyable gathering spot. Whether you're celebrating an event or simply looking to catch up with friends, Bayou bakery is a counter-service destination that serves up a little bit of everything. In addition to some traditional baked goods, they also offer a number of Louisiana-inspired menu items including Buttermilk Biscuits and Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo. They also serve up some delicious coffee. Bayou Bakery is open 7 days a week.

If you have a sweet tooth, The Arlington area has no shortage of delicious bakeries. For more recommendations on local businesses, contact us today.

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