Chevy Chase, Washington Places

Part of our Washington travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Chevy Chase, including World Market, Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium and Politics & Prose.
  • The best place in Chevy Chase Washington: World Market

    World Market

    5335 Wisconsin Ave NW
    An odd large store which is a ton of fun to browse, offering all things international, from offbeat home decor, wines, teas, toys, and candies!
    Chevy Chase
  • Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium

    Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium

    5200 Glover Rd
    Deep inside the park, the Nature Center offers hands-on exhibits, guided nature walks, an "observation beehive," and a full planetarium. Especially good for kids.
    Barnaby Woods eat nearby
  • Politics & Prose

    Politics & Prose

    5015 Connecticut Ave NW
    M-Sa 9AM-10PM, Su 10AM-8PM. This is a quite possibly the city's favorite independent bookstore, with a non-exclusive focus on politics, and frequent, excellent lectures. It is far off the beaten path, about a mile north of the Van Ness-UDC Metro Station, but it's a rewarding destination.
    Barnaby Woods
  • Hillwood Estate

    Hillwood Estate

    4155 Linnean Avenue NW
    Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM; tours: 11:30AM,1:30PM, garden tours: 10:30AM,12:30PM (Spring & Fall) cafe: 10AM-4PM, lunch: 11AM-2:30PM, tea: 2:30PM-3:30PM. Suggested donation: $12,$7/student,$5/child. A hidden gem of magnificent proportions, for only those in the know. Merriweather Post Hillwood, prominent businesswoman and heiress to the Post Cereal fortune, fashioned her estate next to Rock Creek Park to be an extraordinarily stately and luxurious site for entertaining guests, housing her impressive art collections, and with the intention of leaving it behind for the world to enjoy. The mansion is a treasure trove of French and Russian decorative arts, much of which she obtained from the USSR, whose government under Stalin was then auctioning off a good portion of its cultural heritage to finance its war efforts. Second in grandeur only to the art collection itself are the French and Japanese-style gardens—great places to linger long after the tour.
    Chevy Chase food nearby
  • Comet Ping Pong

    Comet Ping Pong

    5037 Connecticut Ave NW
    Mon: 5-9PM, Tues-Thurs: 5-9:30PM, Fri: 5-10:30PM, Sat: 11:30AM-10:30PM, 11:30AM-9PM. $6-about 20. Comet is another great pizza place in DC. However, this is not your average restaurant. There are Ping-Pong tables in the back, clam pizzas, and concerts on Saturday nights. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' Guy Fieri called in some of the best pizza he'd ever eaten. A local favorite! Try the wings! Also serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. DEFINITELY kid-friendly.
    Barnaby Woods
  • Tempo Bookstore

    4905 Wisconsin Ave NW
    This is a bookstore wholly dedicated to language resources: language learning books, software, linguistics texts, teaching tools, etc. A great place for philology nerds.
    Au-Tenleytown
  • Catch Can

    5516 Connecticut Ave NW
    M-W,F 10AM-5PM, Th 10AM-8PM, Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 11AM-5PM. A local women's clothing boutique specializing in natural fibers. They also have a range of other good gift buys like bath products, home decor, jewelry, etc. It's pricey, but the quality is very high.
    Chevy Chase
  • Rock Creek Horse Center

    5100 Glover Rd NW
    Tu-F noon-6PM, Sa-Su 9AM-5PM. Trail rides: $38/1 hour; pony rides: $20/10–15 minutes; lessons (1 hour): $50 group, $90 private. If you have found that visiting the city was a mistake, and wish you had opted for a country vacation instead, it's not too hard to make believe in Rock Creek Park. The horse center offers trail rides, horseback riding lessons (group and private), and pony rides throughout the summer months. The trail rides are very popular, and reservations often run out more than a month in advance. The pony rides and lessons also require RSVP, but are much easier to get. For those visiting on a whim, and not interested in paying these large sums, you can just stop by and pet and feed the horses for free. If you traveled to the city on horseback, they offer full-service public stables for $600/month.
    Barnaby Woods eat nearby
  • Fort Reno Concerts

    Nebraska Ave and Fort Dr
    Summers, with vague start and end dates, but M,Th 7PM-9:30PM. Free. Fort Reno was one of the bedrocks of the legendary and celebrated D.C. punk/hardcore/straight-edge scene, and evolved to encompass later post-hardcore and other local indie rock. The concert series was founded in 1968 as a sort of government-sponsored hippie fest to try and bring some love, joy, and sense of community back to the district post-1968 riots. Having run annually since, this is one of the truest local traditions, is beloved by the community, and a great way to delve further into that elusive city beyond the federal government and neoclassical memorials. No alcohol, no glass bottles (so bring plastic bottles of soda).
    Chevy Chase restaurants nearby
  • Starbucks

    4513 Wisconsin Ave NW
    We are the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world since 1971.
    Au-Tenleytown
  • Indique Heights

    Indique Heights

    2 Wisconsin Circle, Chevy Chase
    Lunch: M-F 11:30AM-2:30PM, Sa-Su noon-3PM; dinner: Su-Th 5:30PM-10:30PM, F-Sa 5:30PM-11PM. $15-35. Indique Heights specializes in southern Indian cuisine, usually crafted into something just a little unique, and serves its customers in a really cool, attractive space (it's a great date restaurant). The cocktail lounge is also beautiful, and makes for a good date even if you aren't eating here. The bottom line is that this is the place to eat if you are in Friendship Heights.
    Chevy Chase
  • Starbucks

    5335 Wisconsin Ave NW
    We are the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world since 1971.
    Chevy Chase
  • Guapo's

    Guapo's

    4515 Wisconsin Ave NW
    *Welcome to Guapos Restaurant official facebook page*
    Au-Tenleytown
  • Murasaki

    4620 Wisconsin Ave NW
    M-Th 11:30AM-2PM,5PM-10PM, F 11:30AM-2PM,5PM-11PM, Sa 5PM-11PM. $15-30. A popular sushi place both with American University students (who get a 10% discount) and the nearby Japanese Embassy. The designer rolls are great, as are the non-sushi items on the menu. The decor is pretty different from what you'd expect at a sushi place—there's nothing fashionable about it, it's just a comfortable neighborhood eatery.
    Au-Tenleytown
  • AMC Mazza Gallerie

    5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW
    Mazza Gallerie is an eight-level retail, dining and entertainment complex in northwest Washington, D.C., which opened in 1975.
    Chevy Chase restaurants nearby
  • Friendship Heights Metro Station

    Friendship Heights Metro Station

    5337 Wisconsin Avenue NW
    Friendship Heights is a residential neighborhood in northwest Washington, D.C. and southern Montgomery County, Maryland. Though its borders are not clearly defined, Friendship Heights consists roughly of the neighborhoods and commercial areas around Wisconsin Avenue north of Fessenden Street NW and Tenleytown to Somerset Terrace and Willard Avenue in Maryland, and from River Road in the west to Reno Road and 41st Street in the east. Within Maryland west of Wisconsin Avenue is the so-called "Village of Friendship Heights," technically a special taxation district.
    Chevy Chase
  • Steak 'n Egg

    4700 Wisconsin Ave NW
    24 hours daily. $3-17. The quintessential greasy spoon (which can be hard to find in the D.C. area), serving eggs, steak, hash browns, bacon, and of course the local "delicacy" scrapple to a crowd of locals and AU students 'round the clock in a small diner. Serves by day a peaceful handful of diner patrons, by (late) night a packed, intoxicated crowd. Patio seating.
    Au-Tenleytown
  • Cafe Olé

    4000 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Su-Th 11AM-9PM, F-Sa 11AM-10PM. $10-35. Here's a great gem in an unlikely location! Tapas are a fixture in D.C. ever since José Andrés came to town, and the Greek/Mediterranean places have taken note, calling their mezzes tapas. The focus on mezzes is welcome, though, as a large bunch of them almost always will be more satisfying than the standard, heavy Greek entrees. The brunch here is very popular, as are the panini at lunch time.
    Chevy Chase
  • Old Stone House

    Old Stone House

    5200 Glover Rd NW
    The Old Stone House is the oldest unchanged building in Washington, D.C., United States. The house is also Washington's last Pre-Revolutionary Colonial building on its original foundation. Built in 1765, Old Stone House is located at 3051 M Street, Northwest in the Georgetown neighborhood. Unlike many Colonial homes in the area, sentimental local folklore preserved the Old Stone House from being demolished.
    Barnaby Woods food nearby
  • Chadwicks

    5247 Wisconsin Ave NW
    M-Th 11:30AM-2AM, F-Sa 11:30AM-3AM, Su 10AM-2AM. Friendship Height's is a rather parched part of town, but Chadwick's, a local area chainlet, is always a good bet for a drink in a traditional American environment. And nothing goes better with your beer than one of their great hamburgers.
    Chevy Chase
  • Rock Creek Park

    Rock Creek Park

    5200 Glover Rd NW
    Rock Creek Park is a large urban natural area with public park facilities that bisects Washington, D.C. The park is administered by the National Park Service.
    Barnaby Woods restaurants nearby
  • Rock Creek Park Horse Center

    Rock Creek Park Horse Center

    5100 Glover Rd
    Rock Creek Park is a large urban natural area with public park facilities that bisects Washington, D.C. The park is administered by the National Park Service.
    Barnaby Woods food nearby
  • Fort Reno Park

    Fort Reno Park

    3800 Donaldson Pl NW
    Fort Reno Park is a park in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Washington, DC. It is the highest point in the city, and was involved in the only Civil War battle to take place in the District of Columbia. The highpoint was resurveyed and a new USGS Benchmark was placed in 2007 at coordinates N 38.95198 and W 77.075922, a location open to the general public and outside the fenced area where the highpoint was previously believed to be. Fort Reno, at 409 feet, is actually lower than the top of the Washington Monument, which rises 555 feet from nearly sea level. However, the sandstone castle-like fort structure on top and highpoint antenna farm raise the height above that of the monument. Residents gather here on the 4th of July to look down on the annual fireworks display on the Mall.
    Chevy Chase eat nearby
  • Starbucks

    5500 Connecticut Ave NW
    We are the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world since 1971.
    Chevy Chase
  • Indique Heights

    Indique Heights

    2 Wisconsin Cir
    DAILY HAPPY HOUR 4 - 7 PM MONDAY - HALF PRICE WINE DAILY LUNCH BUFFET WEEKEND CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH
    Chevy Chase
  • Chadwicks

    Chadwicks

    5247 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Your neighborhood restaurant since 1982. Good food and lively bar crowd!
    Chevy Chase
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