Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center
1201 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 682-5300
Fax: (202) 408-0830
Batch 13 is a must-visit for liquor connoisseurs in Washington D.C. Located in Logan Circle, this exclusive store prides itself on a unique selection of spirits and beverages. If you’re looking for a rare bottle, there is a good chance you may find it here. Don't miss their unrivaled craft beer variety as well.
Expatriates and foreign language enthusiasts flock to this rather cramped News World store in the city's busy downtown district. It sells just about any newspaper and magazine from all corners of the globe. The proprietors are, thankfully, very lenient with regard to browsing. Considering the close confines, however, you may find yourself winding through a maze of perusers to reach the periodical of your choice. The selection is worth the hassle; you are more likely to find those hard-to-track publications here than just about anywhere else in the city. Of course, local newspapers and magazines are sold as well.
With more than 20 branches across the globe, Rochester Big & Tall has been serving patrons for nearly a century now. Like the name suggests, it caters only to plus-size clients, who have a problem finding the right size. Reputed brands like Levi's, Dockers and Ralph Lauren feature at this store, and accessories and shoes are also on offer. Whether it's lounge wear, smart casuals or a stylish suit you're after, you're sure to find it here. The quality and fitting of these products are their two biggest draws. If you are unsure of anything, seek advice from the friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Specializing in ADC-brand road atlases, this is the place to buy regional and national road maps, quick maps and guides of the Washington area and its Metro system. The center is also a resource for travel guides and atlases of more exotic locations, as well as foreign language dictionaries. A small section is dedicated to Washington geography and history. Although the store occupies a relatively small space just above the Farragut West Metro stop, it is stocked with enough information to help anyone plan a vacation.
Bikinis, one-piece bathing suits, sarong skirts you name it, Bikini Shop has it. The store owner is helpful and goes the extra mile to help you on your quest for the perfect swimsuit. Styles range from fashionable to functional in a variety of sizes to flatter every figure. Swimming accessories - goggles and caps - are also sold.
Youth Art Works, colorful store displays artwork created by children from all over the world. Merchandise includes knick-knacks and T-shirts emblazoned with some of these designs. All proceeds benefit the International Child Art Foundation (ICAF), whose mission statement declares its dedication "To supporting children's art and visual learning worldwide through its programs and publications." Some of the works are truly awe-inspiring and remind us of the importance of keeping arts education available to all.
With its funky shops and trendy restaurants and bars, Dupont Circle is one of the hippest neighborhoods in Washington. Its cosmopolitan air draws visitors both young and old, straight and otherwise. Once a neighborhood of old money and the nouveau riche, Dupont Circle today is home to artists, intellectuals and young professionals. The neighborhood's turn-of-the-century mansions and brownstones, formerly home to prominent families, today house art museums, restaurants, embassies and fun shops. Dupont Circle is also home to the Phillips Collection, one of the city's foremost art museums with paintings by Renoir, Degas and Cézanne.
A store by, for, and about the African-American female experience, with titles either written by or directed at that audience. All genres of literature are available and the store is a popular destination for new and established writers to connect with their audiences. Terry McMillan is among the many authors who hold readings and book signings here. A move to more spacious quarters added room for an expanded selection of children's books, and gift items.
Step in to this Beadazzled store, where tabletops containing built-in bowls of beads beckon. Any style, size, color and shape of bead is available here. They range from the simplest round variety to more complex and flamboyant designs. Beads are individually priced and the store provides various types of strings on which to hang your creation. Among the store's other merchandise are blown-glass perfume bottles and paperweights, candles, jewelry and incense. How-to books are available here to help you make the most of your arts and crafts experience.
Kramerbooks and Afterwords was the first to set up shop in Dupont Circle. It is always crowded, particularly on weekends when singles who would rather skip the bar scene flock to this surprising hot spot. Live music is an added feature of this cozy joint. The cafe is a full-service restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Draft beer and wines by the glass are available. The entrees are traditional American dishes, like chicken and lamb chops.
Red Onion is Washington DC’s top spots for records and books. Opened in 2006, this independent store buys, sells and trades vinyl records, CDs and LPs. Browse through their ever-updated collection that ranges from the 1950s to the present day. Popular music styles available include everything from rock, punk, pop and country, to jazz, blues, folk and indie.
Offering the ultimate shopping experience at venues located within the heart of the city, Shop America Tours is the ultimate shoppers paradise. With all the brands and all your needs cooped up under one roof, you don't have to look beyond to find what you are looking for.