Washington, D.C. Journals

Salsa in Washington DC

A December 2004 trip to Washington, D.C. by kimgallegos

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Salsa in Washington DC

Overview

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DC is a great place to go salsa dancing. The salsa scene is full of friendly people. We were shown a great time. Be prepared to sleep very little and bring an extra pair of salsa shoes. You may even squeeze in some shopping in Georgetown. We relied heavily on taxis because we are princesses, but there are cheaper modes of transportation.

Quick Tips:

Caution should be used when going into unknown areas of the city. Have a reliable guide or call a taxi. Free site seeing in the form of the Smithsonian.

Best Way To Get Around:

Taxi, bus, subway
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This was not the best Marriott I have stayed at, but it was close to the places we went to. The rooms were a bit shabby. The beds were the typical hard hotel beds. The bathroom could have been cleaner. The front desk personnel were very helpful, and they even shared their pizza with us early one morning, when we could find no delivery places open.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 11, 2006

Washington Marriott
1221 22nd Street NW
Washington, D.C., United States 20037
202-872-1500

The Diner

Restaurant

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Great eggs benedict and milkshakes. My friend had chili, and she wolfed it down. This is a great place to go at 3am, after a night on the town. Lots of local color, and it is very casual. In fact, you could come in your pajamas if you wanted to. We bellied up to the counter and had great service. Large portions for reasonable prices--you can't beat it.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 11, 2006

The Diner
2453 18th Street
Washington, District of Columbia

Habana Village

Attraction

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This is my favorite salsa spot, and they have the best mojitos. Both nights we went, there was a band playing on each of the three levels. If salsa is not what you want, head up to the next level and merengue the night away. The dress was casual to classy. This is a favorite of the local Hispanic population. You won't lack for dance partners whether you are male or female.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 11, 2006

Habana Village
1834 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, United States 20009
(202) 462-6310

Yuca Cuban Restaurant & Lounge

Attraction | "Yuca"

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This is another hot spot for salsa dancing. Lessons are given prior to the scene heating up. Don't let the fabulous dancers intimidate you--just get out there and salsa. The dance floor is a bit small. The drinks are good and you can sit at the bar for a great view of the dance floor.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 11, 2006

Yuca Cuban Restaurant & Lounge
1800 M Street NW
Washington, United States 20036
(202) 785-1177