The Most Instagrammable Spots around Washington DC

By Tiffany Mast

Our creative team recently explored Washington DC to shoot some fresh photos for our marketing content. In the process we visited some of the most photogenic hotels, co-working spaces, lunch spots, sites and coffee shops frequented by business travelers in Washington DC.

We selected these spots because, aside from being perfect for your Instagram feed, they are all a quick Uber ride away from each other.

Embassy Row Hotel in Washington DC

The Embassy Row Hotel

If it seems like every corner of this hotel is Instagram-worthy, that’s because, well, it is. The lobby is great for that “checking in for your next adventure” shot and right next to it there is a sleek cafe and bar. Upstairs you’ll find the always popular rooftop pool and the rooms are modern minimalistic with a pop of color.

WeWork Wonder Bread Factory in Washington DC

The WeWork at the Wonder Bread Factory

The old Wonder Bread Factory, once one of the largest bakeries in Washington DC, is situated in the heart of Shaw and has been repurposed as a co-working space. There are photogenic conference rooms for WeWork members to rent by the hour as well as airy, open common spaces and a rooftop deck.

Lunch at All-Purpose Pizzeria in Washington DC

Lunch at All-Purpose Pizzeria

Just down the street from the Wonder Bread Factory is All-Purpose Pizzeria where the food is as delicious as the interiors are dreamy. The pizzas combined with a few appetizers make for the perfect flat lay photo, while the booths and open kitchen space are Instagrammable as well.

Coffee at La Colombe

Coffee at La Colombe

Around the corner, stop for a cup of coffee at La Colombe in Blagden Alley. Not only is the space hip, but the alleys outside are perfectly worn to provide a minimalistic background for a shot against the wall.

Union Station in Washington DC

The Entrance of Union Station

Union Station, the historic train station of Washington DC, is finally free of restoration-related construction for the first time in nearly 50 years. As a result, the entrance and main hall look prettier than ever. The entrance is especially impressive with rows of columns and archways.

Greenery in the US Botanical Garden in Washington DC

Greenery Inside the Botanical Gardens

While the Botanical Gardens does not allow photo shoots, you can pop in and snap a few photos or capture the views on your phone while you wander. The tropical vibes will make it feel like you are truly on vacation, and there’s even a cactus garden.

The atrium at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC

National Portrait Gallery Atrium

Despite it’s beauty, not everyone seems to know that there is an atrium in the center of the National Portrait Gallery (which is free to enter like many of the other museums in Washington DC). While the entire view alone is worth a snap, the lighting is filtered through the roof creating beautiful light and patterns for you to capture.

The Architecture Outside the Kennedy Center

The Architecture Outside the Kennedy Center

Over in Georgetown, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is surrounded in white marble walls. They make for the perfect backdrop when you need a clean white palette for your Instagram photos.

Bonus: The Rooftop Bar at the Graham

At the end of the day, head over to the The Graham so you can capture the golden hour while sipping cocktails at their rooftop bar. The bar area wraps around three sides of the building providing plenty of skyline views for you to photograph.

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