If you’re looking for wifi free places in the ever-connected DC, there are a few gems available. Even as schools close, Congress goes on recess, and things wind down for the summer, work in the capital can be hard to escape.
Here are a few places you can relax and enjoy yourself, laptop free.
THE BISHOP’S GARDEN, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC
Open Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM; Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM; Sunday, 8 AM – 4 PM
Part of the National Cathedral grounds, this so-called secret garden is a picturesque place for quiet reflection.
THE WYDOWN, 1924 14th Street NW, Washington DC
Open Monday – Friday, 6:30 AM – 7 PM; Saturday – Sunday, 7 AM – 7 PM
There’s an outright ban on wifi at this busy café conveniently located next to Trader Joe’s. Also check out their sister coffee and cocktail bar on H Street.
IDLE TIME BOOKS, 2467 18th St NW, Washington DC
Open daily, 11 AM – 10 PM
Get lost in this multi-level Adams Morgan store specializing in used and out of print books.
BAKED AND WIRED, 1052 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington DC
Open Monday – Thursday, 7 AM – 8 PM; Friday, 7 AM – 9 PM; Saturday, 8 AM – 9 PM; Sunday, 8 AM – 8 PM
This family-owned bakery and coffee shop (hence the name) in Georgetown is known for its delicious cupcake and its wifi unfriendly policy.