Local Guides | Washington, DC

Wifi Free Places To Unplug in DC

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.

Need more suggestions? Check out this list from the Washington Post or book one of our tiny cabins at our DC Outpost, wifi not included.