His crime novels are based here, so best-selling author George Pelacanos is someone to turn to for insider tips on Washington.

The native Washingtonian shared his five favorite places with Cultural Tourism DC on our Washingtology page.


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Go to our Washingtology page to see the rest of his list, and the favorite spots of other Washington insiders.

Have five favorite places of your own? Share them in the comments section below.