D.C. drivers face enough perils as it is when they get behind the wheel of a car. Between the Beltway traffic, distracted drivers, and vigilante parking enforcement, it can be hard to move through the city on four wheels, which is why some restaurants are extending an olive branch: free parking. And recently, it seems that more and more restaurants are offering free parking as a perk to dinner.
This map chronicles hassle-free restaurants in a variety of neighborhoods, from Georgetown to Chevy Chase to the congested downtown area.
Rather than circle the block, or risk the dreaded "pink slip" from the meter maid, these places put patrons’ parking worries at ease. So stop fumbling for the loose change, and don’t get easily gouged by surge pricing, in some dining hotspots, the parking is free and plentiful.
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