HOME TO MORE THAN 20 DISTINCT NEIGHBOURHOODS, THERE’S SOMETHING TO DISCOVER IN EVERY CORNER OF THE CITY. GEORGETOWN High-end shops, picturesque row houses, crafty cocktails FOGGY BOTTOM Fine dining, luxurious hotels, Kennedy Center ARTS DISTRICT/ U STREET/SHAW Music venues, nightlife hub, trendy restaurants, African American heritage CAPITOL HILL Iconic buildings, political hot spots, diverse restaurants ADAMS MORGAN Late-night scene, quirky boutiques, global cuisine BROOKLAND Civil War-era landmarks, historic architecture and houses, “Little Rome” DOWNTOWN/PENN QUARTER/CHINATOWN Must-see museums like the Newseum, excellent dining, performance venues LOGAN CIRCLE LGBTQ-friendly, funky bars, design shops, theatre UPPER NORTHWEST/NATIONAL CATHEDRAL Quiet, tree-lined, lush gardens ANACOSTIA African American history, beautiful late 19th-century architecture CAPITOL RIVERFRONT Waterfront parks, new restaurants, Nationals baseball DUPONT CIRCLE Cosmopolitan bistros, bars and boutiques, international vibe SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT River cruises, riverside restaurants, nautical life WOODLEY PARK/ CLEVELAND PARK Vast green spaces, National Zoo, award-winning restaurants The National Mall This national park, which stretches between the US Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial, features several iconic landmarks including the Washington Monument and World War II Memorial. Known as “The Mall,” the grassy, tree-lined expanse is the site of festivals, history-making events and numerous free museums. Getting AROUND The Metro is considered the best way to get around DC. Consider these other options, as well: Metrobuses connect destinations not served by the Metrorail DC Circulator, a $1 ride along five routes Bikeshare on 70 miles of bike lanes Taxis and Uber Walkable avenues that lead you past famous landmarks See page 53 for more information on getting to and around the Capital Region.
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