Washington, D.C.

Beyond Washington, D.C.’s treasure trove of monuments, the city offers a diverse, historic and lively cultural experience for residents and visitors alike.  The Nation’s Capital is compiled of many different neighborhoods, each with its own character and attractions which makes it an exciting, yet somewhat challenging city to navigate for a first-time visitor.  We caught up with our concierge team, Kaouthar, Milan, and Innocent,  to create a mini neighborhood guide to help you while you explore our city.

Logan Circle/14th Street Area

Visit Logan Circle for the beautiful Victorian row houses. Wander a block over to 14th Street, and you’ll find a hip, vibrant area with a seemingly endless selection of restaurants and bars.  Just a few blocks from Loews Madison (at 15th and M Streets), the area is home to dining hot-spots like Le Diplomate.

Innocent describes the neighborhood as cutting-edge and recommends one his favorite spots, Barcelona wine bar & restaurant.

DC 14th Street outdoor dining

Georgetown

DC’s oldest neighborhood offers charm and ambiance in around every corner.  It’s perfect for walking, especially along the boutique-lined M Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Stop at the famed Georgetown Cupcake (be prepared for a line), and while you’re in the area, we suggest visiting Washington Harbor for dining and sweeping views of the Potomac River.

Kaouthar, our head concierge, says the best thing about Georgetown is shopping in the small boutiques.  She recommends dining at Filomena, a D.C. must.

DC Georgetown waterfront sunset April 2014

Dupont Circle

Upscale, international and stylish, Dupont Circle is known for its art galleries, embassies and dining.  This neighborhood has the largest concentration of international embassies, giving it a worldly feel.

Milan encourages you to visit the Phillips Collection for modern art. Also, Kramerbooks is an institution – part bookstore, part café and bar, it offers live music and late dining.

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Destination DC

Chinatown/ Penn Quarter

Visit for the museums and theaters including National Portrait Gallery, the International Spy Museum and Ford’s Theatre.  The “Friendship Arch” on H Street marks DC’s Chinatown area.  Catch a concert, Washington Wizards NBA game or Capitals hockey game at the Verizon Center.  You’ll find plenty of dining options, especially in nearby Penn Quarter.

DC Penn Quarter neighborhood sports bar

Capitol Hill

This neighborhood is a mix of fabulous attractions and laid-back lifestyle. The Library of Congress, Supreme Court and Union Station are here.  Locals can be found on weekends at Eastern Market, the oldest and most premier market for food and arts & crafts. Barracks Row is popular for evening dining.

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Destination DC

Whatever type of experience you seek, we’re confident D.C. will deliver!

 

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