Washington DC Neighborhoods
There is more to DC than the obvious monuments and attractions. Don't miss out - be sure to check out some of Washington DC's other Neighborhoods:
Brookland is racially mixed neighborhood is home to many catholic colleges and institutions such as Marist College Library ,Oblate College, Theology Library, and Trinity College as well as the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center. In this area of DC you can find the city's oldest cemetery. Also the U.S. National Arboretum is located here.
DuPont Circle area of Washington DC has museums, historic homes restaurants, and the city's largest concentration of private art galleries. Check out DuPont Memorial Fountain.
The Capital Hill District predominant architectural interest styles include Federal, Italiante row houses from the 19th century. The most architecturally diverse community in the city. Visit the old Union Station and the eastern Market on Saturdays and Sundays.
Connecticut Ave area Home to the Gothic National Cathedral and the 160 plus acre Zoological Park. The National Zoological Park is a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution, the worlds largest museum and research complex. The Smithsonian consists of 16 museums and galleries, as well as the National Zoo.
Historic Downtown area is located between the White House and the Capitol. It is the place for entertainment, theaters, museums, and memorials. Be sure to visit the National Portrait Gallery.
Foggy Bottom Neighborhood Near Lafayette Square and Georgetown is home of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Catch a tour boat and cruise the Potomac River. The famous Watergate hotel is located in this area as well as George Washington University.
Georgetown Historic area great for shopping, dining, and nightlife. One of Washington DC's most vibrant areas. Be sure you see the historic house museums, take in a canal boat ride, or enjoy some of the areas fantastic gardens.
Adams Morgan 2 miles from the White House is one of the Washington DC's most diverse neighborhood and the heart of the Latino community. Discover the fabulous murals.
Lafayette Square historic neighborhood near the White house and Lafayette Park historic building of architectural interest. Some of the many attractions in the area: U.S. Department of the Treasury, St. John's Church, Decatur House Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Art Museum of the Americas.
Shaw and U Street Duke Ellington's neighborhood and the historic heart of the Washington DCs African American community. Try the City within a City trail it tells the story of the Shaw/U Street neighborhood.