NEIGH­BOR­HOODS

Where Washington - - SIGHTS -

ADAMS MORGAN

Restau­rants, funky shops and bars in this in­ter­na­tional area known for ad­ven­tur­ous nightlife and global cui­sine. Main drags: 18th Street and Columbia Road NW.

ALEXANDRIA, VA.

His­toric Old Town flank­ing the Po­tomac River, with re­stored 18th- and 19th- cen­tury row houses hold­ing mu­se­ums, gal­leries, bou­tiques, bars and restau­rants.

AR­LING­TON, VA.

West of the Po­tomac, the county en­com­pass­ing Ar­ling­ton National Ceme­tery, plus bustling neigh­bor­hoods Ross­lyn, Claren­don, Ball­ston, Shirling­ton, Crys­tal City and Pen­tagon City.

BETHESDA, MD.

A Metro-ac­ces­si­ble zone with of­fices, shops, cafes, stages and movie the­aters. In north Bethesda, the National In­sti­tutes of Health and the Music Cen­ter at Strath­more.

CAPI­TOL HILL

Mar­ble Con­gres­sional of­fices and 19th- cen­tury res­i­dences. At Eastern Mar­ket, crafts and food. North of the Capi­tol, his­toric Union Sta­tion with a busy Am­trak de­pot, shops and restau­rants .

CHEVY CHASE

A swanky re­tail district strad­dling the D.C.- Mary­land bor­der at Wisconsin and Western av­enues. Restau­rants, a cin­ema and shops like Bloom­ing­dale’s, Cartier.

DUPONT CIR­CLE

Gal­leries, restau­rants, shops and nightlife around a cen­tral foun­tain by Daniel Chester French, plus The Phillips Col­lec­tion art gallery and Gilded Age man­sions.

FOGGY BOT­TOM

East of Ge­orge­town, home to the State De­part­ment, Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity and the John F. Kennedy Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts.

GE­ORGE­TOWN

Cen­tered at M Street and Wisconsin Av­enue NW, D.C.’s old­est neigh­bor­hood, where el­e­gant brick row houses co­ex­ist with high- end shops, restau­rants and bars.

GOLDEN TRI­AN­GLE

Zone stretch­ing northsouth from Dupont Cir­cle to Penn­syl­va­nia Av­enue and east-west from 16th to 21st streets host­ing of­fice work­ers by day and restau­rant/ club- go­ers by night.

H STREET NE

Be­tween 3rd and 14th streets NE, an emerg­ing zone of restau­rants, music clubs and bars, plus the Art Deco-style At­las Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, ac­ces­si­ble via street­car.

NATIONAL HAR­BOR, MD.

On the Po­tomac River, a 300acre “new town” with luxe lodg­ing, an MGM casino, eater­ies, shops and fes­ti­vals, plus The Cap­i­tal Wheel with views from 180 feet up.

PENN QUAR­TER/CHI­NA­TOWN

North of Penn­syl­va­nia Av­enue, with restau­rants, re­tail, Shake­speare The­atre Com­pany, Smith­so­nian art mu­se­ums, Ver­i­zon Cen­ter and Chi­na­town’s or­nate arch at 7th and H streets NW.

SHAW

Along 7th and 9th streets NW be­tween Mount Ver­non Square and Florida Av­enue, a hot spot with top restau­rants and cock­tail bars, trendy bou­tiques and the his­toric Howard The­atre.

TYSONS COR­NER, VA.

A busi­ness and re­tail hub with two malls—Tysons Cor­ner Cen­ter (the largest in the area) and Tysons Gal­le­ria—plus, across Route 7, Fairfax Square. Now ac­ces­si­ble by Metro­rail.

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