Neighborhoods in Washington DC

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  • andyh67186334
    Coalville, UK6,854 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was staying in Georgetown at the Fairmont Hotel, so it was the closest neighbourhood to my accommodation.
    Georgetown is an eclectic mix of colourful architecture in different styles and colours. There are lots of cafes, restaurants, high end shops and beautiful homes.
    The weather was poor for most of my stay, so I took the chance of taking photographs in the early evening when it was overcast with occasional drizzle,
    I don't think I scratched the surface of Georgetown as I didn't have the time to explore further. I recommend a visit to this neighbourhood when visiting Washington DC.
    Written April 13, 2024
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  • Wae12
    Ireland73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really enjoyed this very interesting tour of the building. I would highly recommend it. Got a guided tour and we were able to go into the house too.
    Written December 31, 2023
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  • Antoine P
    Douglasville, GA21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a fun time just walking around identifying the different embassies and countries.

    Also the neighborhood has a bunch of shops for food and shopping.
    Written November 25, 2023
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  • Elliott P
    Skokie, IL526 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I loved seeing this place for the first time! Walking around at night not only felt safe, but exciting and fun.
    The atmosphere is lively, and there is a plethora of good restaurants to enjoy. I particularly recommend Smoke and Barrel’s BBQ.
    The metro station at Adams Morgan makes this neighborhood quite accessible. If you’re looking for a place to spent a fun evening on the town, I wholly recommend coming here.
    Written November 6, 2021
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  • Rafi M
    Alexandria, VA194 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A visit to U street is not complete unless you stop here. The half smoke is out of this world, delicious and messy.
    Written January 4, 2020
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  • SUNILDASWANEY
    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates643 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was an interesting experience visiting Chinatown in Washington DC and experiencing something a bit different than what we normally see/experience
    Written November 13, 2023
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  • MrMrsHappyR
    Liverpool, UK1,262 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice enough area that serves as a business area and also several famous premium shopping brands. Macy's was really good and has special offers on bank holiday weekends. The FBI building is also in this area and you can get a photograph by the badge on the wall at the back (near the US Navy Memorial)
    Written September 10, 2023
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  • Jagzzz
    Weymouth, UK17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We rented an apartment in H St between 6th and 7th for an 8 mth stay. Not knowing Washington or H St we have been pleasantly happy with the area.

    We gather this has been an area that has been re-generated over the last few years and this certainly seems to be the case.

    There is a Whole Food shop almost opposite and we can also walk to a Giant food store too.

    The roads off H St seem nice residential streets.

    We are happy to walk to Union Station and have always felt safe.

    Good provision of busses and street car. Metro at Union Station about 15-17 min walk
    Written September 29, 2022
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  • Adventure Diva
    Manchester, CT2,171 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This preserved historic alleyway is located in the Shaw District which was once home to working class immigrants. Hidden blocks of restaurants and businesses thrive here. Great energy in the neighborhood.
    Written November 16, 2023
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  • Giorgio G
    Washington DC, DC1,378 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    ...taking a trip up Connecticut Ave into Chevy Chase, will give a glimpse into a more suburban and rather wealthy part of town, with large well tended houses and manicured lawns.. From Connecticut, take a right on Military Ave. Essentially, from there to Rock Creek Park, the area comprised between Military Rd. and Western Ave. to the North, is Chevy Chase, DC and North of Western to Connecticut and on to Wisconsin is Chevy Chase, MD. It's a quiet area with impeccable gardens that is worth visiting to get a glimpse at another facet, more suburban of the capital...
    Written December 29, 2017
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  • Prawet J
    Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mt. Pleasant is a small historic area in the City between 16 St. NW and the National Zoo. It used to be a village outside Washington D.C. and belief it or not it is in the heart of the city nowadays and you can reach it by bus (from Chinatown and ends there), the Green and Yellow lines stop at Columbia Height Station, and any North- South buses on 16th street and 14 street (with Irving Street Stop). It used to be considered a Latino area of town and still maintain that look and feel, However, it has become a small street with ethnic and American food and quite popular and well known around town. Even with Covid-19, the area is open and alive with social distance and safety in mind. Come to visit Mt. Pleasant especially the Saturday Market, or walk around the village to see flowers and beautiful housing before or after your meals.
    Written September 24, 2020
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  • Giorgio G
    Washington DC, DC1,378 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    .. worth visiting as part of the U Str. corridor, very close to Howard University.. very nice for a spring or an autumnal walk... most of the houses around the circle itself are historical, redone well and absolutely charming..
    Written November 7, 2017
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