Top Things to Do in Columbia Heights

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Columbia Heights, Washington DC

Top Things to Do in Columbia Heights

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  • Zoe G
    San Jose, CA57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Garden Perfect for Photos. This garden is always so beautifully maintained and the perfect location for a picturesque stroll just off national mall
    Written February 3, 2022
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  • moodblu
    West Valley City, UT1,437 contributions
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    One of the stops on our US History tour was at the World War I Memorial in DC. The centerpieces of the memorial are a large statue in tribute to General of the Armies John J. Pershing, and a mural type statue called “A Soldier’s Journey”. The artwork depicts a young man leaving his wife & daughter to go to war, and the difficult phases of his experience, ending with him coming back home to his family. At the time we were there, the mural statue was not completed, but there was an artists depiction of the unfinished portion. It is scheduled to be completed in 2024. In the memorial are also quotes on the war, maps of battles, a fountain & pool. It is a fitting memorial to the soldiers who fought in this terrible war.
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    Written April 29, 2024
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  • Chinapjs
    Washington DC, DC3,639 contributions
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    Kind of hidden on 16th street but really worth a visit. And it's free. Mansion built in 1910 for the U.S. Treasury Secretary. It was long tome Mexican Embassy. Murals done by famous Mexican muralist Roberto Cueva in 1933. Various temporary exhibits that change regularly. Concerts occasionally. Now houses the Cultural section of the Mexican embassy. Open to public Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm and Saturdays during exhibitions from 12 to 4 pm.
    Written November 1, 2018
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  • LisandroVoyager
    Washington DC, DC768 contributions
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    It's located on bustling 14th Street at Park Road, so we usually go to the show then to El Tio or other place nearby afterwards to relax and eat together. Immigrants have built up this neighborhood and it is Metro accessible, good bus access too. Parking is easy at the Giant Supermarket - yes GALA validates parking tickets. You reach the entrance ramp for it on Park Road. I think no other place in town offers so many Hispanic works as GALA does. I've enjoyed all of the Q&A sessions with the producers and actors that are held after some of the performances.
    Written April 3, 2019
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  • Gaby_L00
    San Francisco, CA79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a very intimate performance space. I really enjoyed listening to music from local artists. And all the money is used for a good cause. Definitely check it out :)
    Written May 18, 2016
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  • Chinapjs
    Washington DC, DC3,639 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you walk across you are rewarded with great sites of some of the most important monuments. Suggest late morning weekdays or early morning weekends. Suggest you cross twice to see both sides of the Potomac
    Written July 14, 2018
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  • Superlegalbabe
    Grenada1,969 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great local community garden and dog run. The community garden has free plot where local resident can apply to grow their own vegetables and fruit. On the other side there is a so called 'Fence free dog park' where there is a gadget you can attach to your dog's collar and let the dog run free. It is against DC law to let your dog go leash free apart from designated area. So for all of us loving dog owner beware, someone got a ticket in here before. None the less, it is a great convenient dog run, the closest dog park is on the 14th street.
    Written May 12, 2014
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  • Prawet J
    Washington DC, DC12,810 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you wander around the area, just come by and see. It is a private home with no sign or nothing. If you want a piece of some "Washington History", then come and take photos.
    Written December 13, 2018
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  • Veronica H
    Chicago, IL90 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I took my 4 1/2 year old grandson to this facility while visiting DC. To charge $10 for a child to play ONE HOUR with a bunch of balls, climb up ladders, slide down tubes, and play with other kids (Oh! sounds like a park playground, right?) is daylight robbery, so I decided to pay $15 for the entire day, because my son told me that my grandson would enjoy it. When my grandson decided he wanted his milk and I tried to go to the vehicle, I was advised we could not regain admission, so we remained, and bought a drink from their in-house cafeteria! We all know that young children's attention span is very short, so how long would they be satisfied with the above (repetitive) activities? We left after about 2 hours, and he didn't even object to leaving. Like me, I guess he'd had enough! In fact, he spent the last 30 minutes or so, playing the video games. Next time, we'll just go to the park and take a tablet!
    Written June 17, 2017
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  • ShirleyfromFlorida
    Jacksonville, FL16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    While visiting with family in the DC area, we were presented with a challenge to take our elderly/disabled relative out for an activity. Culdesac Chauffeur Service offered the perfect solution, a car tour of our nation’s capital. Our driver, Steve was very knowledgeable, professional and patient. Steve took us to sights that could be seen from the well appointed SUV. All from the age of 79 to 5 enjoyed our afternoon!
    Written December 21, 2017
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  • Prawet J
    Washington DC, DC12,810 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice neighborhood bar with reasonable food (and price) and good service. If you want to enjoy Bingo, come on Thursday. Be prepared to show your ID at the door.
    Written November 30, 2018
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  • Prawet J
    Washington DC, DC12,810 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Adding to variety of places to enjoy in Columbia Height area, Zeba Bar is two blocks north from Columbia Height metro station. It is a local bar with hookah for those who want to enjoy the experience. The basement bar is always popular, especially during happy hours but there are plenty of seats outside and inside the bar. Food is mainly bar food and all the orders are made through the bartender (including hookah). I definitely will go back to enjoy the bar atmosphere with friends (not for hookah). Wednesday night is Latin Dance instruction night with minimal fee. This is a good alternative place for locals and friends. Clientele tend to be young (20+-30+).
    Written April 29, 2016
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