Downtown/White House Area
Downtown is DC’s business center and home to the most famous address in the United States. In addition to its close proximity to the White House, Downtown DC also an ideal base from which to explore the Washington Monument, Smithsonian museums and the National Mall.
Bordering the Potomac River, Georgetown is one of the most alluring areas in the city. With cobblestone streets, bright brick row houses and historical significance, Georgetown also boasts great bars, restaurants and shopping. Home to George Washington University and Georgetown University, several notable habitants also reside in this beautiful neighborhood.
Arguably DC’s most vibrant neighborhood, Dupont Circle buzzes with an unrivalled energy. With a somewhat bohemian atmosphere, there is a gallery, shop, restaurant or nightclub at every turn. This charming district is also home to the impressive mansions on Embassy Row.
Foggy Bottom is a quieter option for visitors looking to retreat from the vibrancy of the nation’s capital. Foggy Bottom is home to cultural icons like the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Watergate complex, and government headquarters such as the State Department.
Located in downtown DC, Penn Quarter is a largely business-focused district. Full of shops and restaurants, Penn Quarter is also the area where sports fans will find the Verizon Center. It's a popular tourist spot due to its close proximity to the National Mall and numerous other attractions.
Capitol Hill brims with power, ambition, and history in the heart of DC Named after the iconic building it encircles, Capitol Hill is within walking distance to DC’s most famous attractions including the U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court. Along with the significant government attractions are cultural offerings, unique dining options and Union Station.
Rock Creek Park
A different side to DC can be found in the majestic surroundings of Rock Creek Park. This large urban area features stunning park facilities. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Rock Creek Park offers recreational enjoyment in the form of a golf course, tennis stadium, and several equestrian trails. Cultural offerings include exhibits, an outdoor concert venue and more.
Arlington, Virginia is just a stone’s throw from Washington, DC It is the headquarters of many of the most powerful and secretive governmental departments and agencies in the United States. Named the wealthiest and most highly educated community in the U.S., it's no wonder the Pentagon, Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency and many other federal offices are found in this county.
Due to its close proximity to DC, McLean, Virginia is home to many members of congress, diplomats and government officials. In addition to posh residential neighborhoods, McLean is known for Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria, the two largest shopping malls in the Washington area.