Washington, DC – Neighborhoods

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    DC is not only monuments and historical buildings, it has interesting and hip neighborhoods which makes it into a cultural and diverse city.

    Female Speaker: The nation's capital is indisputably one of the worlds premier destinations, but step away from the national mall and you will find a lively and stimulating city with a fantastic collection of vibrant communities. Elliot Ferguson: The neighborhoods in Washington DC have a rich cultural diversity that continues to change. Each area offers something unique and different. It's really the neighborhood that makes this unique destination. Female Speaker: Capitol Hill is the largest residential historic district in the city. It's elegant and historic row houses share space with the number of important government buildings. On weekends, visitors and local flock to the Eastern Market area of the hill to stock up on freshly grown foods and shop for arts and crafts from local artisans. Near by an area known as Barracks Row has emerged as a revitalized corridor reconnecting Capitol Hill to Anacostia River where you will find the Capitol river front, home to Yards Park and the new stadium of the Washington Nationals. The Adams Morgan neighborhood is a culturally diverse community. Popular with young professionals and well known for it's energetic night life and inventive cuisine reflect in a variety of global influences. Matt Cronan: Adams Morgan is the most diverse multicultural area. Most restaurants, most bars, and most active night life in all of the Washington DC. Female Speaker: The Penn Quarter neighborhood has been reborn with the opening of the Verizon Center, the city's premier 20,000 seed sports and entertainment venue. Here museums, theaters and art galleries share space with trendy restaurants and night clubs. It's also home to DC's CHINATOWN. Ryan Skukowaki: CHINATOWN is a cool neighborhood because you have kind of a conversion of food and entertainment and culture and learning. Let the city surprise you. Female Speaker: Dupont Circle is where you will find some of the cities finest private museums and Victorian Era homes. Andy Shallal: There is also lots of museums in the city that people don't know about located in Dupont Circle area where people can really experience small out of the ordinary art. Female Speaker: This cosmopolitan neighborhood draws crowds towards upscale bistro, boutiques, book stores and private art galleries. It's busy traffic circle also serves as a gateway to Embassy Row, the spectacular collection of stately foreign embassies situated along Massachusetts Avenue. Historic Georgetown is Washington D.

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    's oldest neighborhood. It's cobblestone streets feature remarkable row houses, fabulous shopping and casual pubs known for it's lively night life. Georgetown cafes, bars and clubs share space with restaurants that attract a wide variety of clientele. D.

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    s U Street Corridor is where Duke Ellington played his first note and the neighborhood's popular Jazz clubs continue to attract diverse audiences together with the revitalized 14th Street and nearby and Logan circle. The neighborhood includes a number of crowd pleasing bars and other businesses including Ben's Chili Bowl a favorite of a locals and President's. Get out and explore the distinctive neighborhood that shape Washington DCs character. You will be delighted, surprised, entertained, and informed.