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downtown hotel district

InSPIRATIon on A PlATe. You’ll find many of the top

Downtown DC signifies

tables in the country right here, according to Esquire

urban revitalization and

magazine. Just one block from the convention center

the rise of new districts like

Acadiana entertains with charbroiled oysters and fried

Penn Quarter, a dining and

green tomatoes while crispy spinach melts in your mouth

entertainment hotspot.

at rasika (5 blocks). Robert Wiedmaier’s Brasserie Beck

Other downtown areas

(a mere 3 blocks) offers frites and mussels with a multi-

include Gallery Place,

page beer list and Jose Andres’ Oyamel (work up a thirst

Chinatown, McPherson Square, Lafayette Square, Federal

for that margarita in 5 blocks) serves up “some of the most

Triangle, Franklin Square and Mount Vernon Square.

sophisticated Mexican food you will ever eat.”

PoSITIon. Museums, theatres and galleries share the

Polly Wiedmaier

WhAT’S In A nAme?

streets with hot new restaurants, lounges and hotels in downtown. The Walter e. Washington Convention Center holds court as the neighborhood’s north anchor, and the nearby streets are flanked by must-see sights like the White House, International Spy Museum, National Portrait Gallery & Smithsonian American Art Museum, Newseum, Madame Tussauds and the National Museum of Crime & Punishment. Just 3 blocks from the convention center, you’ll find Gallery Place, the Verizon Center, and dozens of restaurants, bars and shops buzzing with locals and

hotels: 35

residents alike.

hotel Rooms: 10,955

cURTAIn UP! Theatre lovers can catch classic power plays by the Shakespeare Theatre Company, American favorites at Ford’s Theatre or contemporary productions at Woolly Mammoth. Touring Broadway shows are often found at the historic Warner or National Theatres. Be sure to check out TICKeTplace for discounted day-of-show tickets.

What’s there: Luxurious historic properties, national brands and design-driven lifestyle hotels. Getting there: Metro-Gallery Pl-Chinatown, Metro Center, Archives-Navy Mem’l-Penn Quarter, Mount Vernon Square. Circulator east-west or north-south route. Where: North of the National Mall between the White House and the Capitol.

Insider A PICTURE-POSTCARD MOMENT IN FRONT OF The WhITe hoUSe AT lAFAyeTTe SqUARe ★ chInAToWn’S BRIGHTLY COLORED “FRIENDSHIP ARCH” THAT NOW ANCHORS BUSTLING GALLERY PLACE ★ SmIThSonIAn AmeRIcAn ART mUSeUm AND nATIonAl PoRTRAIT GAlleRy, OPEN TILL 7PM NIGHTLY ★ MOVERS AND SHAKERS AT THE hAy-AdAmS’ oFF The RecoRd OR The WIllARd’S RoUnd RobIn bAR ★ AN INSPIRING VIEW FROM The old PoST oFFIce PAVIlIon ★ FRESH OYSTERS AND HAPPY HOUR REGULARS AT old ebbITT GRIll. PAGE 41

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