foggy bottom neighborhood

An Alluring Riverside Community


A woodsy haven near Foggy Bottom

The storied zone of Foggy Bottom, which is featured on the National Register of Historic Places, is home to a collection of fine hotels and restaurants that regularly plays host to diplomats, dignitaries, and celebrities. Area landmarks include the IMF, World Bank, American Red Cross national headquarters, Department of State, plus dozens of embassies and other federal buildings.

Locals and visitors head to this neighborhood for these reasons and more:

  • Foggy Bottom stretches down to the Potomac shoreline, welcoming runners, bikers, and watersports enthusiasts to the southernmost point of Rock Creek Park
  • Locals and visitors relish the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (catch a free performance on the Millennium Stage at 6 p.m., 365 days a year)
  • The urban campus of George Washington University takes over much of the neighborhood, and talented acts often perform at Lisner Auditorium
  • Delicious eateries range from college student-appropriate cafes to high-end, elegant restaurants