One of D.C.’s oldest neighborhoods. Home to a collection of fine hotels and restaurants that regularly play host to diplomats, dignitaries, and celebrities. Area landmarks that include the IMF, World Bank, American Red Cross national headquarters, Department of State, plus dozens of embassies and other federal buildings. Featured on the National Register of Historic Places. And a very curious name.
The storied zone of Foggy Bottom stretches down to the Potomac shoreline, welcoming runners, bikers, and watersports lovers to the southernmost point of Rock Creek Park. A few notable places include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (where you can view the JFK Memorial and experience the REACH, a living theater), the urban campus of George Washington University that takes over much of the neighborhood, and a number of delicious stops from college student budget-friendly cafes to high-end, elegant restaurants.
Locals and visitors flock to this neighborhood, and it’s easy to see why.