Northwest D.C. Is Full of Great Things to Do!

Northwest Washington D.C. offers a great variety of events to suit every taste. Ranging from horse rides to exceptional shopping, to famous attractions like the Washington National Cathedral, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this area of the city. Once you find out what everyone else knows, you’ll understand why so many people rave about this area of the city. The best part? So much of this is close to residents of our buildings, including:

2401 Penn Ave and Columbia Plaza in Foggy Bottom
4000 Mass Ave in Cathedral Heights
The Swift in Petworth

Northwestern Washington D.C. is known for being leafy, relaxed, and an all around great place to hang out. At the Washington National Cathedral, take advantage of viewing the 112 gargoyles that adorn this building! This landmark also offers guided and self-guided tours of the building.

Once you’re done with your tour of the Cathedral, plan on stopping for lunch at Michael Schlow’s Casolare at the Glover Park Hotel. This place is famous for delicious breakfasts, inventive lunches, and innovative dinner dishes, and has offerings such as Cobb salad, breakfast sandwiches, and even famous buttermilk pancakes. Other fabulous restaurants in the area include:

Comet Ping Pong
Open City
St. Arnold’s Mussel Bar 

The Georgetown Flea Market is another great area attraction and has been very popular since its inception in 1972. Antiques, art, collectibles, furniture, and jewelry are just a few of the items that you’ll find from vendors, as well as

Are you more of an outdoor adventure-seeker? Explore the 1,800-acre wooded Rock Creek Park. Trail rides are available almost every day throughout the year and the Rock Creek Park Horse Center offers one-hour guided walks that explore the beautiful, shady paths by the park’s creek and are open to children 12 years of age and up.

Explore the beauty and wonder you’ll find at the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Originally the former mansion of General Foods heiress, Majorie Merriweather Post, this beautiful estate features one of the greatest collections of Russian Imperial Art collected by Majorie, herself. The gardens are known for their beautiful flowers that keep guests entranced all year round.

There is so much to explore in the northwest area of Washington D.C.!