Washington DC Activities, Leisure and Outings
In the shops of major museums
Tshirts, you will often find original objects and gadgets. A catalog or a work of art for lovers of painting, a colorful garment in the American Indian, a remote-controlled plane at the National Air and Space Museum, a design object at the Hirshhorn, the famous black glasses of Jackie Kennedy or a of her necklaces ...
On the stairs
- Eastern Market: between Pennsylvania St and Independence St. Every Sunday 10 am-17pm.
There was a time when Washington was home to several covered markets (in Georgetown, the oldest, the Northern Market also known as O Street Market in the Shaw district, Union Market between New York Avenue and Florida Avenue). He is the only one to have stayed more or less dance son jus : the one in Georgetown no longer exists and the other two have undergone profound transformations and no longer really look like markets, strictly speaking. Do not miss this Sunday unpacking where, apart from the crates of vegetables and other food products (under the hall), you will also find a flea market (corner of 7th St SE and C St SE). We wander, we nosy, we get lost in the maze of stalls.
- There are about ten farmers markets quite important throughout the city, including a particularly nice Sunday morning, all year round, at the north exit of the Dupont Circle metro.
For information on concerts, exhibitions, shows, programs and cinema times.
In fine weather, in several areas of the city, outdoor movies are projected on the big screen at nightfall, especially in front of the National Mall. Very nice atmosphere.
- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Huge theatrical complex, comparable to Lincoln Center in New York. It is home to the American National Theater, Washington Opera and 3 other theaters. Also seat of the National Symphony Orchestra and the National Ballet.
Washington DC neighborhood walks
About fifteen neighborhoods have their Heritage Trail, or a circuit punctuated by panels telling you the history or the highlights of each neighborhood. This is a great opportunity to discover Washington from a different angle than that of its museums alone.
Where to go out in Washington DC?
In Adams Morgan
18th Street is full of cafes, to end, they are invaded by tipsy students ... The addresses below are located within a radius of 300 m around a real institution: Madam's Organ.
In Shaw and around Logan Circle
A charming street, where line up trendy restaurants, clubs, bars and clubs - began to revive with the arrival of the metro in the 1990s. Shaw is one of the most fashionable neighborhoods: many beautiful restaurants, cafes and small independent shops are flourishing there.
La gentrification started in the 2010s continues, particularly in the west; in the east, we are still in a transition phase. Only 50% of Shaw's population is still black today.