Penn Quarter and Chinatown
Simply a stones throw away from Capitol Hill lies the Downtown Penn Quarter and the colorful friendship archway that leads to Chinatown. An action-packed arts and entertainment district that buzzes day and night with dozens of hip restaurants, unique museums and endless performing arts. Catch some NBA action or live music at the Verizon Center, step back in time at a performance at the grand 1862 Fords Theatre, where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865 or go on a secret spy mission at the International Spy Museum. Explore the ever-changing world of journalism at the Newseum, meet the Obamas at Madame Tussauds, walk the vast halls of the inspiring Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery and pay a visit to DCs hidden gem, the National Building Museum. Foodies, shopaholics and history buffs will find their treasures amongst the bright neon lights and looming skyscrapers in the heart of Washington DC.
Metro: The closest Metro Stations are Gallery Place/Chinatown and Archives-Navy Memorial. There is some street parking available in the area, but this is a busy part of town in the heart of the city and spaces fill up quickly.