Explore the White House Neighborhood
Home to Iconic Cultural Attractions
Just two blocks away from the country’s most notable residential address, AKA White House offers proximity to noteworthy Washington. D.C. cultural institutions and points of interest. Stay just steps from the National Mall, Lafayette Square, and the Smithsonian Institute.
Where to Eat in Washington, D.C.
Pay homage to French café culture at Le Diplomate, with classic French dishes, a thoughtfully-curated wine list, and a specialty cocktail program. At Rose’s Luxury, New American cuisine is served in a historic townhouse converted into a cozy restaurant. It’s said that JFK and Jackie O. once dined at Martin’s Tavern, where American food is served in a setting with a dark wooden bar and stained-glass light fixtures.
Le Diplomate: 1601 14th St. NW
Rose’s Luxury: 717 8th St. SE
Martin’s Tavern: 1264 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Shopping in Washington, D.C.
Just steps from AKA White House, Washington Square is an indoor shopping center where you can pick up necessities from The Art of Shaving and Victoria’s Secret. On M Street in picturesque Georgetown, shop at well-known brands from AllSaints to Brooks Brothers and Club Monaco. Where Wisconsin Avenue crosses M Street, discover an Apple Store, Ralph Lauren, and Vineyard Vines, to name just a few shops.
Washington Square: 1050 Connecticut Ave.
Washington, D.C. Museums and Art Galleries
Across the street from AKA White House, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum was the first building in the United States built specifically to be an art museum. The beautiful 1858 structure, just steps from the White House, is a National historic landmark that exhibits American contemporary craft. Lining the nearby National Mall are the city’s most famous museums, from the National Gallery of Art to the Hirschhorn Museum, renowned for its works of modern and contemporary art.
Renwick Gallery: 1661 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
National Gallery of Art: Constitution Ave. NW
Hirschhorn Museum: Independence Ave. SW. & 7th St. SW
Outdoor Activities in Washington, D.C.
The city’s sprawling greens paces seem to go on and on. Take a walk down the National Mall from the United States Capitol Building to the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. Spend some time in the revitalized Southwest Waterfront District, where new parks, restaurants, and bars have popped up along the Washington Channel. Similarly, The Georgetown Waterfront Park, located near shopping and dining in Georgetown, is perfect for an outdoor adventure on the Potomac River.