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  • ATLpch
    Atlanta, GA904 contributions
    The Wharf area in DC is a modern, updated shopping and dining development with waterfront hotels and views. There are several nice restaurant options including a huge seafood market, Shake Shack, The Grill, oyster bars, Mediterranean cafés, and Ben & Jerry’s. The walkways near the water have some flat paved areas, but are mostly square cobblestones in the widest strips, so wear appropriate shoes. Good option for a date night or afternoon stroll.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • JSfromDC
    Washington DC, DC464 contributions
    The Exorcist Steps are on my top 10 list of places to bring friends that are visiting DC. Make sure to pull in the adjacent parking lot for a quick walk.
    Written 16 August 2020
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  • Anne O
    Argyle, TX3,775 contributions
    After enjoying lunch in Georgetown, we walked to Massachusetts Avenue to view the foreign embassies. So many and so different in size and style. I wish we could have seen the inside of each one. It's a pleasant and scenic walk and we actually made it to the Naval Observatory before heading back to Georgetown.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • The_Loup_Garou
    Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
    Gloomy Day - But Beautiful Blossoms

    We were back in Washington, DC, for wife’s meetings in March. While the weather was gloomy, and mostly overcast, the blossoms in Lafayette Square were outstanding.

    On this trip, we were staying immediately across the street from Lafayette Square, at the Hay-Adams, so after breakfast, I took a stroll.

    The Square was just starting to come back to life, after Winter, and several fountains/water features were being reworked, and repaired. The grass was just beginning to emerge, so there were still many worn areas, that were bare from Winter. The general plantings were limited, but oh my, most of the trees in the Square were in full bloom! They were gorgeous, and I only regret that the sod was still in such poor shape, and the weather was so ugly. Even the beds of daffodils were looking pretty bad. Still, the blossoms made up for the weather.

    I walked all of the Square, taking in the statues (more than I remembered), and also, the views of the White House - but like the sod, and the fountains, it was a work in progress. There was a hideous white fence surrounding the south side, while work was being done. Fortunately, we did have nice views of it from our room, on the south of the Square, as only the top story was visible over that fence, from most vantage points.

    Besides that fence around the White House, one of the large Federal buildings, adjacent to Lafayette Square, was under wraps and scaffolding too. Some of the vistas, that I have appreciated in the past, were just not there - construction.

    Still, the beautiful blossoms made up for construction, and I just took time to enjoy what I had - and not dwell on what I had hoped to see.
    Written 16 October 2020
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  • Lottelli
    Wirral, UK2,336 contributions
    We came here just to have a drink and read about the history. The watergate hotel didn’t serve drinks until the evening so we found a nice cafe. We read through the watergate scandal which was interesting as we’ve never appreciated exactly what happened then.
    Written 7 April 2022
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  • Jillian B
    4 contributions
    Fun thing to do. Love it. Almost missed it. In front of 1454 1/2 Q st. NW. many came by while we were there. Why no?!? And I needed to write a little more so…
    Written 30 October 2021
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  • Rafi M
    Alexandria, VA194 contributions
    A visit to U street is not complete unless you stop here. The half smoke is out of this world, delicious and messy.
    Written 4 January 2020
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  • hbhakh
    Roanoke, VA1,729 contributions
    L'Enfant Plaza includes the Spy Museum, a hotel, Metro Station, and food court. There are a few touristy shops. The access to Metro is certainly convenient. The food and shops are nothing special.
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • Prawet J
    Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
    I went to H-Street area during the working day night and with no special event and found it even more interesting that with the event. I walked up and down and used the street car as well. The two interesting area with restaurants and bars are between 3-6 street and H, and 11-14. The last section has more bars in small old buildings. Lights are plenty and with cops going up and down the street to make sure that people feel safe. Not bad area to be but I would not stay to late. I left about 10 (most restaurants are closing). Good time to be is Happy Hours (4-7).
    Written 10 July 2019
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  • Daniel L
    Apex, NC338 contributions
    It's just your average public square, has the statue in the center and some information around it, alongside some benches and green space.

    Like all public places in DC during the COVID era, there are some homeless hanging around in the square, however this issue seems to plague Farragut less than the rest of the city. The people are fairly harmless and shouldn't pose much worry anyways.

    Location is in a nice spot in the CBD near the West Side, so you will most likely come across it walking around the city near the National Mall.
    Written 23 May 2021
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  • WaterlooDad
    Waterloo, Canada587 contributions
    Even though it is under repair, the lights and touches are quite nice and make for a pretty view for a walk or even short stop nearby
    Written 18 October 2019
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  • Emily M
    United States1,024 contributions
    Very well done. It doesn't have the flair of the big monuments on the national mall, but it's lovely and there is a lot of educational value to it (great signs/informational placards). Worth walking over to, highly recommend.
    Looking for a restroom? They can be found at the White House visitor's center across the street.
    Written 1 January 2022
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  • MominOC
    Orange County, CA4,599 contributions
    wasn't fond of all the skateboarders and many were staring making us uncomfortable. Quick walk through was sufficient.
    Written 21 August 2021
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  • Emily M
    United States1,024 contributions
    Nice place for to stop and sit or eat, especially on a cold or rainy day. Lots of plants, natural light. It's in between the National Portrait Gallery and the American Art Museum - recommend even without visiting those (but they're both very nice as well!) Good for families.
    Written 30 May 2022
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  • WaterlooDad
    Waterloo, Canada587 contributions
    The lock-keeper’s house is a cute little part of history being one of the oldest homes in Washington
    Written 18 October 2019
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