Things to do in Columbia Heights

Top 10 Things to Do in Columbia Heights, Washington DC

Top Things to Do in Columbia Heights

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  • Zoe G
    Washington DC, DC21 contributions
    Beautiful Garden Perfect for Photos. This garden is always so beautifully maintained and the perfect location for a picturesque stroll just off national mall
    Written 3 February 2022
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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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  • Chinapjs
    Washington DC, DC3,785 contributions
    Kind of hidden on 16th street but really worth a visit. And it's free. Mansion built in 1910 for the U.S. Treasury Secretary. It was long tome Mexican Embassy. Murals done by famous Mexican muralist Roberto Cueva in 1933. Various temporary exhibits that change regularly. Concerts occasionally. Now houses the Cultural section of the Mexican embassy. Open to public Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm and Saturdays during exhibitions from 12 to 4 pm.
    Written 1 November 2018
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  • LisandroVoyager
    Washington DC, DC768 contributions
    It's located on bustling 14th Street at Park Road, so we usually go to the show then to El Tio or other place nearby afterwards to relax and eat together. Immigrants have built up this neighborhood and it is Metro accessible, good bus access too. Parking is easy at the Giant Supermarket - yes GALA validates parking tickets. You reach the entrance ramp for it on Park Road. I think no other place in town offers so many Hispanic works as GALA does. I've enjoyed all of the Q&A sessions with the producers and actors that are held after some of the performances.
    Written 3 April 2019
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  • Veronica H
    Chicago, IL81 contributions
    I took my 4 1/2 year old grandson to this facility while visiting DC. To charge $10 for a child to play ONE HOUR with a bunch of balls, climb up ladders, slide down tubes, and play with other kids (Oh! sounds like a park playground, right?) is daylight robbery, so I decided to pay $15 for the entire day, because my son told me that my grandson would enjoy it. When my grandson decided he wanted his milk and I tried to go to the vehicle, I was advised we could not regain admission, so we remained, and bought a drink from their in-house cafeteria! We all know that young children's attention span is very short, so how long would they be satisfied with the above (repetitive) activities? We left after about 2 hours, and he didn't even object to leaving. Like me, I guess he'd had enough! In fact, he spent the last 30 minutes or so, playing the video games. Next time, we'll just go to the park and take a tablet!
    Written 17 June 2017
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  • Chinapjs
    Washington DC, DC3,785 contributions
    If you walk across you are rewarded with great sites of some of the most important monuments. Suggest late morning weekdays or early morning weekends. Suggest you cross twice to see both sides of the Potomac
    Written 14 July 2018
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  • Gaby_L00
    San Francisco, CA72 contributions
    This is a very intimate performance space. I really enjoyed listening to music from local artists. And all the money is used for a good cause. Definitely check it out :)
    Written 18 May 2016
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  • Superlegalbabe
    Grenada2,334 contributions
    Great local community garden and dog run. The community garden has free plot where local resident can apply to grow their own vegetables and fruit. On the other side there is a so called 'Fence free dog park' where there is a gadget you can attach to your dog's collar and let the dog run free. It is against DC law to let your dog go leash free apart from designated area. So for all of us loving dog owner beware, someone got a ticket in here before. None the less, it is a great convenient dog run, the closest dog park is on the 14th street.
    Written 12 May 2014
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  • Prawet J
    Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
    If you wander around the area, just come by and see. It is a private home with no sign or nothing. If you want a piece of some "Washington History", then come and take photos.
    Written 13 December 2018
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  • ShirleyfromFlorida
    Jacksonville, FL16 contributions
    While visiting with family in the DC area, we were presented with a challenge to take our elderly/disabled relative out for an activity. Culdesac Chauffeur Service offered the perfect solution, a car tour of our nation’s capital. Our driver, Steve was very knowledgeable, professional and patient. Steve took us to sights that could be seen from the well appointed SUV. All from the age of 79 to 5 enjoyed our afternoon!
    Written 21 December 2017
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  • Prawet J
    Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
    A nice neighborhood bar with reasonable food (and price) and good service. If you want to enjoy Bingo, come on Thursday. Be prepared to show your ID at the door.
    Written 30 November 2018
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  • Prawet J
    Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
    Adding to variety of places to enjoy in Columbia Height area, Zeba Bar is two blocks north from Columbia Height metro station. It is a local bar with hookah for those who want to enjoy the experience. The basement bar is always popular, especially during happy hours but there are plenty of seats outside and inside the bar. Food is mainly bar food and all the orders are made through the bartender (including hookah). I definitely will go back to enjoy the bar atmosphere with friends (not for hookah). Wednesday night is Latin Dance instruction night with minimal fee. This is a good alternative place for locals and friends. Clientele tend to be young (20+-30+).
    Written 29 April 2016
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