Neighborhood Stuff To Do
There's always lots going on within a short walk of the house. On Fridays, the Weekend section of the Washington Post lists lots of activities but here are some suggestions:
Rose Park (www.roseparkdc.org): having recently undergone a $1.5 million renovation, Rose park offers lots of activities including tennis and basketball , playgrounds, and ball field. Outdoor movies and concerts regularly scheduled in the summer and announced with banners at the park.
Washington Harbor: take a nice walk down to the waterfront and check out the shops, restaurants and year-round events at Washington Harbor. From there, you can stroll along the Potomac down to the monuments or up all the way to Pennsylvania. In the winter, Washington Harbor converts their large water fountain into a skate rink. For more information about events or restaurant specials, visit their website (www.thewashingtonharbour.com).
Blues Alley (www.bluesalley.com): a jazz dinner-and-nightclub in an alley off Wisconsin Avenue, they offer 360 nights of world class jazz. Two shows a night, you can have a full dinner, late night fare, or sit at the bar. Seating is first come first serve but you do need to buy your tickets in advance.
AMC Lowes Georgetown: Offering first run movies, Georgetown has it's own 14 screen multiplex at 3111 K Street, just across the street from the waterfront.
West End Cinema: at 2301 M St NW (the entrance is on 23rd St), this 3-screen arthouse movie theater always has a eclectic variety of independent and foreign films.
US Parks Department: visit the Visitor's Center at the Stone House on M Street to pick up one of their self-guided tours or check the schedule of great walking tours of Georgetown led by park rangers.
The Kennedy Center (www.kennedy-center.org): the Kennedy Center is included here because it's just a 5 minute drive or a 20 minute walk.
- Arguably one of the best performing arts center in the world, make sure to plan ahead and see what's schedule during your stay. Tickets can be purchased on line.
- Every day at 6pm, Millennium Stage offers a free performance of music, theater, dance, and more. CLICK HERE for this month's schedule.
- Don't forget to combine your Kennedy Center visit with a drink next door at the Watergate Hotel's rooftop bar. CLICK HERE for more info.