Foggy Bottom

Culture vultures, diplomats and outdoor enthusiasts dig Foggy Bottom, a riverside neighborhood best known for holding the Kennedy Center and the State Department.

The Best Places to Eat in Foggy Bottom

DC’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood (named for the fog that clings to it in the morning) features culture vultures, history buffs and discerning diners, and is also home to the prestigious George Washington University. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts looms large on the banks of the...

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7 Things to See & Do in Foggy Bottom & the West End

Foggy Bottom takes its name from the morning mist that comes off of its southern boundary, the Potomac River. But the neighborhood, which stretches up to include the West End (just west of Georgetown) is a clear winner. Home to the Kennedy Center, the State Department and the southern tip of Rock...

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The Kennedy Center’s Robert van Leer on Foggy Bottom

Robert van Leer, the Kennedy Center ’s Senior Vice President of Artistic Planning, helps decide which plays, operas, dance troupes and jazz combos play at the performing arts center on the banks of the Potomac River. He’s only been in town since 2015, but since van Leer lives next door in...

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The Need-to-Know Guide to the Kennedy Center

President John F. Kennedy celebrates his 100th birthday on May 29, and the Kennedy Center is honoring the 35th president with unique performances inspired by his legacy. Find out how you can celebrate the JFK Centennial in the District. The History President John F. Kennedy famously loved and...

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