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.

6 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...

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington, DC
The Need-to-Know Guide to the Kennedy Center

The History President John F. Kennedy famously loved and promoted the arts, inviting authors and musicians to the White House and laying the groundwork for the the National Endowment for the Arts. The Kennedy Center , the performing arts powerhouse and living memorial that bears his name, pays...

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington, DC
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...

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington, DC