Penn Quarter/Chinatown

The Neighborhood of Sports, Eateries and Theaters

12 Things to See & Do in Penn Quarter & Chinatown

Sports and entertainment destination. Museum-hopping paradise. Shopping mecca. Penn Quarter & Chinatown is one of DC’s most varied neighborhoods, in an energetic, go-all-day-and-night way. Venture here and you’ll encounter a vibrant urban hub. Don’t be surprised when you step off the Metro and...

Luce Unplugged at the Luce Foundation Center for American Art - Washington, DC
Visiting the Newseum

What and where is the Newseum? The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, situated between the U.S. Capitol and the White House . The seven-level museum opened in 2008 with the intention of promoting, explaining and defending the five freedoms of the First Amendment: speech, press,...

Newseum exterior at sunset - Museums in Washington, DC
What Do I Need to Know About the Downtown Holiday Market?

Where is the Market? What’s nearby? Located at 8th and F Streets NW in downtown DC, the Downtown Holiday Market holds down the area in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery . At night, its bright lights bring Penn Quarter to life, providing a holiday spark to...

Downtown Holiday Market - Winter Holidays in Washington, DC
Can I Tour FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC?

Seeing the J. Edgar Hoover Building, or FBI HQ (as some in the know might call it), is a pretty great way to experience the increasingly important work the FBI does to protect this city – and this country. You must arrange your visit through your Congressional office. Visit this website to find out...

The Best Places to Eat in Penn Quarter & Chinatown

A cool collection of museums, theaters, restaurants, retail and the Verizon Center —which is home to the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics when it’s not hosting an all-star lineup of concerts—make Penn Quarter and Chinatown one of the city’s most engaging entertainment districts. Celebrity...

minibar by José Andrés - Luxe Date Ideas in Washington, DC
Visiting the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

What and where is the National Portrait Gallery? Painting a picture of the many influential people throughout America’s history, the National Portrait Gallery is a must-see for pop culture fans, history buffs and art lovers alike. From activists and actors to presidents and poets, the museum...

National Portrait Gallery - Presidential Portraits
Visiting the National Archives Building & Museum

What and where is the National Archives Building & Museum? The National Archives & Records Administation Building and Museum is located on Constitution Avenue NW, between 7th and 9th Streets, just north of the National Mall . The building houses both a museum and the National Archives and...

National Archives Building and Museum - Free Washington, DC Museum with Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights