Penn Quarter/Chinatown

The Neighborhood of Sports, Eateries and Theaters

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
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...

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
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
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
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