Upper Northwest

The Neighborhood of Cathedrals, Estates and Wining and Dining

9 Things to See & Do in Upper Northwest DC

Upper Northwest is where Washingtonians live and play. Leafy, family-friendly neighborhoods including Glover Park, Tenleytown and Friendship Heights offer both tourist attractions like the Washington National Cathedral and lures like bars, restaurants and shopping .

@markalanandre - View of Washington, DC from the top of the Washington National Cathedral
Visiting the Washington National Cathedral

Stained-glass windows, Gothic spires and flying buttresses make the Washington National Cathedral look ages old, but the grand church was actually constructed during the 20th century. Though overseen by the Episcopal Church, the house of worship welcomes people of all faiths to its impressive site...

National Cathedral Exterior
8 Places to Shop in Upper Northwest DC

Retail in Upper Northwest ranges from the big-name, big-budget department stores and boutiques on Wisconsin Avenue NW to locally owned shops on Connecticut Avenue NW.

Politics & Prose Bookstore - Upper Northwest - Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Upper Northwest DC

As you explore DC’s Upper Northwest neighborhoods, you’ll discover tree-lined streets and family homes as the city’s urban vibe turns suburban. Friendship Heights, Glover Park and Tenleytown can all be found in Upper Northwest, and attractions like Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens and the...

Diners at Casolare - Places to Eat in Glover Park - Washington, DC