NOT JUST COOL. DC COOL. Beyond national treasures and historic buildings, DC’s neighborhoods buzz with lively cafes and restaurants, deep-rooted culture and music of all kinds. It’s the real DC at its finest. We captured this unique vibe in a website for both visitors and locals. For an inside look at what makes DC distinctively cool, check out Dccool.com. Friendship Arch in Chinatown 1 EXPLORE DC'S NEIGHBORHOODS Washington, DC is made up of many neighborhoods, each with its own flavor and flair. A stunning variety of architecture, festivals and eateries solidify the city as a global crossroads, while farm-to-table restaurants, independent shops and galleries, busy outdoor markets and intimate live music venues speak to the city’s local-minded side. For more on DC’s neighborhoods, see page 26. Oysters at Rose’s Luxury 2 TASTE SOMETHING NEW One of America’s great culinary melting pots, DC is the ideal place for a foodie adventure. Feast on Ethiopian favorites or Belgian delicacies in Capitol Hill, dine on dim sum or Japanese fusion in Chinatown and savor Turkish and Lebanese food in Penn Quarter. A huge variety of cuisines are represented in DC, and you’ll find creative, eclectic menus all over town. For more on DC dining, see page 32. City view over Thomas Circle, Photo by Aboud Dweck 3 BROADEN YOUR PERSPECTIVE Admire 500-foot views of the nation’s capital from the Washington Monument’s observation deck. View iconic monuments from a Potomac River cruise. Discover hidden historic gems on a self-guided neighborhood walking tour. Sip a cocktail overlooking the White House. Or, glean fascinating insights into the past and present at the city’s vast selection of museums, many of which offer free admission.
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