Foggy Bottom gets its name from the mist in the morning that comes off the neighborhood’s southern boundary, which is the Potomac River. Home to the State Department, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Rock Creek Park, the neighborhood has something for just about everyone. Below are the best things to do when in Foggy Bottom as part of your private tour Washington DC.
Catch a Show at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Each night after 06:00 pm, the Kennedy Center hosts free of cost music concerts, dance shows, and other entertainment shows on the stage named Millennium. Anticipate a range of talents, from the world of jazz to a yearly tuba festival held during the holidays. While touring Washington DC, you must come here to dive in the cultural spirit; just be there early to find a comfortable seat.
Tour the Reception Rooms in the Statement Department Building
Weekday tours take you through the lavish rooms where diplomats in the US wheel and deal, and where landscape to portrait arts of US Presidents, Chippendale chests, as well as other antiques reside. Do not miss Thomas Jefferson’s neoclassical room, which houses columns and the third US president’s sculpture.
Explore Washington Memorabilia and Worldly Textiles in a Shared Museum
George Washington University Museum as well as the Textile Museum share a single architecturally stunning construct. Check out the spiral staircase inside it. Exhibitions focus on multicultural fabrics, including Japanese silks and Turkish ikats, and items in the collection of the university. The museum also houses more than a thousand prints, maps, and drawings, which document the history of the capital city of the US.
Travel to the Southern End of Rock Creek Park
The Foggy Bottom neighborhood is home to the southern end of the vast Rock Creek public park, which is spread across acres of green space. Its mile-long trials and picnic spots invite people for a day out, while its nature center, planetarium, amphitheater, and so forth are always packed with natives and tourists.
Enjoy your Time Out at the Watergate Hotel
This famous hotel reopened a couple of years ago has made its position of being the centerpiece of the neighborhood. It is home to a cocktail bar, a whisky bar, and an American restaurant that serves cuisine with the twist of French. To add icing on top of the cake, get picturesque views of the District from its rooftop cocktail bar.