Downtown DC offers a mix of must-visit museums, high-end shopping centers, and in-demand restaurants. As the name implies, the neighborhood is in the midst of it all in the capital city of the US. From shopping luxury products to fun and fine dining, you can purchase happiness and eat what makes you feel elated here. With several museums too, it is more about planning your trip by allocating time for the grand and varied options in Downtown Washington DC.
Breakfast in Downtown DC
Start your Washington DC tour with the most important meal at EDGAR Bar and Kitchen, the restaurant situated in the Mayflower Hotel. It boasts of a breakfast buffet and à la carte items. Make it a point to try out the banana bread, one of the popular food items in the restaurant. On the other hand, you can head to Georgia Brown’s for some southern low country cuisine in a much livelier setting. They also host a jazz brunch on Sundays with bottomless mimosa and a cocktail that consists of vodka and tomato juice.
There is also the DBGB Kitchen and Bar, where those who like to have brunch can choose from croque monsieur and other French food items to traditional American food such as steak and eggs.
Explore the National Gallery of Art’s World-Class Collection
The art gallery is home to masterful works of art such as “Ginevra de Benci” by Leonardo da Vinci, “Little Dancer Aged 14” by Edgar Degas, and “Self-Portrait” of and by Vincent van Gogh. It consists of East and West buildings, which are linked by a walkway that features a light sculpture known as “Multiverse”.
Shop till you Drop at CityCenterDC
CityCenterDC is one of the best shopping destinations in the Downtown DC neighborhood. The mixed-use development is spread across several blocks and boasts of a number of luxury boutiques. You can either window shop here or splash out for branded luxury clothing, such as those by Christian Dior. Of course, there is more to it than just shopping; for one, it is a dining destination too and has several restaurants to satisfy your appetite for local cuisine.
Visit the National Geographic Museum
The National Geographic magazine’s and TV’s headquarters is also situated in Downtown DC. The building’s first floor houses a museum devoted to all things adventurous. A 3D film screen with special engagements and rotating exhibitions make the museum well worth checking out while touring Washington DC.