Two-time WNBA Champion Alysha Clark is new to Washington, D.C. So, five of her teammates from the Washington Mystics suggested DC neighborhoods that she should check out. Learn more about these unique DC locations and enjoy exploring during your visit to DC. Check out these great Hilton hotels and book your stay to visit the capital!
Recommended by: Leilani Mitchell
The Embassy of Australia – along with a host of other embassy’s – line the neighborhoods between downtown and DuPont Circle. Embassy Row is all right here. But it’s also my favorite neighborhood for all the little bistros, bars, and tucked away shops. It’s also home to the famed 17th Street known for it’s gay-owned businesses. Don’t miss the neighborhood’s year-around Farmers Market (every Sunday), or The Phillips Collection, America’s first modern art museum. Check out DC Improv for a good laugh, National Geographic Museum for amazing photography from around the world (including Australia), or visit Heurich House Museum, home of Christian Heurich, D.C.’s first brewmaster, for one of their weekly happy hours. Cheers!
1919 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20009, USA
Recommended by: Elena Delle Donne
Best known as the home of Union Market, a specialty food hall that is the epicenter of DC’s gourmet scene, NoMa is also home to Gallaudet University, the nation’s first college for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Union Market features a mix of restaurants & gourmet shops inside, with creative and artist studios occupying the industrial zone surrounding the market. And don’t forget to check out graffiti artist Mr. Brainwash who in 2015 created a heart-filled mural to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Homewood Suites By Hilton Washington DC NoMa Union Station
501 New York Avenue NE, Suite B
Washington, District of Columbia 20002, USA
Recommended by: Myisha Hines-Allen
Not only is this neighborhood one of the hottest spots for dining and entertainment, it also holds a special place in my heart at the location for our 2019 Championship celebration! Check out Culture House DC and their amazing Avant Garden, an outdoor community space with large-scale installations and inspiring performances. Many people also don’t know that The Wharf in Washington, D.C. is the nation’s longest continually operating open-air fish market. So if you’re craving fresh seafood – either to take home and make yourself or sample right there from the many vendors – this is the spot. One last tip? Arena Stage. It’s the largest company in the country dedicated to American plays and playwrights and puts on some terrific shows you won’t want to miss.
Canopy By Hilton Washington DC Wharf
975 7th Street SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20024, USA
Recommended by: Ariel Atkins
Anacostia is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., as well as one of the city’s most vibrant. I’d start your visit at Cedar Hill, the home of activist, author, public speaker and a leader of the abolitionist movement, Frederick Douglass. You can also visit the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum which looks at the historical impact of social issues on urban communities and created the popular ‘Right to the City’ gentrification exhibit that was in DC Public Libraries. Or check out the amazing outdoors locations in Anacostia, from the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to the nearby Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens. And of course, don’t miss a pic with the World’s Largest Chair, the 19-and-a-half foot chair sculpture symbolic of the neighborhood’s economic potential.
Hampton Inn & Suites Washington DC-Navy Yard
1265 First Street SE
Washington, District of Columbia 20003, USA
Recommended by: Natasha Cloud
Besides being home to Entertainment & Sports Arena, Congress Heights is ‘on the rise’ with arts and culture centers and new businesses. Visit Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center, catch a show at THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus), or try DC’s signature mambo sauce at iconic MLK Deli (they are on the concourse at ESA too for our fans to enjoy!) And in the summer, don’t miss the neighborhood festivals at Gateway Pavilion. You can also check out the court we helped refurbish just down the street at Ferebee Hope Recreation Center. FORWARD8. Visiting during the season? Don’t forget to stop by and catch us in action!
Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC Capitol-Navy Yard
50 M Street SE
Washington, District of Columbia 20003, USA