Foggy Bottom is known for being walkable and family-friendly with many neighborhood options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Part of the neighborhood's charm is its college atmosphere. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the parks. Hotels in Foggy Bottom provide a good starting point for sightseeing in and around the Washington area.
Sightseeing around Foggy Bottom
The monuments and historic sites offer insight into the area's history, while the museums add a sense of refinement. Stroll the halls at Textile Museum, Octagon Museum, or Renwick Gallery. Attractions like Kennedy Center, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and DAR Museum highlight the local culture. Monuments like St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Alexander Pushkin Statue, and Albert Einstein Memorial honor the area. Learn about the local history at National Academy of Sciences, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, and Decatur House. Take a tour of campus around George Washington University, Georgetown University, or University of the District of Columbia Community College. Hours of family fun are waiting at Francis Pool, National Aquarium, and Volta Park.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Constitution Gardens, Farragut Square, and Lafayette Park. With a shopping trip to Georgetown Park, Cady's Alley, or Union Station Shopping Center, you might find that perfect souvenir. Verizon Center, East Potomac Golf Course, or Gangplank Marina will provide yet another welcomed diversion.
Some of the area's most popular sights are Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Ford's Theater. You can also visit Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Art Museum of the Americas, and Justice William O. Douglas Statue.
Getting around Foggy Bottom
Ready to get out and explore the city? Foggy Bottom Station is the closest metro station.
Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) is the closest major airport, 3.4 miles (5.4 km) from Foggy Bottom. You can also fly in and out of Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.), which is located 21.8 miles (35 km) away.