Hello Southwest Waterfront
A world away from Downtown yet just due south of it, is the peaceful Southwest Waterfront area. If you like staying in places which have a more local feel, this is an excellent option; in fact, many local live on boats year-round, especially around Gangplank Marina. With a growing number of excellent restaurants and bars catering to its residents, it’s an appealing base especially given its easy walking distance to many Washington DC sights. Attractions include the bustling Maine Avenue Fish Market, the longest-running market of its kind in the country, Mead Center for American Theater, and the bold new architecture and art along Southwest Waterfront Park, which suggests what’s in store. This is an area in transition; 2017 sees the opening of The Wharf, a new waterfront complex with restaurants and shops, while new hotels, more restaurants, and two new museums are also on the cards. For now, go for a walk on the pier, stop by the Titanic Memorial, and enjoy the peace and quiet of this lovely waterfront quarter.