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The Southwest Waterfront offers many outdoor recreation spots with great water views and activities. Walking and biking paths edge the Anacostia River which borders this neighborhood, as well as near the Washington Channel.

Also along the Channel is the impressive Titanic Memorial, a large granite statue honoring the RMS Titanic disaster.

With its own Green Line Metro station and bordered by I-395 for easy commuting to downtown and the Maryland suburbs, this neighborhood is a hotbed of development, including offices, hotels, residences, and retail multi-use complexes springing up all around the quadrant.

Theater buffs flock to the renowned Arena Stage, a cultural highlight of the district, well known for its edgy and experimental dramatic live theater productions. Founded in 1950, the theater is now housed in the shiny new 200,000-square-foot Mead Center, and boasts three stages. For pre-or after theater dinners, a variety of restaurants and cafes line the streets around the center.

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Smithsonian - National Museum of the American Indian

Fourth Street & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560

DC Museum: 4th St & Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560 10am-5:30pm Daily NY Museum: 1 Bowling Green, NYC, NY 10004 10am-5pm; Thurs Til 8pm

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Turn Me Loose

Thursday, September 20, 2018 • 8:00pm

Kreeger Theatre

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Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

Independence Avenue & Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC 20560

Art surrounds us.

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Smithsonian - National Museum of African Art

950 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC 20560

A haven of quiet compared to the bustling National Museum of Natural History on the other side of the Mall, the National Museum of African Art is often overlooked, perhaps because it is mostly housed underground. About half the Museum's space is devoted t

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The View Apartment

1100 6th Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20024

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Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets

Thursday, September 20, 2018 • 7:05pm

Nationals Park

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Capitol Hill Hotel

200 C St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Located in the heart of a residential and historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, the Capitol Hill Hotel is the perfect choice for both the business and leisure traveler.

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White Ford Bronco

Thursday, September 20, 2018 • 8:00pm

Union Stage - DC

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James Bay

Thursday, September 20, 2018 • 8:00pm

The Anthem - D.C.

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Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol

550 C St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Washington Capitol! We offer the ideal location for travelers coming to Washington, DC.

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Mandarin Oriental - Washington DC

1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

To call the Washington DC's Mandarin Hotel anything other than stunning would be a disservice. Considered among some of the hottest hotels in the world, this luxurious hotel has received numerous awards.

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Capitol Skyline

10 I Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

The Capitol Skyline Hotel is located near the U.S. Capitol Building, just a 5-minute cab ride from Reagan National Airport.

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