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Washington D.C.’s downtown core covers an area near the White House in the northwest portion of the city. There are several museums, theaters and sports and a section of the area is historic and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Major cultural institutions including the National Aquarium, the National Portrait Gallery and theaters such as the National, the Warner, and the once infamous Ford’s Theater—where Abraham Lincoln was shot—are all here. For top-notch views of the city, the Old Post Office Pavilion’s Observation deck is the tallest building in the area. Many bars, cafes, and retail shops line the Gallery Place corridor on 7th Street. Verizon Center is a major sporting venue, presenting basketball, hockey, and other events. Farragut Square Park and Mount Vernon Square both offer pleasant green space, while the busy restaurants of Chinatown offer excellent cuisine and late hours.

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Hyatt Regency Washington Dc

400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is located in the heart of a vibrant neighborhood, just steps from attractions like the Smithsonian, the National Mall and, of course, the U.S. Capitol.

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The Oresteia

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 • 7:30pm

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Rasika

633 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004

This modern Indian restaurant –whose name means "flavors" in Sanskrit—features Tawa (griddle), Sigri (barbecue) and Tandoori dishes that excite the senses. The Penn Quarter favorite was conjured up by the team that brought us the Bombay Club Ardeo, Bardeo

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The Oresteia

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 • 7:30pm

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Bat Out Of Hell

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 • 7:30pm

National Theatre - Helen Hayes Gallery

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The Liaison Capitol Hill, An Affinia Hotel

415 New Jersey Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20001

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DC Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Phoenix Park Hotel

520 N Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001

American Restaurants

The Hamilton

600 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

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The Jefferson

1200 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

American Restaurants

Capital Grille

601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

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