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Anacostia and the Southwest riverside have long been viewed as the wrong side of D.C. due to high crime rates, but local residents and business owners have worked tirelessly to revitalize the area. Now you'll find murals to rival Adams Morgan's, plus a handful of restaurants as good as those across the 11th Street Bridge. Cedar Hill provides excellent panoramic views of the national's capitol. The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site and historical Uniontown are both worth a stop. While urban renewal efforts continue, it's best to visit Anacostia during the day. The area can be accessed by the Anacostia metro stop.