“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
Once a modest community of blue-collar row houses, Foggy Bottom is now known for the Watergate Hotel, World Bank, Department of State and world-class Kennedy Center. Even if tickets to the symphony or opera at the Kennedy Center are sold out, you can still catch free nightly Millennium Stage performances. George Washington University occupies the center of Foggy Bottom, keeping the area young and full of student-friendly bars like the raucous Froggy Bottom Pub. Some areas along Pennsylvania Avenue see higher crime rates, so avoid walking the avenue at night. Foggy Bottom is accessible by the DC Circulator bus and Foggy Bottom metro stop.