As the smallest of the District’s four quadrants, all named for their location relative to the Capitol building, Southwest D.C. has seen a renaissance of late. Formerly comprising a port where fishers can unload their catch and grab a beer at a waterfront shack on the shores, Southwest is now a hot spot with restaurants, bars and more to do than ever before.
The central spot around Southwest’s recent reawakening is the District Wharf, a mile-long waterfront boardwalk of shops, restaurants and activities where visitors can easily spend a full day. First, visit the longstanding staple of Southwest, the Municipal Fish Market, the oldest open-air fish market in the country, and grab fresh seafood from the market or from one of the surrounding eateries to eat outdoors on Market Pier.
For a more active day, rent a kayak or paddleboard at the Wharf Boathouse on Recreation Pier. Single kayaks cost $16 per hour while paddleboards cost $22 per hour. During the summer months, the Wharf hosts free concerts on Wednesday nights and free yoga sessions on District Pier on Tuesday evenings.
Imagine traveling the world and finding the love of your life at the same time. Does The Bachelor franchise come to mind? Due to the global pandemic, the show’s filming was put on hold and production had to get creative, filming at only one resort, instead of traveling the world, as in previous seasons. If you need your Bachelor nation fix, check out some resorts they’ve filmed in before, and book a stay for yourself.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
Outforia, an online resource for all things outdoors, recently conducted a study to determine the best states for adrenaline seekers. Outforia ranked each state on the number of available activities in 10 categories to put together the 2021 Adventure Index.
Travelers go on trips for various reasons: Some love to enjoy unique culinary experiences, while others want to explore new cultures and have authentic local experiences. Whatever the reason, vacations should have one thing in common — rest. In fact, healing and healthy ways to boost the immune system are trending topics now and Korean-style wellness is just what you need on future trips. At the 48 recommended wellness travel destinations in Korea, visitors can relax and recharge by enjoying different types of Korean therapy and participating in programs that seek healing in nature. Stay at home and visit Korea for a wellness vacation when it's safe to travel again.