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.
For all Below Deck fans wishing to experience the luxury lifestyle of a charter guest but who cannot afford the price tag, look no further: The Yacht Week will have you and your friends sunbathing on crystal-clear water for half the price.
The Guild House Hotel, a boutique hotel in the heart of Philadelphia, announced it officially launched its online booking platform in anticipation of its June 6 opening date. The Guild House Hotel will be housed in a historic landmark, The New Century Guild, previously used as a hub for education, entertainment and activism in the early 20thcentury.
Come one, come all to Washington, D.C., for an Instagramable foodie paradise. Each district of the city has a plethora of trendy restaurants to choose from, making it hard to decide where to grab a bite to eat. Grab your camera, put on portrait mode and snap some photos at these must-see spots.