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Cleveland ParkWashington

Dine at eclectic restaurants, browse independent boutiques, relax in leafy parks and watch a movie at an historic theater in this pretty residential neighborhood.

Cleveland Park is a village-within-a-city, a suburban neighborhood that dances to the beat of its own drum. The laid-back atmosphere in the streets, parks and retail outlets help to promote a youthful, family-friendly community spirit. Cleveland Park shot to fame as a sought-after district of Washington D.C. in 1886, when President Grover Cleveland bought a summer house here.

The neighborhood's focal point is Connecticut Avenue, a commercial avenue located toward the Cleveland Park’s eastern edge. Find brand-name retail outlets, boutiques, gift shops and strip malls. For eating out, choose from delicatessens, pavement cafés and steakhouses, to restaurants that serve Asian, French and Mexican cuisine.

Catch a movie at the art deco-style Uptown Theater, which opened in 1936 and hosted the world premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968. Admire the impressive colonial houses that frame the tree-lined Newark, Ordway and Porter streets. These houses showcase architectural movements such as Georgian revival, Prairie style and Tudor revival.

Enjoy an evening at the Washington Ballet, established by the pioneering ballet instructor Mary Day. Attend productions at the intimate theater or check the listings for performances at the Kennedy Center, in the central Foggy Bottom neighborhood.

Go to Melvin C. Hazen Park on a sunny day and stroll amid its towering trees. A trail connects the park with the popular Rock Creek Park. From here an extensive network of trails meander south toward the city center and north, through parkland, to the District of Columbia-Maryland border.

Located in Washington D.C.’s northwest quadrant, Cleveland Park is easy to reach via public transportation. The metro provides quick access from Cleveland Park Metro Station to Downtown Washington D.C. and Capitol Hill.

Combine your time in Cleveland Park with a visit to the free Smithsonian National Zoological Park. Spot Amazonian aquatic creatures, Asian elephants, American bison, exotic birds and pandas, among other animals. Alternatively, join a guided tour of the neo-Gothic Washington National Cathedral. Climb the 333 steps to the top of the bell tower for unbeatable views over the city.


Popular places to visit in Cleveland Park

White House
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White House

4/5(5,961 reviews)

Explore the home and workplace of the president of the United States. See entertainment areas and state rooms and learn about the history of this famous building.

National Mall
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National Mall

4.5/5(4,016 reviews)

Inspiring architecture, magnificent museums and the icons of American history await on Washington’s famous two-mile (three-kilometer) strip. 

Washington Monument
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Washington Monument

4.5/5(6,231 reviews)

Centerpiece of the National Mall, America’s tribute to the country’s founding father stirs the soul while offering superb views from the top.

George Washington University
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George Washington University

4.5/5(1,664 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe with a visit to George Washington University, a top college in Washington. Discover the area's great live music and shops.

Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery

4.5/5(3,548 reviews)

Pay tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for their country in the best-known military cemetery in America.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

4.5/5(1,503 reviews)

Heaven for aviation enthusiasts, this museum takes you on an uplifting journey through the history of flight and space travel.

Top things to do in Cleveland Park

DC Hop On-Off Tour + Arlington Cemetery Tour + Water Taxi
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DC Hop On-Off Tour + Arlington Cemetery Tour + Water Taxi

$49
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Washington DC African American Heritage Tour/Ticket to MAAHC
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Washington DC African American Heritage Tour/Ticket to MAAHC

$82
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
DC at Dusk Night Tour
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DC at Dusk Night Tour

$58
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

$39
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Washington DC National Monuments by Moonlight Trolley Tour
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Washington DC National Monuments by Moonlight Trolley Tour

$45
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
DC Monuments and Memorials Tour
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DC Monuments and Memorials Tour

$49
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Top Hotels in Cleveland Park

Cozy, Stylish, Roomy, Fun 2BR Suite Awaits! Garden, Game Room, Parking, Metro
Cozy, Stylish, Roomy, Fun 2BR Suite Awaits! Garden, Game Room, Parking, Metro
Washington, DC

Located in Cleveland Park, this historic apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Washington National Cathedral, Smithsonian's National Zoo, and Georgetown ...

Cozy, Stylish, Roomy, Fun 2BR Suite Awaits! Garden, Game Room, Parking, Metro
Spacious, Renovated Craftsman Style Home Near National Cathedral and Zoo - NW DC
Spacious, Renovated Craftsman Style Home Near National Cathedral and Zoo - NW DC
Washington, DC

This family-friendly vacation home is located in the city center, within 2 mi (3 km) of Washington National Cathedral, Smithsonian's National Zoo, and American ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Book NOW...Great home, awesome location

"Although we live abroad, I am a DC native and know what I want when staying in DC. My family I had a lengthy stay at this awesome property. I cant say enough about this home...it really does have everything. Location: just off of a main street (Wisconsin ave) yet still very quite and with a great ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Spacious, Renovated Craftsman Style Home Near National Cathedral and Zoo - NW DC
2 Bed Oasis in NW DC
2 Bed Oasis in NW DC
Washington, DC

Located in Cleveland Park, this condo building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Washington National Cathedral, Georgetown University, and Smithsonian's National Zoo. ...

2 Bed Oasis in NW DC
Yours Truly DC
Yours Truly DC
4.5 out of 5
1143 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC
The price is $149 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of George Washington University, White House, and Lincoln Memorial. Walter E. Washington ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (71 reviews)

"The environment was very fancy and calm. I did not like the fact that the property had no pool and you have to pay 60 to park your car."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Yours Truly DC
Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf
Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf
3.5 out of 5
725 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC
The price is $128 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12

Located in District Wharf, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of L'Enfant Plaza, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and Museum of the Bible. National ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,609 reviews)

"Excellent location, friendly staff, comfortable and clean room. Only disappointment was their complimentary breakfast being a blueberry muffin and fruit cup."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
4 out of 5
2799 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA
The price is $75 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10

This family-friendly Arlington hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Fashion Center at Pentagon City, Pentagon Row, and Birchmere. Arlington ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,413 reviews)

"The entire hotel was extremely clean and well kept. Staff that we interacted with were all courteous and helpful. Pillows were so, so comfortable too. I would stay there again and feel that it was a wonderful choice, especially during this time of the pandemic precautions."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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4/5Very Good!(100 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums and important monuments, there's plenty to explore in Northwest. Check out top attractions like Smithsonian's National Zoo and Washington National Cathedral, and jump on the metro at Cleveland Park Station or Van Ness-UDC Station to see more of the city.

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