The Northwest quadrant of Washington D.C. showcases some of the most iconic attractions in world politics. Here you’ll find the Federal Triangle and the Central Business District in a vast area crowned by the White House. Visit the Northwest area to learn about the fascinating political history in the many museums lining the National Mall.
Take a tour of the world’s political hub from the White House Visitor Center. Study the fascinating exhibits displaying all types of artifacts that belonged to presidents or played a role in the development of the nation. The rich history of the area is represented by many monuments, including the United States Navy Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the African American Civil War Memorial.
Admire the decorative arts and American crafts adorning the walls of the Renwick Gallery, which shares a space with the National Portrait Gallery and is linked to the glorious Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Mingle with the region’s youth, with a trip through the campuses of the George Washington University and the University of the District of Columbia. The Capital One Arena is home to the Washington Capitals hockey team and the Washington Wizards basketball team, among other clubs. Browse high-end stores in the open-air setting of Cady’s Alley Shopping Center.
The area is also filled with family attractions, including the Washington D.C. Madame Tussauds.
The Northwest zone comprises much of the central portion of Washington D.C., from the Lincoln Memorial north toward Silver Spring and Bethesda. It extends from the eastern bank of the Potomac River and the northern side of the National Mall. Travel by metro or bus to one of the many stops scattered across this area. Make sure to explore the other quadrants of Northeast, Southwest and Southeast.