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Washington D.C.

District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)

Neighborhoods: Woodley Park/Cleveland Park

U Street/Shaw
The birthplace of Duke Ellington and the center of Washington's African-American nightlife for much of the 20th century is once again thriving. Many neighborhood haunts are gathering spots, from the new Bohemian Busboys & Poets (named for Langston Hughes) to the landmark, soulful Ben's Chili Bowl (Bill Cosby loves the half-smokes). On weekend nights, U Street rivals Adams Morgan for crowds, though with a slightly older vibe. "The cutting edge of what this city is and can be," U Street is also equally intriguing by day, home to the African American Civil War Memorial, Lincoln Theatre and Howard University. Designer home-furnishings stores, boutiques and music clubs abound near the junction of 14th & U streets. The neighborhood extends into Logan Circle and also includes Studio Theatre.
Metro: U St./African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo

Woodley Park/Cleveland Park
These charming residential neighborhoods are located in upper northwest Washington, DC. This part of town is family-friendly - boasting the vast and leafy Rock Creek Park and the Smithsonian's National Zoo - home to the now-world-famous panda cub Tai Shan. Its tree-lined streets are lined with friendly boutiques, coffee shops and sidewalk cafés featuring cuisines from around the world. It's also home to the architecturally stunning National Cathedral, the world's sixth-largest cathedral.
Metro: Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan, Cleveland Park

Duke Ellington Mural in the U Street/Shaw Neighborhood
Duke Ellington Mural in the U Street/Shaw Neighborhood



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Last modified: 20070426
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