From historic performing arts theaters to ultra-modern art galleries and interactive museums, there are countless attractions in Washington, DC. Just a few blocks north of bustling food hall Union Market lies Ivy City, a small neighborhood off of New York Avenue NE that’s experienced a renaissance in recent years. This historic area was conceived in the mid- to late-1800s as an African American community and later a manufacturing and warehouse-filled zone. Every day of the year, laid-back locals and savvy visitors flock to the Dupont Circle fountain to read, people-watch and meet up with others. We highly recommend getting in some time there, too. This cosmopolitan neighborhood offers a little something for everyone. An array of unique shops and exciting restaurants along Connecticut Avenue, one of the busy streets in the neighborhood, is exciting enough to keep you going all day.
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