National Portrait Gallery & Smithsonian American Art Museum Shop
Artworks—including paintings, sculpture, photographs, folk art, and decorative arts from the colonial period to today—offer an unparalleled record of the American experience.
The atrium here is a great place for lunch and to enjoy the wonderful roof open to the sky.
FREE museum, open late (7pm) every day of the year. They also have a wonderful cafe area in the middle of the museum perfect for relaxing and people watching or to cool off/ warm up.
My favorite museum in the city. Always has great exhibits going on and a wonderful permanent collection. The courtyard is a great space.
Some of the most famous men and women are immortalized here by world famous artists.
“Excellent Italian restaurant. This is their first location in Dupont Circle. They've another on 14th Street NW in Logan Circle area. Good happy hour.”
“This is my favorite place to go for a glass of wine and a salad with friends or by myself. ”
“This is the closest spot to buy spirits. Wine and beer selection is better than Each Peach, but it is an additional 15 seconds on foot. You decide. :-)”