Top things to do in Upper Northwest DC

Top Choice Church in Upper Northwest DC

Washington National Cathedral

Constructed between 1907 and 1990, this huge neo-Gothic cathedral blends the spiritual with the profane in its architecture. Most of its richly colored stained-glass windows celebrate religious themes, although the …
Top Choice Museum in Upper Northwest DC

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

The former estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post of Post cereal fame, this lavishly decorated 1920s mansion showcases her extraordinary collections of Russian imperial art (icons, paintings, jewelry, Fabergé eggs) an…
Top Choice Museum in Upper Northwest DC

Kreeger Museum

One of DC's top attractions for architecture buffs and those with an interest in 20th-century art, this museum is housed in a stunning 1963 International Style building designed by American architect Philip Johnson.…
Top Choice Pizza in Upper Northwest DC

Comet Ping Pong

Proving that DC is more than a city of suits and corporate offices, Comet Ping Pong offers a fun and festive counterpoint to most of the city's eateries. On offer are ping-pong tables, an industrial-chic interior an…
Top Choice Bakery in Upper Northwest DC

Bread Furst

Watch the bakers hand-shape artisanal breads and traditional pastries at this bustling bakery. Owner Mark Furstenberg was dubbed 'Outstanding Baker of the US' by the James Beard Foundation in 2017 and the accolade i…
Zoo in Upper Northwest DC

Smithsonian's National Zoo

Home to more than 2700 animals and more than 390 species in natural habitats, the National Zoo is famed for its giant pandas, Mei Xiang, Tian Tian and Bei Bei. Other highlights include the African lion pride, Asian …
Park in Upper Northwest DC

Rock Creek Park

At 1700-plus acres, Rock Creek is twice the size of New York’s Central Park and feels wilder. Terrific trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding extend the entire length, and the boundaries enclose Civil War fo…
Fusion in Upper Northwest DC

Macon

Macon, Georgia, meets Mâcon, France, in this wild mash-up of delectable Southern cooking with classic French cuisine. Regulars head here to feast on Southern favorites including short-ribs and lobster and grits, or …
Pizza in Upper Northwest DC

2 Amys

A stone’s throw from Washington National Cathedral, 2 Amys serves Neapolitan-style pizzas and calzones to a devoted crowd of regulars. It's particularly popular with local families. Toppings are traditional – marina…
American in Upper Northwest DC

Open City

Open City is a bedrock breakfast and brunch spot in Woodley Park, drawing a mix of diners including young families and old-time regulars. You'll find the usual assortment of egg- and pancake-centric dishes, along wi…