2 Hours Exploring Adams Morgan During the Day

Adams Morgan may be most popular as a nighttime destination, but it’s diverse mix of outdoor dining options and unique shops make it a must during daytime hours as well.

Stop One

Scope out the local art galleries

Morton Fine Art
1781 Florida Avenue NW
DC Arts Center
2438 18
th Street NW
Adams Morgan’s eclectic scene lends itself to some legit art galleries. Stop in to Morton Fine Art, a contemporary gallery committed to making modern art more accessible to collectors, or the DC Arts Center, which houses an art gallery and black box theater. Sarah J. Hull’s meditative embroidery work is on display in June.


Stop Two

Find a DC-centric souvenir

Urban Dwell
1837 Columbia Road NW
2104 18
th Street NW

Idle Time Books
2467 18
th Street NW

There are plenty of locally owned shops to explore in Adams Morgan. Urban Dwell features a carefully curated collection of home décor, women’s and men’s accessories, and kitchen and bath products—including a number of DC-themed finds—that you won’t want to miss. Fashion-forward peeps will want to stop in the cool vintage shop Meeps, while rare and dusty treasures are on display at Idle Time Books.


Stop Three

Watch the world go by at Roofers Union

2446 18th Street NW Grab a table by the floor-to-ceiling windows and grab an early dinner at Roofers Union. The restaurant was one of the first to help transform Ad-Mo into a dining destination with its delicious menu of house-made sausages and an extensive beer list—and leave room for the mouthwatering fresh-baked pretzel rolls!


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