2 Hours Near the White House in Downtown DC

Discover the area of DC known locally as “The Golden Triangle,” and explore an historic hotel near the White House and restaurants favored by politicos.

The Golden Triangle is the 43-block central business district that stretches from the front yard of the White House to Dupont Circle. It is home to prestigious businesses, superb restaurants, unique museums and art exhibitions, national parks such as Farragut Square, the city’s premier live comedy club, and classic hotels, such as The Hay-Adams and Mayflower. Stroll and shop along Connecticut Avenue, take a power walk on K Street, enjoy fine dining on 19th Street, and take in the nightlife along M Street. Visit goldentriangledc.com for a complete guide to area attractions.

For those arriving to town early on Friday, June 2, join Golden Triangle’s fun “Farragut Fridays” in the park at Farragut Square, located at Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW. At sunset, we’ll kick off our Golden Cinema summer series with a showing of the Academy Award-nominated Hidden Figures!

Or consider the following suggested stops in the Golden Triangle:

Stop One

Soak in some history at The Hay-Adams Hotel

800 16th Street NW Surrounded by unparalleled panoramic views of the White House, Lafayette Square, Lafayette Park and St. John’s Church (which is known as the “Church of the Presidents”), The Hay-Adams Hotel, a historic Washington, DC hotel, is just moments away from some of the most significant destinations and famous monuments in the country. Stop in for a drink at Off the Record, chosen by Forbes as one of the “World’s Best Hotel Bars.”


Stop Two

Dine at The Oval Room

800 Connecticut Avenue NW Enjoy lunch or dinner, indoors or out, at The Oval Room, a critically acclaimed, award-winning restaurant, featuring modern American cuisine with Mediterranean influences. With its proximity to the White House, it’s a favorite of politicos and pundits. Rumor has it that Condoleeza Rice once told Tom Brokaw it’s her favorite restaurant in DC.


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