2 Hours Pairing American Art with Delicious Cuisine in Penn Quarter

Admire a complete collection of official portraits of past U.S. presidents, fill up at a famed eatery and pose for a picture at Chinatown’s Friendship Archway.

Stop One

View ‘America’s Presidents’ at the National Portrait Gallery

8th & F streets NW Explore the portraits of all U.S. presidents in America’s Presidents, a permanent exhibition at this Smithsonian museum. The National Portrait Gallery is the only place outside of the White House that is home to official portraits of every Commander-in-Chief. Among the highlights: Gilbert Stuart’s “Lansdowne” portrait of George Washington, the famous “cracked plate” photograph of Abraham Lincoln, and sculptures of Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush by noted caricaturist Pat Oliphant.


Stop Two

Stop by a restaurant for a drink or a bite

Cozy up to the bar at Jaleo (480 7th St NW) Jose Andres’ sleek and stylish eatery for some of the finest tapas in the District. The creative regional Spanish cuisine pairs perfectly with the Spanish wines, sherries, sangria and cocktails to make your (affordable) meal perfect. Or, check out Carmine’s (425 7th St NW) for delicious Italian American food that’s perfect for groups.


Stop Three

Pose for a pic at the Chinatown Arch

7th & F streets NW Marvel at the 60-foot-high Chinese archway and bright neon lights located at this bustling intersection. Remember to use #MyDCcool!


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