Adams Morgan

Independent stores and rowdy bars characterize this central DC hotspot.

Adams Morgan isn’t known for its historic row homes or calm side streets, although it has both. Visitors flock to this neighborhood to shop for one-of-a-kind items at its independent businesses, dance the night away at its countless bars, and finish their evenings chewing on slices of late-night pizza. Although it's steps from prestigious Kalorama, Adams Morgan feels more indie than indulgent and more bottoms-up than buttoned-up.

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On the Map

Adams Morgan is bordered by Mount Pleasant, Kalorama, U Street Corridor, Dupont Circle, Columbia Heights, and Woodley Park

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Possible

Reagan National Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic or 41 minutes by public transit
Dulles International Airport: 40 minutes by cab without traffic
The White House: 9 minutes by public transit
Georgetown: 12 minutes by public transit

Adams Morgan: DC's Nightlife Destination

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Neon lights and long nights define DC's nightlife destination, Adams Morgan.

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Live music venues, rowdy dive bars, and late-night restaurants form the nucleus of Adams Morgan's buzzing nightlife.

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Adams Morgan is a great place to stay, filled with bars, cafes, bookstores, etc. Nearby restaurants range from cheap ethnic to high-end and trendy...The neighborhood can be a bit raucous, but really, it's no louder than any big city."

Ginger

Visited in 2013

DC's Cosmopolitan Culture

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A fusion of cultures has created a mecca for the culinarily curious, from Cajun cuisine to Ghanaian entrees.

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Adams Morgan's billboards and building facades reflect the kaleidoscopic origins of its diverse population.

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Adams Morgan is the most diverse ward in the city. The last census revealed that there are 136 nationalities living in our boundaries. And we have all the restaurants to prove it!"

Undiscovered Elegance

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The quiet elegance of Adams Morgan's side streets might surprise you.

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In a neighborhood known for its raucous nightlife, it's good to have a tranquil reprieve.

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Whether your interests are mainstream or off the beaten path, physical or intellectual, you’ll find it nearby. Nearby Rock Creek Park is great for jogging or walks."

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

As a freelance photographer based out of DC, I’ve had a lifelong desire to be submerged in different cultures, meet people of all walks of life, and eat bizarre foods. While my personal favorite escape is surfing remote warm-water breaks in Central America, I loved working on this project and discovering the many hidden subcultures that make up the diverse and often-mislabeled city of Washington, D.C.

Chris Weisler

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