Foggy Bottom

Work hard in this 9-to-5 neighborhood focused on governmental affairs and academic pursuits.

This sublimely convenient central D.C. neighborhood comprises federal offices (remember Watergate?) and George Washington University’s academic buildings. Foggy Bottom’s rigorous work ethic doesn’t leave much room for entertainment, but you can find respite in the few ground-floor bars and cafes that boast hard-to-find happy hours. Like the professionals that work there, Foggy Bottom is well connected—the diversions of Georgetown and the National Mall are just a few minutes away.

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Foggy Bottom is bordered by Kalorama, Georgetown, Dupont Circle, and Downtown/Penn Quarter

Reagan National Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic or 20 minutes by public transit
Dulles International Airport: 35 minutes by cab without traffic
The White House: 4 minutes by public transit
Georgetown: 7 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Campus Life Dominates In Foggy Bottom

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Students of George Washington University mingle with DC professionals in this historic university hub.

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Whether you're commuting to class or the office, Foggy Bottom is easily accessible on foot or by Metro.

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Everybody has somewhere to be.

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The West End neighborhood is bustling with activity throughout the day and evening. A short stroll and you are in the center of Georgetown where there are no shortage of action."

Trust Me, I'm A Professional

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Federal government offices and the infamous Watergate complex contrast with the nearby laid-back collegiate lifestyle.

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From dawn to dusk, the pulse of Foggy Bottom's historic southern quarter remains constant.

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USA WashingtonDC FoggyBottom WestEnd CKW

In a neighborhood that is almost all work and no play, buttoned-up employees still find time to socialize.

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A very safe neighborhood with people always around. I felt comfortable walking around at 3pm or 3am."
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Melissa

Visited in 2013

A Quiet Retreat Beyond the Bustle

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In Foggy Bottom's residential quarters, Federal-style homes sit side-by-side on cobblestone streets.

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For busy city dwellers, the neighborhood's market is a highly coveted amenity.

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Photography

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

Chris Weisler

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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.