Adjacent to Nationals Park and one of the few residential areas in Southwest DC, this neighborhood has been evolving at a rapid pace. Much of the area consists of glass-facaded condominium complexes separated by wide, well-lit pedestrian thoroughfares—many of which lead towards DC's National Mall. Providing its laid-back residents with plenty of places to eat, drink, and make merry along the river's edge, Southwest Waterfront is continually adding restaurants, cafes, and exciting nightlife haunts to its entertainment repertoire.See 50 places to stay Save this neighborhood
A Day Along the Waterfront
The SW Waterfront is DC's hidden gem, not well known but still in the city main area and walkable to many touristy attractions."
A Community By the Harbor
[It's] a real neighborhood in DC so it was far more comfortable for me than staying in a hotel in a tourist area."
Visited in 2013
An Area of Rapid Transformation
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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.