Washington, DC - White House Area & Foggy Bottom (PDF Chapter)
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This is the White House Area & Foggy Bottom chapter from Lonely Planet’s Washington DC guidebook.
By day the streets near the White House hum with the comings and goings of office workers, diplomats, lobbyists, tourists and bureaucrats. Spend at least a day explore the surrounding streets, admiring the architecture and visiting museums.
- wander through the White House’s ornately decorated reception rooms, viewing portraits of presidents and their wives, and perhaps bumping into Lincoln’s ghost roaming the halls at the president’s official abode
- knock back a Scotch or mint julep at Round Robin, one of America’s most famous hotel bars
- watch a free performance any night of the week at the Kennedy Center, a massive cultural center on the banks of the Potomac River
- restaurants & bars
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