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JW Marriott Washington, DC

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW · Washington, District Of Columbia 20004 USA

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Activities and Attractions

JW Marriott Washington, D.C., downtown location places you in the heart of the city. Wander to the National Mall, near our hotel, to view the Washington Monument, memorials and the US Capitol. Get interactive at Newseum and the International Spy Museum, or take in the works of art at the National Portrait Gallery and Renwick Gallery.


Local Events

FRESHFARM by the White House Market is a lunchtime market featuring an array of freshly prepared meals and snacks made from local ingredients: wood-fired pizza, Indian food, handmade tamales, seafood and veggie po'boys, BBQ sandwiches, Chinese dumplings, handcrafted empanadas, soups and salad, kettle corn, cold-pressed juices and more. Also, get local fruits and vegetables, mushrooms, grass-fed beef, pastured eggs, honey, sweet and savory baked goods, crab cakes and locally roasted coffee. Open Thursdays - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., April through November 

Tour de Jose - Take a dining tour of Zaytinya, Jaleo, Oyamel and China Chilcano. Tours are held on a limited basis Sunday through Thursday for parties up to six. 

Smithsonian Folklife Festival - this two festival takes place on the National Mall over two weeks each summer, close to the July 4th holiday, and focuses on the cultural traditions from around the world. 

National Mall events take place throughout the year. Check the calendar for upcoming events to enjoy while taking in views of the US Capitol Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and more.

Family Activities

Pershing Park - Former traffic island transformed into a multi-level park. Open year-round. 0.1 miles 
Freedom Plaza - Named in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Open year-round. 66 feet 
Lafayette Square, A National Historic Landmark - Located directly across Pennsylvania Avenue and north of the White House, this storied seven-acre park features large statues. Open year-round. 0.5 miles 
Lucky Strike Bowling - Boutique bowling, mouth-watering American cuisine, hand-craft cocktails and great music. Open year-round. 0.8 miles 
Franklin Square - This broad, tree-shaded park was site of the first wireless message and features a statue of Commodore John Barry. Open year-round. 0.5 miles 
The Ellipse - A beautiful 52-acre green space, perfect for viewing the White House. Open year-round. 0.3 miles

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Local Restaurants

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana - From world-renowned chef Jose Andres, this restaurant serves authentic and creative Mexican cuisine. Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand honoree. 0.6 miles
Jaleo - Another restaurant from Chef Jose Andres. Serving Spanish cuisine, Jaleo is also a Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand honoree and has been recognized for the Best Grilled Cheese in the U.S. by Food & Wine. 0.6 miles
China Chilcano - Also from Chef Jose Andres, this restaurant serves Peruvian, Chinese and Japanese fusion. Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand honoree. 0.6 miles
Zaytinya - One of five local restaurants under the direction of Chef Jose Andres. Here you'll find an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines. Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand honoree. 0.6 miles
Barmini - Another of Chef Jose Andres' establishments, this cocktail lab was named Best Cocktail Bar as part of Best of D.C. by Washington City Paper in 2016; among the Top 100 restaurants in America by OpenTable in 2016 and selected as a semi-finalist for its outstanding bar program by the James Beard Awards in 2015 and 2016. 0.5 miles
District ChopHouse & Brewery - 1940's atmosphere serving steaks, chops and seafood. 0.6 miles
Proof - An acclaimed wine bar serving eclectic and modern cuisine. This restaurant has earned 3 stars from the Washington Post; 3-1/2 stars and a No. 10 rank in Washingtonian magazine's 100 Very Best Restaurants. 0.6 miles
Nopa Kitchen Bar - American brasserie. 0.5 miles
Rasika - Serving modern Indian cuisine, Chef Vikram Sunderam has been honored as 2014 James Beard Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic region. 0.7 miles
The Source by Wolfgang Puck - Delectable Asian cuisine. 0.8 miles
Co.Co Sala - Chocolate restaurant, lounge and boutique. 0.4 miles 
701 Restaurant - Contemporary American cuisine. 0.6 miles
Fig & Olive - French fresh, simple, classic ingredients. 0.7 miles


Sports and Entertainment

Nationals Park - Home of the Washington Nationals. 2.7 miles
Capital One Arena - Home of the Capitals, Wizards, Valor, Mystics and site for numerous concerts. 0.7 miles 
Ford's Theater - This working theatre is also a historical monument, world-class museum and learning center. 0.4 miles 
Harman Center for the Arts - Consists of the Lansburgh Theatre & Sidney Harman Hall, where the Shakespeare Theatre Company performs. 0.9 miles 
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Emerging playwrights and provocative new plays that explore the edges of theatrical style and human experience. 0.7 miles 
Warner Theatre - Performing arts theatre. 0.2 miles
Landmark E Street Cinema - Independent films. 0.3 miles 
Sixth & I - Performance venue in a historic synagogue. 1.2 miles 
The Hamilton - State-of-the-art venue where the musician and audience come together; entertainment and dining. 0.1 miles

National Theater- Enjoy a show at the oldest enterprise along "America's Main Street". 0.1 miles

Attractions, Sites and Museums

Newseum - An interactive museum of news. 0.8 miles
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum - Visit where the legendary caretaker lived and tended to wounded Civil War soldiers. 0.6 miles
International Spy Museum - A museum dedicated to the tradecraft, history and contemporary role of espionage. 0.8 miles
Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. - Discover the ultimate fan experience when you see the incredible wax figures. 0.4 miles
Marian Koshland Science Museum - National Academy of Sciences - Unique science exhibits with interactive displays that illuminate the role of science in forming policies.
National Museum of Women in the Arts - The only major museum in the world solely dedicated to recognizing women's creative contributions.
National Building Museum - Devoted to interpreting the history and impact of the built environment. Features stories of architecture, engineering, and design.
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery - Here you'll find paintings, photographs and sculptures of the people who have come to define America.

Peterson House - Across the street from Ford's Theater and the location of President Lincoln's passing. Open for tours.
Smithsonian American Art Museum - One of the largest and most expansive collections of American art in the world.
Touchstone Gallery - Artist-owned art gallery exhibiting contemporary work of high quality, vision and innovation.
U.S. Navy Memorial - Celebrates the camaraderie of service at sea.
National Museum of African American History & Culture - Dedicated to the documentation of African American life, history and culture.
Museum of the Bible - Explore the history, narrative and impact of the Bible. 
CityCenterDC - Downtown's signature neighborhood where an unmatched mix of shops, restaurants, apartments, condominiums, office buildings and common area blend for a vibrant urban experience.
Friendship Archway - Traditional Chinese gate in Chinatown.
National Mall - National park in downtown D.C.
The White House - Home of the President of the United States.
United States Capitol - Home of the United States Congress.
Washington Monument - Closed until Spring 2019.

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