Top 5 Things We Love South of the Mall

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As most all of you know by this point, our new National Mall tour center is located in L’Enfant Plaza (which is undergoing a serious revitalization these days!) Read up on our very favorite things about the new neighborhood we call home.

1. The Waterfront
With prime real estate on the Potomac River, the Southwest Waterfront is definitely worth a visit (or two, or ten…). There you’ll see the oldest continuously operating fish market in the whole United States in the Maine Avenue Fish Market. Nearby you’ll also find the Gangplank Marina, which houses hundreds of boats and outdoor dining to boot.

2. Nationals Park
Arguably the most popular destination in Southeast DC, Nationals Park is located along the Anacostia River in the Navy Yard area of Washington. It is home to our fabulous Nationals baseball team, but also boasts a wide array of culinary treats for game-goers. Flying Dog beer and a Ben’s chili dog, anyone? Yeah, we thought so.

3. Food trucks
Granted, food trucks are the rage all over the DC area, but we’re especially fond of the variety and volume of trucks that set up shop daily in L’Enfant Plaza. Check out Food Truck Fiesta before grabbing a bite and then head over to a nearby park (or the Mall!) to enjoy your sure-to-be-amazing dish.

4. L’Enfant Plaza’s Face Lift
Major progress is being made in the Southwest neighborhood as a whole these days, but especially in our neck of the woods at L’Enfant Plaza. The new outdoor atrium is officially open, which leads to an underground shopping and dining center. With new stores and restaurants popping up all the time, this is sure to be a major SW destination!

5. Hains Point
What better way to spend your lunch break than with a quick bike ride? This is how many Washingtonian professionals spend their midday respites at Hains Point. Ride around the East Potomac Park and head back to your office happy and recharged- Bike and Roll DC approved!