Woodley Park, Washington Places

Part of our Washington travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Woodley Park, including Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington National Cathedral and Carbon.
  • The best place in Woodley Park Washington: Smithsonian National Zoological Park

    Smithsonian National Zoological Park

    3001 Connecticut Ave NW
    Apr–Oct 10AM-6PM, Nov–March 10AM-5PM. Free. This is one of the world's great zoos, with a collection of 400 species, 2,000 animals, all right in the center of the city (in Rock Creek Park). The National Zoo is quite large and filled with more animals and exhibits than one could see comfortably in one day without rushing, so be sure to get a map at the entrance, take your time, and be prepared to walk a great deal. Bring water—the concessions here are insultingly expensive. The most crowded exhibits are nearly always the Pandas and the Ape House. The former is an almost guaranteed letdown—the pandas are perhaps the zoo's shyest residents (the Ape House is fun no matter the crowds, though). Sleeper hits include the Seals & Sea Lions Exhibit, the Reptile House, the remarkable Aviary, and the irresistibly cute prairie dogs.
    Woodley Park food nearby
  • Washington National Cathedral

    Washington National Cathedral

    3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Visitor hours: M-F 10AM-5:30PM, Sa 10AM-4:30PM, Su 1PM-4PM; Tours: every half hour (Su: last tour at 2:30PM); Mass (Episcopalian): M-F noon, Sa 7:30AM,noon, Su 7:45AM,8:45AM,10AM (contemporary), 11:15AM; Evensong: usually M-F 5:30PM, Su 4PM; Organ demonstration: M,W 12:30PM-1PM. Suggested donation: $5/3 (child). This is a huge attraction that should not be overlooked in your itinerary. There is a ton of stuff to see and do within the Gothic mammoth, and the impression of walking up to the world's sixth largest cathedral, a hulking mass cut over a period of 83 years of 150,000 tons of stone, is alone worth the trip. Tours are a must if you really want to see the cathedral, as towers and the crypt are off limits without a guide during the busy season. The organ demonstrations are spectacular (and loud). Check the website for events, as there is often children's programming as well as major concerts.
    Glover Park eat nearby
  • Carbon

    2643 Connecticut Ave NW
    M-Sa noon-7:30PM, Su noon-5PM. One of the city's best bets for very stylish but understated shoewear (women's and men's), with a selection unusually large for a local boutique.
    Woodley Park
  • Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company

    2418 Wisconsin Ave NW
    M-Sa 11AM-10PM, Su 11AM-9PM. $5-25. Voted best BBQ in the city numerous times. Traditional pit BBQ. Offers many traditional southern sides like homemade style mac and cheese and collard greens. Also offered grilled vegetarian options. Wide selection of small production hot sauces and BBQ sauces. The signature dish is the pulled pork.
    Glover Park
  • Open City

    Open City

    2331 Calvert St NW
    Visit our website! http://www.opencitydc.com/
    Woodley Park
  • Zoo Bar Cafe

    Zoo Bar Cafe

    3000 Connecticut Ave NW
    Su-Th 10AM-2AM, F-Sa 10AM-3AM. Right across the street from the Zoo, amazingly, is a great dive bar (really, there is a dive bar across from the Zoo) with live blues Th-Sa (Th is the big, open blues jam session). It really should be emphasized, given just how yuppie and touristy this part of town is, it's a real dive bar—dirty, down-to-earth, unpretentious, and very neighborhoody.
    Woodley Park
  • Breadsoda

    2233 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Kitchen: noon-11PM daily; bar: Su-Th noon-1:30AM, F-Sa noon-2:30AM. Sandwiches: $4-6. It has all you could want of a basement-level dive bar: pool, ping pong, good sandwiches, relaxed and friendly atmosphere—except it's clean and attractive. Happy hour: 4PM-7PM daily.
    Glover Park
  • Petits Plats

    2653 Connecticut Ave NW
    Lunch: M-F 11:30AM-2:30PM; brunch: Sa-Su 11:30AM-4:30PM; dinner: Su-Th 5:30PM-10PM, F-Sa 5:30PM-11PM. $15-35. A French-American bistro in a city short on bistro cuisine is a nice find. The service is incredibly friendly, and the familiar bistro favorites are quite good, from the French onion soup to Boeuf Bourguignon, braised veal, pastas, and salads. At lunch they also offer inexpensive wood-fired pizzas from next-door Pizze. In a pretty old townhouse, it's equally amenable to a romantic dinner or a casual lunch.
    Woodley Park
  • Town Hall

    2218 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Su-Th 5PM-10:30PM, F 5PM-11PM, Sa 11:30AM-11PM, Su 11:30AM-10:30PM; bar open Su-Th until 2AM, F-Sa until 3AM. $30-40. A new arrival and something of an instant hit, this restaurant just north of Georgetown serves high-end southern cuisine, and is also a great place to relax and socialize at the bar, or privately with friends. By D.C. standards, the clientele is wildly conservative!
    Glover Park
  • Washington Marriott Wardman Park

    Washington Marriott Wardman Park

    2660 Woodley Rd NW
    The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is a Marriott International property in Washington, D.C.. The hotel is located in the Woodley Park neighborhood at 2600 Woodley Road, NW and Connecticut Avenue, NW, adjacent the Woodley Park station of the Washington Metro system.
    Woodley Park
  • Omni Shoreham Hotel

    Omni Shoreham Hotel

    2500 Calvert St NW
    The Shoreham Hotel is a hotel in Northwest Washington, D.C., owned by Omni Hotels. It is located at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Calvert Street. Built in 1930, the building was designed by Waddy Butler Wood.
    Woodley Park
  • Old Europe

    2434 Wisconsin Ave
    Tu-Th 11:30AM-3PM, 5PM-9PM; F-Sa 11:30AM-3PM, 5PM-10PM; Su 1PM-3:30PM, 4PM-8PM. $10-25. A traditional German restaurant not far from the Embassy, serving the best German food you will find in the D.C. metro area. Schnitzel is the specialty!
    Glover Park
  • New Heights

    2317 Calvert St NW
    M-F 5:30PM-10PM, F-Sa 5:30PM-10:30PM. $25-50, three course prix-fixe: $35. New Heights is a great place for a night of complex, inventive American cuisine. Don't skip dessert. The bar has an excellent selection of gins, which is refreshing, given the number of establishments around the city with great menus of cocktails or whiskies.
    Woodley Park
  • Starbucks

    2302 Wisconsin Ave NW
    We are the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world since 1971.
    Glover Park
  • Lebanese Taverna

    Lebanese Taverna

    2641 Connecticut Ave NW
    Delight your taste buds with the very best in Middle Eastern dining. The family- owned Lebanese Taverna, a collection of 6 full-service restaurants, 4 cafes, market and a catering division offers authentic fare with grilled meats, poultry & seafood.
    Woodley Park
  • Hot N Juicy

    Hot N Juicy

    2651 Connecticut Ave NW
    Get down and dirty with Hot N Juicy's creol/cajun style seafood in Las Vegas!
    Woodley Park
  • Old Europe

    Old Europe

    2434 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Traditional and authentic GERMAN FARE & FLAIR since 1948 OLD EUROPE RESTAURANTwww.old-europe.com
    Glover Park
  • Woodley Park Guest House

    Woodley Park Guest House

    2647 Woodley Rd NW
  • Omni Hotels National Sales Office

    2500 Calvert St NW
  • Oasis China Visa

    Oasis China Visa

    2201 Wisconsin Ave NWSte 333
  • Savoy Suites Hotel

    Savoy Suites Hotel

    2505 Wisconsin Ave NW
  • Holiday Inn Georgetown

    2101 Wisconsin Ave. NW
  • Tennis Zone

    2319 Wisconsin Ave NW
  • International Visions - The Gallery

    International Visions - The Gallery

    2629 Connecticut Ave NW
  • Kalorama Guest House

    Kalorama Guest House

    2700 Cathedral Ave NW
  • Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station

    Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station

    2700 Connecticut Ave NW
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