A Cultured West End – Our Guide to Must See Cultural Experiences of Fall 2018

Neighborhood | October 15, 2018

The West End neighborhood puts you at the center of a sophisticated yet lively D.C. lifestyle. The area offers an abundant amount of cultural experiences for residents to enjoy either within walking distance or a short drive away. The Apartments at Westlight is situated in an area that creates endless options for artfully-crafted moments. Whether you’d like to visit the newest exhibit, timeless gallery, or hottest restaurant you’re only minutes away to an inspired activity.

Kreeger Museum – 2401 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007                                                     The Kreeger Museum is a car ride away, resting on a five-acre property in the Foxhall Crescent neighborhood. The museum was designed by architect Philip Johnson and displays an array of sculptures, greenery, and paintings. David and Carmen Kreeger mutually agreed on every single piece of artwork that resides in the museum. The collection is deeply personal and has unifying features that the viewer can recognize after time spent strolling the grounds. The museum also offers educational programs such as lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and gallery tours.

Kennedy Center – 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566                                                               Whether you’re a fan of ballet or plays, The Kennedy Center continuously has some of the most sophisticated entertainment in the area. The Kennedy Center has deep rooted history as the nation’s National Culture Center. With over 3,500 performances held annually, there is always something for everyone. Located in the West End, your entertainment is a walk or quick car ride away.

Dumbarton Oaks – 1703 32nd St NW, Washington, DC 20007                                                          This historic property was once home to Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss. The couple founded the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection at this location and it is now home to a lovely museum. The grounds of Dumbarton Oaks are open to the public and offer spectacular nature filled scenery during every season. Getting there from Westlight is a quick car ride or stroll away.

The Phillips Collection – 1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009                                                  This popular art museum was founded in 1921 by Marjorie and Duncan Phillips in the Dupont Circle area. The artwork featured in this collection is sure to add to an inspired afternoon. Modern works displayed on every wall from famous artists such as Renoir, Rothko, O’Keeffe, and Van Gogh are just some of the paintings in The Phillips Collection. From Westlight, the art museum is within walking distance.

West End Cinema – 2301 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037                                                           Whether you’re catching the latest blockbuster or are interested in an independent film, this West End staple has an array of the best movies playing. For this entertainment, you’ll only have a 2-minute walk to your destination.

Rasika West End – 1190 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037                                     This West End restaurant is known for its modern and traditional Indian flare in an elegant atmosphere. The sought after restaurant is less than a 5-minute walk away.

Blue Duck Tavern – 1201 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20037                                                             Blue Duck Tavern offers New American cuisine with an array of locally sourced ingredients. They’re open for breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, and dinner with a robust cocktail and wine list. You can walk to this restaurant from Westlight.

Shopping & Dining in Historic Georgetown                                                                                                 Neighboring Georgetown offers shopping, dining, and beautiful views from Washington Harbor. Enjoy a weekend brunch at Sequoia on the waterfront, or a lively evening at Georgetown Piano Bar.  You can either take M street or K street down into Georgetown. 

Renwick Gallery – 1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006                                             The “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum is an enchanting and surprising exhibit happening through January 2019. This exhibition comes from Burning Man, a cultural event that takes place in northwest Nevada annually. This stunning exhibition is a short car ride from Westlight.

No matter how you would like to spend your free time, The Apartments at Westlight are perfectly situated for a culturally inspired life. Learn more about our available units today.

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