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Penn Quarter

Washington DC, DC (Penn Quarter)
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Ranked #160 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
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Perth, Australia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
124 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It is the main route for Presidential Inaugural Parades. It links the White House to the Capital. You will notice since 9/11 Pennsylvania Avenue is now blocked of at the White House

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Alexandria, VA
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276 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Informally designated Penn Quarter, this is actually a small arena filled with restaurants and shops situated about half-way between the White House and Capitol Hill on Pennsylvania Avenue. The Navy Memorial anchors the north side of the street with the Archives on the south side. The stairs and escalators from the Archives Metro stop feed up into the area. Some... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,758 reviews 1,758 reviews
932 attraction reviews
912 helpful votes 912 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This area is basically a business district: it is full on weekdays, especially lunch hour but empty on weekends except for tourists. There are a few good restaurants (Rasika and Central come to mind, check my reviews). There are too many homeless as usual for DC...

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Penn Quarter is a great place to stay in DC! Abundance of Hotels, Shopping, Dinning, and Places Of Interest just within walking distance!

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