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Penn Quarter

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Address: Washington DC, DC
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
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Pennsylvania Avenue the first Main Street in Washington DC

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2014
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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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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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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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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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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