Upper Northwest

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The upper northwest corner of D.C. is predominantly residential and in many places practically suburban. However, there are several good reasons to visit the leafy streets, including the National Zoo and National Cathedral. If the weather is fine, spend an afternoon strolling through Hillwood Gardens or tromping through Rock Creek Park's many acres. You'll have to travel some distance to see multiple attractions in one day, but many sights are accessible on foot from local Metro stops.


Kreeger Museum

The cool white domes and elegant lines of this postmodern landmark stand in stark contrast to the traditional feel of…

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Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Long before the age of Paris Hilton, cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post was the most celebrated socialite of the 20th…

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Washington National Cathedral

Construction of the sixth-largest cathedral in the world began in 1907, and what is officially known as the Cathedral Church…

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Ready for a trip of a lifetime to Upper Northwest?