Discover some of DC’s lesser-known cultural highlights and surround yourself with fabulous eateries in Southeast Washington
Living in student housing in Southeast Washington, you’ll love spending your weekends exploring the area’s distinctive neighborhoods with your new friends. Start by getting to know the southern part of the famous Capitol Hill, where you’ll find historic Eastern Market – one of the best places in DC to restock your kitchen cupboards with fresh local produce.
When hunger calls, Barracks Row (officially Eighth Street SE) is the place to go. Meet your friends at Ted’s Bulletin for a retro brunch and choose the decadent Big Mark Breakfast to set yourself up for a day of wandering Southeast Washington.
Down by the river you can discover DC’s historic Navy Yard, where you can cheer on the Washington Nationals at a baseball game at the famous Nationals Park stadium. When you need a break from your books during the week, hit the picturesque Anacostia Riverwalk Trail for a run.
When you feel like a change of scene, cross the river to the hilly, multicultural Anacostia neighborhood, where rows of Victorian houses create a historic vibe and Civil War era forts are now leafy parks like Fort Stanton. Learn more about the area’s past at the Anacostia Community Museum, part of DC’s celebrated Smithsonian, and check out the gorgeous hilltop home of a famous abolitionist at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.
When the sun goes down, Barracks Row becomes nightlife central, with bars like Molly Malone’s making it the perfect place for a fun night out at the end of a long week on campus.