Woodley Park is mostly residential, but its home to two of the biggest hotels in DC – the Omni Shoreham and the Sheraton-Washington. If you’re planning to attend GW’s Inaugural Ball in January, it will be held at the Omni. Also, Woodley Park boasts an eclectic selection of international restaurants – all in a one block period!
As for the zoo, despite the metro stop’s name, I wouldn’t recommend using this stop. The trek is all uphill, so it’s a much easier walk from the Cleveland Park stop.
But where are most people who get off at this stop going? Adams Morgan. This neighborhood is an explosion of cultural diversity and eccentric nightlife that’s extremely popular with college students and young professionals. From the metro, you’ll have a bit of a walk – but it’s definitely worth it. The Diner is an Adams Morgan favorite – it’s an upscale diner that’s open 24 hours a day. Catch live bluegrass on Wednesday nights at Madam’s Organ or swing by Habana Village to show off your salsa moves (or take a free lesson). On Saturdays, check out arts and crafts by local artists at Western Market. Also, Adams Morgan is home to Fleet Feet, the specialty shoe store owned by Mayor Fenty’s family. And Adams Morgan is home to a variety of festivals – from Adams Morgan day, to my favorite DC arts festival, Crafty Bastards. It’s definitely worth your while.
Have a great weekend! Next stop: Cleveland Park.