By Andrew Cassidy-Amstutz, Host Committee Co-Chair
For the past five months, the Host Committee has been working non-stop to provide you with all the information you need for your upcoming visit to Washington, D.C. With the Joint Annual Meeting almost upon us, we wanted to take a moment to tell you about our favorite D.C. neighborhoods, museums, restaurants, and more. As you explore the District during the conference, feel free to stop by the registration desk and let us know what your favorites are too!
Jenny Kinniff: Takoma Park. It has the nicknames “The People’s Republic of Takoma Park” and “The Berkeley of the East” because of its serious counterculture attitude and commitment to social justice and the environment. It also has great gelato and a fun vintage clothing store, among other things.
Kat Bell: H Street. Not as popular as DuPont, Chinatown, or Adams Morgan, this neighborhood offers some great restaurants and bar-hopping if you’re looking for something more casual and easier on the wallet than the see-and-be-seen areas of D.C.
Morgan Sawicki: U Street during the week; Eastern Market on weekends. U Street has such a wide variety of people and places (plus a cultural heritage self-guided tour) that you’re bound to find something you like, but it gets exceedingly crowded on Friday and Saturday nights. Eastern Market is quaint and beautiful, and the weekend farmer’s market/flea market is a great place to get gifts and delicious food.
Beth Davis-Brown: Capitol Hill, until recently my home for 16 years.
Caroline Muglia: H Street, also known as the Atlas District, is one of the earliest and busiest commercial districts in the city with the first Sears Roebuck store in the area. Since then, it has been revitalized several times over, but now has long-standing establishments and an upcoming trolley line. If you’re heading to the area, you could start at H and 3rd and walk all the way up until 14th street, looking for a place that suits your fancy.
Andrew Cassidy-Amstutz: Logan Circle. With new construction on every corner and new restaurants and bars opening all the time, Logan Circle is one of the fastest changing neighborhoods in D.C.! Easily located from multiple Metro lines and bus routes, Logan Circle contains all your dining, drinking, and shopping needs.