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Penn Quarter

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Great Area of DC

This is a great place of DC to stay and visit with all their museums and WONDERFUL restaurants. We hardly left the Penn Quarter area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a great place of DC to stay and visit with all their museums and WONDERFUL restaurants. We hardly left the Penn Quarter area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I visited several museums in this area and logically, stopped in some chain shops and unique restaurants for a bite to eat. What surprised me everywhere was how friendly the people were, unlike here in the UK. The streets are large and you feel safe to walk, like most of the areas in central Washington. You have lots of points... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Once not a particularly safe or welcoming area, the Penn Quarter now is buzzing with restaurants representing many national cuisines. It's both interesting fast food and expensive good. It has a fair number of retail shops and it is in close proximity to the National Mall and many of Washington's museums and monuments. A good location to walk around, but... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is a concentrated area of nice restaurants of all types to serve the business lunch/dinner crowd but also has plenty of options for tourists. Plenty of things to do for tours as well as hole int hew all restaurants near high end restaurants. Feels like it stays open and active much longer than Georgetown at night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

Sometimes all you want is a good sandwich, a drink and friendly service. Penn Quarter delivers just that! I had the 'chicken' cheese steak, grilled chicken with peppers, onions and cheese on a roll. It was excellent. Perfect size and came out piping hot. Good service, nice atmosphere (can sit inside or out), we sat at the small bar.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Great restaurants with a high density, lots of people and places to visit. Lots of people. Tourists and regulars, lots of hubbub. Good shopping. Good eating. Nice place to hang.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

This is the part of DC you see in TV and movies--between the Capitol and the White House. I love walking down America's main street! There are some great sites and restaurants here, too, so enjoy it and take your time, stop for coffee or a meal!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 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 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 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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