Things to do in Adams Morgan

Along 18th St, NW lies Adams Morgan, a neighborhood known for its nightlife, eclectic dining and vintage shops. Here are some of our favorite “can’t miss” spots when visiting this stretch of downtown Washington, DC.

brightly colored brick buildings in the Adams Morgan neighborhood

Bring Your Appetite

From Ethiopian to Filipino, there is truly something for every taste in Adams Morgan. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a sit-down meal, you will find it along 18th. From a classic breakfast at The Diner to a post-dinner cocktail at the innovative cocktail bar, The Green Zone, you could spend the entire day sampling dishes up and down the block.

An Instagramable Moment

Tucked behind Mama Ayesha’s restaurant on Calvert Street you will find what DC locals call the “city’s largest postcard”. Completed in 2009, the “postcard” is a mural, featuring eleven American presidents, starting with Dwight D. Eisenhower and ending with Barack Obama. Created by El Salvador-born artist Karla Rodas (aka Karlisima), the mural was funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and is a hidden gem in Adams Morgan.

Oh This? It’s Vintage.

From books to clothing and furniture, you can find just about anything vintage in Adams Morgan. For rare reads, head to Lost City Books or for clothing, try Meeps, Mercedes Bien Vintage or Tribute, all located within Adams Morgan. If seeking out one of a kind pieces of furniture is your pastime, look no further than 1830dc Vintage Furniture for unique finds.

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