27 (and counting) Fun Things To Do On Connecticut Avenue

  1. Enjoy dinner and a movie at the American City Diner in Chevy Chase.
  2. Check out the Music of the Spheres sculpture at Van Ness.
  3. Every Sunday morning there's a Farmer's Market in Dupont Circle.
  4. Enjoy a fine French (or Greek, or Italian, or Mexican, or American, or Indian, or Chinese or Continental) meal in Cleveland Park.
  5. Get back in shape at Gold's Gym in Van Ness or City Fitness in Cleveland Park.
  6. This place is a zoo! Don't miss the National Zoo in Woodley Park.
  7. Catch a movie at the famous Uptown Theater in Cleveland Park.
  8. The Front Page in Dupont Circle has walls filled with historical newspaper front pages (of course).
  9. Get the blues Thursday to Saturday nights at the Zoo Bar in Woodley Park.
  10. Chalk up your pool cue at Buffalo Billiards in Dupont Circle or Atomic Billiards in Cleveland Park.
  11. When the weather is fine, enjoy pizza and beer on the roof of the Cleveland Park Bar & Grill.
  12. Look! Up in the sky! It's Marilyn by John Bailey at the Calvert Street and Connecticut Avenue intersection in Woodley Park.
  13. Take a look at the existing Chinese Embassy in Kalorama while you can because the new one is coming soon.
  14. Attend an author talk at Politics & Prose in Forest Hills.
  15. Enjoy a pint of Guinness on either side of Connecticut Avenue in Cleveland Park at Ireland's Four Fields or Nanny O'Briens.
  16. Take in the wide variety of architectural styles in both Cleveland Park and Kalorama Heights.
  17. Browse the famous Lambda Rising bookstore in Dupont Circle.
  18. Dine with the movers and shakers of the political world at the Oval Room in the Farragut area south of Dupont Circle.
  19. Go clubbing in Dupont Circle, there's quite a selection: Andalu, Five, Eighteenth Street Lounge, etc., etc.
  20. Sit on the steps of the fountain in the middle of Dupont Circle and watch the world go around you.
  21. Don't miss the venerable Kennedy-Warren apartment building in Woodley Park.
  22. Get your people watching fix taken care of while dining at the Palm in Dupont Circle.
  23. Check out Sam's Park & Shop, one of the earliest strip malls in the U.S., in Cleveland Park.
  24. Take a class at U.D.C. in Van Ness.
  25. See one of those hard-to-find movies at the Avalon Theater in Chevy Chase.
  26. Hungry? There's over 20 restaurants waiting for you in Woodley Park.
  27. See the huge, spacey architecture of the Intelsat building in Van Ness.

Do you know of anything else that should be added to the list? Please let us know.

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The Avenue in Rock

Connecticut Avenue is mentioned on the Ted Leo + the Pharmacists album, Shake The Sheets. In the song Walking To Do, Mr. Leo sings, " . . . Rock Creek Park, to the Ave. and on past the Zoo - there's a whole lot of walking to do . . . "*

* Words by Ted Leo. © & published by Huan, Hound of Valinor Music/SESAC 2004.

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