Right in the middle of Washington, DC, the Adams Morgan neighborhood's history is entwined with jazz musicians who performed at the legendary Showboat Lounge.
Today, it's a fast-paced hub of multicultural activity. See for yourself with this week's Escape to Adam's Inn, a Victorian bed and breakfast located on a quiet residential street one block from the neighborhood's shopping and dining corridor.
"A well-kept place spread across three town houses on a quiet street in Adams Morgan," says The Washington Post. "For those who want to be in that haven of ethnic restaurants and clubs, the location is perfect." You and a companion will spend one night in a room with a private bath, Sundays through Thursdays ($85) or Fridays and Saturdays ($99).
This prime location is just a five-minute walk from the zoo and a ten-minute walk from the Woodley Park Metro station connecting you to the whole city. To keep your caffeine levels from falling B-flat, start your morning on the right note by heading to Tryst, a coffeehouse, bar, and lounge that Capital Spice calls "the grandaddy of the DC coffeehouse scene."
Tune in to nature with a day trip to the National Zoo, where you can see some of the most rare creatures on earth—including the Micronesian kingfisher, extinct in the wild for more than 20 years. Visit Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, two pandas who live in a state-of-the-art outdoor exhibit designed to mimic the terrain of their native China.
Boutique shopping along 18th Street will put you in the retail groove. Browse for dresses at Violet Boutique, or get lost in one of the many nooks at Idle Time Books. Later at night, catch some riffs while swaying to salsa beats at Bossa Bistro & Lounge before a nightcap and all that jazz at the aptly named Bourbon.
You'll return to the inn for a restful night, knowing you've struck the right chord in this quick-tempoed city.
PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON August 3, 2020
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON May 18, 2013
A One-Night Stay for Two, Sundays through Thursdays ($85) or Fridays and Saturdays ($99)
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