Whether you're a local or you're staying in the area, each week we'll feature day trip ideas starting in the region
Since 1971 the Kennedy Center has been the busiest art center in the nation, as well as a living memorial to former President John F. Kennedy, an arts enthusiast. Sitting on over 17 acres of stunning Potomac River property, the Kennedy Center is more then just a performance hall; it’s a national treasure.
Whether you’re attending a show or just want a peak at the spectacular 360 degree view of the city, it’ll be worth the trip. A mere 10 miles away, the Kennedy Center is easily accessible by car, bus, or Metro; and parking can be found on the neighboring streets or on a first come, first serve on site parking garage.
The Kennedy Center has hosted legends of stage, screen and music for more than four decades and features over 400 free performances each year from artists all over the world. Boasting a theater lab, concert hall, opera house, terrace gallery, and three unique theaters, audiences can enjoy musicals, opera, ballet, concerts and musicians all at the same time. For information about tickets and upcoming performances, visit the website.
From any part of the roof terrace, visitors have the opportunity to lay eyes on one of the best views in the city. Take in the Potomac River, Georgetown University, the National Cathedral, Theodore Roosevelt Island, and the Roosevelt Bridge from the River Terrance. The East West Terrace wrap around the entire roof and offers stunning views of the Jefferson Memorial the Washington Monument and the Watergate. The terrace is open to the public during regular business hours and can be rented for private events.
Great for pre-performance meals or a romantic evening out, both the KC Cafe and the Roof Terrace restaurant serve only the best. For casual dining, KC’s gourmet sandwiches, extensive salad bar and daily chef specials are perfect, but if you’re looking for prime rib, a raw seafood bar or a traditional three-course meal, the Roof Terrace is for you.