DC’s Gallery Place neighborhood is home to many of the city’s top destinations for sports, entertainment, and dining. Here are our top five recommendations for places to visit during your time in DC, ranging from where to catch a hockey game to where to enjoy an incredible cup of coffee to where to go to enjoy a romantic dinner.

Capital One Arena

Make sure to catch a game in DC during your visit! Gallery Place’s Capital One Arena is home base for the Washington Wizards and Mystics, in addition to the Capitals, so you can have your pick of sports and teams to see.

601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-3200

City Center

Take a stroll down the stunning, picturesque City Centre complex located a short walk from the Gallery Place metro stop. The gorgeously designed urban area is a great spot to snap some pictures or to laze by the outdoor fountains on a warmer day.

825 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 289-9000

La Colombe

Looking for a caffeine fix? Head straight to Gallery Place’s La Colombe, which happens to have a beautiful, minimalist-chic interior in addition to some of the best coffee in town. We’re fans of the extra-foamy cappuccinos, although you can also find some seasonal teas and hot chocolate on offer.

900 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 795-7909


We’re big fans of this wine-and-cheese spot in Gallery Place, located just steps from the Capital One Arena. This is the ideal spot to enjoy a cozy winter dinner of French cheeses, hanger steak, and a classic glass of Bordeaux.

775 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-7663

National Portrait Gallery

You can’t miss out on visiting the National Portrait Gallery, one of the city’s top museums. The gallery is home to a number of temporary exhibitions as well as a permanent collection that features works by plenty of top artists, including portraits of the American presidents.

8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 633-8300