Foggy Bottom in a neighborhood located in the north west quadrant of Washington D.C., in the United States. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. The neighborhood is believed to have gotten its name due to its lower riverside location filling up with fog and industrial smoke. The borders of Foggy Bottom are 17th Street, Rock Creek Parkway, Constitution Avenue, and Pennsylvania Avenue. Foggy Bottom is home to the main campus of George Washington University. This residential neighborhood is popular with Diplomats, World Bank employees, longtime Washington DC residents, and university students.
Corporations, government offices, and other institutions located in Foggy Bottom include the United States Department of State, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Friendship Lodge Odd Fellows Hall, Watergate complex, the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Indian Affairs headquarters, and the Federal Reserve Board buildings. Foggy Bottom is also home to the World Bank buildings, the International Finance Corporation, the International Monetary Fund, the Office of Personnel Management, DAR Constitution Hall of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the American Pharmacists Association, the American Red Cross National Headquarters, the Pan American Health Organization, and the Organization of American States. There are many building throughout Foggy Bottom offering executive suites.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Foggy Bottom is an upscale neighborhood with easy access to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Kennedy Center is the home of the National Symphony Orchestra. Other sites include the Corcoran Gallery of Art, which features a collection of works by Rembrandt, Eugène Delacroix, Edgar Degas, Thomas Gainsborough, John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and more. Dining options in Foggy Bottom include Founding Farmers which serves authentic American cuisine, for Thai cuisine Thai Place is the place to visit, Marcel’s offers a taste of Europe, and Lindy’s Bon Appétit serves some of the best burgers in the area.
The nearest major airport to Foggy Bottom is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Featuring international and domestic flights from Washington, DC, the airport is located 5 miles from the neighborhood. You can easily get around Foggy Bottom by Metro, Metrobus, or on foot.