Rhode Island Avenue runs diagonally in the capital city of Washington, D.C. This road parallels New York Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue. This major commuter route brings in traffic from Prince George’s County via U.S. Route 1 traffic. This road runs from downtown Washington DC. Historic buildings on this street include the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle.
The businesses and institutions along Rhode Island Avenue include the International Spy Museum, National Aquarium, National Archives, National Building Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts, National Portrait Gallery, Newseum, and Smithsonian American Art Museum. There are also many theaters in the area including Ford’s Theatre, National Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Warner Theatre and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre. On Rhode Island Avenue the Penn Quarter and Chinatown areas offer several bars and restaurants. Rhode Island offers many choices for office space in the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Sights to see and do along Rhode Island Avenue include all the museums and theaters, as well as the observation deck that is located in the tower of the Old Post Office Pavilion. This observation deck offers fabulous views of the city. Restaurants in this area include Zengo, offering a fusion of Latin and Asian dining. This vibrant restaurant is eclectic and hip. Morton’s Steakhouse offers American cuisine. It is open for lunch and dinner, and is a casual restaurant. Another American restaurant in the area is the Daily Grill. It is within walking distance of embassies, office buildings and a nearby metro station. The Daily Grill is casual and open for lunch and dinner.
The nearest major airport to Rhode Island Avenue is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and is four miles from the city center. There are two other airports in the region - Washington Dulles International Airport (26 miles from Washington DC) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (33 miles from Washington DC and Rhode Island Avenue). On the Washington Metro, Rhode Island Avenue is served by Brentwood station on the Red Line and the Shaw-Howard University station on the Green Line. The stations on this line include Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood station and the Shaw-Howard University station. Rhode Island Avenue is a major commuter route that brings traffic from Prince George’s County into the city. Bus services are well connected to the area with the D8 linking Rhode Island Avenue to Union Station and the P6 running to Gallery Pl-Chinatown among some of the routes.