Mount Vernon Square is a hip and historic neighborhood at the center of Washington DC. There are plenty of entertainment, dining and recreation options here. Its centerpiece attraction, Carnegie Library is turned into an Apple Store and museum for Washington DC history, an ideal combination reflecting the past and very vibrant present of the neighborhood.
Enjoy a Combination of History and Technology at the Carnegie Library
The renovated library offers visitors a couple of distinct experiences. A flagship Apple Store downstairs has the latest in high-technology from the world-famous company. On the upper level, there is the DC History Center, which is home to a library with rare maps, photos, prints, and paintings of the District, a new gift store and three exhibition spaces.
Visit Busboys and Poets to Engage with the Local Art Community
Busboys and Poets doubles up as a gathering spot for creative Washingtonians. It has seven locations in Washington DC, including one in Mount Vernon Square, and often hosts poetry and book readings, open mic nights, in-depth discussions and more. It is the place to kick back, grab a bite and enjoy a cultural moment with DC’s creatives.
Watch a Program at Sixth and I Synagogue
This is where you want to be for concerts, comedy programs, live podcasts, talks and “pop-up” drinks. While this landmark place offers Jewish programming, the events of it are open to one and all. Check out the calendar of programs at this multidenominational place, which looks to enlighten and inspire DC visitors and residents alike.
Have French Food at Maison Kayser
Eat something to keep your energy level up for the rest of your DC bus tours or just stop in at this bakery for a break. Visit it for hot tea or coffee and indulge in various artisan products, including sandwich, bread, pastry, soups and salads. It bakes all pieces of bread onsite. There is also a café where you get to enjoy the seasonal menu of Maison Kayser and soak up its Parisian atmosphere.
Stretch your Body at Bhakti Yoga DC
If you are looking for a fitness fix, then check out this popular yoga studio in Mount Vernon Square. Its expansive offerings and detailed schedule make it easy to find a yoga class and level, which works for you. Private Yoga sessions are available too; do try one if you want to have a zen experience during your Washington DC stay.