The revitalization of this 500-arce neighborhood along the Anacostia river has quickly made it a DC hot spot. Home to Nationals Park, fans flock in to cheer on the Washington Nationals and fill up at Half Street on pre-game grub. Families love spending time at the U.S. Navy Museum or in Yards Park, a public waterfront park full of live entertainment, restaurants, a boardwalk and wading pool. And with so many new developments on the horizon (new 3,500-foot restaurant, a brewery and new ice skating rink) – the fun has just begun.
Play ball! When Nationals Park opened its doors that was just the beginning in this quickly developing hot spot. The 500-acre neighborhood has been revitalized in recent years as the city works to take advantage of the prime real estate along the gorgeous Anacostia River. In addition to the baseball stadium, new retail, restaurants, hotels, public parks and event venues have made this a new neighborhood with exploring.
Make your way to Nationals Park for a game, but don’t forget to stop at Half Street for some pre-game eating and drinking. Spend your day relaxing at Yards Park, a waterfront public park with live music, restaurants, boardwalk, nature trails and a wading pool. Or dine in Canal Park, which will soon open a 3,500 square-foot restaurant called The Park Tavern and offer ice skating in the winter months. Visit the free U.S. Navy Museum, which features scale models of ships, interactive exhibits and tours of the U.S.S. Barry docked on the Anacostia River. Or try out Trapeze School!