Did you know? Before creating the worldwide Marriott hotel chain, J.W. Marriott and his wife opened an A&W Root Beer franchise on 14th Street in Columbia Heights in 1927.
Columbia Heights takes pride in its diversity, which is reflected in both the people who call this area home and the businesses that serve residents and visitors. A stroll through the neighborhood brings you to ethnic restaurants, one-of-a-kind dive bars and specialty bakeries alongside big-box retailers and large entertainment venues. Convenient transit navigates the main thoroughfares, but you might want to take your time and walk along the mural-covered side streets.
For the best panoramic view of the city, head to Francis L. Cardoza Senior High School, located at 13th and Clifton Streets. The school is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Best Cupcakes:
The best cupcakes in Columbia Heights are found at Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats on Park Road, a bakery specializing in vegan cupcakes. Best Gastropub:
Airedale, a European gastropub at 14th and Spring, has the best alcoholic treats in Columbia Heights. Try some whiskey soft-serve ice cream. tivoli theatreTivoli Theatre