Affluent • Historic • Zoo
There's lots to do here for both locals and tourists, whether you're into historic sights, trendy restaurants or outdoor activities. There's no shortage of landmarks around–you can find a spectacular Marilyn Monroe mural, and you can get a nice view of the skyline via the Duke Ellington and Taft bridges. The Smithsonian Natural Zoo is also in the area. Plus, the Red Line gets you to almost 2,000 animals while kindly offering you a break from parking woes.