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The Little Inn on T Street is a three-story, five-bedroom limited stay residency with bright, spacious interiors, modern amenities, and American Southwest inspired décor. This property was designed and constructed by Mike Little, a longtime Bloomingdale resident and owner of NOA Gallery and Design Studio, which has operated in the neighborhood for the past 30 years.
Blending contemporary urban luxury with organic architectural accents, The Little Inn on T Street offers visitors to the DC Metropolitan area an indulgent, neighborhood lodging experience in the heart of Bloomingdale. The first level of the bed and breakfast incorporates a spacious open-plan design able to accommodate dining and meeting use. Guests can visit the neighborhood restaurants or dine in;
The Little Inn on T Street provides a galley-style kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter-tops throughout.
The second level has three bedrooms, a reading room, a free-hanging fireplace constructed with river rock, and an accessible balcony. There are an additional two bedrooms, a full kitchen, and a lounge area equipped with flat-screens on the underground level.
The high ceilings, arches, stained glass, sky-lights and lavish use of Brazilian hardwood floors throughout imbue the property with a sumptuous and tranquil ambiance, making a stay at The Little Inn on T Street an experience that guests will relish.
The launch of The Little Inn on T Street marks the culmination of a three-year renovation and construction phase which transformed the Bloomingdale row house into this stunning bed and breakfast. Mike Little decided to put his curatorial touch on the bed and breakfast concept after recognizing the desire of residents to have neighborhood accommodations for their out-of-town guests that would enable them to share with their visitors the experiences that are unique to life in Bloomingdale.
Where else in the world can you visit with a 19-foot President Lincoln, read the original U.S. Constitution, see Dorothy’s ruby red slippers and soak in internationally acclaimed art? The attractions in Washington, DC offer visitors world-class fun and iconic sightseeing—from our awe-inspiring monuments and memorials like the Washington Monument and the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to family-friendly, interactive experiences at places like the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum and the International Spy Museum. Powerful memories begin here.
Washington, DC’s unforgettable skyline is marked by some of the world’s most celebrated monuments and memorials. The fantastic temples, structures and statues that grace the green expanses of the National Mall and beyond tell fascinating stories through their history and design. Read on for more information about DC’s iconic landmarks.
The National Mall
Visiting “the Mall” is a must-do for any first-time visitor. Encompassing a two-mile swath of land from the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, this is the Washington you see in movies and in history books. In addition to perfect photo-ops for both the Washington Monument and Capitol building, you’ll also find several of the Smithsonian museums (including the Smithsonian Castle, a great place to start your morning and map out your sightseeing itinerary), the National Archives, National Gallery of Art and the U.S. Botanic Gardens. The National Mall has been the site of many famous festivals and protests, as well as home to a stunning fireworks display every Fourth of July.
The Washington Monument
Perhaps the most recognizable of all the iconic sites in DC, the Washington Monument towers above the National Mall at 555 1/8 feet (though, contrary to popular belief, it is not the tallest building in the city). The Washington Monument was built as a powerful tribute to the country’s first president, George Washington. The marble monument was made to look like an Egyptian obelisk, a design often used in that country to pay tribute to kings and pharaohs. You’ll notice that the Washington Monument appears to be two different shades of white. That’s because construction halted during the Civil War when funding ran out. When it resumed in 1879, marble was imported from a different state. **The Washington Monument is currently closed for renovations as a result of earthquake damage in August 2011. Repairs are expected to take 12 to 18 months and the National Park Service is currently anticipating that the Washington Monument will reopen in 2014. However, the memorial is still a great place to gaze upon and take iconic photos.
New! Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Officially dedicated on Oct. 16, 2011, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial takes its rightful place among America’s forefathers. The memorial shares a direct line of sight with the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials and is the first national memorial to honor a non-president and a man of color. The memorial was designed as a lasting tribute to Dr. King’s legacy and will forever serve as a monument to the freedom, opportunity and justice for which he stood. The centerpiece of the memorial is a 30-foot statue of the famous civil rights leader carved from the “Stone of Hope.” A crescent-shaped stone wall features a number of engraved quotations from his sermons and public addresses.
Another of DC’s instantly recognizable landmarks, the Lincoln Memorial honors the nation’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. Dedicated in 1922, architect Henry Bacon designed the Greek-inspired temple. The Lincoln statue, which tops out at 19 feet, was sculpted by Daniel Chester French, the chairman of the Commission of Fine Arts. Above the temple’s 38 columns are the names of the 36 states that were in the Union at the time of Lincoln’s death in 1865. Murals sculpted by Jules Guerin adorn the temple’s inner walls. Emancipation is engraved on the south wall and hangs above the inscription of the Gettysburg Address. Unification is on the north wall, above Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.
THEATRE & NIGHTLIFE
DC shows a different face at night when theaters, nightclubs and sports venues come to life with entertainment options. Wind down after your day of sightseeing or business meetings by catching a concert, a basketball game or a provocative play.
Theatre Tickets… Going for a Song
If you’re making last-minute plans for a night at the theater, stop by the TICKETPLACE booth, located in downtown’s Penn Quarter arts district (7th Street between D & E Streets, NW) and run by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington DC.
There you can get half-priced, day-of-show or advance sale tickets for theater seats at Signature Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Folger Theatre, Imagination Stage and more. It’s open Wed. through Fri. from 11am-6pm; Sat. from 10am-5pm; and Sun. from 12pm-4pm.
DC After Dark
When the sun sets, head out for a night on the town. Storied venues like the 9:30 Club, Blues Alley and Bohemian Caverns are must-sees for music-minded travelers, while downtown lounges attract a chic and fashionable international crowd. Emerging neighborhoods like the Atlas District are also staking a claim with edgy nightlife.
Shopping by District
Fashionistas, take note: Wisconsin Avenue’s where it’s at for new looks from local designers. Hunting for home furnishings? Go to 14th Street. Stocking up on wardrobe basics? You might want to start in Georgetown. We’ve got the scoop on shopping in DC, district by district.
In addition to quaint neighborhood boutiques, you’ll find some of the top shopping centers and outlet malls in the country just minutes from downtown. You’ll find that your spending power goes even further when you take advantage of deals and discounts.
SPORTS & OUTDOORS
Love the outdoors? DC’s beautiful mid-Atlantic location makes it a perfect place for biking, hiking and watersports. If you’d rather watch the game than play, you’re in luck. Our calendar is packed with professional sports action year-round.
The Washington Nationals
Host your holiday event at Nationals Park! The Nationals are proud to offer three distinctive holiday packages available from November 1 through January 31. Each package includes the exclusive use of a Premium Event Space, seasonal gourmet food options, and a beer and wine bar for your guests. Nationals Park offers a unique venue for your holiday party with a package to fit your budget. For more information, click here.
Citi Open-World’s Best Tennis
Looking for an opportunity to meet some of the world’s best tennis players while sipping wine, tailgating with friends, or dining with one of the country’s best chefs? Look no further than the Citi Open (formerly Legg Mason Tennis Classic), Washington D.C’s #1 Summer Sporting Event, held at Rock Creek Park July 28 – August 5. Call now to reserve your seats at (202) 721-9500.
Add a little power play to your next power trip. DC’s a city that’s built for hikers, bikers and joggers, with more than 800 miles of trails in the metropolitan area. Take a jog along the historic C&O Canal in Georgetown or tackle the scenic Mount Vernon trail, which begins just across the Potomac River near Arlington Cemetery.