Local Attractions

Popular Things to Do Near Our Capitol Hill Hotel

Perfectly located on Capitol Hill in the center of the nation's capital, Kellogg Conference Hotel is surrounded by a myriad of beautiful architecture, pleasurable dining, and mini getaways for anyone who wants to unwind or take in the sites, bites, and sounds of Washington, D.C.

When planning what to do in Capitol Hill, all the best attractions, landmarks, and things to do are nearby. Our staff will be happy to make recommendations and assist with tour arrangements, transportation, or anything else you need. 

Garden of Gallaudet University near Kellogg Conference Center

Gallaudet University

As the home of Kellogg Conference Hotel, the beautiful, 99-acre campus of Gallaudet University sits perfectly in the center of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1864 by an Act of Congress and signed by President Abraham Lincoln, Gallaudet University has now become the leading university for deaf and hard-of-hearing students from around the world. The school is known for its research of the history, language, and culture of Deaf people, and related topics. It is also home to the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, which assists the Deaf community nationwide by leading in the development of educational strategies.

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Gallaudet University Museum near Kellogg Conference Center

Gallaudet University Museum

If you have some free time on the campus make sure to stop by The Gallaudet University Museum. This museum creates a vibrant and expressive narrative of the deaf experience and culture for all visitors. The museum is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a modified schedule during the university’s winter break. Please contact Kellogg Conference Hotel’s guest services team for more details or for help planning your visit.

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Union Market name board near Kellogg Conference Center

Union Market

Restored and reopened in 2012, this industrial-cool space has grown to include 40 vendors. Try TaKorean for addictive tacos and Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. for decadent breakfast sandwiches. A personal favorite of the Kellogg Conference Hotel staff is the dine-in restaurant, Bidwell. Located just steps away from the hotel, there's something for everyone at Union Market.

View of the Capitol Hill near Kellogg Conference Center

Capitol Hill

​The "Hill" encompasses the Capitol, as well as the Supreme Court Building, Library of Congress, Botanic Gardens, and the beautifully renovated Union Station. Our hotel is just a 10-minute ride away.

View of the H street corridor near Kellogg Conference Center

H Street Corridor

​A dynamic one-and-a-half mile stretch in Northeast DC, H-Street is known for its nightlife, restaurants, pop-ups, festivals and communal atmosphere. H-Street is also home to some of DC’s most well know places like Ben's Chili Bowl, and so much more. Take a walk or a quick shuttle ride to one of DC’s most hip areas.

Apples piled in an street shop near Kellogg Conference Center

Eastern Market

​Located in the heart of the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, Eastern Market is DC’s destination for fresh food, community events, and on weekends, local farm-fresh produce and handmade arts and crafts.

The National Mall tower near Kellogg Conference Center

The National Mall

No visit to DC is complete without spending time on the Mall. Home to some of the city’s (and the world’s) most iconic monuments, the Mall also features museums like the National Museum of Natural History and the National Gallery of Art. In the warmer months, the Mall’s lawn is the perfect place in which to relax with a picnic.

Live concert at Capitol one area near Kellogg Conference Center

Capital One Arena

​From basketball and hockey games to the hottest concert events, the newly named Capital One Arena is one of the city’s most popular venues for sports and entertainment. The area surrounding the arena offers an array of dining and nightlife options as well.

Chinatown buildings & an arch near Kellogg Conference Center


A small, historic area east of downtown consisting of about 20 ethnic Chinese and other Asian restaurants and bars, DC’s Chinatown is a fun and vibrant area suitable for people of all ages looking for good food and a great time.

Live concert in Howard Theater near Kellogg Conference Center

The Howard Theatre

​The Howard Theatre is a historic theater in Northwest, Washington, D.C. Opened in 1910, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Today the Howard Theater is host to a multitude of concerts and events. It boasts an intimate concert hall letting its guests get up close and personal with the entertainers who grace their stage.

Fountain near the Dupont circle near Kellogg Conference Center

Dupont Circle

This diverse neighborhood is popular with Washingtonians and visitors alike, and has long been the unofficial heart of DC’s LGBTQ community. Area highlights include the Phillips Collection, with its noteworthy modern art exhibitions, as well as shops, bookstores, and restaurants.

Foggy Bottom Historic District sign, Kellogg Conference Center

Foggy Bottom

This cosmopolitan neighborhood features the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – a complex of six performance facilities and permanent home of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington Ballet and Washington Opera – as well as George Washington University.

Row of Colorful buildings near Kellogg Conference Center

Adams Morgan

Vibrant and multicultural, Adams Morgan boasts a lively nightlife and many first-rate restaurants, as well as scenic Walter Pierce Community Park.

The Jefferson Memorial near Kellogg Conference Center

Tidal Basin - Monuments

In addition to the stunningly beautiful cherry blossoms that make their appearance every spring, the roughly two mile-long Tidal Basin is home to the Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials, as well as the Washington Monument. Take a stroll when the weather is nice!

Washington National Cathedral near Kellogg Conference Center

Washington National Cathedral

This award-winning cathedral is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has hosted major events (both religious and secular); its 200 stained glass windows are of particular note.

La Cosecha restaurant entrance near Kellogg Conference Center

La Cosecha

La Cosecha is a contemporary Latin American marketplace in Washington DC that celebrates centuries of heritage. As a culinary embassy, La Cosecha is designed for community and conversation with a philanthropic mission to foster business education throughout Latin America. Our seasonal experiences are curated in partnership with Latin American embassies, eclectic tastemakers and artistic contributors. The harvest, la cosecha, is the natural time of reaping what has been cultivated by a dynamic community.

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Smokehouse sign in Ivy City at Kellogg Conference Center

Ivy City

Ivy City is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 3,312. Ivy City is in District of Columbia County. Living in Ivy City offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Ivy City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Ivy City and residents tend to be liberal.

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Basilica of the National Shrine near Kellogg Conference Center

The Basilica of the National Shrine

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, a Catholic church dedicated to the patroness of our nation, is a place of worship, pilgrimage, evangelization, and reconciliation. It offers visitors the occasion for a deepening conversion, a step forward in the journey to God, with Mary as the model for that journey. This monumental church, raised by Catholics of the United States because of their devotion to Mary the Mother of God, gives visibility to their faith and Catholic heritage. Mary’s Shrine invites people from across the country and beyond into the saving moment of faith, hope, and charity, so that they may be reconciled and transformed into living symbols of Christ’s presence in the world. It is here that the faithful gather to worship God, give honor to Mary, and are sent to spread God’s word wherever they go.

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The Nationals Park exterior near Kellogg Conference Center

Nationals Park

Nationals Park is located in Southeast Washington, south of the Capitol, along the fast-developing Capitol Riverfront adjacent to the Navy Yard. The new park not only redefines modern sports facility architecture but also serves as the catalyst and cornerstone of a new mixed-use Capitol Riverfront in our nation's capital.

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Southwest Waterfront dock near Kellogg Conference Center

The Southwest Waterfront

The Southwest Waterfront is an evolving area centered on its marina and District Wharf, a mile-long complex along the Potomac featuring the iconic Municipal Fish Market, plus restaurants, bars, shops, and hotels. Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents classic and new plays. Across the Washington Channel, manmade island East Potomac Park has a public golf course, a pool, and sports fields.

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Exterior of the Kennedy Center near Kellogg Conference Center

The Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is the United States National Cultural Center, located on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. It was named in 1964 as a memorial to assassinated President John F. Kennedy.

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