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L'Enfant Plz Southwest, Southwest / Waterfront

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"The concrete jungle"

If you wind up on L'Enfant Plaza drive, you're probably staying at the L'enfant Hotel. It's expensive, even for DC, but you're paying for the convenience of the location. The Plaza/Hotel are directly above the L'Enfant Plaza metro stop, which is fairly central downtown, and on 4 of the 5 lines. The Plaza is fairly quiet, especially since it's so close to 395 (you wouldn't know). During the weekend, there is ample meter and street parking (rare for DC).

From the plaza, look around for the steps to get underground. (Hint: look for the glass pyramid and go down). This will bring you down into the actual plaza itself. It's got lots of chain shops and convenience eateries. I've found that most shut down on the weekend, so plan accordingly.

The Plaza road can be tough to find, especially if you're driving. Get good directions, and take the ramp left under the overpass. Leave time for doing extra passes.

There's no green anywhere-- just beige concrete.

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