Penn Quarter & Chinatown is a district in Washington DC, popular for its museums and sports venues. It’s especially crowded during the hockey and basketball seasons, when thousands of locals root for their favorite teams in the Capital One Arena. However, art and culture enthusiasts visit the neighborhood throughout the entire year, as it houses the National Mall park, that’s packed with free museums. The usual exploration starts at the majestic Smithsonian Castle, that gives great introduction to all Smithsonian museums in the area, including the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of African Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art.
As it name reveals, you can also find the Washington’s Chinatown in this neighborhood, which is particularly appealing for the appreciators of the far-east Asian cuisine. Other dining options can be found in the CityCenterDC, that’s also the best shopping area in the district. During the evening, you can catch a live performance in one of the theatres in Penn Quarter & China town, such as Shakespeare Theatre Company and Ford’s Theatre, or hone your bowling skills in the legendary Lucky Strike Bowling Alley.
How to find a gym with day pass access in Penn Quarter & China town?
In the heart of the Penn Quarter & China town neighborhood, you can find the VIDA Fitness – Gallery Place, an urban 25,000 square feet fitness facility that boasts with high-end equipment, on site bar and full-service locker rooms. Its location makes it an ideal pick for tourists in and of itself, but it’s also easily accessible with the day passes by TrainAway. When you want to work out at the gym, book your pass through the TrainAway app, and show it at the reception to get full access to all facilities, with no sign-up required.