I recently started going to the Navy Yard area of DC once a week and was shocked at how much has changed in the last three years. Navy Yard is a neighborhood near the U.S. Capitol and the Anacostia River. It is the home of the Nationals Ballpark, Department of Transportation and U.S. Navy Museum. Since it is a neighborhood that has been changing and will continue to change, we decided to spend last Sunday afternoon exploring the area.
Home of the Nationals, DC's baseball team. During baseball games, the neighborhood is packed with hundreds of fans and it's fun to go out.
Bluejacket, located at 300 Tingey St. SE, is a restaurant and microbrewery that serves American food and craft beer. We've been there a couple of times for happy hour and it's a cool place to go if you like beer and burgers.
Willie's Brew & Que, also located at 300 Tingey St. SE, is a sports bars. They serve BBQ and burgers and have flat-screen TVs perfect to watch a game if you are in the area.
We stopped to get coffee at Philz Coffee, because duh, coffee. Philz Coffee is a coffeehouse chain based in San Francisco, CA and has two locations in the DC area. This one is located at 1331 4th St. SE.
We decided to have lunch at Osteria Morini. It is an Italian restaurant with a gorgeous view of The Yards riverfront.
Due South, located at 301 Water St. SE, is a ribs and shrimp restaurant that we want to try. We saw it after we had lunch so we have to come back.
The Yards Park was full of kids playing in the water. I have to be honest, it was a hot Summer day so I was dying to get in there.
View to the Anacostia River from The Yards Park.
U.S. Department of Transportation is a pretty federal building.
Of course, I had to stop to take a picture of the US Capitol from the Navy Yard.
There are also pretty green areas at The Yards Park. It was a nice walk on our way back to the car.
It was fun to explore the Navy Yard on a pretty Summer day and I was happy to find new places to visit. I'm sure I'll be sharing more photos of the neighborhood on Instagram.
Have you ever been to a baseball game in DC? Did you get a chance to explore the neighborhood?