Stunning pit-stop on
your art stroll
Why locals love it
Whether you're a tourist passing through on a stroll through the National Portrait Gallery or the American Art Museum, or a local who works in this part of town with a brown bag lunch, the stunning architecture of the Kogod Courtyard is a quiet reprieve from the city goings-on outside. Conde Naste Traveler named it 1 of 7 architectural wonders.
Why you should visit it
The courtyard is completely enclosed and thus available to you rain or shine. Like many museum and memorial spaces in DC, the courtyard is also free for all. A good spot for couples, families, tourists, strollers, and anyone in the vicinity. It is also used for lectures and special events, with a lineup of speakers/artists to boot.
There is free wi-fi access, making it a gorgeous indoor stop to take a breather or get some work done.