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L'Enfant Plaza, Washington DC

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#69 of 74 in Sightseeing in Washington DC
Landmark Tourist Spot
Already unmatched in location and connectivity with direct access to the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station, the recent significant and comprehensive renovations have revealed a dramatically different L’Enfant Plaza with a renewed spirit and a new attitude.

An impressive three-story glass gateway entrance anchors an inviting square and floods an expansive retail area — flush with modern dining and shopping convenience — with natural light. Outdoor patio tables and indoor Wi-Fi lounge areas offer visitors a fresh new respite from the day. Upgraded office space now enjoys a contemporary and amenity-rich location.

- All new upgrades and office features, include a conference center, light-filled contemporary lobbies and updated common areas.

- An expanded retail area adds a wide variety of restaurants and shops and includes ample seating in a bright, light-filled environment capped by a stunning 32-foot glass atrium.

- An enviable location with unprecedented access to transportation and major federal agencies.

The Reimagined L'Enfant Plaza by the Numbers

- 1.2 Million SF mixed use project

- 800,000 SF of future development in the pipeline

- 40+ restaurants and shops

- Served by 5 Metro lines with direct indoor access

- 1,800 parking spaces
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  • Workers from the neighborhood flood in here at lunch time to get take out or to sit at a counter and eat a sandwich. Otherwise this is not much of a shopping mall, but definitely a hub on the Metro sy...  more »
  • I had seen better cleaner well everywhere. This is the worst mall I have ever been in my entire life. Places like this shouldn't exist especially not in a close proximity to such a great buildings tha...  more »
  • This is no doubt a very nice subway stop for an efficient metro line with a few food shops. Unfortunately it's not much more than this but does have some great entry feature.  more »
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  • Mostly office space on the upper levels; plus a hotel. The "Promenade" level is full of retail shops and numerous fast food eateries. The restaurants are packed during the week; not so much on the weekends. Also, you have access to the Metro. Great place to meet someone for lunch during the week. Clean and we'll maintained. An easy walk to the sites of the Nation's Capital.
  • Very spacious complex and nice parking lots. Very convenient place for tourists. We had been here to catch D.C. Trails hop on hop off services. Nice place.
  • Very busy food court. Easy to get to right off the Metro. Lots of affordable food choices and variety. If you're not familiar with the area, it's easy to get turned around. Use Google Maps with the pedestrian setting to help.
  • Very nice food court, good options. Good parking, but tight, low ceilings, just enough for a mini-van or a Suburban.
  • L'enfant plaza has the best five guys I have ever been to. A very popular and thriving spot to eat during lunch. Also very clean bathrooms.

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