What’s Nearby

Connect with friends. Embrace the great outdoors. Explore charming shops.

Immerse yourself in lively, creative gatherings. Indulge in delectable dining and savor drinks at our diverse array of bars and restaurants. Discover the joy of cycling or leisurely strolling along the scenic Metropolitan Branch Trail, where you can relish fresh air and picturesque neighborhood vistas.

For your every need, venture to nearby destinations like Union Station, Union Market, and H St NE, all just a few blocks away. NoMa is your gateway to a world of endless possibilities.

Union Market

Union Market District has an authentic soul that permeates everything inside it. From its roots born over 200 years ago, Union Market District continues to be a unifier for the community, a textural gathering place with soul. Here, creativity is inspired, stories of our people are celebrated, and consequential strangers are vital to our fabric.

REI's DC Flagship Store

Experience REI’s first flagship store in the Washington, DC, metro area, just across the street! There you’ll find top-brand gear and clothing—and inspiration—for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling, travel and more. You’ll also find classes to help you get the most out of being outdoors, and a full range of professional bike shop services to keep you rolling down streets and trails. Let their staff of friendly experts help you get ready for your next adventure. Say hi and learn what the co-op is all about.

Wudnert Garten

Wunder Garten, inspired by the beer gardens of Germany, opened in 2015 as a pop-up beer garden that quickly became a cornerstone of the North of Massachusetts (NoMa) neighborhood.  A community gathering place for friends and family, Wunder Garten has a carefully curated selection of German and craft beers and a well-regarded wine and liquor selection.  Open year-round, Wunder Garten provides a welcoming and relaxed outdoor experience – they put in as much effort in cultivating our garden as we do in selecting their beers. All guests must be 21+. 

Union Station

Union Station D.C. is a superbly restored, historic, mixed-use, intermodal transportation and shopping center located just blocks from the U.S. capitol Building. Union Station D.C. is one of the most iconic destinations in Washington, D.C.

Alethia Tanner Park

Alethia Tanner Park achieved its identity, as did NPF’s other parks, through a call for suggestions from the community and a subsequent community vote. More than 2,100 people participated in online and direct mail polling that led up to the naming and eventual dedication of Alethia Tanner Park.

Alethia Tanner, who was born into slavery in Maryland in the 1780s, purchased her freedom in 1810, as well as the freedom of many family members. She was a strong proponent of educational initiatives for African Americans in the District. In addition to supporting several schools for free African American children through her entrepreneurial ventures, including a produce stand in Lafayette Park next to the White House, she funded the education of family members who would later become prominent leaders in the city’s education scene. In March 2019, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie introduced legislation to officially name the park “Alethia Tanner Park,” and the D.C. Council passed the legislation later that year.
Major functions of this park include: large lawn, playground, dog park, gardens, bioremediation meadow with a boardwalk, plaza areas, performance area adjacent to a large gently sloped lawn for audiences, cafe space with seating, and connections to the Metropolitan Branch Trail.

Swampoodle Park

Swampoodle Park is the first park that NPF delivered to the neighborhood. While the park’s siting was not part of a master plan and was based on an opportunistic sale, it has turned out to be one of NoMa’s greatest success stories. Major functions of this park include: children’s playground, dog park, and public seating.

Visit 30+ Public Murals

Thanks to our friends at NoMa BID, they have curated an expert map of 30+ public murals made by local DC artists. Enjoy the self-guided walking or biking tour with this guide, here! 

National Postal Museum

The National Postal Museum, located opposite Union Station in Washington, D.C., United States, covers large portions of the postal history of the United States and other countries. It was established through joint agreement between the United States Postal Service and the Smithsonian Institution and opened in 1993.