This could be the most unlikely cool neighbourhood in America.
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The Eaton marries the comfort of a luxury hotel with a community space ripe for activism.
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Exactly how America's most important cultural institution came to be funded remains a mystery.
DC has a vibrant multicultural side that most people won't see in movies or on the news.
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Come for the vista, stay for the culture. Taking in the mesmerising view from the Lincoln Memorial across the reflecting pool to the Capitol dome is a must. Afterwards, grab a meal in one of its great restaurants that reflect its diverse culture. Wander its leafy boulevards, hunt for Dorothy's red slippers in museums dubbed 'America's attic' or party in one of its clubs.