Foggy Bottom

Foggy Bottom Travel Guide

Three times a weekday, the U.S. State Department runs free tours of the tastefully decorated chambers used to welcome visiting foreign dignitaries.

The American Institute of Architects bookstore mixes the academic with the whimsical.

The department’s Indian Craft Shop has been representing Native American artists since 1938, showcasing an array of traditional works by 60 tribes.

The Arts Club, established in 1916, exhibits contemporary artworks in its headquarters, the former home of President James Monroe. The group also maintains a busy calendar of free activities, such as play readings and Friday concerts.

Nusta Spa is the first LEED-certified spa in the nation and boasts "green" interiors. Demonstrating its strong environmental commitment, the 5,000-square-foot spa was constructed from renewable and recycled materials.