Although Adams Morgan is less than half of a square mile, the diverse community brims with a variety of world cultures. The neighborhood—centered at the intersection of 18th Street and Columbia Road—is mostly considered a major night-life area with bars and restaurants scattered along 18th Street. However, restaurants, patio areas, cafes and rows of historic houses really define the community. During the hustle and bustle of the day, Adams Morgan is just what residents need to escape and discover a slew of new global traditions and influences as diverse as Japanese, Himalayan and French.
Lauren Spiler is a freelance journalist based in Athens, Georgia. Most call her Spiler.