Photograph by Timothy C. Greenleaf

Washington Hilton (1919 Connecticut Avenue N.W.; phone: +1 202 483 3000)

In March 1981 John W. Hinckley Jr. shot four people, including Ronald Reagan, in an attempt to impress actress Jodie Foster. There is really nothing to see here, but the surrounding neighborhoods are worth exploring: Dupont Circle, for its lively arts scene, and Adams-Morgan, for its diverse population.