Chinatown in Washington, D.C. is a small, historic borough east of downtown consisting of about 20 ethnic Chinese and other Asian restaurants and small businesses along H and I Streets between 5th and 8th Streets, Northwest. It is known for its annual Chinese New Year festival and parade and the Friendship Arch, a Chinese gate built over H Street at 7th Street. Other nearby prominent landmarks include theVerizon Center, a sports and entertainment arena, and the Old Patent Office Building, which houses two of theSmithsonian Museums. The neighborhood is served by the Gallery Place-Chinatown station of the Washington Metro.
The subway: Canal St. station.