After a rainy start, summer has finally arrived in DC. Few things are better than spending a warm, languid afternoon outside on a sunny day. Except, of course, spending a few hours kicking back on a private rooftop, high above the hustle and bustle of the city. Quiet, breezy, and just above the concrete jungle, it’s a great refresher on a hot summer day! To help make your home search a little more summer-friendly, we’ve pulled together the buildings with the best roof decks in DC. These are the top ten -- all easily accessible with amazing views of the city.
10. Harbour Square
560 N Street SW, Washington DC
This coop on the Washington Channel is tucked in along the Potomac, you’ll be glad you made the trip when you see the panoramic views of downtown. The water and the monuments are the perfect backdrop for an evening of relaxing, while the serene surroundings make it feel like a real escape from the city.
9. Potomac Plaza
2475 Virginia Ave NW, Washington DC
Right in the heart of Foggy Bottom, this coop has a rooftop terrace that looks over the Potomac and Arlington. Quiet but centrally located, it’s the best of both worlds -- what could be better than dinner in the city and a laid back evening watching the water?
8. Market Square
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC
An address on Pennsylvania Ave is already awesome -- but add the rooftop terrace on this iconic Penn Quarter building and you have something really worth bragging about. Overlooking the Capitol and the Smithsonian buildings right across the street, Market Square is the perfect place to kick back and take in some of DC’s finest architecture, all from the comfort of your own home.
7. 1010 Mass
1010 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC
Located near Mount Vernon Triangle, Downtown, and Dupont Circle, 1010 Mass has a 360 degree view of the city. The Washington Monument and the National Cathedral are both visible, along with the treelined nearby streets.
6. City Vista
475 K St NW, Washington, DC
City Vista, in the heart of Mount Vernon Triangle, is home to a few apartment buildings. But all of them share one thing in common: An amazing rooftop terrace. Take advantage of the great, wide open views of the city, with downtown to the south and the quiet residential neighborhoods directly to the north.
5. 3303 Water St
3303 Water St NW, Washington, DC