7 Things to Do: Steps from the Federal Triangle Metro Station

Visiting Washington, DC or exploring the city by Metro? Just north of the National Mall, in the heart of the District, fly under the radar and hop off at the Federal Triangle Metro Stop located on-site at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Near the National Mall and many of DC’s most popular attractions, stop off to see original works of art, grab a bite to eat, get pampered, enjoy free entertainment and more.

Start Your Day with Coffee at Timgad Cafe

Tucked into the lower concourse level of the Federal Triangle Metro Station, Timgad offers quality espressos, specialty sandwiches, and salads. Partnering with Lavazza Coffee, they rotate drip blends—one freshly brewed medium roast and one dark roast variety on tap. Try the Café Timgad, which is espresso and steamed milk with your choice of either caramel or dulce de leche. Regulars frequent having their Parma or Veggie Toasted Baguette Sandwich. They are open weekdays, 6:30 am – 3:00 pm.


Get a Mani-Pedi at Connie’s Nails

Connie’s Nails offers a full line of nail treatments and waxing. Whether you’re looking for a simple manicure or creative nail art, Connie’s technicians are well equipped to provide the look you want. Stop by during your break or after work. Located next to Timgad, they are open Monday – Friday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Smell the Flowers and Snap a Photo

Who doesn’t love an Instagrammable spot? Right off the ground level of the Metro, step onto Woodrow Wilson Plaza, where you’ll spot the Federal Triangle Flowers, created by artist Stephen Robin. The over-sized cast-aluminum flowers are located between the historic Ariel Rios Building and the Reagan building, installed on limestone pedestals on either side of the plaza’s circular opening. The installation is comprised of two parts – a single stem rose and a lily, serving as a transition between the older buildings of Federal Triangle and our more contemporary building. Each flower is approximately 10 feet high, 14 feet long and seven feet wide.



Groove at Live! Concert Series on the Plaza

Two months in the summertime, locals and passersby can enjoy free, lunchtime performances daily at Live! and get a taste of the district’s native music scene. With the stage set at Woodrow Wilson Plaza, the series is ideal for all audiences, featuring a variety of musical flavors such as jazz, bluegrass, swing, Latin, reggae, country, R&B, and Go-Go! Visitors can also “Play on the Plaza,” enjoying activities such as corn hole, giant Connect Four and jumbo chess. View the full series schedule. 

Feast at Market2Market

Market 2 Market offers American and Chinese buffet service as well as à la carte items. It is the perfect spot for those who need an array of choices; there's the option of selecting made-to-order sandwiches, burgers, and wraps or order from the buffet-style options that are priced per pound. Plenty of seating is available indoors or outdoors.  Located at the concourse level of the station, they are open Monday – Friday for breakfast (6:30 am) until 7:00 pm.


Make it a Family Day at the National Children’s Museum

The National Children’s Museum is designed for children under the age of twelve and their families. Their hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) based exhibits spark curiosity and ignite creativity. Kids will enjoy the Dream Machine, a giant slide with a climbing structure, plus multiple interactive exhibits. The Museum currently operates with hourly, timed-entry tickets to manage visitor capacity. Learn more here.

Take a Shortcut to Access the National Mall Museums

As you walk down Wilson Plaza toward the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is a passageway that will lead you to Constitution Ave. Right across is the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. This shortcut is an access point to the lineup of free museums on the National Mall, which include the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, National Gallery of Art, and Smithsonian Castle, to name a few. View the National Mall Museum Map here.


Visit the Ronald Reagan Building and
International Trade Center

If you need a reprieve and want to pop in outdoors, make a pit stop at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center for public restrooms, a diverse food court, free guided tours by the Concierge team, and explore all the attractions and amenities! Plus, make sure to check the calendar of events  and discover all the things-to-do at DC’s most dynamic building.