About Our Location
Parking - There is ample street parking all around SkillZone. 8th Street SE has metered parking on both sides, while the side streets have free 2-hour visitor parking. It’s always easy to find a spot within a block or two.
Metro & Bus - We are 2 blocks south of the Eastern Market metro. We recommend walking down 7th Street from the metro station to enjoy a shady neighborhood stroll. Or cross to the East side of 8th Street to pass the fire station and say hi to our two neighborhood fire trucks who are always on display (when they’re not working!). Several bus routes stop right on our block, including the Circulator.
Did you know there’s a ton do to right by SkillZone?
Barracks Row – we are in the middle of one of DC’s best restaurant scenes, with Rose’s Luxury and Pineapple and Pearls next door and other fine dining and family-friendly restaurants within a few blocks
Eastern Market – the year-round destination with standing vendors, several shops and restaurants, a farmers market, and a large flea market every weekend is just a few blocks away
Capitol Riverfront and Navy Yard - just a half mile south is the Capitol Riverfront district with the Navy Yard, Yards Park & Canal Park splash parks, the river walk, tons of restaurants, and regularly scheduled family activities.
US Capitol and National Mall – the Capitol, Library of Congress and Supreme Court are all just up Pennsylvania Ave within walking distance, and they serve as a gateway to the rest of the National Mall
Nationals Stadium – looking to catch a baseball game or just see the stadium? It’s within walking distance too!