Of the big diagonal boulevards leading out of the city center, Massachusetts Avenue is the surefire choice for excitement. It's just under a mile long, but that mile is absolutely jam packed with stuff to do. First and foremost, Mass Ave is a serious theater district. Theaters up and down the way serve up compelling selections throughout the year, and the annual Fringe Festival sees all those theaters and more taking to the streets with a week of boundary-busting programming. In addition to theater, the area features expertly curated galleries, like the McFee Gallery & Studio, and trendy boutiques like Tantrum, which is full of cutting-edge designs from the region and beyond. In terms of food and drink there are also many options, including beloved restaurants and friendly neighborhood bars like the R Bistro and the Old Point Tavern.