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The D.C. Area's Most Romantic Streets, From Swann Street to King Street

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Take a relaxing walk through D.C.'s quaintest, quietest streets with help from this list

Clear your mind. All you have to do is take a walk to do so, but where do you go? From King Street to Swann Street, the quiet, quaint blocks listed below are perfect for those searching for areas of the city to relax in as well as experience new and unfamiliar spots.

All of these streets were nominated by Curbed readers. If you think this list is missing any picture-worthy streets, be sure to let us know by leaving a comment or emailing

King Street

Alexandria, VA

During the colder months, this Alexandria block shines with string lights wrapped around each tree in the street. The long path is ideal for those wishing for a comfortable stroll and for those looking for a new restaurant to enjoy.

M Street NW

Washington, D.C.

Expect some crowds and and narrow sidewalks on Georgetown's M Street NW, but it's all worth it if you want a nice view. Not only is the street only a couple blocks away from the waterfront, it also offers a ton of options in terms of retail and restaurants.

Swann Street NW

Washington, D.C.

My favorite color on my favorite street #dc #yellow #swannstreet #autumn

A photo posted by Katelyn Marmon (@katelynmarmon) on

Welcome to one of Washington, D.C.'s most Instagrammed streets. This tree-lined street features a myriad of row houses, each with its own vibrantly colored facade and lush landscaping. The street is only a short stroll from Dupont Circle.

Seaton Street NW

Washington, D.C.

This quaint street is another addition that is for those who enjoy taking a quiet stroll through a neighborhood. After enjoying this street, be sure to head towards Meridian Hill Park, which is only a couple blocks away.

Q Street NW between 14th and 20th streets NW

Washington, D.C.

#QStreetNW one of my favorites in #WashingtonDC. #DupontCircle #rowhouses #bluesky #clouds #tree #bricks

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This lengthier path is a great example of the myriad types of houses one might find in Washington, D.C., from Tudor to Victorian.

12th Place NW

Washington, D.C.

Only a few blocks from the U Street Metro station is this vivid block, featuring townhomes ranging in colors from periwinkle to olive to cream.

Mintwood Place NW

Washington, D.C.

Curbed reader

reached out and nominated this Northwest block to the list. According to them, "It is very tiny, only a block long, but as charming as Swann."• My favorite streets in DC, part 1 [Greater Greater Washington]

Northwest DC’s Prettiest Streets [The Travels of Kevin]

Stroll Down 6 of the Most Romantic Main Streets in the U.S. [Curbed]

[UPDATE 3/10: Mintwood Place NW added.]