Photograph by Darrow Montgomery
Say what you will about the streetcar, but it’s fun to ride once. H Street NE’s isolation from the rest of the city—the official reason the streetcar exists in the first place—makes it a perfect treat for Washingtonians who are cranky about the project but have never actually ridden it. You can enliven any trip to Toki Underground or the Rock & Roll Hotel by offering your out-of-quadrant guest a chance to ride the much-discussed streetcar. And with no plans yet to charge, this good time isn’t going anywhere—and certainly not quickly.