The West End is the western section of downtown Washington, DC including K Street and Foggy Bottom, long defined by not being any of the adjacent more prominent neighborhoods of Dupont Circle and Georgetown.
It is a pretty homogenous area of shops and office buildings. At night, much of the West End shuts down because it is primarily an office area for Washington lawyers and lobbyists. The area is also known for nice hotels and four-star power restaurants, but has few other things to do at night.
Metro's Blue and Orange Lines run through the West End to the Foggy Bottom station. The Red Line cuts across the northeast part of the area, which stops at Farragut North.
The West End abounds with major attractions such as the White House, Lafayette Park, Renwick Gallery, Corcoran Museum of Art, National Geographic Museum and the Kennedy Center.