The H Street corridor (aka the Atlas District) in Northeast D.C. is one of the hippest hoods in the city, home to quirky shops, tasty eats and a unique sensibility all its own. Until now, it’s been a job (totally doable, but still a job) to have a simple hang out on H Street, family-style. But that’s all about to change! With the much-anticipated launch of the H Street streetcar happening any day now, exploring the strip with little ones in tow will be easier (and cooler) than ever. Good thing, too—family-friendly restaurants, theaters and play spaces are popping up left and right on H Street. Here are our favorite stops to circle on your streetcar map.

Atlas Theater

Streetcar Stop: 13th St./H St.

Originally built in 1938, this Art Deco movie theater withstood neighborhood ups and downs and reopened in 2003 as a multiple space performing arts facility. The theater hosts ongoing children’s programs, including the Capital City Symphony’s annual Family Concert, performances from American Youth Chorus, the Joy of Motion Dance Center, and a rotating calendar of family theater and dance programs. For the youngest theater-goers (3-6), Imagination Stage is currently presenting “Aquarium,” an interactive musical about underwater beauty, at the theater. For Spring 2014 they’re slated to bring “Inside Out” (about how playing dress up can open up a world of possibilities). Tickets for family shows are $8.

1333 H St., NE

202-399-7993

Online: atlasarts.org

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What is your favorite place to frequent with kids on H Street? Tell us in the comments section below. 

–Elliott Smith

Photos courtesy of Metrot Mutts, The Argonaut via Facebook, Batter Bowl Bakery, Atlas Theater via Facebook,  camille z via Flickr,  Joy of Motion via Facebook, The Daily Rider via Facebook