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Step inside the capital attractions of Washington DC

Washington, DC, the vibrant cosmopolitan capital of the United States, is one of the most popular convention and vacation destinations in the country. A seat of global power, it boasts a diverse mix of leisure activities, monuments and museums that blend well with its eclectic mix of shopping and dining options.

Things to see and do

Visitors will never run out of things to see and do in the nation's capital. The city is home to prominent American national monuments as well as cosmopolitan entertainment locations, and vibrant neighborhoods that are sure to suit every taste and budget.

Museums and monuments

The most popular museums are those of the Smithsonian Institute. They line the National Mall, a green expanse considered to be America's front lawn. Displays and exhibits of the Air and Space Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and the National Gallery of Art include moon rocks, the Hope Diamond and artworks by American and European Masters.

Visitors can also explore interactive exhibits at unique museums like the Newseum, which chronicles the history of journalism, and the Spy Museum, where they can learn about the craft of espionage. The city is filled with monuments, memorials and statues of legendary figures. The most visited are the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the White House and the Capitol Building.

Shopping, dining and nightlife

Fashionistas will be thrilled by the panache on display in the city's homegrown and international boutiques, offering an array of hip, chic and vintage clothing. Plan to attend one of the local farmers or flea markets and haggle like a pro. The District's restaurant scene reflects the city's diverse population. Foodies can experience an outstanding mix of international and ethnic flavors while grabbing a quick bite from a neighborhood eatery, or enjoying a leisurely fine dining experience in an upscale restaurant.

Visitors can enjoy a beer in a variety of neighborhood establishments and trendy brewpubs. Famous bars and cafes can be found in many Washington DC hotels. The District is home to a wide range of live performance venues, ranging from the local neighborhood music scene to the world-renowned Kennedy Center. The city's nightspots and theaters showcase a variety of musical and theatrical genres. The District is also the host-city for professional sports teams from the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL.

Natural surroundings

In addition to the Mall, visitors can explore the beautiful flora and fauna of numerous parks throughout the city, including Constitution Gardens, Rock Creek Park, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and the National Botanical Garden. You can also enjoy the view while strolling along the banks of the Tidal Basin or Potomac River, or while boating along the historic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.

Best time to visit

Although you can visit Washington, DC any time of the year, guests are likely to enjoy the spring and fall weather a bit more. The summer months are generally hot and humid, and winter is cold and snowy. Visitors will always find something interesting to do in the District, because the city hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. The most well-known are the dazzling displays of the National Tree Lighting Ceremony, the colorful Cherry Blossom Festival, and the music and fireworks of the Memorial Day and July 4th extravaganzas. There are also a number of neighborhood festivals, concerts and sporting events throughout the year.

Travel information

The District is served by Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), which is situated three miles south of downtown. Visitors can also fly into nearby Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Dulles is 26 miles west, while BWI is 30 miles northeast of the city.

Located downtown, Union Station is the hub for several Amtrak and commuter rail lines. The city is also located within a network of interstate highways, including Interstates 95, 295, 395 and 495. In addition to the surface street bus system, visitors can get around the city using the highly-efficient and convenient Metro subway.

Recently booked Washington DC hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Grand Hyatt Washington
Downtown - White House
6 minutes ago 4 stars $149
The Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
12 minutes ago 4 stars $169
Washington Hilton
Dupont Circle
52 minutes ago 4 stars $129
Washington Marriott Georgetown 1 hour ago 4 stars $152
Liaison Capitol Hill DC
Capitol Hill
3 hours ago 4 stars $159
The River Inn
Foggy Bottom
3 hours ago 3 stars $133
Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters
Dupont Circle
5 hours ago 4 stars $118
Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
5 hours ago 4 stars $152
Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
Capitol Hill
7 hours ago 3 stars $133
Washington Court Hotel
Capitol Hill
7 hours ago 4 stars $154

Recently Rated Washington DC Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
The Melrose Hotel
West End
4.0 / 5
78 reviews
4 stars $162
Washington Hilton
Dupont Circle
3.6 / 5
204 reviews
4 stars $129
St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
428 reviews
4 stars $169
Hyatt Regency Washington
Capitol Hill
4.0 / 5
320 reviews
4 stars $139
Henley Park Hotel
Downtown - White House
4.0 / 5
154 reviews
3 stars $133
The Donovan a Kimpton Hotel
Downtown - White House
4.1 / 5
71 reviews
4 stars $172
The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
Downtown - White House
3.9 / 5
145 reviews
4 stars $159
The Normandy Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
155 reviews
3 stars $149
Washington Marriott Georgetown
3.9 / 5
116 reviews
4 stars $152
The Quincy
Dupont Circle
4.0 / 5
106 reviews
3 stars $169

Featured Washington DC Hotels

From $154

1 Washington Court Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 474 reviews

525 New Jersey Avenue NW Map

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A chic, conveniently located D.C. hotel with views of the U.S. Capitol.The glass entrance opens into a grand lobby filled with rich red and maroon hues, dark wood and natural light. The hotel is... More

Professional trip
Staff was horrible, amenities weren't good. Hotel was old and not updated. Bathroom was subpar. Only thing good was the location
Apr 10, 2015
From $149

2 Grand Hyatt Washington

4 stars
4.2 / 5 491 reviews

1000 H STREET NW Map

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Upscale hotel for business or pleasure in the heart of DCLocated in DC's hip Penn quarter, the Grand Hyatt Washington is an elegant option for both business and leisure travelers. Five excellent... More

Great for Adults & Kids!
Room/Beds were a bit small/tight but manageable since we were on the go the majority of the time. Hotel was packed with amenities and the location, ideal! Metro station inside, too!
Apr 19, 2015
From $118

3 Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters

4 stars
3.7 / 5 437 reviews

1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW Map

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Spacious suites and a rooftop bar with city views near Dupont Circle The Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters is an urban hotel located near Dupont Circle and the Metro. The on-site rooftop Beacon... More

Trip to DC
For the location of the hotel it was centrally located to all of the things we wanted to see in DC, wi-fi wasn't free neither was the breakfast.
Apr 9, 2015
From $143

4 One Washington Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 230 reviews

One Washington Circle NW Map

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All-suite luxury hotel between Georgetown and the White House Cool colors and modern furniture give an air of sophistication to this hotel. This all-suite hotel is between Georgetown and the White... More

Business Trip
This is a nice hotel and the rooms are huge! I was only there for 1 night so I could not really enjoy all of the space that was provided. It is a very convenient location to Georgetown where there...
Apr 17, 2015
From $169

5 St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites

4 stars
4.1 / 5 428 reviews

2033 M Street NW Map

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Luxury boutique hotel with many suites near Georgetown, Dupont Circle This trendy, elegant boutique hotel is three blocks from Georgetown and within walking distance to Dupont Circle, three Metro... More

Perfect staycation
The hotel location is perfect! A couple blocks from popular bars, clubs, and restuarants. Only downfall is te lack parking, but that's seems to be a DC issue. Overall it was a great experience.
Apr 8, 2015
From $169

6 The Dupont Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 315 reviews

1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Map

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Dupont Circle hotel offers chic spaces and approachable bistro fareDowntown style permeates The Dupont Circle Hotel, where a multi-million dollar renovation transformed the hotel from top to... More

excellent stay
The hotel is delightful, light and modern with grat amenities (an addition of a coffee maker would have taken the rating to maximum). Location is superb, with all the jogging routes nea,...
Apr 18, 2015
From $139

7 Washington Plaza Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 464 reviews

10 Thomas Circle Map

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A modern hotel with a landscaped outdoor pool, meeting space The Washington Plaza Hotel offers a convenient location between the White House and bustling Dupont Circle for both leisure and... More

Romantic getaway
Nice hotel, great location. Beautiful area to go for a romantic walk.
Apr 21, 2015
From $139

8 Hyatt Regency Washington

4 stars
4.0 / 5 320 reviews

400 New Jersey Ave Northwest Map

Daily Breakfast for 2, 2pm late check-out

Capitol Hill hotel with futuristic lobby atrium, amenities for businessThe Hyatt Regency Washington's atrium impresses with its high, cascading ceilings and dark wood. The lobby gives an almost... More

Weekend trip
When spending weekends for pleasure in DC we have stayed at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill a few times. Excellent value for hotels in the area. Great location. Rooms a bit small but very...
Apr 22, 2015
From $133

9 Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University

3 stars
4.0 / 5 41 reviews

800 Florida Avenue N.E. Map

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Located on the beautiful and historic 99-are campus of Gallaudet University, historic landmarks built in the 1800s. Centrally located to downtown DC and Capitol Hill. Minutes from Library of... More

Great stay in DC
The hotel is close to the center of DC in walking distance. The WiFi is fast like at home.
Apr 16, 2015
From $159


3 stars
3.9 / 5 291 reviews

550 "C" Street S.W. Map

Downtown hotel near the National Mall, museums and monumentsThe Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol is in a prime location for visitors who want to be close to the Capitol Hill, National Mall and... More

family trip
the location was great. the hotel was clean . the staff members were great. the restaurant was perfect and the food was good.
Apr 10, 2015
From $179

11 Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 256 reviews

2121 P Street NW Map

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Dupont Circle boutique hotel with urban amenities and artistic touchesPalomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in Dupont Circle that caters to guests from the moment they... More

Staycation in the Snow
Everything about the Palomar helped ease the pain of not being able to keep a scheduled trip to Miami due to snow...the staff was wonderful and the room was fantastic! From the moment I arrived...
Mar 11, 2015
From $193

12 Savoy Suites Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 142 reviews

2505 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Map

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Hilltop hotel overlooking glorious GeorgetownValue and comfort are the buzzwords of the Savoy Suites Hotel, which delivers a high standard of both in a convenient and attractive Glover Park... More

Old Decor Clean Very efficient staff No exercise equipment
Apr 14, 2015
From $175


4 stars
4.1 / 5 365 reviews

1001 14TH ST NW Map

Elegant hotel with classy restaurant steps away from the White House The Hamilton Crowne Plaza is in a restored 1920s-era building located in Lafayette Park. The hotel is near most D.C. tourist... More

Nice clean room overlooking park and friendly staff. The only thing that was wrong was the evelatrors we small and not working right . They were sooo slow or needed somone to fix them
Apr 6, 2015
From $160

14 Capitol Hill Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 72 reviews

200 C Street SE Map

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This all-suites hotel located in the upscale Capitol Hill residential neighborhood in Washington DC is across the street from the library of Congress and two blocks from the Supreme Court and the... More

Awesome random short stay
The location is very convenient! Staff is nice and courteous! Breakfast was awesome except for the last day when i noticed the bagel i got had molds in it! I told the staff and she just took it...
Apr 20, 2015
From $129

15 Capital Hilton

4 stars
3.9 / 5 151 reviews

1001 16th Street NW Map

Rate includes a $50 USD daily hotel credit

Casual, classy hotel in downtown D.C. with health club, spa, restaurant The Capital Hilton caters to a variety of travelers. Business travelers love the location in downtown D.C., upscale... More

Great time over all. I would recommend this hotel to friends and famiky. I would visit the hotel again.
Apr 16, 2015
From $169

16 Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 185 reviews

999 Ninth Street NW Map

Rate includes breakfast

Penn Quarter hotel near Convention Center, downtown D.C. attractions The central location of this hotel will please business and leisure travelers. The Washington Convention Center is across the... More

luxury hotel
This is a really clean and looks really new. The room is comfortable with big window. The staffs are really nice for any requirts. The location is not really good if you want to take subway. Since...
Apr 21, 2015
From $192

17 Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

4 stars
4.5 / 5 108 reviews

806 15th Street NW Map

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Elegant hotel with classy restaurant steps away from the White House The Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square is located in an updated historic landmark built in 1880. Its elegant furnishings,... More

Lovely stay for conference
I stayed here for a conference at the convention center. By far, the nicest hotel in the area. Easy to get to, warm and comfortably elegant. Would definitely stay again.
Apr 19, 2015
From $99

18 State Plaza Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 853 reviews

2117 E Street N.W. Map

Free shoeshine close to the White House at stylish Washington hotelThe State Plaza Hotel is situated on a leafy street just a short stroll from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station. The hotel's location... More

Excellent experience
The staff was great! They were very helpful with anything we needed during our stay. The hotel was excellent. The kitchen was a nice addition to prepare some meals at the hotel especiLky when you...
Mar 16, 2015
From $172

19 The Donovan a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 71 reviews

1155 14th St NW Map

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Hip boutique hotel with rooftop pool and bar in downtown D.C.The Donovan House a Kimpton Hotel is a hip, modern hotel with edgy decor that appeals to leisure and business travelers.  The... More

Back home trip
Great Hotel. Everything was Great, except view from my room was overlooking CVS, homeless people 24-7 and loud due to being right above entrance. Next time ill ask for better view and not around dogs
Apr 9, 2015
From $229

20 JW Marriott Washington, DC

4 stars
4.2 / 5 100 reviews

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Map

Rate includes breakfast

Luxury giant with full servicesThe JW Marriott Hotel Washington, DC offers all things to all customers. The towering building features a huge 772 luxuriously designed rooms, making it a great... More

Eat Elsewhere
Location was awesome!! Can't say enough good about facilities and personel, all top rate. But when it comes to food selection in the resturant and room service, definately lacking. Resturant had 1...
Apr 6, 2015