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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
Capitol Hill
1 hour ago 3 stars $124
State Plaza Hotel
Foggy Bottom
4 hours ago 4 stars $139
Capitol Skyline Hotel 4 hours ago 3 stars $132
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
Downtown - White House
7 hours ago 4 stars $136
Capital Hilton
Downtown - White House
9 hours ago 4 stars $150
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Downtown - White House
9 hours ago 4 stars $113
Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
9 hours ago 4 stars $118
St. Gregory Hotel
Dupont Circle
9 hours ago 4 stars $162
The Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
9 hours ago 4 stars $197
The Carlyle Dupont Circle a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
9 hours ago 4 stars $147

Recently Rated Washington DC Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Morrison Clark Inn
Downtown - White House
4.0 / 5
106 reviews
4 stars $162
Downtown - White House
3.8 / 5
201 reviews
3 stars $143
Avenue Suites Georgetown
West End
4.4 / 5
20 reviews
3 stars $186
Hyatt Regency Washington
Capitol Hill
4.0 / 5
319 reviews
4 stars $133
Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC/Dupont Circle
Dupont Circle
3.9 / 5
47 reviews
3 stars $153
Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center
Downtown - White House
3.5 / 5
77 reviews
2 stars $119
3.7 / 5
83 reviews
3 stars $118
Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
Capitol Hill
3.9 / 5
79 reviews
3 stars $112
Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters
Dupont Circle
3.8 / 5
443 reviews
4 stars $130
Henley Park Hotel
Downtown - White House
4.1 / 5
145 reviews
4 stars $162

Activities in Washington DC

One Way Arrival Private Ground Transportation - From Washington Dulles (IAD)

Rates are per Car (1-3 passengers) or per SUV (1-5 passengers) not per Person. Carmel, America’s leading Town Car dispatch service is ready to provide you with fast, reliable, and inexpensive private (not shared) transportation. For 25 years, Carmel has specialized in providing private and timely service to and from the airport at competitive prices with taxis. Please select one (1) car for every three (3) passengers or one (1) SUV for every five (5) passengers.

DC Memorials Tour

This is a comprehensive guided experience of Washington DC designed to provide guests with an alternative option to our early departures. Also, the 4-hour tour is set up to cater to those who are on time constraints and wish to absorb as much of DC's history as possible.

Mt. Vernon and Arlington Cemetery Tour

This is a full-day, nine-hour tour of two landmark sites, Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery. We take care of your transportation and provide a friendly historical narrative on the way to each location, and you are given extended time to experience Mount Vernon and Arlington as you wish.

Monticello and Thomas Jefferson Country Tour

Visit Thomas Jefferson's home! Travel to Charlottesville, Virginia and continue up the mountainside to Monticello, home of our third President, who was also a noted surveyor, musician and artist.

Day Trip to Gettysburg

Travel through the picturesque countryside to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, a town steeped in history. Spend a day devoted to a tour of the town and its historic battlefield.

Featured Washington DC Hotels

From $197

1 The Dupont Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 334 reviews

1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

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Downtown style permeates The Dupont Circle Hotel, where a multi-million dollar renovation transformed the hotel from top to bottom. Fresh, vibrant and cosmopolitan, The Dupont Circle Hotel caters...

Extra Charges
Nothing beats the location or the staff! My only complaint is that I had an extra charge for laundry that I did not get. At the time of check out I thought my friend did it, however once I spoke to...
Sep 21, 2015
From $147

2 The Carlyle Dupont Circle a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 218 reviews

1731 New Hampshire Ave NW

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  Situated within walking distance of many Washington DC attractions, the Carlyle Suites Hotel is also close to DC's Metro Red Line, making navigating the city and surrounding areas very...

Awesome weekend
We ate in the restaurant on the last night. The food was amazing!!!
Aug 19, 2015
From $162

3 St. Gregory Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 415 reviews

2033 M Street NW

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This trendy, elegant boutique hotel is three blocks from Georgetown and within walking distance to Dupont Circle, three Metro stations, the White House and the Kennedy Center. The location and...

Overall average experience.
As my title states, I was averagely please with this property. The location was great for my purposes with good eating options and local attractions easily accessible. I found the staff to be...
Sep 10, 2015
From $135

4 Washington Court Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 467 reviews

525 New Jersey Avenue NW

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The glass entrance opens into a grand lobby filled with rich red and maroon hues, dark wood and natural light. The hotel is two blocks from Union Station's shopping, dining and transportation,...

Great weekend getaway
The hotel was great. Minutes away from the Verizon center and other attractions near!
Oct 6, 2015
From $127

5 Washington Plaza Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 460 reviews

10 Thomas Circle

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The Washington Plaza Hotel offers a convenient location between the White House and bustling Dupont Circle for both leisure and business travelers.  The hotel has a large, landscaped outdoor...

Trip with my partner
It was a very nice experience, enjoyed it much. We booked it for a queen and got double beds instead. Room was small, but we managed to make ourselves comfortable.
Oct 6, 2015
From $150

6 Capital Hilton

4 stars
4.0 / 5 145 reviews

1001 16th Street NW

The Capital Hilton caters to a variety of travelers. Business travelers love the location in downtown D.C., upscale restaurants nearby, and ample meeting space. Families appreciate the two-bedroom...

Great trip!
The hotel is in a great location for food, sights & distance from Metro (1 1/2 blocks) Quiet by city standards, beds very nice. Only issue was we could not get the temp in the room adjusted, very...
Oct 8, 2015
From $242

7 Fairmont Washington DC Georgetown

4 stars
4.3 / 5 58 reviews

2401 M St Northwest

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The Fairmont Washington is a AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel in D.C.'s West End neighborhood. The hotel borders Georgetown and has hosted famous actors and politicians. The hotel immerses guests in...

Great stay!
Really nice hotel, great decor and clean! Everything in our room was perfect. Had a great view and slept amazing.
Aug 8, 2015
From $136

8 Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

4 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

901 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Rate Includes Breakfast

The 1,175-room, 49-suite Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is designed to reflect its surroundings and complement the adjacent Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Conveniently located near Penn...

Quick Trip to DC
The hotel is very nice, and is in an excellent location for sight seeing. The particular room I had was overlooking a boarded up building, and the cellular service was very poor in that room...
Sep 24, 2015
From $133

9 Hyatt Regency Washington

4 stars
4.0 / 5 319 reviews

400 New Jersey Ave Northwest

Daily Breakfast for 2, 2pm late check-out

The Hyatt Regency Washington's atrium impresses with its high, cascading ceilings and dark wood. The lobby gives an almost futuristic atmosphere to the hotel. Guests can use express check-in...

Girls night
I really enjoyed my stay I would recommend my family and friends to stay here if they ever visit DC
Oct 2, 2015
From $127

10 Grand Hyatt Washington

4 stars
4.2 / 5 491 reviews


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Located in DC's hip Penn quarter, the Grand Hyatt Washington is an elegant option for both business and leisure travelers. Five excellent restaurants and bars offer guests a host of dining options....

The Grand Hyatt is the place to stay when visiting DC.
We are very happy with our stay at the Grand Hyatt. It is within walking distance of most everything. The staff was the best. The room was exceptional. Would recommend.
Oct 5, 2015
From $112

11 Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University

3 stars
3.9 / 5 79 reviews

800 Florida Avenue N.E.

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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...

Son & Papal Visit
It's great that there is a place to stay at Galludet especially when one of us is deaf. The staff are very helpful in every respect. I wish breakfast was included, but the buffet is superb. I wish...
Oct 6, 2015
From $187

12 One Washington Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 240 reviews

One Washington Circle NW

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Cool colors and modern furniture give an air of sophistication to this hotel. This all-suite hotel is between Georgetown and the White House. The location near major D.C. attractions and businesses...

Older hotel, but more than adequate for sleeping. We were out all day long site seeing.
Great walking distance to the national mall and close to metro stop too.
Oct 7, 2015
From $113

13 Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 197 reviews

999 Ninth Street NW

Rate includes breakfast

Seamlessly blending style, functionality, and comfort, the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel welcomes you to the heart of the city with impeccable amenities and refined luxury. You're just...

nice weekend trip
the hotel is so beautiful!! i recommend !!! very clean ,nice location !!!
Sep 11, 2015
From $146

14 The Churchill Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 72 reviews

1914 Connecticut Ave.

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This historic hotel, a member of Historic Hotels of America, has graciously appointed features such as oversized guest rooms and suites, as well as the personalized attention of our professionally...

Really nice and reasonable hotel
We enjoyed a very comfortable stay while visiting our daughter in DC. And the cost was reasonable. Building a little older (creaky elevator, for example) but undergoing restoration. Rooms clean and...
Aug 16, 2015
From $139

15 State Plaza Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 770 reviews

2117 E Street N.W.

The State Plaza Hotel is situated on a leafy street just a short stroll from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station. The hotel's location near the international and federal business districts makes it...

Great stay in DC
We arrived shortly before check in time but our room was ready and we received an upgrade to a larger room with a King bed. While the hotel is an older one it is extremely clean and well...
Aug 26, 2015
From $177

16 The Embassy Row Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 5 reviews

2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW

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Experience the cool side of D.C. More than a treasured destination in the nation’s capital, The Embassy Row Hotel offers enlightened travelers an opportunity to immerse themselves in...

Better option for business
Travelled for business and brought the hubby, so a pool and great location were critical. Pool opened on Memorial Day weekend and it was great. The location is perfect! Rooms are small, wifi was ok...
Sep 5, 2015
From $268

17 Loews Madison Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 83 reviews

1177 Fifteenth St NW

Rate includes $25 USD food & beverage credit

Experience Washington, D.C. in the epicenter of the action at Loews Madison Hotel. This elegant hotel went through an extensive $20 million dollar renovation in 2012 of its public spaces,...

A typical hotel
The location is great, there are great restaurants to walking distance. The decoration of the hotel is nice with neutral colors however, the rooms are pretty small, as well as the bathrooms are...
Apr 6, 2015
From $124


3 stars
3.9 / 5 282 reviews

550 "C" Street S.W.

The Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol is in a prime location for visitors who want to be close to the Capitol Hill, National Mall and museums. Two Metro stations are nearby. Many rooms have microwaves...

Great family trip!
The hotel staff and accommodations were great! The location was excellent and very close to the monuments and museums. We walked to everything very easily and took a morning run along the mall!...
Aug 20, 2015
From $130

19 Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters

4 stars
3.8 / 5 443 reviews

1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW

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The Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters is an urban hotel located near Dupont Circle and the Metro. The on-site rooftop Beacon Sky Bar offers panoramic view of the city and attracts both locals and...

just dissappear
Great hotel with wonderful staff would suggest this hotel to friends and family
Oct 1, 2015
From $167

20 Melrose Georgetown Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 85 reviews

2430 Pennslyvania Ave, NW

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Situated just a mile from that other prominent Pennsylvania Avenue address -- The White House -- Melrose Georgetown Hotel offers traditional style and warm service in a great location for...

Newly hired staff failed to follow through on requests. Mgr was very accommodating
Overall very satisfied. Manager was very accommodating and made our stay very enjoyable. Room was very nice. Definitely will stay there again.
Sep 11, 2015