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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
The Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
5 minutes ago 4 stars $133
Club Quarters in Washington DC
Downtown - White House
13 minutes ago 3 stars $92
Madera, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
28 minutes ago 4 stars $105
Grand Hyatt Washington
Downtown - White House
1 hour ago 4 stars $134
Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
1 hour ago 4 stars $103
One Washington Circle Hotel
West End
2 hours ago 4 stars $94
The St. Regis Washington, D.C.
Downtown - White House
2 hours ago 5 stars $250
Hampton Inn Washington-Downtown-Convention Center
Downtown - White House
2 hours ago 3 stars $109
Capitol Skyline Hotel 3 hours ago 3 stars $86
Carlyle Suites Hotel
Dupont Circle
3 hours ago 3 stars $112

Recently Rated Washington DC Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Washington Plaza Hotel
Downtown - White House
3.9 / 5
437 reviews
3 stars $99
St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
396 reviews
4 stars $98
Hyatt Regency Washington
Capitol Hill
4.0 / 5
299 reviews
4 stars $110
Washington Court Hotel
Capitol Hill
4.1 / 5
447 reviews
4 stars $107
Carlyle Suites Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
192 reviews
3 stars $112
Capital Hilton
Downtown - White House
3.9 / 5
147 reviews
4 stars $149
Savoy Suites Hotel
4.0 / 5
128 reviews
3 stars $101
Embassy Suites Washington D.C.
West End
4.3 / 5
71 reviews
3 stars $119
Omni Shoreham Hotel
4.2 / 5
164 reviews
4 stars $109
Capitol Skyline Hotel
3.4 / 5
371 reviews
3 stars $86

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Featured Washington DC Hotels

From $79

1 Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters

4 stars
3.7 / 5 392 reviews

1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW Map

Save 30% on Nonrefundable Rates

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

good hotel
good location,nice hotel,from my experience i would recommend it to anybody visiting DC
Oct 14, 2014
From $134

2 Grand Hyatt Washington

4 stars
4.2 / 5 467 reviews

1000 H STREET NW Map

Save 15% on your stay

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 location. Nice hotel. Good service.
Have stayed at this hotel before. Service in the past had been so so but it appears they've made a big effort because the service was much improved - basically perfect - this go around. Otherwise,...
Oct 15, 2014
From $110

3 Hyatt Regency Washington

4 stars
4.0 / 5 299 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

Not What You Would Expect
The room was ok, bed was not all that comfortable. The A/C in the room was not cool. It was very stuffy. I would not recommend staying there.
Oct 20, 2014
From $133

4 The Dupont Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 282 reviews

1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Map

Includes Full American Breakfast for 2

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

The location was perfect, the room very clean,with modern amenities. Customer service was excellent. Staff couldn't have been more helpful. They give you complimentary bottles of water and they...
Oct 15, 2014
From $103

5 Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 241 reviews

2121 P Street NW Map

Save 10% on your stay

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

Good Location
This hotel was a perfect location for all the attractions in DC. The metro was super close and did not cost much to take anywhere we wanted to go. We felt safe walking to and from the metro at...
Oct 17, 2014
From $107

6 Washington Court Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 447 reviews

525 New Jersey Avenue NW Map

Business Advantage Flex - Same Day Cancel

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

Parents Weekend at George Washington University
We had a great stay at this hotel. Only minor issue was our door key activator quit working, but maintenance was immediately on the scene and replaced the batteries and we were back in business....
Oct 20, 2014
From $112

7 Carlyle Suites Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 192 reviews

1731 New Hampshire Ave., NW Map

Save 15% on your stay

Contemporary renovated boutique hotel in the heart of Washington DC  Situated within walking distance of many Washington DC attractions, the Carlyle Suites Hotel is also close to DC's... More

Carlyle Suites-ideal charm
The Carlyle Suites offers vintage art deco charm in a superb setting, with a lovely view of old homes in the Dupont Circle area, and convenient access to all of Washington, D.C. via metro or a...
Oct 20, 2014
From $120

8 The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 139 reviews

1127 Connecticut Avenue NW Map

Rate includes breakfast

Neoclassical splendor in refined capital settingThe prestigious Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel began as the setting for the Presidential Inaugural Ball for Calvin Coolidge upon opening... More

Great Time in DC
Everything was wonderful !! Great place and we were so lucky to experience it through Cheap Tickets.
Oct 14, 2014
From $149

9 Capital Hilton

4 stars
3.9 / 5 147 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

Business Man's Friend
Capital Hilton received me kindly and served me promptly. The room was very nice & an excellent place to work & sleep. This was the second leg of a tiring journey & the helpful porters & bellmen...
Oct 20, 2014
From $118

10 The Embassy Row Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 200 reviews

2015 Massachusetts Avenue Map

Save 20% on your stay

Hotel with rooftop pool on Embassy Row near Dupont CircleThe Embassy Row is a half-block from Dupont Circle in the midst of Embassy Row. Georgetown, the White House, and downtown D.C. are... More

Close to metro and dupont circle
Great location, very easy access to the metro one block away. Bars and restaurants nearby for dinner. Good check-in process and breakfast.
Sep 25, 2014
From $99

11 Washington Plaza Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 437 reviews

10 Thomas Circle Map

Save 20%

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

Wonderful weekend stay!
The staff were very friendly and helpful from parking, to free bottled water, to the front desk. The room was quiet, very clean, and the beds were very comfortable. I'll stay there again!
Oct 21, 2014
From $86

12 Capitol Skyline Hotel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 371 reviews

10 I Street SW Map

Rate Includes Daily Breakfast for 2

Friendly and comfortable hotel located in the heart of Washington DCThe independently owned and operated Capitol Skyline Hotel offers everything a guest could need for a relaxing stay. Located... More

Nicer than I expected
From reading the previous reviews, I expected very little. However, for a quick overnight stay, I was pleased. The room was nice, clean, and comfortable. The staff was very helpful when I had...
Oct 19, 2014
From $119

13 Cambria Suites Washington, D.C. Convention Center

3 stars
4.1 / 5 10 reviews

899 O Street NW Map

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., our hotel is located in walking distance of Washington Convention Center. A variety of restaurant and entertainment options are... More

New property, so-so location
Stayed at the Cambria Suites while touring the DC Metro area. This new property is very clean. The staff extremely helpful and courteous. The look is a bit glitzy, flashy. Unfortunately the...
Oct 5, 2014
From $119

14 Washington Marriott at Metro Center

4 stars
4.1 / 5 176 reviews

775 12th Street NW Map

Rate includes breakfast

Modern convenience in the capital for the business or weekend travelerThe Washington Marriott at Metro Center is perfectly placed near some of the top attractions in the capital. With excellent... More

Fantastic Experience!
Wow! I based the selection of this hotel off of reviews I read on various sites. Never having been to DC before, and never having been on a subway train before, location to the sites and...
Sep 5, 2014
From $111

15 The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 273 reviews

415 New Jersey Avenue NW Map

Rate includes up to 15% off

Newly Redesigned Chic décor and Southern comfort at Capitol Hill hotel with rooftop poolThis trendy, chic hotel on Capitol Hill was redesigned in February 2012, is close to Union Station shops and... More

good stay
Had to dial about 10 times before someone at the front desk/house keeping picked up shortly after midnight. VERY LOUD construction noise woke me up from early in the morning.
Oct 14, 2014
From $94

16 One Washington Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 211 reviews

One Washington Circle NW Map

20% Off Nonrefundable Rates

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

Family get away
Great location. Rooms well maintained. Friendly staff.
Sep 24, 2014
From $98

17 St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites

4 stars
4.1 / 5 396 reviews

2033 M Street NW Map

Save 25% on Nonrefundable Rates

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

Great location!
Clean, friendly staff, comfy beds. The brunch was great although a little on the expensive side.
Oct 21, 2014
From $89


3 stars
3.8 / 5 208 reviews


Central District hotel near tourist attractions, convention centerThe Holiday Inn Washington-Central is located near the White House and the Washington D.C. Convention Center, making it popular... More

Convenient access to historical sites
very good. Staff was helpful with any questions asked. room always clean. Good locate.on
Oct 15, 2014
From $99


3 stars
3.9 / 5 277 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

Good hotel
Good hotel, perfect location. The only minus is railways close to building
Oct 6, 2014
From $94

20 State Plaza Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 839 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

Great location!
Wonderful staff, warm and welcoming! Great location!
Oct 22, 2014