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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
Madera, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
49 minutes ago 4 stars $95
Downtown - White House
1 hour ago 3 stars $89
St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites
Dupont Circle
1 hour ago 4 stars $78
Grand Hyatt Washington
Downtown - White House
2 hours ago 4 stars $98
Hyatt Regency Washington
Capitol Hill
3 hours ago 4 stars $84
Phoenix Park Hotel
Capitol Hill
4 hours ago 3 stars $84
Loews Madison Hotel
Downtown - White House
4 hours ago 4 stars $119
Embassy Suites Washington D.C. - Convention Center
Downtown - White House
6 hours ago 3 stars $99
Capitol Skyline Hotel 11 hours ago 3 stars $79
Washington Court Hotel
Capitol Hill
12 hours ago 4 stars $99

Recently Rated Washington DC Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Carlyle Suites Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
195 reviews
3 stars $102
The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel
Downtown - White House
4.0 / 5
144 reviews
4 stars $129
Omni Shoreham Hotel
4.2 / 5
166 reviews
4 stars $103
St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
398 reviews
4 stars $75
Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters
Dupont Circle
3.7 / 5
398 reviews
4 stars $74
Phoenix Park Hotel
Capitol Hill
3.9 / 5
120 reviews
3 stars $75
The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
Downtown - White House
3.9 / 5
140 reviews
4 stars $119
The Embassy Row Hotel
Dupont Circle
3.6 / 5
202 reviews
3 stars $66
Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
Capitol Hill
4.0 / 5
37 reviews
3 stars $93
Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.4 / 5
242 reviews
4 stars $95

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From $95

1 Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 242 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

I loved the wine and the appetizers at night that the hotel offer. the hotel is very well located and very beautiful, good space in the room
Nov 17, 2014
From $84

2 Hyatt Regency Washington

4 stars
4.0 / 5 301 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

Good location and comfort
Stayed here two nights and was pleased with the hotel. The location is convenient to the mall, museums and Union Station. After a day of sightseeing, the lobby bar was comfortable and the drinks...
Nov 16, 2014
From $75

3 Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters

4 stars
3.7 / 5 398 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

Great for a weekend
found a really great deal on this place - i think it's mainly a weekday hotel for business people. we had a big mini suite for less than the price of a two or three star. really nice big room,...
Nov 18, 2014
From $98

4 Grand Hyatt Washington

4 stars
4.2 / 5 467 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 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 $135

5 The Dupont Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 287 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

Dupont Chicque
Enjoyed my stay at this property. My single king room was smaller than I am used to but comfortable and contemporary. Especially liked the heated bathroom floors and outdoor light provided by the...
Nov 20, 2014
From $89

6 Washington Plaza Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 440 reviews

10 Thomas Circle Map

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The Washington Plaza Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Washington DC. It is the perfect hotel for your next conference, special event or sightseeing weekend. This spacious hotel features 340... More

Great Hotel and Staff
Friendly staff, clean rooms and a great location. And, it had an outside ground level pool which would be great with kids.
Oct 29, 2014
From $78

7 St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites

4 stars
4.1 / 5 398 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

Average hotel quality
The hotel was decent. Everything was clean but it was not a deal by any stretch.
Nov 19, 2014
From $89

8 One Washington Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 212 reviews

One Washington Circle NW Map

5% 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

Great place to stay
Overall experience here was wonderful. First class! Our only complaint was with the proximity of a hospital and the sirens late into the night. Also be prepared to pay for parking. That goes for...
Nov 19, 2014
From $107

9 Carlyle Suites Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 196 reviews

1731 New Hampshire Ave., NW Map

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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

Small, but perfect location and great night's sleep
This room comes with a fridge, dishes, microwave, coffeemaker, and sink. It would feel a bit cramped with two people. The bed was the nicest I've ever found in a hotel, however, and the location...
Nov 20, 2014
From $109

10 JW Marriott Washington, DC

4 stars
4.2 / 5 94 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

small rooms hotel is well located
Acceptable the only problem was the noise at night during to construction
Aug 26, 2014
From $99

11 Washington Court Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 448 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

Great Location and Nice Hotel!
We enjoyed our stay and location very much. The hotel is well appointed and rooms are comfortable. There is wireless available in room for a price but free in the lobby. Only 3 blocks from Union...
Nov 20, 2014
From $180


5 stars
4.5 / 5 65 reviews

1401 Pennsylvania Ave Nw Map

D.C. hotel a home to presidents, literary and social figures of note A historic landmark, the Willard InterContinental Washington has hosted almost every United States president in office since it... More

Fantastic location
Fantastic location and fantastic service. I was well taken care of during my stay for a half-marathon that I was running while in Washington. It would have been better if the ice machine on my...
Sep 15, 2014
From $109

13 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 $117

14 The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 276 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

Wonderful surprise
The room, the environment, the staff, the restaurant were excellent. Combined with the convenient location these qualities contribute to the outstanding rating for the hotel. We had a wonderful...
Nov 15, 2014
From $129

15 The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 144 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

Nice Place
Very nice hotel with lots of history. Only 1 block from nearest subway stop so travel is easy.
Nov 18, 2014
From $98

16 Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown

3 stars
4.1 / 5 154 reviews

815 14th Street N.W. Map

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Hotel near the White House with whirlpool, complimentary Wi-FiThe Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown is located a few blocks from the White House, just across the street from the McPherson... More

A place to stay
There was nothing really wrong with the place but it was not a particularly positive experience either. The room was smallish and the window was facing a wall. The heating unit was noisy (they did...
Oct 26, 2014
From $95

17 Madera, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 75 reviews

1310 New Hampshire Avenue Map

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Historic hotel with a fashionable feelSituated in the heart of vibrant US Capital Washington D.C., the Hotel Madera offers a chic, yet casual experience for those wishing for a peaceful center of... More

it not very bad...
I arrived at Madera at midnight on beginning of November 2014. The receptionist was very cheerful but she could not find my reservation and ask her manager to help her. The manager, she came, no...
Nov 4, 2014
From $119

18 Loews Madison Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 82 reviews

1177 Fifteenth St NW Map

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Stylish Washington hotel provides an insider's view to the actionExperience Washington, D.C. in the epicenter of the action at Loews Madison Hotel. This elegant hotel went through an extensive $20... More

Wedding anniversary and CAPS game
Staff was great! Everything was smooth and we fully enjoyed ourselves. Only 1 mile from the Verizon Center. Caps won in OT 4-3! We would stay here again
Nov 12, 2014
From $89

19 Club Quarters in Washington DC

3 stars
4.0 / 5 187 reviews

839 17th Street NW Map

Elegant hotel located close to many Washington DC attractionsClub Quarters Washington DC is only two blocks away from the White House and a short walk to other popular Washington DC attractions and... More

Great location
Club Quarters is located just a block behind the White House right above a metro station. Super conveniente and easy to get around. Close to everything. Will definitely come back. Rooms are very...
Nov 3, 2014
From $89

20 The Churchill Hotel Embassy Row / Dupont Circle

4 stars
4.0 / 5 64 reviews

1914 Connecticut Ave. Map

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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... More

Great location, historic hotel
Great location, very friendly staff, good value on site restaurant, but starting to look a little rundown compared to past years. Corner bathroom was quite cold and had no direct heat vent that I...
Nov 20, 2014