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Holiday Inn Washington-Central/White House

Things to Do in Washington

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Explore Washington

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

The Home of every US President except George Washington. Tours of the White House must be made through one's member of Congress. See us on the web

Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001

The Walter E Washington Convention Center is located within 8 blocks of the hotel and can be reached by walking or taxi. There is also a METRO station on the Yellow and Green lines located at the convention center.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

6th Street and Independence Avenues SW, Washington, DC 20001

The National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall houses famous icons of flight including the original Wright Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, SpaceShipOne, the Apollo 11 command module and a touchable lunar rock. Also offers IMAX movies, planetarium shows and a flight simulator. Open daily except December 25th from 10 AM to 5:30 pm.

Capital One Arena (Arena for Sports & Concerts)

601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20059

The Capital One Arena (formally the Verizon Center) is host to professional sports teams: The NHL Washington Capitals, the NBA Washington Wizards, the WNBA Washington Mystics, plus the Georgetown University Men's Basketball team. Also hosts concerts, ice shows, wrestling, and meetings.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC 20001

America's national institution for Holocaust remembrance and education, this museum tells the story of the Holocaust through dynamic exhibits that highlight its relevance today.

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial - The Wall

Constitution Avenue & Henry Bacon Drive, Washington, DC 20001

The black granite walls of this V shaped memorial are inscribed with the names of over 58,000 Americans missing or killed in the Vietnam Conflict.

U.S. Capitol Building & Capitol Visitor's Center

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC 20001

Tours of the US Capitol are conducted from 8:50 AM to 3:20 PM Monday through Saturday. Tickets are required and can be obtained by contacting your member of Congress. Tours may also be reserved online. The galleries of the House and Senate are open to the public whenever either body is in session. The Capitol Visitors Center is open between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. No ticket is required for the Visitors's Center.

The Pentagon & Memorial

1 Rotary Road, Arlington, VA

The Pentagon Memorial is designed so that the nation may remember and reflect on the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. The Memorial is free and open to the public 24 hours a day. There are no guided tours of the Pentagon Memorial or of the Pentagon itself.

National Museum of the Bible

400 4th Street SW, Washington, DC

The Museum of the Bible will be an unparalleled experience, using cutting-edge technology to bring the Bible to life. It will span time, space, and cultures, inviting everyone to engage with the Bible. With three permanent sections and space for temporary exhibits, there will always be something new to explore.

Lincoln Memorial

Independence Avenue & 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC

The Lincoln Memorial overlooks the Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument, and the US Capitol. Inside, the 19 foot marble statue of President Lincoln is surrounded by inscriptions of his Second Inaugural Address and his famous Gettysburg Address. Closed December 25th.

Library of Congress

101 First Street NE, Washington, DC

Visit the Thomas Jefferson Building, known for its magnificent 19th Century architecture. The LOC offers changing historical exhibits.

National Shrine of The Immaculate Conception

400 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC

The largest Roman Catholic Church is the US and one of the 10 largest in the world. Over 70 chapels and oratories. Largest collection of contemporary Christian art in the world. There are daily masses, a gift shop, and bookstore. Open 365 days a year.

Washington National Cathedral

3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Gothic Cathedral with dramatic architecture, magnificent stained glass, detailed carvings, gargoyles, and gardens. Group reservations required to visit.

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Arlington National Cemetery , our nation's most treasured burial ground, is home to more that 285,000 honored dead. Among the thousands of white headstones are the graves of President John F Kennedy, his brothers Senator Robert and Senator Ted, Supreme Court Justice Thurogood Marshall, and the tomb of the unknowns.

Natl Museum of African American History & Culture

14th Street & Constitution Avenues NW, Washington, DC

The newest Smithsonian museum is a museum that seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience. Admission procedures vary, with timed tickets obtained only in advance available for some dates. Walk up tickets may be available. We suggest arriving prior to the museum opening to obtain walk up tickets.

Nationals Park

1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC

The beautiful home of Washington's Baseball Team, Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals. Can be reached via the Navy Yard METRO station.

McPherson Square METRO Station

Blue and Orange Line METRO Station within 7 blocks of hotel. South of Hotel on 15th Street NW near White House.

Dupont Circle METRO Station

Red Line METRO Station within 7 blocks of hotel. West of hotel on Massachusetts Avenue NW at Dupont Circle.

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