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InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf


Inspire Your Wanderlust

Take a refreshing stroll along the Wharf and watch the sunrise or sunset over the Potomac. Explore the area for interesting new things to do near D.C.'s Wharf District. Charter a boat for a private waterside tour of the monuments and the historic area.

Soak In Your Surroundings

The Anthem

A popular music venue, The Anthem is also just steps from our hotel. Ask the concierge for a list of performances happening during your stay.


The Smithsonian Institution is an assemblage of 19 captivating museums, including the National Museum of History, National Museum of African American History & Culture, and the National Air & Space Museum. Those looking specifically for art should consider The National Portrait Gallery, Freer Gallery of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum.

Monuments and History

Culture and history are seemingly at every corner in Washington, D.C. Plan to visit icons such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, The White House, the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. While visiting, be sure to visit the International Spy Museum for a bit of intrigue and the National Zoo featuring our beloved Giant Pandas.


Washington D.C.’s oldest neighborhood is lined with boutiques, acclaimed restaurants, local-favorite pubs, and scenic views. Stop in at Georgetown Cupcakes (arrive early as a long line will form) for incredible sweets, pause to admire the National Cathedral, and stop for a drink at Martin’s Tavern, Georgetown’s oldest restaurant.

Washington Monument

Visit the Washington Monument, centerpiece of the National Mall. Take in breathtaking views from the top while towering over our nation’s capital. The Washington Monument is located near the west end of the National Mall, granting spectacular views of the area. Memorializing our first President, George Washington, the Monument has been witness to the history that shaped our nation. Visit their website for tickets.

Applaud a Show

There is always something on stage in D.C. From the magnificence of The Kennedy Center and the grandeur of the National Theatre, to more intimate stages including Ford’s Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Shakespeare Theatre Company, discover the artistic inspiration of the Nation’s Capital.

The Cherry Blossom Festival

Washington D.C’s most famous celebration is the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival. It occurs most years in March simultaneous to the arrival of the delicate pink tree blooms. The event includes a series of parades and activities, commemorating the gift of 3,000 cherry trees to the district of Washington from the Mayor of Tokyo in 1912.

801 Wharf Street SW Washington District of Columbia 20024 United States

Phone: +1 202 8000844