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  • InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C.

    InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C.

    1401 Pennsylvania Ave Nw
    Washington, District of Columbia 20004, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
    • Spa
  • Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC

    Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC

    700 F Street NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20004, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Washington Capitol - Natl Mall

    Holiday Inn Washington Capitol - Natl Mall

    550 C Street S.W.
    Washington, District of Columbia 20024, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Vignette Collection Yours Truly DC

    Vignette Collection Yours Truly DC

    1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW
    Washington D.c., District of Columbia 20037, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf

    InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf

    801 Wharf Street SW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20024, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Washington-Central/White House

    Holiday Inn Washington-Central/White House

    1501 Rhode Island Ave NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20005, United States
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    • Pool
  • Kimpton Banneker Hotel

    Kimpton Banneker Hotel

    1315 16th Street NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20036, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Express Washington DC Downtown

    Holiday Inn Express Washington DC Downtown

    317 K St NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20001, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Kimpton George Hotel

    Kimpton George Hotel

    15 E Street NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20001, United States
    • Pets Allowed
  • Crowne Plaza Crystal City-Washington, D.C.

    Crowne Plaza Crystal City-Washington, D.C.

    1480 Crystal Drive
    Arlington, Virginia 22202, United States
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  • Holiday Inn National Airport/Crystal City

    Holiday Inn National Airport/Crystal City

    2650 Richmond Highway
    Arlington, Virginia 22202, United States
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  • Holiday Inn Arlington At Ballston

    Holiday Inn Arlington At Ballston

    4610 N. Fairfax Dr
    Arlington, Virginia 22203, United States
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  • Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria

    Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria

    220 South Union Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Alexandria - Carlyle

    Holiday Inn Alexandria - Carlyle

    2460 Eisenhower Avenue
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Express Washington DC N-Silver Spring

    Holiday Inn Express Washington DC N-Silver Spring

    7990 Georgia Avenue
    Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, United States
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  • Holiday Inn Express Washington DC - BW Parkway

    Holiday Inn Express Washington DC - BW Parkway

    6205 Annapolis Road
    Hyattsville, Maryland 20784, United States
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  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria - Fort Belvoir

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria - Fort Belvoir

    6055 Richmond Highway
    Alexandria, Virginia 22303, United States
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  • Candlewood Suites Alexandria West

    Candlewood Suites Alexandria West

    99 S. Bragg Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22312, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Express Washington DC East-Andrews AFB

    Holiday Inn Express Washington DC East-Andrews AFB

    5001 Mercedes Boulevard
    Camp Springs, Maryland 20746, United States
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  • Staybridge Suites Tysons - McLean

    Staybridge Suites Tysons - McLean

    6845 Old Dominion Drive
    Mclean, Virginia 22101, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites College Park-University Area

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites College Park-University Area

    9020 Baltimore Avenue
    College Park, Maryland 20740, United States
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  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites I-95 Capitol Beltway-Largo

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites I-95 Capitol Beltway-Largo

    9101 Basil Court
    Largo, Maryland 20774, United States
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  • Staybridge Suites Washington DC East - Largo

    Staybridge Suites Washington DC East - Largo

    9401 Lottsford Road
    Largo, Maryland 20774, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Candlewood Suites Washington D.C. - Greenbelt MD

    Candlewood Suites Washington D.C. - Greenbelt MD

    7200 Hanover Drive
    Greenbelt, Maryland 20770, United States
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  • Holiday Inn Washington-College Pk (I-95)

    Holiday Inn Washington-College Pk (I-95)

    10000 Baltimore Ave
    College Park, Maryland 20740, United States
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  • Holiday Inn Washington D.C.-Greenbelt MD

    Holiday Inn Washington D.C.-Greenbelt MD

    7200 Hanover Dr
    Greenbelt, Maryland 20770, United States
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  • Crowne Plaza College Park - Washington DC

    Crowne Plaza College Park - Washington DC

    6400 Ivy Lane
    Greenbelt, Maryland 20770, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Express Washington DC SW - Springfield

    Holiday Inn Express Washington DC SW - Springfield

    6401 Brandon Avenue
    Springfield, Virginia 22150, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • EVEN Hotel Rockville - Washington DC Area

    EVEN Hotel Rockville - Washington DC Area

    1775 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, Maryland 20852, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Candlewood Suites Alexandria - Fort Belvoir

    Candlewood Suites Alexandria - Fort Belvoir

    8847 Richmond Highway
    Alexandria, Virginia 22309, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Staybridge Suites Washington D.C. - Greenbelt

    Staybridge Suites Washington D.C. - Greenbelt

    10500 Eastgate Drive
    Lanham, Maryland 20706, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Express Fairfax - Arlington Boulevard

    Holiday Inn Express Fairfax - Arlington Boulevard

    10327 Fairfax Boulevard
    Fairfax, Virginia 22030, United States
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  • Holiday Inn Express Lorton

    Holiday Inn Express Lorton

    8180 Silverbrook Road
    Lorton, Virginia 22079, United States
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  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Laurel

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Laurel

    14402 Laurel Place
    Laurel, Maryland 20707, United States
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  • Candlewood Suites Washington-Fairfax

    Candlewood Suites Washington-Fairfax

    11400 Random Hills Rd.
    Fairfax, Virginia 22030, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Express Waldorf

    Holiday Inn Express Waldorf

    11370 Days Court
    Waldorf, Maryland 20603, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport

    Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport

    2200 Centreville Road
    Herndon, Virginia 20170, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Gaithersburg

    Holiday Inn Gaithersburg

    Two Montgomery Village Avenue
    Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Staybridge Suites Chantilly Dulles Airport

    Staybridge Suites Chantilly Dulles Airport

    3860 Centerview Drive
    Chantilly, Virginia 20151, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Candlewood Suites Washington-Dulles Herndon

    Candlewood Suites Washington-Dulles Herndon

    13845 Sunrise Valley Drive
    Herndon, Virginia 20171, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Woodbridge

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Woodbridge

    14030 Telegraph Road
    Woodbridge, Virginia 22192, United States
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  • Holiday Inn Chantilly-Dulles Expo (Arpt)

    Holiday Inn Chantilly-Dulles Expo (Arpt)

    4335 Chantilly Shopping Center
    Chantilly, Virginia 20151, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Washington-Dulles Intl Airport

    Holiday Inn Washington-Dulles Intl Airport

    45425 Holiday Drive
    Sterling, Virginia 20166, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Candlewood Suites Washington Dulles Sterling

    Candlewood Suites Washington Dulles Sterling

    45520 Severn Way
    Sterling, Virginia 20166, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Columbia East-Jessup

    Holiday Inn Columbia East-Jessup

    7900 Washington Blvd
    Jessup, Maryland 20794, United States
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  • Candlewood Suites Arundel Mills / BWI Airport

    Candlewood Suites Arundel Mills / BWI Airport

    1525 Dorsey Road
    Hanover, Maryland 21076, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-Bwi Airport West

    Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-Bwi Airport West

    7481 Ridge Road
    Hanover, Maryland 21076, United States
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  • Holiday Inn Express La Plata

    Holiday Inn Express La Plata

    6860 Crain Highway
    La Plata, Maryland 20646, United States
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  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia East - Elkridge

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia East - Elkridge

    6064 Marshalee Drive
    Elkridge, Maryland 21075, United States
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  • Holiday Inn Manassas - Battlefield

    Holiday Inn Manassas - Battlefield

    10424 Balls Ford Rd.
    Manassas, Virginia 20109, United States
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  • Staybridge Suites Columbia - Baltimore

    Staybridge Suites Columbia - Baltimore

    8844 Columbia 100 Parkway
    Columbia, Maryland 21045, United States
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  • Candlewood Suites Dumfries - Quantico

    Candlewood Suites Dumfries - Quantico

    16927 Old Stage Road
    Dumfries, Virginia 22025, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Express Dumfries

    Holiday Inn Express Dumfries

    3901 Fettler Park Drive
    Dumfries, Virginia 22026, United States
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  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Manassas

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Manassas

    10810 Battleview Parkway
    Manassas, Virginia 20109, United States
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  • Crowne Plaza Annapolis

    Crowne Plaza Annapolis

    173 Jennifer Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401, United States
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  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Annapolis

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Annapolis

    2451 Riva Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401, United States
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  • Candlewood Suites Manassas

    Candlewood Suites Manassas

    11220 Balls Ford Road
    Manassas, Virginia 20109, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Baltimore BWI Airport

    Holiday Inn Baltimore BWI Airport

    815 Elkridge Landing Road
    Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Staybridge Suites Baltimore BWI Airport

    Staybridge Suites Baltimore BWI Airport

    1301 Winterson Rd
    Linthicum, Maryland 21090, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Baltimore - BWI Airport North

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Baltimore - BWI Airport North

    1510 Aero Drive
    Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090, United States
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Washington, DC Travel Guide Intro

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Visiting Washington D.C. This Year?
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Your Complete Guide to the Capital City
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Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is the epicenter of politics, but also home to plentiful parks and picturesque waterways. Known for iconic landmarks like the White House, U.S. Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall and the Smithsonian Institution, D.C. also has an array of museums (many of which are free), like the awe-inspiring Air and Space Museum, the enlightening National Museum of African American History and Culture, and much more. D.C. offers a deeply immersive experience into America’s past and present with its vibrant neighborhoods like Georgetown (cobblestone streets and trendy boutiques) and Adams Morgan (known for its eclectic dining and nightlife). Seasonal events, such as the National Cherry Blossom Festival, transform the city into a picturesque wonderland each spring, attracting tourists from around the globe.

 

Travel Tips

  • This city has four distinct seasons. Spring temperatures range from around 50℉ to 75℉. Summer can reach the upper 80s, while winter temperatures often drop below freezing. Pack accordingly.

  • The best time to visit Washington, D.C. is during the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November). In spring, the cherry blossoms create a stunning display, while fall offers mild weather and vibrant foliage. Both seasons provide pleasant temperatures for exploring the city's many attractions.

  • D.C. is home to several sports teams. You can always find tickets to attend professional and collegiate games when you are in town.  We recommend catching a baseball game at Nationals Park, a Washington Capitals hockey game at Capital One Area, or an D.C. United match at Audi Field. All are accessible using the city's robust public transportation system.

  • Very walkable, especially around the National Mall and key neighborhoods, D.C. is also perfect for biking or taking public transportation. Use Metrorail, Metrobus, or the D.C. Circulator to explore. Rent a bike to cruise around the city's bike-friendly neighborhoods.

 

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On Capitol Hill, the Kimpton George is a beautiful stay for any kind of traveler, but really offers the best amenities for parents and families like board game rentals, children’s book rentals, and a complimentary On-Demand Family Fridge Program, which helps guests safely store breast milk during their stay. Equipment rentals for children, safety seats, family friendly dining, and more are also available as part of the Kimpton Kids program. On-site dining is brought to you by the award-winning Bistro Bis, a Parisian-style restaurant and neighborhood favorite.


Pet friendly and with on-site parking, the Kimpton Banneker Hotel recently underwent a $20 million renovation, and it also looks out to the White House. Named for a major Black trailblazer, Benjamin Banneker, the hotel features purposeful art installations like a lobby mural by Nigerian-American (and D.C.-based) artist Victor Ekpuk. Make sure to take advantage of complimentary amenities here like loaner bikes, morning coffee and tea service, yoga mats in every room, and a daily hosted wine hour.

 

If you’re looking for a really luxe, romantic stay, the Willard Intercontinental Washington D.C. is it. Opened over 200 years ago, making it one of the oldest hotels in the city, the Willard was also recognized as a 2024 Forbes Travel Guide-recommended hotel. The property has welcomed U.S. presidents, foreign dignitaries, and various celebrities over the years, so much that it’s commonly known as the “Residence of Presidents.” With timeless elegance and a rich legacy, this historic hotel offers luxurious accommodations in the heart of the city.

 

Pet friendly and close to Dupont Circle, Yours Truly D.C., A Vignette Collection Hotel offers elevated dining options and elevated comforts for guests. Whether it’s dry cleaning or a last-minute barber you need while on vacation, Yours Truly D.C. has you covered. Traveling with music lovers? Here, you can explore the hotel’s exclusive music library with an in-room record player available upon request.

 

A hotspot for locals and visitors alike, the Intercontinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf is a place you’ll want to hang around a little longer. With its warm design and many rooms overlooking the Potomac River, these are views you don’t get just anywhere in the city. Head to the seasonal rooftop bar, which of course has water views, too, or book a treatment at The Spa at The Wharf for total relaxation.


Located in a historic building with grand period architecture, high ceilings, incredible amenities, and super spacious guest rooms, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC is in the Penn Quarter near some of the city’s best restaurants, monuments, and more. If it’s comfort and luxury you’re aiming for during your solo getaway, look no further. Befriend fellow travelers by the coffee and tea station, where your morning beverages are always complimentary, or use your stay to really practice some solo self care. 

 

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Washington, D.C. offers a long list of free activities that cater to various interests, from history buffs and nature lovers to art enthusiasts and cultural explorers.

 

History & Monuments:
Start your exploration at the National Mall, a sprawling green space lined with iconic monuments and memorials. Visit the Lincoln Memorial, where you can reflect on Abraham Lincoln's legacy while enjoying views across the Reflecting Pool to the Washington Monument. Nearby, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the World War II Memorial offer poignant tributes to those who served. The U.S. Capitol Building offers free tours that provide insight into the legislative process and American history.

 

Museums & Art:
The Smithsonian Institution’s 19 museums are all free and feature world-class exhibits. The National Museum of American History showcases artifacts like the Star-Spangled Banner and First Ladies' Inaugural Gowns. The National Air and Space Museum is perfect for aviation enthusiasts, with historic aircraft and space exploration exhibits. Art lovers should not miss the National Gallery of Art, which displays works from masters like Da Vinci, Van Gogh, and Monet. The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery also offer impressive collections.

 

Nature & Outdoors:
Escape the urban hustle in Rock Creek Park, a natural oasis with miles of hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, and the National Zoo, which houses a variety of animals including the famous giant pandas. The U.S. National Arboretum showcases beautiful gardens and unique plant collections, including the intriguing National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. For stunning views and a tranquil walk, visit the Tidal Basin, especially beautiful during the Cherry Blossom Festival in spring.

 

Cultural Experiences:
Immerse yourself in knowledge at the Library of Congress, the world's largest library, offering free tours that highlight its stunning architecture and vast collections. The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage presents free daily performances ranging from music and dance to theater. The National Archives provides a chance to see the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights up close.

 

Reflection & Memorials:
Arlington National Cemetery, just across the Potomac River, offers a solemn experience with its Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial celebrate leaders who profoundly influenced the nation’s course.

 

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There are tons of great spots to eat in the city. If you need a few tips, look no further than this list. Known for its delicious cupcakes and global brand, Georgetown Cupcakes is a must-visit. Then there’s Call Your Mother Deli, a bright pink bagel shop rumored to be a presidential favorite. If you are in search of a modern food hall with 15+ dining options, Western Market is perfect for solo dining or groups. From Mediterranean and Venezuelan to Pan-African cuisine, you’re sure to leave happy and full after a meal or some snacks here.

 

Old Ebbitt Grill is a classic D.C. institution known for its seafood and oyster drinks and Ben’s Chili Bowl is a local favorite on U Street, known for its chili half-smoke. At Ebenezers Coffeehouse, you’ll find great coffee being served for a cause inside a historic building. Busboys and Poets is a restaurant and bookstore, perfect for dining alone.

 

Best of Hotel Restaurants and Bars

Lady Bird Rooftop Bar, located at the Kimpton Banneker Hotel, offers great views of the White House and delicious bites.

Mercy Me, a hip South American-inspired spot inside Yours Truly, features everything from Peruvian and Argentinian dishes to South American wines and signature cocktails with a twist like the Negroni Colada. 

An authentic and Forbes Travel Guide-recommended French brasserie, Cafe Du Parc lives inside The Willard Intercontinental Washington D.C. Since 1997, the restaurant has been paying tribute to French culinary traditions with dishes like seared foie gras and steak frites, but you’ll even find Maryland crab cakes on the menu. Feeling fancy? You’re guaranteed to dine like a delegate here. 

 

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This two-day itinerary offers a balanced mix of history, culture, art, and nature, ensuring a rich and fulfilling experience in Washington, D.C.

 

Day 1: Iconic Monuments and Museums

Morning: Start at the National Mall, visiting the Lincoln Memorial to reflect on its historical significance. Walk to the Washington Monument, and if time allows, take an elevator ride to the top for stunning panoramic views of the city.

 

Midday: Head to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. Spend a few hours exploring exhibits like the Star-Spangled Banner and First Ladies' Inaugural Gowns. Enjoy lunch at the museum café or a nearby food truck.

 

Afternoon: Visit the National Air and Space Museum, marveling at aviation milestones and spacecraft. Explore the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden for modern art enthusiasts.

 

Evening: Stroll around the Tidal Basin for picturesque views, especially beautiful during sunset. Dine in Penn Quarter, offering a range of cuisines from upscale to casual eateries.

 

Day 2: Cultural and Natural Escapes

Morning: Begin with a visit to the Library of Congress, taking in its stunning architecture and vast collections. Walk over to the U.S. Capitol for a guided tour, learning about America's legislative process.

 

Midday: Enjoy lunch at the Mitsitam Café inside the National Museum of the American Indian, featuring indigenous cuisine. Explore the museum’s exhibits after lunch.

 

Afternoon: Head to the National Zoo in Rock Creek Park, a perfect spot for families and nature lovers. Alternatively, visit the U.S. National Arboretum for scenic walks among beautiful plant collections.

 

Evening: Return to the city center for dinner in Georgetown, known for its historic charm and excellent dining options. End your day with a free performance at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.

 

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For those who love mysteries and explorations, The Mansion on O Street is a must-visit. This labyrinthine house features over 100 rooms filled with eclectic collections, secret doors, and hidden passageways, providing an adventure for the curious at heart. Similarly, the Catacombs of Washington, D.C. offer an eerie underground experience that adds a layer of intrigue to the city’s historical narrative.

 

Art enthusiasts can delve into the repurposed trolley tunnels that have transformed into vibrant art spaces, showcasing contemporary pieces in an unconventional setting. Meanwhile, history buffs will be fascinated by the United States Capitol’s former columns, now resting in the National Arboretum, as well as grand piles of historically significant stones left abandoned by Congress in Rock Creek Park.

 

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial offers insights into the secretive world of Freemasonry with its grand architecture and informative exhibits. Additionally, the Heurich House Museum, known as "The Brewmaster's Castle," provides a glimpse into D.C.'s brewing history with its beautifully preserved interiors from the late 19th century.

 

Culinary explorers should not miss the Mitsitam Cafe at the National Museum of the American Indian, which features indigenous dishes made with Native American ingredients, or a visit to the oldest continuously operating fish market in the U.S., the Wharf. 

 

Beyond these, there are other sites like the Titanic Memorial honoring men who perished in the famous shipwreck and the Exorcist Steps, made famous by the horror film. Each location offers a unique story and experience, contributing to the diverse tapestry of Washington, D.C.

 

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Springtime in Washington, D.C. unveils one of nature's most enchanting displays—the cherry blossoms. Delicate pink and white blossoms transform the capital's Tidal Basin into a floral wonderland that will take your breath away. Prime time to witness this spectacle is typically a short window between the last week of March and the first week of April, though timing depends on the weather. For more exact dates for peak blooms and to view the progression of the blossoms in real time, check out the official National Cherry Blossom Festival's Bloom Watch Website.

 

History of the Cherry Blossoms in D.C.
In 1912, the first cherry tree was planted in Washington D.C. thanks to a woman named Eliza Scidmore, who was a geographer, photographer, author, and world traveler, as well as the first woman to sit on the board of the National Geographic Society. Her travels to Japan led her to propose planting cherry blossom trees in D.C. and it took more than 25 years for this dream to be realized. She and first lady Helen Taft were the only ones present when the first tree was planted. Now, more than 3,000 trees bloom in D.C. every year.

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Washington, D.C. is a tapestry of distinctive neighborhoods, each offering its own unique character and experiences. Georgetown, one of the oldest neighborhoods, features charming cobblestone streets lined with high-end boutiques, historic homes, and waterfront dining spots along the Potomac River. It's a perfect blend of history and sophistication. Adams Morgan is celebrated for its vibrant nightlife and multicultural atmosphere, boasting a plethora of eclectic bars, live music venues, and international restaurants that reflect the area’s diverse community.  These walkable areas are all accessible by D.C.'s easy-to-navigate public transportation system.

 

Dupont Circle
With its iconic fountain, Dupont Circle is a hub of cultural activity. Visitors can explore art galleries, embassies, and trendy cafes, making it a favorite spot for both locals and tourists. Capitol Hill, home to the U.S. Capitol and Library of Congress, offers a mix of political landmarks and residential charm, highlighted by the bustling Eastern Market, where fresh produce, artisan goods, and local crafts are plentiful.

 

The Wharf
This recently revitalized neighborhood has transformed the southwest waterfront into a dynamic destination with chic restaurants, live music, and scenic views, perfect for evening strolls and entertainment. Shaw combines rich African American history with contemporary flair, offering historic sites, trendy eateries, and boutique shops. Each neighborhood in D.C. provides a unique slice of the city’s vibrant urban mosaic, inviting exploration and discovery.

 

U Street
Often referred to as "Black Broadway," U Street is a historic neighborhood that has long been a cultural and musical hub in Washington, D.C. This vibrant area is renowned for its rich African American heritage and was once the epicenter of the jazz scene, frequented by legends like Duke Ellington. Today, U Street continues to celebrate its musical roots with iconic venues like the Howard Theatre and the 9:30 Club, hosting a diverse array of live performances. The neighborhood is also a culinary hotspot, boasting an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars that offer everything from soul food to international cuisine. Ben's Chili Bowl, a local institution since 1958, stands as a testament to U Street's enduring community spirit and history. Art and culture thrive here, with numerous murals, galleries, and cultural centers that reflect the neighborhood's dynamic and creative energy. Nightlife is lively, with bustling streets filled with music, dance, and entertainment options catering to a variety of tastes. U Street's blend of historical significance and contemporary vibrancy makes it a must-visit destination in D.C., offering a unique glimpse into the city's past while providing a lively and engaging experience for visitors and locals alike.

 

Foggy Bottom
Home to George Washington University, Foggy Bottom seamlessly blends academic energy with cultural attractions, including the renowned Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This neighborhood offers a mix of historic sites and modern amenities, making it a lively, yet sophisticated area to explore.

 

H Street Corridor
Once a hub for streetcar transit, H Street Corridor has reinvented itself as a trendy enclave known for its nightlife, unique eateries, and the annual H Street Festival, which celebrates the area’s eclectic spirit with music, art, and performances.

 

Logan Circle
An epicenter of revitalization, Logan Circle features beautifully restored Victorian homes, boutique shops, and a burgeoning food scene. The 14th Street corridor is particularly known for its trendy restaurants, bars, and vibrant nightlife, making it a popular destination for young professionals and creatives.

 

Capitol Riverfront
Located along the Anacostia River, Capitol Riverfront has rapidly developed into a hotspot for outdoor activities and entertainment. It’s home to Nationals Park, where baseball fans can catch a game, and Yards Park, which offers green spaces, water features, and seasonal events.

 

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A day trip from Washington, D.C. opens up opportunities to explore a variety of exciting and picturesque destinations, perfect for a refreshing escape from the city. Here are our top recommendations:

 

One popular choice is Alexandria, Virginia, just a short drive or metro ride away. Steeped in history, Old Town Alexandria boasts charming cobblestone streets, well-preserved 18th-century buildings, and waterfront views along the Potomac River. Visitors can explore the Torpedo Factory Art Center, dine at renowned restaurants, and browse unique boutiques.

 

Another delightful option is Mount Vernon, George Washington's historic estate located about 15 miles south of D.C. This beautifully preserved plantation offers guided tours of the mansion, lush gardens, and educational exhibits that bring the first president's life and legacy to vivid detail. The scenic grounds also provide stunning views of the Potomac River.

 

For nature lovers, Great Falls Park is an ideal destination. Located about 30 minutes from D.C., this national park features breathtaking waterfalls and rugged landscapes along the Potomac River. With numerous hiking trails and picnic spots, it’s perfect for outdoor enthusiasts seeking adventure and relaxation.

 

Finally, consider a visit to Annapolis, Maryland, just an hour away. Known for its maritime heritage, Annapolis is home to the U.S. Naval Academy and offers scenic boat tours, seafood dining, and charming streets filled with colonial-era architecture.

 

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Washington Hotels Frequently Asked Questions

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Absolutely! Many of the IHG hotels in Washington offer family-friendly amenities such as connecting rooms and kids' menus. Check with the individual hotel for more information about their family-friendly offerings.

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Yes, many IHG hotels in Washington are pet-friendly and welcome furry friends! Some hotels offer pet amenities, including pet beds and treats as well as information about pet relief areas. Select hotels may charge additional fees per pet staying at the hotel.  For more information on hotel specific pet policies,. visit the amenities page on the hotel's website.

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Many of the IHG hotels in Washington offer complimentary breakfast. Check the hotel's website to find out more details as they may vary by brand and locations.

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IHG Hotels offer a variety of amenities such as free Wi-Fi, fitness centers, business centers, restaurants/bars, swimming pools, and much more! Check the hotel's amenities page on their website for more information on the specific amenities offered.

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Many IHG hotels offer complimentary self parking, however, parking costs may vary by hotel and location. Some hotels may include parking as part of their stay package, while others may charge an additional daily fee. Check the hotel's amenities page on their website for more information on their parking policies.

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You can find discounted rates on select IHG hotels in Washington by visiting the hotel website's offers page for property-specific deals or the last minute deals page for IHG partner deals and perks around the world. Additionally, many of the hotels offer special packages and promotions throughout the year. Learn more about IHG's Best Price Guarantee.

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IHG One Rewards Loyalty Program is designed to make it easier for guests to earn and redeem points. There are 5 tiers of member benefits, starting with Club Member, Sliver Elite, Gold Elite, Platinum Elite and the highest tier being Diamond Elite. You can earn Diamond Elite status by staying 70 qualified nights or earning 120,000 qualified points in a calendar year. Learn more about IHG® One Rewards Loyalty Program

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Yes, most hotels have a minimum age requirement of 18 years old to check-in without an adult present. However, some hotels may allow guests under the age of 18 to check-in if they are accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. Check the hotel's website or contact the hotel directly for more information on their specific age requirements.

Washington Hotels Information
IHG hotels in Washington 60
Total IHG hotel rooms in Washington 4,114
Washington hotel average price range $163.62–$229.57 USD per night
Total Washington hotel reviews 37,485
IHG Washington hotels average review rating 4.31