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Your Washington DC vacation

Washington, D.C. is unique among U.S. cities. Not only is it the nation’s capital, but also a vibrant metropolis home to diverse neighborhoods, fantastic restaurants, and the U Street Corridor’s lively nightlife. Architecture buffs will find a seemingly endless array of monuments and notable buildings from Capitol Hill to Foggy Bottom, and styles range from Gothic to Modern. Those looking for Washington, D.C. vacations on a budget can enjoy free admission to more museums than can fit in one day’s itinerary. Must-sees include the White House, the National Air and Space Museum, and the Washington Monument/Lincoln Memorial.

Your Washington DC vacation

Washington, D.C. is unique among U.S. cities. Not only is it the nation’s capital, but also a vibrant metropolis home to diverse neighborhoods, fantastic restaurants, and the U Street Corridor’s lively nightlife. Architecture buffs will find a seemingly endless array of monuments and notable buildings from Capitol Hill to Foggy Bottom, and styles range from Gothic to Modern. Those looking for Washington, D.C. vacations on a budget can enjoy free admission to more museums than can fit in one day’s itinerary. Must-sees include the White House, the National Air and Space Museum, and the Washington Monument/Lincoln Memorial.

Your Washington, DC vacation

Home to national treasures and political hopefuls, Washington, DC is the perfect vacation destination. Savor only-in-DC experiences like a moonlight tour of the monuments, paddle boating in the Tidal Basin, or discovering lunar rock at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Plan your Washington, DC vacation during summer when the city buzzes with festivals, free concerts, outdoor movie screenings and more.

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Washington Plaza Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 642 reviews
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 business travelers.  The hotel has a large, landscaped outdoor pool.  Guests appreciate the relaxed, casual ambience throughout the hotel. A number of restaurants are nearby, and the hotel has a restaurant and lounge for those who prefer to stay in for the night. Highlights Outdoor pool Fitness centerGarage parking RoomsEach of the 340 rooms and suites features modern decor, warm colors and sleek lines. Junior suites have a large guest room with sitting area. Relax in the room with a movie, room service from the No. Ten Restaurant, and high-speed Internet access (fees apply). Single, double, triple or quad occupancy rooms include coffee maker, iron and ironing board, alarm clock and hairdryer. FeaturesThe outdoor pool lures guests during the humid D.C. summer, with plenty of lounge chairs and poolside dining. Keep up your workout routine at the fitness center. Visit the hotel's full-service No. Ten Thomas Restaurant, where guests dine on American cuisine. Sit by the fireplace and enjoy a nightcap at The International, an on-site lounge. There is 12,000 square feet of meeting space with catering service and audio-visual equipment available. Transportation Farragut North Metro stop (0.4 miles)Regan National Airport (4 miles)Dulles International Airport (23 miles)Baltimore Washington International Airport (27 miles) Attractions The White House (0.6 mi/ 0.9 km)Dupont Circle (0.7 mi/ 1.1 km)The National Mall (1 mi/ 1.6 km)Washington Monument (1.1 mi/ 1.8 km)Georgetown (1.5 mi/ 2.5 km)United States Capitol (1.6 mi/ 2.6 km)World War II Memorial (1.7 mi/ 2 km)Library of Congress (1.9 mi/ 3.1 km)Lincoln Memorial (2 mi/ 2.4 km) Business 12,000 square feet of meeting spaceBusiness center Policies and feesThe hotel charges $25 USD per day plus 18% tax for Self parking and $30 USD per day plus 18% tax for Valet Parking.The outdoor pool will open on 24 May 2014.
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State Plaza Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1364 reviews
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 near the international and federal business districts makes it ideal for government or business guests. The spacious suites of the State Plaza Hotel have kitchens, desks, and high-speed internet. The helpful staff is always ready to advise guests about the hotel's services. The in-room spa services include facials and massages and there is also a fitness center on the premises. The F Street Bistro is an ideal venue for cocktails, dinner or lunch. For business guests, there is a 1,600 square foot meeting space consisting of three separate rooms, audiovisual equipment and tech support. For the leisure traveler, the hotel is close to national monuments, the White House, Georgetown University, the State Department, and Smithsonian Museums. Reasons to stay Ten minute walk to Foggy Bottom Metro Station Catering, secretarial and planning staff available Short walk to the World Bank, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Mall State Plaza Hotel RoomsThe generous suites at the State Plaza Hotel offer guests plenty of room to move and feature unassuming yet tasteful d├ęcor with a full selection of amenities. There are 239 well-furnished and spacious suites with fully fitted kitchens. There are eat-in kitchens in the 172 classic state room suites which have either a queen and a king bed, or two queen beds. The 17 junior suites feature sleeper sofas and sitting rooms, and the 41 plaza suites have a dining area, living room and kitchen. The plaza suites have one queen bed, one king bed or two queen beds, as well as a couch. Things to do nearby George Washington University (0.2 mi/0.4 km) National Academy of Sciences (0.3 mi/0.6 km) Corcoran Gallery of Art (0.3 mi/0.6 km) John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center (0.4 mi/0.7 km) Vietnam Veteran's Memorial (0.4 mi/0.7 km) National Mall (0.6 mi/0.9 km) Lincoln Memorial (0.6 mi/0.9 km) Georgetown (0.6 mi/0.9 km) World War II Memorial (0.6 mi/0.9 km) The White House (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
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The Dupont Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 366 reviews
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 bottom. Fresh, vibrant and cosmopolitan, The Dupont Circle Hotel caters to guests in modern rooms and suites, the French-inspired Cafe Dupont, 24-hour concierge services and meeting and event facilities that set the bar very high. European-style boulevards and America's most coveted national landmarks are all within walking distance. The hotel is completely non-smoking. HighlightsCentral location close to many attractions, restaurants and shopsChic guest rooms with flat-panel TVs and iPod docking stations24-hour fitness center Rooms Superior and deluxe guest rooms at The Dupont Circle Hotel don't skimp on style and comfort -- look for luxury linens, heated bathroom tiles, plantation shutters and ergonomic Eames-style seating. DiningCafe Dupont at The Dupont Circle Hotel draws on French themes to create a specialized menu utilizing fresh, organic produce from neighborhood markets. Enjoy a meal in the stylish dining room or the outdoor patio that showcases Dupont Circle. An original brunch choice is steamed mussels with chorizo cream. Bar Dupont revels in a seductive atmosphere, where the Dupont cosmo is a great starter before indulging in a prosciutto and brie baguette with fries dressed in truffle aioli. TransportationDupont Circle Metro Station (Across the street)Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (4.2 mi/6.8 km)Washington Dulles International Airport (21.9 mi/35.3 km) AttractionsThe Phillips Collection (0.2 mi/0.4 km)The White House (1 mi/1.6 km)Walter E. Washington Convention Center (1.2 mi/1.9 km)National Mall (1.5 mi/2.4 km)Capitol Hill (2.3 mi/3.7 km) Business24-hour business center Free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the hotel9,000 square feet of function spaceSweeping views at The Heights at Level Nine Policies and feesThe hotel pet policy only allows dogs 30 pounds and under to stay free of charge.
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Hotel Lombardy

3 stars
4.3 / 5 309 reviews
Foggy Bottom hotel with 1920s European elegance and modern amenitiesThe Hotel Lombardy was built in 1926 as an apartment building and retains its original character with 1920's decor and elegant interior design. Cafe Lombardy, a European-inspired bistro, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a children's menu. The Venetian Room Bar and Lounge charms guests with its cozy fireplace. Guests can indulge in a glass of wine or a cocktail and a bite to eat from the small plates menu. The hotel is between Georgetown and downtown D.C., and near George Washington University. Highlights Recognized as a Historic Hotel of America, with 1920s European decorThe Venetian Room Bar and Lounge serves wine and cocktails in an elegant setting with exquisite decor and fireplaceNear George Washington University Location The Hotel Lombardy is located on Pennsylvania Avenue in D.C.'s Foggy Bottom neighborhood and near George Washington University. The hotel is between Georgetown and downtown D.C., within walking distance of many museums and the White House. Rooms Rooms at the Hotel Lombardy have original art, Oriental rugs, chrome bathrooms, a stainless steel wet bar and luxury bedding. There are 20 suites with king bed and separate living room with a pull-out sofa bed. Features Cafe Lombardy serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a children's menu. The Venetian Room Bar and Lounge serves cocktails, wine and small plates. In-room spa services by Relax & Rejuvenate include massage, manicures, pedicures, facials, hair styling and make-up (fees apply). The on-site fitness room has cardio equipment. Guests receive complimentary passes to a nearby hotel pool during summer. High-speed Internet is complimentary. Valet parking is available (fees apply). Transportation Foggy Bottom Metro stop (0.2 mi/0.3 km)Regan National Airport (3.6 mi/ 5.8 km)Dulles International Airport (22 mi/ 36 km)Baltimore Washington International Airport (27 mi/ 44 km) Attractions Dupont Circle (0.5 mi/0.9 km)The White House (0.6 mi/1 km)Georgetown (0.8 mi/1.3 km)The National Mall (0.8 mi/ 1.3 km)Lincoln Memorial (0.8 mi/ 1.4 km) Washington Monument (1 mi/ 1.6 km)Smithsonian Institution (1.3 mi/ 2.2 km)United States Capitol (2 mi/ 3.3 km) Business Complimentary high-speed Internet1,500 square feet of meeting space
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Henley Park Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 236 reviews
Historic, boutique hotel in Penn Quarter near convention center The Henley Park Hotel was built in 1918 as the Tudor Hall Apartments. The historic hotel has long been a favorite of senators and congressmen. The distinct Tudor-style structure boasts leaded, stained glass windows and 118 exterior gargoyles. The Henley Park Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America, has antique furnishings and evokes a classy, elegant ambiance. Rooms are quaint with all the usual amenities. Suites have an extra living area and sitting room. The hotel is one block from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Highlights Historic building with stained glass windows and gargoylesOne block from the Walter E. Washington Convention CenterComplimentary high-speed Internet access in roomsTraditional afternoon English tea service Location The Henley Park Hotel is located in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of D.C. next to the convention center. The hotel is near Chinatown, the National Mall, central downtown and within blocks of the Metro. RoomsThe charming rooms of the Henley Park Hotel are decorated with warm colors and antique furniture. Every room offers plush robes, coffeemakers, luxurious bath products, fully stocked mini bars and 24-hour room service. FeaturesThe highlight of the Henley Park Hotel is its charming, historic space that reminds one of a quaint European inn. More modern amenities include complimentary wireless, high-speed Internet. The fitness room has a mix of cardio equipment. DiningThe Henley Park Hotel's restaurant, The Tavern at The Henley Park Hotel, serves gourmet New American cuisine and has an extensive wine list. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Wilkes room offers afternoon tea. Guests stop for a drink and light fare at the Blue Bar Cocktail Lounge. Transportation Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro stopRegan National AirportDulles International Airport Attractions Walter E. Washington Convention Center (0.1 mi/0.3 km)National Museum of Women in the Arts (0.2 mi/0.4 km)Gallery Place/Chinatown (0.4 mi/0.6 km)International Spy Museum (0.4 mi/0.7 km)The National Mall (0.7 mi/1.2 km)United States Capitol (1.2 mi/1.9 km)Union Station shops, restaurants, and Metro (1.1 mi/1.7 km) Business 24-hour business center Complimentary high-speed InternetComplimentary overnight shoeshine Policies and feesParking is valet only at a cost of $33 per night plus tax.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Los Angeles Washington DC Sat, Sep 6 - Sat, Sep 13 $344
San Francisco Washington DC Mon, Sep 22 - Wed, Sep 24 $389
Chicago Washington DC Wed, Sep 17 - Sat, Sep 20 $105
Atlanta Washington DC Tue, Aug 19 - Sat, Aug 23 $125
Orlando Washington DC Sat, Sep 13 - Sat, Sep 20 $145
Boston Washington DC Thu, Aug 14 - Tue, Aug 19 $151
Seattle Washington DC Tue, Sep 9 - Wed, Sep 17 $350
Denver Washington DC Thu, Aug 28 - Tue, Sep 16 $245
Dallas Washington DC Wed, Sep 10 - Tue, Sep 23 $237
Fort Lauderdale Washington DC Sun, Sep 14 - Sat, Sep 20 $165
San Diego Washington DC Sat, Sep 6 - Wed, Sep 10 $322
Houston Washington DC Tue, Aug 26 - Tue, Sep 2 $309
Tampa Washington DC Sat, Aug 23 - Sat, Aug 30 $145
New York Washington DC Fri, Sep 19 - Fri, Sep 26 $179
Miami Washington DC Thu, Aug 7 - Tue, Aug 12 $251
Portland Washington DC Tue, Aug 26 - Tue, Sep 9 $354
Kansas City Washington DC Wed, Sep 3 - Sat, Sep 6 $242
Minneapolis Washington DC Mon, Sep 8 - Fri, Sep 12 $145
Las Vegas Washington DC Sat, Sep 13 - Sun, Sep 21 $315
Phoenix Washington DC Sat, Sep 6 - Tue, Sep 9 $310
San Juan Washington DC Sun, Sep 7 - Sat, Sep 13 $304
New Orleans Washington DC Sat, Aug 30 - Tue, Sep 2 $209
San Jose Washington DC Thu, Aug 28 - Tue, Sep 2 $414
Ontario Washington DC Fri, Aug 29 - Mon, Sep 1 $373
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Insider tips for Washington DC travel

  • Eastern Market

    Go to the Eastern Market on the weekend for the fabulous flea market and its wealth of local arts and crafts.

  • C&O Canal

    The C&O Canal is the best place for go for a trail run, bike, or stroll for active tourists on Washington, D.C. vacations.

  • Darnell's Bar

    Enjoy a fun night out at Darnell's Bar on Florida Avenue, where music, drinks, and a great atmosphere are the standard.

  • Cocova

    Chocolate-lovers find bliss at Cocova, a classy shop whose signature truffles are simply scrumptious.

  • No Ten Circle

    Sample the delicious offerings at No Ten Circle, where fried and perfectly seasoned duck is a recommended specialty.

Washington DC highlights

  • Georgetown neighborhood

    The historic Georgetown neighborhood features exclusive relaxation at day spas such as Hela Spa.

  • Calle Florida

    Sightseeing tours of D.C.'s monuments and memorials are the easiest way to cover the essentials..

  • White House

    The White House is one of the world's most famous houses of government and a cannot-miss stop on Washington DC vacation itineraries..

  • National Mall

    The park at the National Mall is the site of concerts, festivals, and popular recreational activities year-round.

  • National Zoo

    The free-admission National Zoo boasts animals and reptiles from all over the globe, including the world-famous giant pandas Mei and Tai.

  • Potomac River

    Cruises along the Potomac River provide views of famous landmarks on both sides of the water.

  • Dupont Circle

    Dupont Circle is one of DC's trendiest areas and features excellent galleries, shops, restaurant, and bars. Try some immigrant-style Greek or Turkish dishes here.

  • The Observation Deck

    The Observation Deck of the Washington Monument offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area..

  • National Air and Space Museum

    The National Air and Space Museum is among the most popular museums in the U.S. and is a key stop during your Washington, D.C. travel..

  • Washington National Cathedral

    The Washington National Cathedral is the sixth-largest of its kind in the world and took 83 years to complete.

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