Washington DC

Washington DC, photo by Slowking4
Washington DC (photo by Slowking4)
 

Washington, D.C.(or simply DC) is the capital of the U.S. and seat of its three branches of government. It is an independent federal district, located on the Potomac River between Maryland and Virgina.

The city is well known for its iconic landmarks, including the White House and memorials to several presidents and wars. Connecting most sites is The Mall, a unique National Park that stretches for several miles in central DC and includes most landmarks.

The city has a collection of free public museums, most of them led by the Smithsonian, that are unparalleled in size and scope.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
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Chevy Chase House

Chevy Chase House is a holiday home situated in Washington, 2.5 km from Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Offering free private parking, the holiday home is 6 km from Phillips Collection. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$400

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Ledroit Park/Bloomingdale - 2 BR Family-Friendly

Located 1.6 km from Washington Convention Center, Ledroit Park/Bloomingdale - 2 BR Family-Friendly offers accommodation in Washington. The apartment is 2.8 km from Newseum. Free WiFi is provided . Average score from 109 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$200

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10 Street House

Situated in Washington, this holiday home is located 700 metres from Washington Convention Center. The holiday home is 1.7 km from White House. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$350

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The Mile High Penthouse Suite

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and barbecue, The Mile High Penthouse Suite is set in Washington in the District of Columbia Region, 1 km from White House. The accommodation boasts a spa bath. Washington Convention Center is 1 km from the property. Average score from 322 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$534

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Downtown House by Howard University

Downtown House by Howard University is a holiday home with a barbecue, located in Washington in the District of Columbia Region. The property boasts views of the city and is 1.3 km from Washington Convention Center. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$350

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
The Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City

The Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City

This 5-star Arlington hotel is within a 10-minute drive of Washington, D.C. The hotel offers an on-site restaurant and modern guest rooms with flat-screen TVs. Average score from 372 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$199 - $569

 
$1999.2
Ledroit Park/Bloomingdale - 2 BR Family-Friendly

Ledroit Park/Bloomingdale - 2 BR Family-Friendly

Located 1.6 km from Washington Convention Center, Ledroit Park/Bloomingdale - 2 BR Family-Friendly offers accommodation in Washington. The apartment is 2.8 km from Newseum. Free WiFi is provided . Average score from 109 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$200

$2009.2
Luxury 2 Bed Apartment with Capitol View

Luxury 2 Bed Apartment with Capitol View

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Luxury 2 Bed Apartment with Capitol View is situated in Washington, 500 metres from Washington Convention Center. National Gallery of Art is 1.3 km from the property. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$224

$2249.2
Madison Hospitality at Gramercy at Metropolitan

Madison Hospitality at Gramercy at Metropolitan

Located 10 minutes’ drive from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, this property boasts an outdoor pool and apartments with a balcony. Central Washington, D.C. is 3 miles away. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$199

$1998.9
Kimpton George Hotel

Kimpton George Hotel

Just steps from Union Station, this hotel offers on-site dining and a complimentary wine reception each evening. A flat-screen TV with cable is featured in all rooms. The White House is 2 miles away. Average score from 201 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$199

 
$1998.9
Rhode Island Ave Home!!

Rhode Island Ave Home!!

Set in Washington in the District of Columbia Region, this holiday home is 1.8 km from Washington Convention Center. The unit is 2.9 km from National Gallery of Art, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 918 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$250

$2508.9
Parkside Home!!

Parkside Home!!

Parkside Home!! is a holiday home located in Washington and featuring a garden with a barbecue. The holiday home features air conditioning and free WiFi. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, as well as a coffee... Average score from 4 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$275

$2758.9
Arlington Fully Furnished Apartments in Crystal City

Arlington Fully Furnished Apartments in Crystal City

Offering a garden and outdoor pool, Arlington Fully Furnished Apartments in Crystal City is situated in Arlington, 3.4 km from Arlington Cemetery. US Marine Corps War Memorial is 4.2 km away. Free WiFi is offered . Average score from 397 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$199

$1998.8
Foggy Bottom Condo

Foggy Bottom Condo

Foggy Bottom Condo offers pet-friendly accommodation in Washington, 800 metres from White House. The air-conditioned unit is 900 metres from Lincoln Memorial. Free WiFi is available . A dishwasher and an oven can be found in the kitchen. Average score from 62 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$245

$2458.6
Crystal City 2 Bed 2 Bath Balcony!

Crystal City 2 Bed 2 Bath Balcony!

Located 5 km from Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, this apartment features a terrace. This apartment features an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. A dishwasher, an oven and a microwave can be found in the... Average score from 10 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$265

$2658.6
Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown

Centrally located in Washington, D.C., this hotel is just 3 blocks from the White House and 1 mile from the National Mall. It offers spacious guestrooms with free Wi-Fi. Average score from 727 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$179 - $9999

 
$1798.5
Pentagon City Luxury Apartment

Pentagon City Luxury Apartment

Located in Arlington, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi. Pentagon City Luxury Apartment features views of the city and is 2.7 km from Arlington Cemetery. Towels and bed linen are offered in this apartment. Average score from 422 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$185

$1858.5
BPR Hospitality on Meridian Park

BPR Hospitality on Meridian Park

Set 1.3 km from Phillips Collection in Washington, this apartment features a garden with a sun terrace. The air-conditioned unit is 1.9 km from Washington Convention Center. Free WiFi is offered . The kitchen comes with a dishwasher. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$213

$2138.3
BridgeStreet at The Bartlett

BridgeStreet at The Bartlett

Featuring free WiFi, BridgeStreet at The Bartlett offers accommodation in Arlington. Arlington Cemetery is 2.5 km from the property. The accommodation is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$188

$1888.2
Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol

Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol

Featuring a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and on-site dining, Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capital is located in the NoMa neighbourhood of Washington D.C., just 2.7 km from The White House. Average score from 485 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$189

 
$1898.2
Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel

Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Washington, 4 minutes' walk from Logan Circle. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Private parking is available on site. Average score from 459 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$209

 
$2098.1
Luxury Condo by the Pentagon

Luxury Condo by the Pentagon

Set 2.7 km from Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, this apartment features an outdoor pool. The property features views of the city and is 3.5 km from US Marine Corps War Memorial. Free WiFi is featured . The kitchen has a dishwasher. Average score from 79 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$180

$1808.0

Highlights:

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks
Historical landmarks include the White House, the US Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial.
Museums
The city has a vast number of free public museums, led by the Smithsonian.
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Unusual Local Feature
The National Mall. This is a unique National Park, filled with an intense concentration of monuments, memorials, museums, and monumental government buildings, including the White House and Congress.
Also of Interest:
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Global City
Theater
Music
Visual Arts
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Parks, Gardens, Zoos
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