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What to do in Washington, DC

Washington overview

Washington is special for its historical sites, museums, and parks, and known for its monuments and college atmosphere. You'll enjoy the abundant bar and dining choices. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of George Washington University and Georgetown University. Make plans to visit the popular Ford's Theater and White House. Washington is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Washington

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Washington can comfortably accommodate all visitors. There are 674 hotels in the Washington area and you can shop as many as 147 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 50%.
  • • 108 2-star hotels with an average price of $59 per night
  • • 308 3-star hotels with an average price of $84 per night
  • • 202 4-star hotels with an average price of $94 per night
  • • 20 5-star hotels with an average price of $179 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 206566 user reviews of Washington hotels:
  • • Weichert Suites at Andover House (Downtown Washington D.C.)
  • • Global Luxury Suites at The Convention Center (Downtown Washington D.C.)
  • • Heaven on Washington - Heart of the City (Downtown Washington D.C.)
  • • Weichert Suites at the Newseum (Downtown Washington D.C.)
  • • The Jefferson (Dupont Circle)

How to get to Washington

Fly in to Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from downtown Washington. Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 23.5 mi (37.9 km) away. Washington Union Station is the closest train station.

Metro stations include:
  • • 7th St. Convention Center Station
  • • Gallaudet U Station
  • • Shaw Station

What to see around Washington

The area's local highlights include its museums and places like:
  • • Civilian Art Projects
  • • Historical Society of Washington D.C.
  • • Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum
  • • National Building Museum
  • • National Postal Museum
If you're interested in historical sites or monuments, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Victims of Communism Memorial
  • • Friendship Arch
  • • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
  • • Columbus Memorial Fountain
  • • Columbus Circle
It's notable for its parks and favorite places for nature lovers that include:
  • • Franklin Square
  • • Freedom Plaza
  • • United States Botanic Garden
  • • Ellipse
  • • Lafayette Park
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Ford's Theater
  • • United States Capitol
  • • White House
  • • Washington Monument
  • • George Washington University

When to visit Washington

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 61°F day, 28°F night
  • • April-June: 88°F day, 42°F night
  • • July-September: 89°F day, 57°F night
  • • October-December: 74°F day, 29°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 8.9 inches
  • • April-June: 10.8 inches
  • • July-September: 10.4 inches
  • • October-December: 9.6 inches

Washington travel guides

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