Washington DC City Breaks
There are so many attractions packed into the USA's capital city it is hard to know where to start.
In Washington, try wandering round the National Mall, which is surrounded by the Smithsonian Museums - including the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Air and Space Museum. The National Mall is watched over at one end by the Capitol Building and, at the other by the grand Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool. In return the tall Washington Monument looks over the Mall and the White House. It is here in the Mall that you can also find the haunting Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean Veterans Memorial. The statue of Thomas Jefferson stands in a rotunda overlooking the Tidal Basin and bronze statues of Franklin D Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor are also nearby. Across the river in Arlington and only a short metro stop away you will find the Arlington Cemetery - the site of the Kennedy graves. Spend the evening in one of the many restaurants in Foggy Bottom or Georgetown with its Colonial architecture and great shopping or simply stroll along the banks of the Potomac River.
Some of our favourite hotels in Washington DC
Renaissance Mayflower Hotel: A traditional European-style hotel, the Renaissance is conveniently located 4 blocks from the White House and close to museums, national monuments, restaurants, and shopping districts.
Hotel Rouge: Located on Embassy Row, just 5 blocks away from the White House and 1 mile from Union Station, Hotel Rouge is high tech and playful. You'll find attentive service at this luxury hotel. This property features tennis courts and a fitness club.
Capitol Hill Hotel: Elegant and intimate, Capitol Hill Hotel is in the heart of the nation’s capital, tucked away amidst the charming brick rowhouses of a residential neighborhood yet just a short walk away from Washington’s most important sites, including the Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and the National Mall. The hotel effortlessly blends classic Federal style with chic modernity.
Dupont Circle Hotel: With a thrilling position on Dupont Circle in the heart of Washington DC, moments from the city’s historic sights including the National Mall and the Smithsonian Museums, The Dupont Circle hotel is a landmark in itself, and exceptionally placed for those looking to savour this architecturally striking neighborhood and city.
Loews Madison Hotel: This centrally located luxury hotel in Downtown Washington, D.C. is the ideal combination of historic charm and modern style. Steps from K Street and minutes from the White House, Loews Madison Hotel offers exceptional accommodations close to the most coveted destinations in Washington, D.C.