Washington, MD

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United States Capitol showing an administrative buidling, heritage architecture and autumn leaves
Visit the nation’s capital to admire presidential monuments, tour fascinating museums, watch professional sports and see modern history being created.

Washington D.C. is an important destination to learn about the U.S., its historic past and eventful present. Tour monuments and museums and appreciate nonpolitical aspects of this impressive city.

The National Mall and Memorial Parks is a good place to begin, with a 2-mile (3-kilometer) stretch of attractions. Stand on the steps of the Lincoln Monument and remember Lincoln’s actions in freeing slaves and establishing a path to race equality in the U.S. Gaze over the reflecting pool to see the tall Washington Monument for the nation’s first president at the center of the mall and the dome of the U.S. Capitol in the distance.

View poignant memorials recognizing American veterans of the Vietnam War, Korean War and World War II near the reflecting pool. Monuments to Franklin Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King, Jr. surround the Tidal Pool just south of the mall. Take a paddleboat across the water for different monument perspectives. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is just east.

The Smithsonian has 13 sites along or near the National Mall. Stop at the Smithsonian Castle visitor center to plan your days of exploration, whatever your interests. Among the options are the Air and Space Museum, the Natural History Museum, the American History Museum, the American Indian Museum, the African American History and Culture Museum and the African Art Museum.

North of the National Mall is the president’s residence, the White House. For tours of the White House or observations of sessions in the U.S. Capitol, contact your member of congress or country embassy well in advance of your trip to D.C.

Other attractions in Washington D.C. include the National Gallery of Art, the Newseum, filled with interactive stories about freedom and free expression, and the Library of Congress, recognized as the world’s largest library. Ford’s Theatre, where Lincoln was assassinated, is now a working theater. Enjoy outstanding performances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. See professional football, baseball, hockey and basketball in nearby venues.

Where to stay in Washington

Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol
Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol
3 out of 5
33 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC, 20002
The price is ¥17,549 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Washington. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
3.7/5 Good! (964 reviews)
"The hotel is nice and the room has ceiling to floor glass wall. The room is large with a sittibg area abd L-shape couch. It provides free breakfast with good quality. The locarion is good and close to a metro station. The noise from the street is a problem since it is a major street connecting to ..."

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol
YOTEL Washington DC
YOTEL Washington DC
4 out of 5
415 New Jersey Ave Nw, Washington, DC, 20001
The price is ¥21,807 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in Washington. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (358 reviews)
"This hotel was very nice and really updated. The lobby had a really cool design and there is a restaurant there too. The rooftop pool was a little small but the area on the roof was nice. It is very close to all the major site you want to see. The capital building is across the street. The rooms ..."

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

YOTEL Washington DC
Washington Plaza
Washington Plaza
4 out of 5
10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC, 20005
The price is ¥18,868 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Washington. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bar in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,942 reviews)
"Excellent staff and beautiful pool. A bit dated, but walkable to the Mall and other sites. A great family hotel for a trip to DC"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Washington Plaza
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
YOTEL Washington DC
YOTEL Washington DC
4 out of 5
415 New Jersey Ave Nw, Washington, DC, 20001
The price is ¥21,807 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in Washington. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (358 reviews)
"This hotel was very nice and really updated. The lobby had a really cool design and there is a restaurant there too. The rooftop pool was a little small but the area on the roof was nice. It is very close to all the major site you want to see. The capital building is across the street. The rooms ..."

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

YOTEL Washington DC
Hotel Washington
Hotel Washington
4.5 out of 5
515 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20004
The price is ¥32,190 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Washington. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (496 reviews)
"Loves the outdoor space! Great location!"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Hotel Washington
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Omni Shoreham Hotel
4 out of 5
2500 Calvert St Nw, Washington, DC, 20008
The price is ¥21,869 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Washington. Enjoy breakfast, WiFi, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,127 reviews)
"The hotel was clean and comfortable, and I appreciated the helpful and pleasant staff."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Omni Shoreham Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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