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Red Lion Hotel Arlington Rosslyn Iwo Jima

Red Lion Hotel Arlington Rosslyn Iwo Jima

1501 Arlington Blvd, Arlington 22209

2.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (2,945 reviews)

Located in Rosslyn, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Fort Myer, Arlington National Cemetery and Iwo Jima Memorial. …

SGD69
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill 20745

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (936 reviews)

This Four Diamond property is located on the river just 20 minutes from Downtown DC. Situated in National Harbor's waterfront …

SGD255
Washington Plaza

Washington Plaza

10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington 20005

3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (7,841 reviews)

Ideally located on Thomas Circle, near Massachusetts Avenue in the heart of Washington DC, this Kennedy-era hotel is 0.3 mile …

SGD117
The Watergate Hotel

The Watergate Hotel

2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington 20037

5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (169 reviews)

Located in Foggy Bottom, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of George Washington University and Georgetown …

SGD244
The Hamilton Crowne Plaza - Washington DC

The Hamilton Crowne Plaza - Washington DC

1001 14th St NW, Washington 20005

3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (2,021 reviews)

This hotel is 5 blocks from the White House and 8 blocks from the National Mall. The Washington Monument, National World Wa …

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Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel

Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel

900 S Orme St, Arlington 22204

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (3,879 reviews)

Just off Interstate 395 and 1 mile from Washington DC, the Sheraton overlooks the Pentagon and the Washington Monument; …

SGD118
Grand Hyatt Washington

Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H Street NW, Washington 20001

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (5,171 reviews)

This Washington hotel sits just 4 blocks from the Verizon center, 6 blocks from the White House and just 7 blocks from the …

SGD148
POD DC

POD DC

627 H Street NW, Washington 20001

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (468 reviews)

Located in Chinatown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Verizon Center and Ford's Theater. White House and United …

SGD103
Loews Madison Hotel

Loews Madison Hotel

1177 15th Street NW, Washington 20005

4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,934 reviews)

Just 1 mile from the Smithsonian museums, this hotel on M Street, near downtown Washington DC, is well situated for …

SGD152
Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle

Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle

1731 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Washington 20009

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (2,200 reviews)

Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle is in Washington, DC’s city center, a 9-minute stroll from historic Dupont Circle. Guests …

SGD135

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About Washington

Washington DC, or just DC to the locals, evokes a wealth of iconic, powerful images. As the seat of government in the United States and home to the White House, the Senate, and the Supreme Court of the United States, the city is rarely absent from newspapers and television screens.

As with New York one might experience a sense of knowing Washington before setting foot in the city, but the American capital offers much more than the headquarters of federal power. Washington is a city of contrasts where poor ghettos exist only blocks away from the Senate. The city has a long and sometimes turbulent history, which reaches far beyond the familiar images of today.

Home of American history

While Washington's governmental buildings should certainly be on any holiday itinerary they should not be the only items you visit. The National Mall, a two-mile stretch between the capital and the Lincoln Monument features more than a dozen museums and galleries including the National Gallery of Art and the National Museum of the American Indian.

The nearby National Museum of American History tells the story of a still relatively young nation, and its location could not be more appropriate; it was here that the words 'I have a Dream' were uttered by Martin Luther King, Jr. It was also here that thousands protested against the Vietnam and later the Iraq War, and Al Gore launched the Live Earth concerts to raise awareness of climate change.

From C to Z street

As Washington DC is laid out in a grid pattern of numbered and lettered streets split up into four quadrants (NE, SE, NW, and SW), it's easy to find your way around. Most sights are within walking distance from the Obelisk, which stands tall in the center of the city. However, if you want to see more, it's a good idea to get a metro ticket or a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing pass. If you really want to dedicate yourself to the sights, especially those that are a little off the beaten track, opt for a professionally guided two-day tour, or get a city pass, which includes sights such as the International Spy Museum.

A multi-cultured city

While many would argue that New York is the USA's capital of culture, Washington DC more than holds its own against the Big Apple. There are several cultural institutions of nationwide importance, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington National Opera.

Given the diverse make-up of the United States it's not surprising to learn that the cultural scene in the capital is the product of many nations. Migrants have come to live here since DC was founded in 1877, bringing suitcases filled with music, arts, and traditions. As a result, there is a diverse mixture of entertainment and restaurant options, from the music clubs and bars in the Adams Morgan and Shaw districts, Dupont Circle and the Penn Quarter, to the emerging nightlife precinct of the H Street Corridor.

Home of American history

While Washington's governmental buildings should certainly be on any holiday itinerary they should not be the only items you visit. The National Mall, a two-mile stretch between the capital and the Lincoln Monument features more than a dozen museums and galleries including the National Gallery of Art and the National Museum of the American Indian.

The nearby National Museum of American History tells the story of a still relatively young nation, and its location could not be more appropriate; it was here that the words 'I have a Dream' were uttered by Martin Luther King, Jr. It was also here that thousands protested against the Vietnam and later the Iraq War, and Al Gore launched the Live Earth concerts to raise awareness of climate change.

From C to Z street

As Washington DC is laid out in a grid pattern of numbered and lettered streets split up into four quadrants (NE, SE, NW, and SW), it's easy to find your way around. Most sights are within walking distance from the Obelisk, which stands tall in the center of the city. However, if you want to see more, it's a good idea to get a metro ticket or a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing pass. If you really want to dedicate yourself to the sights, especially those that are a little off the beaten track, opt for a professionally guided two-day tour, or get a city pass, which includes sights such as the International Spy Museum.

A multi-cultured city

While many would argue that New York is the USA's capital of culture, Washington DC more than holds its own against the Big Apple. There are several cultural institutions of nationwide importance, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington National Opera.

Given the diverse make-up of the United States it's not surprising to learn that the cultural scene in the capital is the product of many nations. Migrants have come to live here since DC was founded in 1877, bringing suitcases filled with music, arts, and traditions. As a result, there is a diverse mixture of entertainment and restaurant options, from the music clubs and bars in the Adams Morgan and Shaw districts, Dupont Circle and the Penn Quarter, to the emerging nightlife precinct of the H Street Corridor.