Washington Trip

Top hotels in Washington

Holiday Inn National Airport/Crystal City, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn National Airport/Crystal City, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2650 Richmond Highway, Arlington, VA
Fully refundable
The price is Rs7,078 per night from 22 Oct to 22 Oct
3.9/5 Good! (961 reviews)
"staff not friendly everything else was good. shuttle drivers were good"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2021

Holiday Inn National Airport/Crystal City, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Washington Capitol - Natl Mall, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Washington Capitol - Natl Mall, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
550 C St SW, Washington, DC
Fully refundable
The price is Rs9,784 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,984 reviews)
"It was in a convenient location. Our room was sorely in need of the carpet being clean."

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2021

Holiday Inn Washington Capitol - Natl Mall, an IHG Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Washington Downtown/Convention Center
Courtyard by Marriott Washington Downtown/Convention Center
3 out of 5
901 L Street NW, Washington, DC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs10,770 per night from 28 Oct to 28 Oct
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,150 reviews)
"Excellent location, near the convention center. Restaurant needs to open til later, 9 pm is to early"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Washington Downtown/Convention Center
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Washington DC Holiday Packages

National treasures, American history and international politics take centre stage in the U.S. capital city. 

Washington D.C., or “D.C.” as locals call it, was founded in 1791. As the epicenter of American politics, a visit to the nation’s capital isn’t complete without a trip to the White House. This is where America’s presidents have lived and worked for more than two centuries. Next door is the National Mall where you’ll find many of the country’s most revered landmarks. You can’t miss the towering Washington Monument, a 555-foot (169-metre) marble obelisk. Make your way up to the elevated U.S. Capitol Building for a breath-taking view across the Reflecting Pool towards the Lincoln Memorial. It was here that crowds gathered for Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

The National Mall showcases tributes to the nation’s patriots and heroes. These include the Korean War Veterans Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and World War II Memorial. It’s also home to the U.S. Botanic Garden and the National Gallery of Art. The revered Smithsonian Institute, the world’s largest museum and research complex, has most of its 19 exhibit halls on the mall. These include the National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum. Use the wide, tree-lined sidewalks around the mall to explore the sights on foot or by hired bike. 

Public transportation in D.C. is fast and easy. The DC Circulator bus stops in a number of districts, including Rosslyn, which is close to the Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon and the Iwo Jima Memorial. In the historic district of Georgetown you’ll find 18th-century architecture and modern-day shops and cafes. For nighttime entertainment, head to the U Street Corridor in the Shaw neighbourhood where jazz legend Duke Ellington used to play nightly.

Washington D.C. hosts many lively festivals year round. Join in one the nation’s largest Independence Day celebrations on July 4. Each April film buffs from around the world enjoy the Washington DC International Film Festival. Music lovers gather every June for the DC Jazz Festival. The city also has a thriving theatre scene. See a live stage show at The National Theatre, walking distance from the White House. The Shakespeare Theatre Company gives free performances throughout the year at the Sidney Harman Hall in Downtown D.C.

Be prepared for humid weather in summer and snowfall in winter. Visit Washington D.C. in spring and you may be lucky enough to catch one of the city’s most spectacular displays: for just a few days in March or April, some 1,600 cherry trees around the Tidal Basin burst into bloom.

Best time to visit Washington, D.C.

Peak Season: From March through June, expect higher rates as tourists flock to the city for the cherry blossoms and Congress finishes up its session.

Value Season: September and December are your best bets for great hotel deals and shorter lines. July and August are also good for travel bargains, but expect humid weather.

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