Washington Trip

Where to stay in Washington

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Top hotels in Washington

Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South
Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South
2.5 out of 5
5821 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs5,615 per night from 25 Dec to 25 Dec
4.3/5 Excellent! (965 reviews)
"The property was very nice all around."

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South
Cambria Hotel Washington D.C. Capitol Riverfront
Cambria Hotel Washington D.C. Capitol Riverfront
3 out of 5
69 Q STREET SW, Washington, DC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs7,891 per night from 21 Dec to 21 Dec
3.9/5 Good! (157 reviews)
"The hotel itself is nice, spacious rooms, updated and very modern. Staff was attentive. Only downfall is the parking situation. Valet is $45 per night or you can drive around the block and hope to find parking. There is massive construction all over and nothing within walking distance. It is pretty ..."

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2021

Cambria Hotel Washington D.C. Capitol Riverfront
Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
3 out of 5
400 E Street SW, Washington, DC
Fully refundable
The price is Rs10,476 per night from 17 Dec to 17 Dec
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,241 reviews)
"It went great, cleanliness was the only issue. We found a nail on the couch and some trash under the couch. Other than that everything was great, we enjoyed the free breakfast and staying here for 3 nights."

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2021

Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
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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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