Things to do in Washington D.C.
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Scroll below to explore the many things to do in Washington D.C.
The White House
Distance: 0.8 miles
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
One of our nation's most iconic, historic buildings and one of the top things to do in Washington D.C., take a visit to the White House, the official residence and workplace of the president of the United States. Counting the Oval Office and the Rose Garden among its famous features, it remains the only private residence of a head of state open free of charge to the public. Experience the history and art of the White House through its different tours and events all year round.
International Spy Museum
Distance: 1.2 miles
800 F St NW, Washington, DC
Delve into the methodologies of human intelligence and espionage when you visit the International Spy Museum, one of the unique things to do in Washington D.C. This museum is dedicated to the tradecraft, history and contemporary role of espionage, featuring the largest collection of international espionage artifacts currently on public display. You will learn about the roles of spies and the impact they have made on our world's history.
Distance: 1.2 miles
601 F St NW, Washington, D.C.
The Verizon Center is a 20,000 seat state-of-the-art sports and entertainment facility. The venue is home to popular professional basketball and hockey teams, attracting a range of visitors, adults and children alike. The sporting events, concerts, family shows, trade shows, and special events hosted at the Verizon Center are always top must-see things to do in Washington D.C.
Distance: 1.9 miles
Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, D.C.
Located on the western end of the National Mall and across from the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated to the 16th president of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln. The building is in the form of a Greek temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln. The memorial has been a center for race relations and has been the site of many iconic speeches such as Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Distance: 2.2 miles
600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C.
Home to the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) aims to educate and inspire its audiences of the importance of flight to humanity. One of the top visited museums in the world, the National Air and Space Museum welcomes millions of visitors, families and aviation aficionados annually.
Distance: 2.3 miles
13 E Basin Dr SW, Washington, D.C.
Modeled after the Pantheon in Rome, the Jefferson Memorial is America's foremost to our third president. Dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, one of the most important of the American Founding Fathers as the main drafter and writer of the Declaration of Independence, to name a few, this memorial stands in a straight line with the White House on the south end of the Tidal Basin.
Smithsonian National Zoo
Distance: 2.3 miles
3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
A fun-filled afternoon for the entire family awaits. While visiting D.C. with the family, make a stop at the National Zoo for a unique experience. Home to over 400 species, the National Zoo boasts a wide variety of animals including world-renowned pandas. The Smithsonian National Zoo is one of the things to do in Washington D.C. that the whole family will love.
Arlington National Cemetery
Distance: 3.9 miles
Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium, Fort Myer, VA
Located across the Potomac River from Washington D.C., the Arlington National Cemetery is just a short drive from the hotel. The rolling hills of this cemetery are the final resting place of thousands of active duty service members, veterans and families. This impressive landscape serves as a tribute to the service and sacrifice of every individual laid to rest on its grounds.
Local Area and Directions
- The White House
- Arlington National Cemetery
- International Spy Museum
- Jefferson Memorial
- Lincoln Memorial
- Ronald Regan Airport
- Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
- Smithsonian National Zoo
- Union Station Terminal
- Verizon Center