The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center


1400 M Street NW, Washington, DC, 20005, United States   •  Weather:   

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Convenient Access to the Best Things to do in Washington, D.C.

Things to do in Washington D.C. - Exterior

There is no shortage of interesting and exciting things to do in Washington, D.C. - and our hotel makes it easy for you to experience them all. 

The Westin
 Washington, D.C. City Center is ideally situated in the heart of the action, just a short distance from attractions including the White House and the Convention Center. We also offer close proximity to the National Mall, featuring the Lincoln Memorial and other world-famous landmarks. And arriving at our hotel is hassle-free, thanks to our seamless access to major transportation hubs such as Union Station and Ronald Reagan National Airport. Start planning your Washington, D.C. adventure today.

Things to do in Washington D.C. - The White House

The White House

Distance: 0.8 miles

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

A visit to this iconic, historic building should be at the top of your list of things to do in Washington D.C. The White House is the official home and workplace of the president of the United States, and is the only private residence of a head of state open free of charge to the public. Counting the Oval Office and the Rose Garden among its famous features, the White House offers tours and events all year round.

Things to do in Washington D.C. - International Spy Museum

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.

Things to do in Washington D.C. - Verizon Center

Verizon Center

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, attracting a range of visitors, adults and children alike. It's home to the NBA's Washington Wizards and the NHL's Washington Capitals - as well as concerts, family shows, trade shows, and special events.

Things to do in Washington D.C. - Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Distance: 1.9 miles

Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, D.C.

Head from our hotel to the National Mall to witness this impressive monument, which is designed to resemble a Greek temple and is dedicated to the nation's 16th President. The centerpiece of the memorial is a nearly 20-foot tall statue of Abraham Lincoln, designed by sculptor Daniel Chester French. The Lincoln Memorial has evolved as a symbol of the country's race relations; Martin Luther King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech from here.

Things to do in Washington D.C. - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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.

Things to do in Washington D.C. - Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial

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.

Things to do in Washington D.C. - Smithsonian National Zoo

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.

Things to do in Washington D.C. - Arlington National Cemetery

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.

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