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Where to stay in Washington
History buffs will enjoy exploring Washington, and visitors give high marks for the fascinating museums, important monuments, and renowned art. This city also attracts tourists with its theaters, entertainment choices, and shopping. Top sights in the city include Ford's Theater, White House, and United States Capitol.
- There are 746 hotels and other accommodations in Washington
- The closest major airport is in Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), 3.8 mi (6.2 km) from the city center
- The next closest is in College Park, MD (CGS), 7.6 mi (12.2 km) away
Sightseeing and Staying in Washington
Known for its museums, art, and theaters, the city's cultural venues include Ford's Theater, Historical Society of Washington D.C., and Civilian Art Projects. Its monuments and historic sites are notable and landmarks include Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial. The city's natural beauty is on display at Franklin Square, Freedom Plaza, and Ellipse.
In Washington, you'll find 746 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Here are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:
- The Jefferson, Washington, DC - Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Dupont Circle can enjoy access to a full-service spa and 3 restaurants, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and proximity to public transit.
- Trump International Hotel Washington DC - Our customers like the helpful staff and room size at this hotel. Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Downtown Washington D.C. can enjoy access to a full-service spa and a restaurant, along with free WiFi.
- Heaven on Washington - Center of City - This 4-star apartment in Chinatown features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers love its comfortable rooms and local sightseeing.
Other favorite sights in Washington include White House, United States Capitol, and Capital One Arena. Popular places to see in the area include Arlington National Cemetery, 3.1 mi/5 km from the heart of the city, and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.
Getting Around Washington
With so many ways to get around, seeing all of Washington is easy. Nearby metro stations include 7th St. Convention Center Station, Gallery Place Chinatown Station, and Center Station. If you want to venture outside of the area, ride aboard one of the trains from Washington Union Station.
Dressing for Washington
- Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 61°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 28°F
- From April to June, the average is 88°F during the day and 42°F at night
- July through September sees average temperatures of 89°F during the day and 57°F at night
- In October-December, you can expect 74°F as the daytime average and 29°F as the nighttime average
- Average annual rainfall for Washington is 39.68 inches
- July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 87°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 30°F
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