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Art galleries, museums and theaters as well as vibrant entertainment, nightlife and shopping districts await in this city center neighborhood.
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Discover some of Washington’s oldest buildings, upscale shops and vibrant nightlife in this elegant riverside suburb.
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Funky shops, historic houses and fascinating museums have turned this once-exclusive neighborhood into a fun-loving bohemian district.
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Home to the emblematic U.S. Capitol Building, this central neighborhood is famous for its historic landmarks, markets, museums and nightlife.
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One of Washington’s oldest districts is now an upscale urban neighborhood, home to important government buildings as well as a lively student and arts community.
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.
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:
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.
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.