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National treasures, American history and international politics take center 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-meter) 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 neighborhood 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 theater 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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Where to stay in Washington

Top Hotels in Washington

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
4 out of 5
2799 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA
The price is NT$2,101 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6

This family-friendly Arlington hotel is located near the airport, 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Arlington National Cemetery, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Washington Monument ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,412 reviews)

"The hotel is Stunning and well kept even during pandemic. I was a little upset when i arrived to know there was an unexpected deposit and parking was $40 bucks a night in thr same parking lot that charge $25 for 24 hours. The young lady only took my id and card and handed me room keys and a menu. ..."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/8

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
The Capital Hilton
The Capital Hilton
4 out of 5
1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC
The price is NT$3,046 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6

Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lafayette Square and White House. George Washington University and Dupont Circle ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,192 reviews)

"It wasnt facing anything in particular but I wasnt mad about it."…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/6

The Capital Hilton
The Darcy Hotel
The Darcy Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC
The price is NT$3,253 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Located in Embassy Row, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of White House and Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Capital One Arena and Washington Monument ...

4.3/5Excellent! (709 reviews)

"The staff make this place exceptional! It was a really lovely time staying here. Minor point - the bathrooms are a bit narrow - but you're in the center of town.. so space comes at a premium. The cafe connected to the hotel has the most fabulous gluten free bread, and delicious breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/12

The Darcy Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Washington

Towneplace Suites by Marriott Falls Church
Towneplace Suites by Marriott Falls Church
3 out of 5
205 Hillwood Ave, Falls Church, VA
The price is NT$2,274 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Situated in the historical district, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Eden Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Inova Fairfax Hospital and Tysons Corner ...

4.4/5Excellent! (593 reviews)

"It was quiet, comfortable, had a nice kitchen, and very accommodating to our two little puppies. We wanted something close to DC but not in DC so this was nice location with easy access to the highways needed."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/28

Towneplace Suites by Marriott Falls Church
Oakwood Crystal City
Oakwood Crystal City
3.5 out of 5
400 15th Street South, Arlington, VA

Located in Crystal City, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pentagon Row and Fashion Center at Pentagon City. Arlington National Cemetery and Pentagon ...

4.4/5Excellent! (616 reviews)

"Everything was good, just needs to update the furniture, the dining table was old and so were the chairs, the TVs were small. The bathroom was nice and I liked that you can enter to the bathroom from the kitchen and from the bedroom. The balcony was beautiful view but it was dirty and burnt marks ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/6

Oakwood Crystal City
Ampeer Luxury Residences
Ampeer Luxury Residences
4 out of 5
15 Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC
The price is NT$4,515 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

Located in Dupont Circle, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Embassy of India, George Washington University, and White House. Dupont Circle and George ...

4.4/5Excellent! (192 reviews)
One night stand... I mean stay.

"Extremely Artsy and Classy. Very nice and clean. The only complaint is that the elevator is no where close to the main entry way. Unload and then park if you have several bags."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/11

Ampeer Luxury Residences
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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