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Washington overview

You can learn about the local heritage of Washington at top landmarks like Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. Ford's Theater and White House are other popular sights to see. Washington is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Washington

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Washington has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Washington with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Washington hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Washington hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Washington

Fly in to Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), 3.8 mi (6.2 km) from downtown Washington. Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 23.1 mi (37.2 km) away. Washington Union Station is the closest train station.

Metro stations include:
  • • 7th St. Convention Center Station
  • • Gallery Place Chinatown Station
  • • Center Station

What to see around Washington

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Verizon Center
  • • Nationals Park
  • • Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
Known for its attractions including:
  • • Smithsonian's National Zoo
  • • National Aquarium
  • • Francis Pool
  • • Volta Park
The area's cultural scene stands out, and places to visit include:
  • • Ford's Theater
  • • Historical Society of Washington D.C.
  • • Civilian Art Projects
  • • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • • Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
Memorable for its landmarks including:
  • • Washington Monument
  • • Lincoln Memorial
  • • Jefferson Memorial
  • • Smithsonian Castle
  • • National World War II Memorial
Recognized for its natural setting with these places to visit:
  • • Franklin Square
  • • Freedom Plaza
  • • Ellipse
  • • Lafayette Park
  • • Farragut Square
Some popular places to visit include:
  • • White House
  • • United States Capitol
  • • Supreme Court of the United States
  • • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • • Korean War Veterans Memorial

When to visit Washington

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 61°F day, 28°F night
  • • April-June: 88°F day, 42°F night
  • • July-September: 89°F day, 57°F night
  • • October-December: 74°F day, 29°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 8.98 inches
  • • April-June: 10.83 inches
  • • July-September: 10.35 inches
  • • October-December: 9.61 inches

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