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The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington 20008

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (2,712 reviews)

This Washington, DC luxury hotel is in a shopping district, 2 blocks from Dupont Circle, 4 blocks from Georgetown, and 1 mile …

A$252
The Dupont Circle Hotel
The Dupont Circle Hotel

1500 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Washington 20036

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (4,211 reviews)

Overlooking Dupont Circle in one of Washington's most desirable neighborhoods, this hotel is about 1 block from Embassy Row …

A$314
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel

900 S Orme St, Arlington 22204

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (3,529 reviews)

Just off Interstate 395 and 1 mile from Washington DC, the Sheraton overlooks the Pentagon and the Washington Monument; …

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Washington Plaza
Washington Plaza

10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington 20005

3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (7,565 reviews)

Ideally located on Thomas Circle, near Massachusetts Avenue in the heart of Washington DC, this Kennedy-era hotel is 0.3 mile …

A$176
Hyatt Regency Washington DC
Hyatt Regency Washington DC

400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington 20001

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (4,857 reviews)

This Washington, DC hotel is within 3 blocks of Union Station, the Capitol, and Senate offices, and 4 blocks from the …

A$219
The Embassy Row Hotel
The Embassy Row Hotel

2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington 20036

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (571 reviews)

This hotel is a short walk away from Dupont Circle Metro station and the National Mall. Dining, shopping, museums, galleries, …

A$155
Grand Hyatt Washington
Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H Street NW, Washington 20001

3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (4,950 reviews)

This Washington hotel sits just 4 blocks from the Verizon center, 6 blocks from the White House and just 7 blocks from the …

A$237
Hotel Harrington
Hotel Harrington

436 11th Street NW, Washington 20004

3.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (884 reviews)

Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ford's Theater and Verizon Center. Smithsonia …

A$231
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert St Nw, Washington 20008

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (3,963 reviews)

Overlooking Rock Creek Park, Omni Shoreham Hotel is a 10-minute walk from the National Zoo and 4 minutes from Woodley Park-Zo …

A$175
Best Western Rosslyn/iwo Jima
Best Western Rosslyn/iwo Jima

1501 Arlington Blvd, Arlington 22209

2.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (2,630 reviews)

This Arlington, VA hotel is 0.3 mile from the Iwo Jima Memorial and 1 mile from Arlington National Cemetery. The Rosslyn Metr …

A$122

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Washington DC, or just DC to the locals, evokes a wealth of iconic, powerful images. As the seat of government in the United States and home to the White House, the Senate, and the Supreme Court of the United States, the city is rarely absent from newspapers and television screens.

As with New York one might experience a sense of knowing Washington before setting foot in the city, but the American capital offers much more than the headquarters of federal power. Washington is a city of contrasts where poor ghettos exist only blocks away from the Senate. The city has a long and sometimes turbulent history, which reaches far beyond the familiar images of today.

Home of American history

While Washington's governmental buildings should certainly be on any holiday itinerary they should not be the only items you visit. The National Mall, a two-mile stretch between the capital and the Lincoln Monument features more than a dozen museums and galleries including the National Gallery of Art and the National Museum of the American Indian.

The nearby National Museum of American History tells the story of a still relatively young nation, and its location could not be more appropriate; it was here that the words 'I have a Dream' were uttered by Martin Luther King, Jr. It was also here that thousands protested against the Vietnam and later the Iraq War, and Al Gore launched the Live Earth concerts to raise awareness of climate change.

From C to Z street

As Washington DC is laid out in a grid pattern of numbered and lettered streets split up into four quadrants (NE, SE, NW, and SW), it's easy to find your way around. Most sights are within walking distance from the Obelisk, which stands tall in the center of the city. However, if you want to see more, it's a good idea to get a metro ticket or a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing pass. If you really want to dedicate yourself to the sights, especially those that are a little off the beaten track, opt for a professionally guided two-day tour, or get a city pass, which includes sights such as the International Spy Museum.

A multi-cultured city

While many would argue that New York is the USA's capital of culture, Washington DC more than holds its own against the Big Apple. There are several cultural institutions of nationwide importance, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington National Opera.

Given the diverse make-up of the United States it's not surprising to learn that the cultural scene in the capital is the product of many nations. Migrants have come to live here since DC was founded in 1877, bringing suitcases filled with music, arts, and traditions. As a result, there is a diverse mixture of entertainment and restaurant options, from the music clubs and bars in the Adams Morgan and Shaw districts, Dupont Circle and the Penn Quarter, to the emerging nightlife precinct of the H Street Corridor.

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