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Washington, D.C. Travel and Vacation Getaways

Washington, District of Columbia Attractions Enjoy a family vacation getaway to the heart of our nation's capital. Washington, D.C. is situated on the scenic banks of the Potomac River and is packed with a myriad of monuments, museums and historic sites that will certainly keep you fully entertained. Experience the energy of the American government at Capitol Hill or discover a wealth of cultural experiences at the Smithsonian Institute. The choice is yours! There are plenty of unique attractions, shops and entertainment in Old Town Alexandria and National Harbor.

Washington, D.C. Vacation Destination

A world-renowned center for culture, art and history, and the heart of American politics. The Washington, D.C. area is unlike any other. Come explore D.C.'s landmark attractions located in the National Mall and Capitol Hill. Admire the impressive Lincoln Memorial or climb to the top of the Washington Monument for breathtaking cityscape views. Of course a visit to Washington, D.C. would not be complete without a tour of the world-famous White House. Museum devotees will certainly have a ball.

The Smithsonian Institute is headquartered in D.C. and features famed cultural museums like the National Museum of Natural History, National Air & Space Museum and the National Museum of American History. You'll want to visit the many other non-Smithsonian museums including the Newseum and the International Spy Museum. For a historic experience, visit Mount Vernon, the former estate of first U.S. President, George Washington. Shoppers will discover eclectic boutiques and  shopping malls in one of D.C.‘s many diverse neighborhoods like Dupont Circle and Georgetown.

Alexandria, also known as Old Town Alexandria is a charming district featuring historic Colonial architecture, upscale boutiques and restaurants. What's more, visitors can plan exciting day trips to Arlington and Baltimore.

Washington, D.C. Travel Tips

  • Packing tip - Comfortable walking shoes are essential for navigating all the sights in D.C.
  • Best attractions/tourist spots - The National Mall is home to some of the most famed museums, landmarks and historic monuments.
  • Great time of year to visit - Spring is the most beautiful time to visit when the cherry blossoms are in bloom.

Weather - Climate (average high temperature)

  • January: 42° F
  • February: 47° F
  • March: 56° F
  • April: 66° F
  • May: 75° F
  • June: 84° F
  • July: 88° F
  • August: 86° F
  • September: 79° F
  • October: 68° F
  • November: 57° F
  • December: 47° F

Nearby Cities/Towns

  • Alexandria, VA
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Arlington, VA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Manassas, VA
  • National Harbor, MD
  • Reston, VA
  • Woodbridge, VA

Nearby Airports

  • Washington Dulles International Airport
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
  • Potomac Airfield
  • Washington Executive Airport

Medical Facilities

  • George Washington University Hospital
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • National Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Providence Hospital
  • Children's National Medical Center
  • Washington Hospital Center
  • Georgetown University Hospital Center