Destination guide

Artsy Washington will entice you

Take a vacation to Washington and enjoy the area's museums, monuments and art galleries. Travelers to this walkable city praise the parks, theaters and entertainment. Ford's Theater and White House are just a couple of the must-sees. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, Vrbo has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Washington

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Washington a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Six Flags America (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • National Aquarium (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Francis Pool (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • East Potomac Golf Course (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Volta Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Washington

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Washington is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Great Falls Park (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Franklin Square (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Freedom Plaza (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Ellipse (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Lafayette Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Farragut Square (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Washington

Fly into Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), the closest airport, located 3.8 mi (6.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to College Park, MD (CGS), which is 7.5 mi (12.1 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Washington Union Station. It's easy to get around Washington by catching a ride on the metro at 7th St. Convention Center Station, Gallery Place Chinatown Station or Center Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around District of Columbia?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,879 vacation rentals near District of Columbia. From 1,045 condo and apartment rentals to 710 house rentals, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the District of Columbia area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in District of Columbia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in District of Columbia. From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Northwest: 1,129 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Market: 295 vacation rentals
  • Southeast: 1,058 vacation rentals
  • Takoma: 22 vacation rentals
  • Capitol Hill: 420 vacation rentals

And Vrbo Canada offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in District of Columbia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in District of Columbia?

Vrbo Canada offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in District of Columbia. From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Eastern Market: 295 rentals
  • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial: 1,928 rentals
  • Smithsonian's National Zoo: 1,952 rentals
  • United States Capitol: 1,924 rentals
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center: 1,068 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around District of Columbia listed on Vrbo Canada where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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