Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Downtown Washington D.C., Washington that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and parking. Prices start at $110 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Downtown Washington D.C.. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Stay in the heart of Downtown, Washington, DC

Washington, DC is both the nation’s capital and one of the most thrilling cities in the entire country, particularly if you’re visiting the vibrant Downtown area. Downtown is both one of the best neighborhoods in Washington and the city’s central business district, making it a hub of activity year-round. Travelers staying at Downtown, Washington, DC vacation rentals will be able to enjoy some fantastic activities and attractions, including sites such as Farragut Square Park, the National Archives, and the Smithsonian Art Museum. Plan a stay in Downtown, Washington, DC and you’ll have one of the best vacations of your life.

Things to do

World-class attractions in Downtown, Washington, DC

Downtown, Washington, DC is one of the world’s preeminent cultural centers, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy history, art, and much more right outside your Downtown, Washington, DC vacation rentals. The most popular attractions in Downtown, Washington, DC are the first-rate museums that fill the area. If you want to tour interesting artwork and exhibits, then you can pay a visit to the National Portrait Gallery. Of course, no trip to the Downtown area would be complete without a stop at a few of the city’s most famous museums, including the International Spy Museum and the National Building Museum.

Activities

Best opportunities for fun in Downtown, Washington, DC

Downtown, Washington, DC is one of the most exciting cities in the world, meaning there’s a great deal for you to see and do during your vacation. If you want an intimate view of exotic animals, you could visit either the National Aquarium or the Smithsonian National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute. Travelers that want their vacation to include a show can visit the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts or the Shakespeare Theatre. Visitors that want to do a little bit of shopping on their trip or grab a meal at a fantastic restaurant.

Weather

Pick your Downtown, Washington, DC travel climate

If you want to make sure that your stay in Downtown, Washington, DC vacation rentals is as rewarding as possible, then you should visit this city either between September and November or March and May. The fall season is still warm, but much more pleasant than the hot, dry summer months. Similarly, the temperatures in the spring are very mild, and you will be able to experience the gorgeous cherry blossoms. Winters in Downtown, Washington, DC are very cold, and while the snow looks beautiful on the monuments, many travelers will have trouble dealing with the extreme temperatures.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Downtown Washington D.C.?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental in or around Downtown Washington D.C. That suits your style. Here are some of our faves:

  • Around 2 miles from the center of Downtown Washington D.C, you'll want to keep coming back to "Fabulous, Historic One Bedroom Capitol Hill Apartment With Off Street Parking". It has 1 bedroom and a range of conveniences like a dryer and internet services.
  • Another top choice is "Stunning, Stylish Flat, Cool Neighborhood Close To Everything", which is around 1 mile from Downtown Washington D.C.. With 1 bedroom, off-street parking options and a free nearby fitness center, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and content.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Downtown Washington D.C. Vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Downtown Washington D.C.?

For a completely different vacation experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Downtown Washington D.C.. Do be warned though — after you've experienced the tiny house lifestyle, the urge to downsize and move into one of these pocket-sized digs will be tough to resist!

  • Leave the world behind and disappear to "Charming Tiny House 3 Blocks To Capitol". This retreat in Capitol Hill packs plenty of conveniences into its small space, such as a playground and a fridge.
  • "Tiny House Hideaway | 3 Blocks To Capitol | Blazing 1 Gig Wifi | Veteran Owned" in Capitol Hill is another popular choice. Spa and beauty services and a stovetop will help make your stay here even more comfortable.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Downtown Washington D.C.?

Forget about those chores, because weekends were made for fun. Head for one of these weekend getaways in and around Downtown Washington D.C. And experience all the fantastic things to do close by:

  • Leave the hustle and bustle behind at "Gorgeous Row House 4 Bedroom With 2 Parking Walk To Metro And Dc Monuments", which is around 1 mile to the west of central Downtown Washington D.C.. There's lots of nature and adventure to keep you happy here. Do some cycling and ice skating or simply explore the sights of Sugarloaf Mountain Park and Greenbelt Museum.
  • "Heart Of The City - Halfblock To Metro" will also roll out the welcome mat for you. Around 2 miles north of Downtown Washington D.C, use it as a base to do a little golf or horse riding. Potomac River and Seneca Creek State Park should also be on your itinerary while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Downtown Washington D.C.?

Studio apartments set a high bar when it comes to character, convenience and location. Take a look at these studio apartments for rent in or near Downtown Washington D.C. And immerse yourself in the local energy and vibe:

  • Explore the world around you and then sleep soundly at "Fabulous, Historic One Bedroom Capitol Hill Apartment With Off Street Parking". This vacation rental is a wonderful base for sightseeing and offers amenities including a hair dryer and an oven.
  • "Stunning, Stylish Flat, Cool Neighborhood Close To Everything" is another fabulous option. Get cozy and take advantage of cable/satellite TV services, an iron and ironing board and more.

When you're ready to step out of your studio apartment and do some sightseeing, there's plenty to keep you busy around Downtown Washington D.C.. Love cultural attractions? Plan a visit to Lansburgh Theatre and National Theatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Downtown Washington D.C.?

Short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Downtown Washington D.C.. Stay a night or two in a luxury bed & breakfast, a budget apartment or a spacious house. Whatever sort of vacation rental you're after, you'll have plenty to select from with Vrbo. Here are some of our faves:

  • Nice and close to the center of Downtown Washington D.C, "Foggy Bottom/georgetown - Cultural Center Of D. C. Metro" is perfect for a quick break. While you're in the area, make sure you get to awesome attractions like White House and Washington Monument.
  • Leap out of bed, make a strong coffee and then start planning what to explore around "Fantastic Historic English Basement Apt". Arlington National Cemetery and Lincoln Memorial should be on your radar if you stay at this vacation rental.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Downtown Washington D.C.?

Sneak a peek at these large group vacation rentals in or near Downtown Washington D.C. And don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • Offering comfort, space and privacy, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "Historic Dc Firehouse Penthouse Loft". Up to 14 people can be accommodated at this retreat which has 5 bedrooms, a kitchen and off-street parking options. This top pick is around 1 mile to the north of Downtown Washington D.C..
  • Invite as many as 12 of your dearest friends to "Hidden Gem 3 Family - Friendly Units" and fill the place with love and laughter. This popular option has 3 bedrooms and is around 1 mile to the east of Downtown Washington D.C.. It's packed with features to keep a large group happy and comfortable, including nearby museums and housekeeping services.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Downtown Washington D.C.?

Having access to a swimming space is always a bonus when you're vacationing, especially if you're bringing the kids. Stay, play and splash the days away at one of these houses with a pool in or near Downtown Washington D.C.:

  • Every day can be a pool day at "Gorgeous Row House 4 Bedroom With 2 Parking Walk To Metro And Dc Monuments". A separate dining area and free toiletries are a couple of the other amenities that help make this place a winner.
  • Alternatively, make a reservation at "Luxury Historic Row House, 2 Blocks To Convention Center And Metro" and spend your days poolside. Coffee and tea making facilities and a toaster are other things your crew will love about this vacation home.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Downtown Washington D.C.?

Every family catch-up should be one to remember. Whether you're organizing a getaway with the kids or a celebration with relatives, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Downtown Washington D.C. Offer a comfy home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Located about 1 mile to the west of Downtown Washington D.C, "Gorgeous Row House 4 Bedroom With 2 Parking Walk To Metro And Dc Monuments" has 4 bedrooms and fits up to 8 guests. It comes with lots of amenities, including outdoor furniture and towels.
  • Another top option is "Historic Dc Firehouse Penthouse Loft". This large rental is 1 mile north of Downtown Washington D.C. And comes with a kitchen, internet access and more. With 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 14 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you want to sightsee, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to stick on your itinerary. Smithsonian's National Zoo, K Street and Potomac River Waterfront Park are excellent places to start.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Downtown Washington D.C.?

Take a dip anytime you like at one of our large rental houses with an indoor pool. Pack your favorite swimsuit and check out these homes in or near Downtown Washington D.C. That boast this premium touch:

  • Invite friends and family over for a leisurely swim at "Club Wyndham National Harbor - See Washington Dc". This rental has space to spare, with 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 people. A swimming pool and a nearby river are other things your squad will love about this place.
  • Alternatively, make a booking at "National Harbor Condo With Wifi, Resort Pool And Free Shuttle To D. C", which has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 guests. Along with that swanky pool hidden away inside, a kitchen and a swimming pool will help keep everyone comfortable and content.

Want to see more options? Find your dream pad by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the Downtown Washington D.C. Vacation rental that's perfect for you.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Downtown Washington D.C.?

Absolutely. You'll find a good variety of one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Downtown Washington D.C.. If you don't need much space, one of these popular properties is sure to be a perfect fit:

  • Take a peek at "Fabulous, Historic One Bedroom Capitol Hill Apartment With Off Street Parking", a great centrally located one-bedroom vacation property. A swimming pool and a kitchen are available to guests here.
  • Or maybe "Stunning, Stylish Flat, Cool Neighborhood Close To Everything" is more your style. Another conveniently located one-bedroom option, this place comes with a kitchen, off-street parking options and much more.