Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Downtown, District of Columbia 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 parking and kitchens. Prices start at $93 per night, and condos and houses are popular options for a stay in Downtown. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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.


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.


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.

Natural features

Gorgeous natural sights in Downtown, Washington, DC

Downtown, Washington, DC is well-known for its interesting architecture, particularly its multitude of historic buildings. However, the city also features some beautiful natural sites that you should be sure not to miss. For instance, the city is located on the banks of the Potomac River, which is breathtaking during both sunrise and sunset. You can also visit the Tidal Basin, a gorgeous pond that is attached to the Potomac. While there is wide range of plant life in the Downtown area, the most noticeable is the cherry blossom, a tree whose pink flowers are stunning when in full bloom.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Downtown Washington D.C.

Fly into Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), the closest airport, located 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to College Park, MD (CGS), which is 7.8 mi (12.6 km) away.

You can get around Downtown Washington D.C. by jumping on the metro at McPherson Sq. Station, Center Station or Gallery Place Chinatown Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Downtown, District of Columbia?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,029 vacation rentals around Downtown. From 636 condo and apartment rentals to 244 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Downtown?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • Old Town West: 82 vacation rentals
  • Capitol Hill: 496 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown: 1,092 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 613 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Market: 292 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Downtown?

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

  • Franklin Square: 2,006 vacation rentals
  • McPherson Sq. Station: 2,006 vacation rentals
  • United States Capitol: 1,996 vacation rentals
  • National Mall: 1,151 vacation rentals
  • Nationals Park: 1,950 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 636 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Houses: 244 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 92 rentals available
  • Studios: 588 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 196 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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