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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.


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 Washington D.C.?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,165 vacation rentals around Downtown Washington D.C.. From 347 house rentals to 780 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.