This capital city is an energy-filled cultural hub.
D.C. is a kaleidoscope of tastes, flavors, sounds and sights. From Georgetown’s cobblestone streets and historic houses to the Wharf’s sleek new restaurants and funky music venues, the District’s many neighborhoods have an identity all their own. Away from the political headlines of the day, the American capital is throbbing with energy. Whether you’re sleeping blocks away from the White House or dining within the same walls that have hosted leaders from around the world, Washington will not disappoint you.
Explore Washington, D.C.
- Penn Quarter & Chinatown
- Capitol Hill
- The Wharf
Penn Quarter & Chinatown
Whether it’s a high-stakes sporting event, a concert by a world-renowned musician, a restaurant opening or an exhibition by a celebrated artist, there’s always something exciting happening in Penn Quarter & Chinatown. This is also the spot for shopping in both indie boutiques and big-name stores like Macy’s.
Museums, Theaters, Restaurants, Bars, Shopping
Capitol Hill is home to the symbols of America’s democracy. From the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court to the Library of Congress, the area is a history buff’s heaven. But it’s more than iconic government buildings — culture fans flock here for the colorful brick row houses and independent cafés and bookstores.
United States Congress, Museums, Food Courts, Restaurants
Quiet, tree-lined cobblestone streets with centuries-old houses give way to trendy boutiques and eateries. Georgetown may be the capital’s historic heart, but it also presents a unique mix of upscale shopping and college-town vibes.
Restaurants, Shopping, Parks, Historic Houses
The word cosmopolitan comes to mind when thinking about the Downtown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Luxe hotels and fine-dining restaurants line the streets and set a lively nightlife scene, with crowds that fill exhibit spaces in the neighborhood's many museums and monuments during the daytime.
Hotels, Bars, Museums
Located on the Potomac River within walking distance of the capital’s most famous landmarks, the Wharf is a waterfront community full of places to see and be seen with exciting fine-dining restaurants, hip pubs and lively music venues. The area has also long been home to the oldest open-air fish market in the country.
Dining, Entertainment, River Taxis, Music Venues
Stay in The Center of it All
Immerse yourself in your destination at these centrally located hotels.
Washington, D.C., Is More Than Just Its Monuments
Explore the Past
Explore the rich history of the District with a walk around Georgetown. Visit the area’s most notable sites, from small museums to its vibrant shopping scene. End the day with an Italian seafood dinner and a post-dinner stroll and drinks at the Georgetown Waterfront Park.
Take a Walking Tour
Take a self-guided walking tour around the National Mall for a bit of historical sightseeing. Enjoy the many monuments and statues that commemorate the country’s past. Follow up an afternoon of walking with dinner at an oyster bar and a show at one of the District’s best venues.
Take in Historic Portraits and Memorable Meals
Go on a culinary tour around the world in Penn Quarter & Chinatown’s many eateries, explore the wonderful National Portrait Gallery and catch a play at Ford’s Theatre — don’t miss the museum inside the theater.