Here are some top Washington DC travel tips for an incredible vacation.
Whatever you want to see, you will find the downtown locations of our Washington DC bed and breakfasts in the midst of DC’s many world-class tourist attractions exceptionally convenient. You will love DC’s Metro (subway) system: it’s clean, safe, convenient, inexpensive and efficient. Hop on at Woodley Park or Dupont Circle and ride in comfort to the National Mall, where you can spend days enjoying our many FREE museums. You will be surprised at how much there is to do and see in DC. Be sure to plan your trip so that you have enough time to see it all!
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Washington DC is full of world class museums, and unlike most other cities with world-class museums, ours are free! Whether your preference is art, science, history or culture, we have it all.
Monuments & Memorials
The National Mall is essentially divided into two sections. From 14th Street east to the Capitol Building, the Mall is devoted to museums. From 14th Street west to the Potomac River, and then across the river to Arlington Cemetery, the Mall is devoted to monuments and memorials.
Other Favorite Attractions
In addition to all the great museums and monuments there are a number of other places we suggest you visit while in the Washington DC area.
Festivals & Special Events
Washington DC is a city known for it’s free festivals, special events and neighborhood celebrations. Guests from around the world travel to the city every spring to experience the beauty of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Thousands of tourist and locals lather on sunscreen and gather on the National Mall to celebrate our nation’s independence every 4th of July. This annual birthday party culminates with the country’s most spectacular fireworks display majestically set against the backdrop of the Washington Monument.
One of the challenges of any tourist is arranging their schedule to allow enough time to visit all sights of interest. Over the years, we’ve encountered a wide variety of touring styles, so we’ve sought out tour operators that offer packages that can accommodate all different taste and interests.
Arts & Culture
The Embassy Circle and Woodley Park Guest Houses have teamed up with Culture Capital to provide our visiting guests a useful and up-to-date Guide to Arts & Culture for the Washington, DC area. Find this week’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels or plan your trip using the advance search choosing your dates, location and type of arts experience.
Find your perfect room at our bed and breakfast in Washington DC to view all the attractions and make your trip to Washington DC one to remember.