The capital of the United States of America and home to the White House and the US Congress, Washington, D.C. is a beautiful city with world-class museums, galleries and iconic historical monuments that are recognised the world over. As the center of political power for the most powerful nation in the world, there is a lot to discover here about Washington's important past, and with such a high concentration of monuments and memorials around the city, you can become an expert on American historical figures and events in no time! Make your trip to America’s capital more personal, exciting, and cheaper than hotel alternatives by booking accommodation with Wimdu. Wimdu has many bed and breakfasts and apartments for rent, something for every taste.
Where to Stay
For bed and breakfast and apartment rentals in Washington, D.C., look no further than Wimdu to get your accommodation organized. Lovely hosts are waiting to make your trip unforgettable, with insider tips to help you get the most out of this stunning city. Apartment rentals in the District of Columbia range from cosy private rooms, to spacious penthouses. Whatever you are looking for, you can find it here. Stay in the north by stunning Rock Creek Park, or in the west by the high-end shopping, 18th-century row houses, and collegiate atmosphere of Georgetown. The personal flair that Wimdu offers allows you to fully immerse yourself in the city and live like the locals do.
- The Library of Congress is home to 535 miles of bookshelves.
- There are private subways under the capital that require a staff ID!
- When the Washington Monument was built, it was the tallest structure in the world.
- More wine is consumed per person in Washington DC than in any other state in the country!
- D.C. has America’s highest concentration of lawyers.
Things to See and Do
Almost everyone who visits Washington, D.C. will want to visit Capitol Hill. It is home to the Capitol Building, the Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court, as well as a number of monuments.Just to the west of Capitol Hill is the National Mall. The National Mall is really something to behold. Built with grandeur in mind, it is home to DC’s top historical and political attractions. It is here that visitors will find the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the National Gallery of Art, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, and the Holocaust Museum, to name a few. Guests can walk from site to site quite easily. As well as immersing yourself in history, museums and memorials you can also enjoy a more active vacation in Washington by walking, biking or kayaking along the historic C&O canal or go for a day trip to Great Falls Park for a hike and a picnic. Back in the city you can take advantage of the fantastic restaurants, pretty parks and a thriving nightlife on offer. There is something for everyone in Washington. One thing for sure is that no matter if you stay for a few days or a month, you’ll have plenty to do on a vacation in this city brimming with culture and history. Head over to Georgetown, the beautiful and historic neighbourhood of the nation’s capital. It is a wonderful place to explore on foot, down cobblestone streets, through the university campus and the great shopping options. Visit Dumbarton Oaks, the place where the UN charter was drafted and site of a stunning garden. Film fans will enjoy visiting the infamous steps which played a key role in the culmination of the classic horror film The Exorcist.
It is a bit of a hassle to try to get around the city by car. Instead, many people opt to walk, bike or ride the great public transit system when getting from A to B. The transit system includes a well-connected metro system with 6 lines covering most of the city, to Circulator buses which operate as a type of shuttle between main attractions, and hundreds of bus routes. Biking is also a great way to get around, as the city is relatively flat, and many streets have dedicated bike lanes. The city has an extensive bike share system, as well as some really fantastic bike trails.Once in the centre, along the National Mall, a huge number of Washington’s main sights are easily walkable.