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Vacation rental apartments in Washington, DC

Vacation rental apartments in Washington, DC

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Petworth 1 BR Apt, 3 blocks to Metro, Free Parking
Entire apartment · 3 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Petworth 1 BR Apt, 3 blocks to Metro, Free ParkingModern 1 BR basement apartment in quiet neighborhood just 3 blocks from Petworth Metro Station (Green / Yellow lines) with renovated kitchen & bath. Sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children. Great for either a weekend in DC or an extended stay while working remotely. Close to many hip restaurants, bars, and shopping. Super fast WiFi, Sling TV / Amazon Fire TV, Keurig coffee bar, and free parking included. Dogs under 20 lbs are welcome (subject to additional pet fee).

Private Basement Studio-Free Onsite Parking
Entire apartment · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Private Basement Studio-Free Onsite ParkingAdorable industrial style studio apartment. Copper tinted polished concrete floors, expose ducts and beams. Perfect for a family or for a group of friends ready for a getaway in our nation's capital! LGBTQA Safe Space 🏳️‍🌈 Se habla Español! Si parla Italiano! Fluent in ASL

Private Room in U St / Columbia Heights
Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 shared bath

Private Room in U St / Columbia HeightsA sunny private bedroom in 2 BD 1 Bath apartment in the heart of DC. There are dozens of restaurants and shops as 14th is just around the corner. It's half a block from the beautiful Meridian Hill Park. It has a 98 walk score with excellent public and bike transit as well. The room itself has a great view of the street with lots of natural light. The Green and Yellow Metro lines are a 5-minute walk away as well. There's a Safeway, Harris Teeter, Trader Joe's, Target all within 10 mins walking.

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Popular apartment amenities in Washington, DC

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Free parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Pool

Where to stay in Washington

Locals share their top neighborhood recommendations to help you find the one to call home for your trip.

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Stay near Washington's top sights

Union Market
Market · 456 locals recommend
Photo of Union Market

Lots of food options! This is an indoor food hall with outside and rooftop seating. The hall has two retail shops. You have your choice of ramen, takorean, acai bowl, bagels, etc!

Karina· Washington, DC
  • Charming English Basement blocks to Union Station
    SUPERHOSTEntire guest suite
    Charming English Basement blocks to Union Station
    $71 / night
  • Stylish and Attractive
    SUPERHOSTPrivate room
    Stylish and Attractive
    $81 / night
  • Private One-Bedroom Condo in Trendy NoMa
    Entire condominium
    Private One-Bedroom Condo in Trendy NoMa
    $65 / night
  • Spacious studio w private entrance in DC rowhouse
    SUPERHOSTEntire guest suite
    Spacious studio w private entrance in DC rowhouse
    $60 / night
National Mall
Park · 359 locals recommend
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Take the S bus, metro or ride-share a short way to the National Mall. If this is your first visit to DC, plan to spend the day at the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol Building, the Jefferson Memorial and others.

Craig· Baltimore, MD
  • citizenM Washington DC Capitol
    Boutique hotel
    citizenM Washington DC Capitol
    $67 / night
  • Private room steps from the Smithsonian & Metro
    SUPERHOSTPrivate room
    Private room steps from the Smithsonian & Metro
    $84 / night
  • Private&ProfClean Cap Hill Apt Close to Everything
    SUPERHOSTEntire apartment
    Private&ProfClean Cap Hill Apt Close to Everything
    $68 / night
  • Capitol Hill Rowhouse
    SUPERHOSTEntire apartment
    Capitol Hill Rowhouse
    $66 / night
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Science Museum · 223 locals recommend
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The National Air and Space museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., United States. It has free admission and is open 364 days a year.

Rodney· Washington, DC
  • Modern, cozy condo near all attractions and Metros
    Entire condominium
    Modern, cozy condo near all attractions and Metros
    $90 / night
  • Historic Home Next to Capitol, Walk to Everything
    SUPERHOSTEntire townhouse
    Historic Home Next to Capitol, Walk to Everything
    $150 / night
  • Eng Bsmnt 1br+lvrm sofabed SW DC
    SUPERHOSTEntire apartment
    Eng Bsmnt 1br+lvrm sofabed SW DC
    $85 / night
  • The Capitol Hill Carriage House
    SUPERHOSTEntire apartment
    The Capitol Hill Carriage House
    $135 / night

Tips from Washington locals

Get advice about the city from the people who know it best. Local hosts share their tips and recommendations for travelers like you.

What should I pack?

Bring a variety of layers I would definitely recommend packing in layers. temperatures can vary wildly - from 50f to 90f+ in one day. i would recommend bringing at least a sweater.

AmandaLives in D.C.

What should I book before I arrive?

Some museums and tourist sites Get tickets for the african american history museum online with timed entries and get there early (or hit the museum late in the day (3-5) when crowds are thinner; the white house, the capitol (through your congressperson) if a us citizen; some popular restaurants (use open table); nats or caps games (although some day before, nosebleed seats are available at cheap prices); shows at the local theaters, etc.

LisaLives in D.C.

Bible museum & washington monument While tickets are free, they must be reserved in advance. make sure to have them booked and to show up for the time slot on your ticket or you might not get in.

AmandaLives in D.C.

What should I not miss?

Shows and performances at the atlas theater. Visit their website or simply walk to the theater to inquire about viewings.

JamesLives in D.C.

Bus boy's and poets - poetry, karaoke, social hour You can enjoy brunch, poetry reading, books along with their monthly youth open mic. good luck finding parking it is usually hectic on a busy night. try catching lyft/uber instead!

MichelleLives in D.C.

How can I save money on this trip?

There are an abundance of activities to participate in that require minimal fees. The daily newspaper is a god source of information to find out what is going on in the city and where. also use your google search to find what is close.

PrincessLives in D.C.

Traveling with kids

Metro rails do have elevator access for families traveling with strollers and other carriers. Consult with metro employees to get directions or information about accommodations.

JamesLives in D.C.

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All About Washington DC

The lure of Washington, DC, is no doubt in its role as a living museum of American history, packed with monuments showcasing the nation’s greatest leaders (from Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King Jr.) as well as museums honoring the diversity of our nation (such as the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of African American History and Culture). But beyond the historical and cultural landmarks is a city filled with a vibrant street life all its own, whether you’re in trendy NoMa, historic Logan Circle, green-space haven Woodley Park, or eclectic Adams Morgan.

Getting There

With three area airports, domestic and international flights to the US capital are plentiful. The closest to the city is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), just three miles away from the National Mall. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 26 miles to the west in the Virginia suburbs, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is 35 miles to the northeast in Maryland. Trains arrive into Union Station from major East Coast cities (the trip from New York’s Penn Station takes less than four hours, with departures about once an hour), and various companies run bus services. Traffic in and out of the city can become daunting, especially on the Capital Beltway — the 64-mile loop of Interstate 495 around the metro area. (Driving tip: One of the most picturesque entry points is via the Arlington Memorial Bridge.) Within the city, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s color-coded Metro train system makes it easy to zip around, and cabs, rideshares, bikeshares, and scooter rentals are also readily available. Parking can be challenging at times, but there are street meters and garages.


DC is best known for its spring, when its show of blooms is celebrated with the National Cherry Blossom Festival in late March and early April. Temperatures tend to hit highs in the mid-60s Fahrenheit then, with lows in the 40s. October brings the same weather, but with fall foliage and nippy breezes. Summers are humid (no, it’s not because the city is built on a swamp — that’s simply folklore). Muggy temperatures in the 80s can feel icky, so opt for lightweight clothes and sunscreen. Winters tend to be the low travel season since temperatures float between the 20s and 40s. Always keep an eye out for rain, as precipitation is spread throughout the year.

Don't Miss

National Mall

The epicenter of American pride is no doubt this two-mile-long stretch of open space, with the Lincoln Memorial on the west, Capitol Hill on the east, the White House to the north, Jefferson Memorial to the south, and the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument in the center. Other notable sites include the Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Also peppered along the way are several of the Smithsonian museums (all with free admission), including the National Air and Space Museum, National Portrait Gallery, and National Museum of African American History and Culture.


In DC’s oldest neighborhood, stroll along the waterfront walkways of both the Potomac River and C&O Canal and enjoy the restaurants and nightlife, perhaps at the tavern where John F. Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline Kennedy in 1953 or a 1960s-era jazz club modeled after ones from the 1920s.

Dupont Circle

This lively neighborhood for shopping, dining, and nightlife is named after its center, a metropolitan traffic circle with a fountain and a new underground art space. Dupont Circle is also the perfect starting point for a self-guided tour along the quarter’s Embassy Row.

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