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Unique Studio with Private Patio!
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Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 0 beds · 1 bath

Unique Studio with Private Patio!Completely private with a retro cottage vibe. Quiet street with easy access to restaurants, museums, and downtown. Comfy queen bed, full-sized kitchen with seating, hi-speed internet, smart TV. The home stays cool in the summer and cozy in the winter. Private ivy-lined patio for coffee in the morning or evening conversation. Beams line the ceiling, unique tiles along the floor. Perfect for business travelers and tourists. Only half a block from the Washington Hilton, a common convention venue

Modern and Very  Private Space  - Capitol Hill
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Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Modern and Very Private Space - Capitol HillWelcome to Eastern Market-Barracks Row on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. The space is a modern, private space, well located just 3 blocks from from Eastern Market Metro and within walking distance of the Capitol, Supreme Court, House and Senate Offices, Nationals Baseball stadium, The National Mall and the new Navy Yard area. Please note, only guests with verified ID and full name can book.

Adams Morgan One Bedroom Retreat
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Entire rental unit · 4 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Adams Morgan One Bedroom RetreatThis light, airy one-bedroom English basement apartment has its own private entrance. Cable TV, WiFi, washer/dryer and a full kitchen make it easy to make yourself at home. The bedroom features a new queen size bed and the living room is equipped with a pull-out sofa to accommodate additional guests. We never charge a cleaning fee! The apartment is located in the basement below the main house. It is 500 square feet with a ceiling height of 6’ 9”.

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Popular apartment amenities in Washington, DC

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  • Wifi
  • Free parking on premises
  • 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 · 479 locals recommend
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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
Karina· Washington, DC
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    Union Market Garden Apartment
    $147 per night
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    Luxurious H Street Private Apartment
    $122 per night
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    Remodeled 1 Bedroom , Amazing Location
    $102 per night
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    Stylish and Attractive
    $98 per night
National Mall
Park · 366 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
Craig· Baltimore, MD
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    Capitol Hill close-in 1BR, sleeps 4, newly updated
    $112 per night
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    Capitol Hill steps to Congress & Metro, Park Pass
    $102 per night
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    Cozy Room with Private Bath on Capitol Hill
    $58 per night
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    Heart of the Hill, Sunlit First Floor Row House
    $111 per night
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Science Museum · 225 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
Rodney· Washington, DC
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    CAPITOL HILL Studio steps away from Union Station
    $99 per night
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    Historic Home Next to Capitol, Walk to Everything
    $149 per night
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    Historic Townhouse -- Front row to the Capitol!
    $296 per night
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    Historic 1BD Steps to Capitol, Metro & Everything
    $150 per night

Top-rated things to do in Washington

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  • Memorials & Monuments by Electric Car
    Hop aboard our weather-resistant electric vehicle across the street from the L'Enfant Metro station at 7th and Maryland SW! We'll hit the National Mall in style while we discuss the founding of Washington, D.C. and drive past the museums of the Smithsonian Institution. You'll get fantastic views of the two bookends on the "original" National Mall - the Capitol Building and Washington Monument. We'll circle the Tidal Basin - you may see the famous cherry blossom trees blooming in early spring! - as we see the Jefferson Memorial en route to our first hop-off stops. You'll have about ten minutes apiece to stroll through the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Then you're off past the World War II Memorial and onto the famed steps of the Lincoln Memorial. You'll have about 30 minutes to explore this iconic memorial, along with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial. From here, we'll finish our experience with a drive past the home of every American president since John Adams - the White House! After the tour, you can choose to depart at the White House, the tour starting point, or request a drop-off at points in-between. Other things to note Please dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather, as much of the tour takes place outdoors.
    From Price:$49 / person
  • Twilight DC Tour w/Transportation
    Visit 10-iconic Washington DC landmarks in three hours! Explore Washington DC with a professional tour guide on this three hour night tour. We will go over the history of Washington DC with you and give you details about each of the iconic landmarks that we stop at. You will be dropped off and picked back up as close to each of the sites as possible. You will have plenty of time to walk around each site and to take photos. We will stop at these ten iconic sites. - United States Capitol Building - White House - World War II Memorial - Washington Monument - Jefferson Memorial - Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial - Lincoln Memorial - Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool - Korean War Veterans Memorial - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Pick up and drop off is at the Washington Grand Hyatt. You will meet your guide in front of the Starbucks at 11th and H St NW and board a 15 passenger high roof transit van that will transport you to 10-iconic Washington DC landmarks. Interested in a private tour? Check out some of our private tour options. https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/949515?guests=1&adults=1&s=67&unique_share_id=22a9bb34-7291-4be9-bdc0-9ee793272345 Check out the great photos taken on our tours. https://www.instagram.com/seedctoday/
    From Price:$80 / person
  • Georgetown History Walk with Author
    On this 2 hour walk through Georgetown in the mornings we will discover the past of the city through stories, folklore and ambiance - some mind blowing secrets. Beginning in the 1700s, Georgetown was the economic and social center for the area that would later become our nation's capital. Many different groups and characters have cycled through this small town, all of whom left their marks with buildings, homes and churches. On this 2-hour walking tour, you'll weave you through the mysteries and legends with your guide who will provide you with a sense of the history of this still thriving port town. See homes once owned by the Kennedy and Lincoln families, the Old Stone House, Georgetown University, and Tudor Place Mansion. Walk away with a signed copy of our own in-house local author's book on Georgetown!
    From Price:$65 / person
  • Pole dance lesson
    Your experience will start with a sassy warm up and stretch. You will learn pole safety and basic grips and spins. We will break for photos and videos. We will wrap up with sassy choreography and another opportunity to record video or take photos. This experience is held at a private space. We can also work outdoors during the spring and summer seasons in Washington, DC if requested. Other things to note Shorts/sexy body suit and tank top are more suitable for the pole. Also wear clothing that helps you feel sexy. Bottled water is highly recommended.
    From Price:$25 / person
  • French Macaron master class
    Don your chef aprons, grab your whisks and lets get baking! In this fun and interactive class, you will learn the fine art to making these mouthwatering morsels that are easy enough to be done in your own kitchen! The classic 'Gerbert' or 'Paris Macaron' is a French meringue-based almond sandwich cookie. Macarons have been produced in the Venetian monasteries since the 8th century during the Renaissance, French queen Catherine de’ Medici’s Italian pastry chefs made them when she brought them with her to France in 1533 upon marrying Henry II of France. Chef Michael of Pastry Codex personally guides you as your ambassador into all of the subtle nuances of Making them, from proper development of the the Meringue, the development of the Macaronage mixture, demonstrating a folding technique, how to pipe them, differences of Silpat vs. parchment paper, explanations of color types gels vs. powders drying techniques and proprietary baking techniques to preserve color integrity. Several flavors and types of fillings are available, seasonal themes. a genuine French buttercream is demonstrated, addition to ganaches, and flexi gels. This has become an amazingly popular class! It comes with a 100% success rate guarantee, in other words if for whatever reason your Macarons do not come out correctly, you get a full refund with no questions asked!
    From Price:$99 / person

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.

Amanda
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.

Lisa
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.

Amanda
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.

James
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!

Michelle
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.

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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.

James
JamesLives in D.C.

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Your guide to Washington

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.


How do I get around Washington?

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.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Washington?

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.


What are the top things to do in Washington?

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.

Georgetown

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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