About Washington DC

Steeped in history and filled with wondrous attractions that have inspired awe in millions of visitors, Washington, DC is one of America's most visited major cities. Home of iconic sites including the White House, the Washington Monument, the Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial and many others, Washington has a decidedly international flavor despite its status as the American capital.

The must-see sites in Washington, DC include:

  • The National Mall: An iconic green stretch that is home to many of the city's main sights, including the government buildings and an endless array of museums and memorials, the National Mall is one of the most heavily visited places in the United States.
  • The Smithsonian Institute: A collection of institutions rather than a single museum, the Smithsonian includes art galleries, museums of American culture and history, an air and space museum and beautiful sculpted gardens.
  • Embassy Row: Washington's scenic diplomatic district is highlighted by Embassy Row, a collection of marvelous architecture that houses the city's many foreign dignitaries.
  • Georgetown: This historic neighborhood is home to some of the city's most beautiful homes, and is an excellent place to take a leisurely stroll.
  • Roosevelt Island: Many first-time visitors overlook Roosevelt Island, but it's well worth the effort to get here for the spectacular panoramas of the Washington skyline.

Visitors flock to Washington, DC throughout the year, as its mid-Atlantic location features relatively mild winters, pleasant springs and autumns, and sunny, hot summers. No matter what time of year you visit, outdoor conditions will typically permit you to see the city's many sights on foot. As a more comfortable, spacious and private alternative to staying in a hotel, a vacation rental is an excellent idea if you're visiting Washington, DC. Condo and apartment rentals are widely available throughout the city, from the central district that hosts most of the city's main attractions to the quieter suburbs. Offering all the conveniences of home at very affordable prices, these rentals are easy to book and make for a relaxing stay. If you have some extra time to explore and want to head outside the city for a day trip, Arlington National Cemetery is just a short drive away. While in Arlington, you can also check out the Pentagon as well as Marine and Air Force national memorials.