Washington D.C. & the Capital Region Holidays

Epic history carved into Presidential monuments and preserved inside Smithsonian museums on Washington D.C. and the Capital Region holidays

Famed for monuments, memorials and Smithsonian museums (all free to enter), the nation’s capital is a much-loved and lively city.

A thriving high end dining scene caters to the movers and shakers wanting a taste of glamour and luxury. Packed with markets, musicals, history, heritage and performing arts, Washington D.C. delivers on many fronts. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, you can walk the National Mall, visit the Reflecting Pool and tour the public rooms of The White House. True city lovers can get their thrills on foot or bicycle, exploring a plethora of tempting neighbourhoods. Visit Capitol Hill for a slice of Congress, the Penn Quarter for hip restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs and DuPont Circle for beautiful embassies and bijous boutiques. Culture vultures and nature lovers will find themselves at home in Foggy Bottom where The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is the star of the show. From here you can also pick up the hiking and biking trails that go through Rock Creek Park.

With North America by Kuoni you can coast through the city the effortless way, combine Washington D.C. holidays with a stay in New York or pair your favourite USA cities with a week on Miami’s beaches.

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Washington D.C. & the Capital Region Regions

Our recommendations for the best places to visit in Washington D.C. & the Capital Region

Washington D.C. & Virginia Holidays

Soak up world-famous sights in Washington D.C. and enjoy diverse nature trails and hikes in Virgi...

Holidays in Washington D.C. & the Capital Region

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The Fairmont brand is synonymous with luxury and service and this Washington DC outpost has everything going for it, including location, excellent facilities, and salubrious decor

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Smart digs (if a little on the corporate side) within easy reach of all the touristy highlights of Washington DC. The White House is a hop, skip, and a jump away.

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A chic hotel that offers some great summer perks

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If you’re seeking a quieter neighbourhood vibe look no further than The Ven, which is one of Marriott group’s Tribute Portfolio hotels. Situated in Washington’s well-heeled Embassy District, it has stylish rooms, a rooftop pool and good access to city sights – bringing you the best of both worlds.

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If you want to base yourself in the coolest part of the city, check into the Thompson Washington. Located in DC’s achingly hip Navy Yard area, this stylish bolthole blends urban sophistication with a splash of nautical history. Simply – it’s where it’s at.

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The city’s handsome General Post Office building in the buzzing Penn Quarter has been transformed into an exquisite hotel. Check into the Kimpton Monaco for a taste of grandeur and to enjoy a slice of Washington’s history

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Described by President Truman as America’s ‘second best address,’ The Mayflower is part of Marriot Group’s Autograph Collection and is a must-see hotel housed in landmark building close to national landmarks.

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Contemporary, inclusive and hip, Eaton DC epitomises the confident, modern face of Washington DC. You’ll have your finger on the pulse of America’s capital city from the moment you step into this ‘home from home.’

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Slow the pace and enjoy the laid-back charm of Alexandria from the perfectly placed Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa. A stay here will afford a snapshot of American history, just a hop skip and a jump from the nation’s capital.

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A statement hotel within an iconic building, The Watergate marries a cool, retro vibe with five-star facilities and more contemporary glamour than you can throw a vodka martini at

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Arlington National Cemetery Tour

The Arlington National Cemetery is one of the most recognised cemeteries in the United States and the final resting place for many American heroes. This bus tour journeys around the vast grounds, with hop-off points so that you can explore further. You'll learn about the key monuments and memorials that tell the personal stories of individuals who have made a mark in the course of American history. With the help of the guide, hear stories of the war victims and characters that made a difference in the world of exploration, medicine, science and sports. See the gravesite of John F. Kennedy, one of two US Presidents who are buried in the cemetery, and visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the striking and solemn Amphitheatre. The honoured ceremonies continue to take place here, such as the Changing of the Guard, which happens every hour on the hour, and as you walk or drive around the cemetery, you'll have time to reflect.

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