Vacationing for the First Time in Washington, D.C.
Coming to visit the United States capital is a wonderful idea. There’s a lot to see, do, taste and touch. From museums to monuments, the D.C. area has a lot to offer. Take a few minutes with us and we’ll run you through the different destination spots, must see locations, activities for all ages, and tips on how to get the most out of your visit.
First off, if you’re planning on using your own vehicle, or renting one, you might want to think twice. Washington D.C. has one of the safest, most hygienic transportation systems in the world. The Metrorail is the easiest, most convenient way to get around. And with the Metrobus connecting you to the spots in-between, there’s really no need to drive or worry about renting a car.
The Metro is in service from 5am to midnight during the week, 7am to midnight on the weekends. So the only extra you’ll want to consider is a taxi for anything late night. Other than that, you’ll be set by loading up a SmarTrip® card.
If you’re looking to keep the budget for your trip extra low, planning out free and affordable activities is the way to go. Capitol Hill is a great place to visit, either day or night. Visiting the Jefferson Memorial is another interesting spot with much history behind it. If you’ll be in the area during April, there are 3000-plus Cherry Blossom trees that bloom along the Tidal Basin. It’s quite the sight, and a busy time of the year. Check the National Park Service website for official details on the peak bloom times.
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is a popular museum, including in-depth exhibits and extensive collections. There’s also the Smithsonian American Art Museum & Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.
There are literally dozens of different restaurants, casual dining, upscale, and more available in and around the DC. Your best bet is to look up reviews online while searching within the area, to see what’ll fit into your schedule, timing, and tastes.
Dupont Circle is another popular area, home to the Dupont Circle fountain, Embassy Row, the Spanish Steps, the Brewmaster’s Castle at Heurich House Museum, and the National Geographic Museum. Our Fairfax Hotel at Embassy Row is located less than two blocks away from Dupont Circle, making it one of the most popular walks with lots of activities to do and different spots to check out.
Our accommodations are truly top-notch. Intimate and upscale, The Fairfax at Embassy Row offers approachable sophistication in a classic setting. Call now for more information on the best times of the year to come, as well as any specials that we might have going at this time. Packaging up your stay with some activities can be a great way to save your budget and plan ahead.
Call us now at 855-559-8899 to plan your vacation to Washington DC. We’d be happy to help you get your hotel accommodations booked, as well as discuss what you’re looking to see while you’re here. We look forward to hearing from you.