Hampton Inn Washington - Downtown - Convention Center, Washington D.C
Make your day hotel stay enjoyable and comfortable by booking your day stay at Hampton Inn Washington - Downtown - Convention Center, Washington D.C
Cambria Hotel Washington, D.C. Convention Center, Washington D.C
Make your day hotel stay enjoyable and comfortable by booking your day stay at Cambria Hotel Washington, D.C. Convention Center, Washington D.C
Embassy Suites By Hilton, Crystal City National Airport, Arlington (VA)
Make your day hotel stay enjoyable and comfortable by booking your day stay at Embassy Suites By Hilton, Crystal City National Airport, Arlington (VA)
Ready to explore the world beyond your Washington D.C. day hotel? Make the most of your time in ‘The American Rome’ by soaking up all the history, culture, and amazing food offerings you can handle!
The Staples of a Washington D.C. Day Stay
Come Hungry - Washington D.C. is truly a land of culinary diversity. You can find anything from a ‘half smoke’ (native DC dish, half-pork half-beef sausage smoked and smothered in herbs, onions, and chili sauce) to oysters and Dungee Crabs straight out of Chesapeake Bay. For a true D.C. seafood experience, you can’t miss the old-school ambiance and mouth-watering Maryland Crab Dip, of J. Paul’s, just a few blocks from the Potomac River.
Revel in the History - From the Lincoln Memorial to Arlington National Cemetery, or even the National Monument or mall, a D.C. day hotel room perfectly positions you for a tour of the capital’s most historic sites. (Pro-tip: Check out the memorials at night when the attractions are lit up and less crowded.)
Museums for Miles - No matter your interests, D.C. offers a stimulating museum pairing. Explore some of the many museums that call The Capitol home, like the National Museum of Natural History, the Newseum, the International Spy Museum or the National Air and Space Museum, which has a lunar sample (moonrock) from the 1972 Apollo 17 mission that you can touch!
Take It Outside - If you’re lucky enough to book your day hotel during a beautiful D.C. spring, you’re basically obliged to attend the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Both locals and tourists alike line up to get a glimpse of the lovely flowering trees that signify the start of spring and new life in the nation’s capital. And no trip to D.C. would be complete without a visit to historic Georgetown. For a quaint look into D.C. by water, head to Key Bridge Boathouse for canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals and classes as well as twilight tours of the Potomac.
Six Facts About D.C. That (Almost) No One Knows
Woodrow Wilson is the only president buried in Washington D.C. (Washington National Cathedral).
The Library of Congress contains a top-secret FBI interrogation manual since someone copyrighted the secret document, and according to the law, anything copyrighted must be available to anyone with a library card at the Library of Congress.
There are marble bathtubs in the Capitol Building because, at the time of their installation in 1865, senators lived in boarding houses with no running water.
D.C. loves its wine! Citizens here drink the most wine per capita in the U.S.
Washington D.C. is built on a grid system of streets of letters or numbers but has no ‘J- Street’. At the time of D.C.’s development, the letter “J” was often interchangeable with “I” — thus including both letters would have either been redundant or confusing. Sorry J!
Baseball’s ‘seventh-inning stretch’ began in D.C.! In 1889, President William Taft was attending the World Series and got up to stretch his legs out of respect for the President every other fan in the stadium stood with him, and the tradition was born!