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Things to Do in Washington DC

Explore the Washington DC's endless treasure trove of museums, historical sites, cultural attractions, libraries, and monuments when you stay at Georgetown Suites! With fun, exciting, and educational activities for the entire family, Washington DC is home to some of the country's most iconic tourist attractions. Take a stroll through the National Mall, spend the afternoon at a Smithsonian Museum, and experience American history at every turn. After a long day of sightseeing in the nation's capital, catch a game at the Capital One Arena, see some stand-up comedy at the DC Improv, or check out the legendary 9:30 Club. Cook a homemade breakfast in your in-suite kitchen, take a leisurely stroll down Pennsylvania Avenue and hop on the Foggy Bottom Metro to Washington DC's most iconic attractions!

Browse through our insider's guide to Washington DC and start planning your unforgettable DC adventure!

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Georgetown GLOW Light Art Festival

During your winter getaway to Washington DC, don't miss the dazzling, inspiring Georgetown GLOW Light Art Festival! Featuring curated outdoor public light art installations amidst the undeniable charm of Georgetown, GLOW creates a magical holiday experience unlike anywhere else in the city. Grab a hot cocoa, put on your favorite scarf, and take in the festive atmosphere of this one-of-a-kind installation. And don't forget to use #GeorgetownGLOW for those must-see Instagram moments!

Location: Georgetown Waterfront Park
Dates: Open Daily from December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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The National Mall

Head to the National Mall to explore Washington DC's eclectic mix of monuments, museums, attractions, and historic government buildings. Take a stroll through the scenic parkway, stop for a selfie in front of the Lincoln Monument, and feel the energy of our nation's bustling capital. Located just two miles from the National Mall, our comfortable and friendly all-suites Georgetown hotel offers easy access to Washington DC's most iconic activities and attractions. Hop on the DC Circulator bus or Metro train to embark upon a unique, educational, and engaging cultural experience!

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Washington DC Museums

Plan a visit to one of Washington DC's world class museums during your upcoming stay at our Georgetown Suites hotel. Home to over a 100 unique museums, Washington DC boasts an eclectic variety of art galleries, historical preservations, niche exhibits, scientific collections, and cultural attractions. From the exciting Smithsonian National Zoological Park to the somber United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to the awe-inspiring National Gallery of Art, Washington DC's wide range of phenomenal museums offers endless opportunity for amazing experiences. Check out some of our favorite Washington DC museums and start planning your travel itinerary.

Can't decide which museums to visit? Ask the friendly and knowledgeable local experts at our front desk during your stay for additional insider information! We're always happy to help!

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National Gallery of Art

Cost of Admission: Free
Address: 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565

Visit the National Gallery of Art

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Cost of Admission: Free
Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024

Visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

National Geographic Museum

Cost of Admission: $15.00 for Adults, $10.00 for Children
Address: 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Visit the National Geographic Museum

Library of Congress

Cost of Admission: Free
Address: 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540

Visit the Library of Congress

Smithsonian Washington DC

Cost of Admission: Free
Address: Various Locations Throughout DC

Visit the Smithsonian

National Museum of Natural History

Cost of Admission: Free
Address: 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560

Visit the National Museum of Natural History

National Air and Space Museum

Cost of Admission: Free
Address: 600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560

Visit the National Air and Space Museum

International Spy Museum

Cost of Admission: $21.95 for Adults, $14.95 for Children (Ages 7-11)
Address: 800 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Visit the International Spy Museum

Woodrow Wilson House

Cost of Admission: $10.00 for Adults, Free for Children
Address: 2340 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Visit the Woodrow Wilson House

Old Stone House

Cost of Admission: Free
Address: 3051 M Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

Visit the Old Stone House

National Museum of African American History & Culture

Cost of Admission: Free
Address: 1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560

Visit the National Museum of African American History

Museum of the Bible

Cost of Admission: Free
Address: 409 3rd St SW C-700, Washington, DC 20024

Visit the Museum of the Bible

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Washington DC Monuments

As you walk through the National Mall and explore Washington DC, be sure to check out some of the nation's most iconic statues and monuments. With legendary monuments peppered throughout the National Mall, you'll find spectacular photo opportunities at every turn. Whether you're taking a break between meetings or embarking upon an educational family excursion, don't miss the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Albert Einstein Memorial, the National World War II Memorial, or the Martin Luther King Memorial!


Parks and Trails

Washington DC is home to a variety of breathtaking parks and trails. During your stay, don't miss the United States National Arboretum's 446 acres of beautiful gardens, walking paths, and gorgeous botanical collections. Looking for something closer to our hotel? Step outside and take a morning jog along the serene Potomac River on the C&O Canal Towpath. For a truly amazing outdoors experience, take a hike in peaceful and secluded Rock Creek Park.

Fun For Families

Treat the kids to a day filled with wonderment and awe at the National Children's Museum. Perfect for children eight and under, the National Children's Museum offers a variety of interactive, educational activities to inspire the young, inquisitive mind. Washington DC is also home to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. Free to the public, the Smithsonian National Zoo features some of the world's fiercest and most lovable animals and promises to wow your entire family!

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Washington DC Nightlife

After a long day of touring the National Mall and visiting Washington DC's best museums, treat yourself to an exciting night on the town! Embark upon your personal DC foodie adventure as you explore the city's finest restaurants. For a unique craft cocktail experience, check out the boutique 18th Street Lounge in DuPont Circle or the Hemingway-inspired Bar Pilar in Logan Circle. In the mood for live music? Catch a show at the legendary 9:30 Club, enjoy some live jazz at Blues Alley, or check out the Americana stylings of Gypsy Sally's. For a raucous night of laughter, don't miss the DC Improv to see some the funniest local and national stand-up acts. No matter how you decide to spend your night, our Georgetown Suites hotel's phenomenal location puts you front and center for Washington DC's most exciting nightlife action.


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Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

Wolf Trap National Park is dedicated to performing arts in an outdoor amphitheater. Each year from May through September guests can catch live musicals, dances, operas, and musical performances by popular and country artists. If you want to tour the facilities without large crowds take a look between October and April. Find out what shows are coming up and get your tickets now!

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Washington DC Sports Teams

Head to a game during your upcoming stay at Georgetown Suites! For a relaxing day at the ballpark, head to Nationals Park for a Washington Nationals baseball game. In the mood for exciting NHL action? Check out a high-octane Washington Capitals game at the Capital One Arena. Maybe you're more of a basketball fan. Cheer on the Georgetown Hoyas or Washington Wizards at the Capital One Arena. For some intense NFL, gridiron action, cheer on the home team at the FedExField in Landover, Maryland.

Washington Nationals

When you come into D.C. for a ballgame, there is no better place to stay than the Georgetown Suites! Nationals Park is just 5 miles away from your hotel room, allowing you to take ample time to get ready for a day at the ballpark! Nationals Park is located along the Anacostia River in the Navy Yard Neighborhood. National Ballpark is a perfect choice for fans of other teams looking to see their team play in a new setting. Grab seats in the upper deck to catch sight of the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building.

In order to reach Nationals Park, we advise that guests take advantage of the Washington DC Metro, with a stop conveniently located one block away from the park. It is a can't miss attraction when you tour Washington D.C.

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Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Traveling to Washington DC for a conference or event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center? Stay at our Georgetown Suites hotel to enjoy uniquely spacious accommodations, free WiFi, complimentary breakfast, and easy access to the city's Georgetown, DuPont Circle, and Foggy Bottom neighborhoods. Located just two miles from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, our Georgetown hotel offers and on-site business center and 2,000 sq. ft. of meeting space to ensure a productive and successful stay. Book your room today for your upcoming Washington DC business trip!

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Washington DC Events

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You'll never find a shortage of cultural and seasonal events in Washington DC. During your stay, check out some of our favorite festivals, activities, and events in Georgetown!

Map of Washington DC Activities

Take a look at our interactive Washington DC activities map to start planning your sightseeing itinerary. Explore the city's abundance of museums, cultural attractions, and nightlife spots to experience the best Washington DC during your upcoming stay at Georgetown Suites. Stop at some of our favorite spots and see the city like a local as you navigate the country's most iconic attractions.

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