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Home to one the finest collections of Asian art in the world, the Freer Gallery features more than 27,000 works of art from the Far and Near East. Porcelains, screens, paintings and bronzes, and stoneware, date from Neolithic times to the 20th century. Our nation's capital is home to the finest art museums and galleries in the world.
National Museum of African Art
This unique underground building houses galleries, a library, photographic archives, and educational facilities. Long term installations explore the sculpture of sub-Saharan Africa, the art of Benin, the pottery of Central Africa, and the archaeology of the ancient Nubian city of Kerma.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
The uniquely designed Hirshhorn is home to more than 12,000 works by masters ranging from Pablo Picasso to Piet Mondrian, Willem de Kooning, and Andy Warhol. Sculptures by Henry Moore, Alberto Giacometti and Alexander Calder are displayed throughout the grounds.
National Gallery of Art, East and West Buildings
The two buildings of the National Gallery of Art house one of the world's finest collections of paintings, sculpture, and graphics from the 13th to the 20th centuries. Some rare masterpieces include the Ginevra de'Benci by Leonardo da Vinci and Sandro Botticelli's Adoration of the Magi.
The Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC honors to the millions who died during the Nazi regime in Germany during World War II. The museum exhibit features more than 900 artifacts, 70 videos, and four theaters of film footage and eyewitness testimonies of Nazi concentration camp survivors.
Located on the National Mall in Washington, DC, the National Museum of Natural History is part of the Smithsonian Institution and is home to more than 125 million natural science specimens and cultural artifacts. Popular exhibits include dinosaur skeletons and a giant collection of gems and minerals.
Natural Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian is home to diverse collections exhibitions that reflect the spirit of Native America. Designed in collaboration with tribes and communities from across the hemisphere, the museum features magnificent architecture and indigenous landscaping.
National Museum of American History
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has a collection of over 3 million artifacts of American history and culture, ranging from the War of Independence to the present day. The museum houses two of the most popular exhibits in DC, the original Star-Spangled Banner and President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Air and Space Museum
Featuring the world’s largest collection of aviation and space exploration artifacts, the Air and Space Museum attracts more than 8 million visitors each year. Stop by to touch real moon rock and see the Wright Brothers’ first successful airplane.
Memorials and Monuments
George Washington's Mount Vernon
George Washington's Mount Vernon is one America's most beloved landmarks and is an everlasting tribute to the Father of our Country. Tour this beautiful estate and get a glimpse into life on a working 18th-century plantation, while exploring beautiful gardens and museums.
Headquarters of the Department of Defense, the Pentagon is one of the world's largest office buildings. Built in just 16 months, the Pentagon is the world’s largest low-rise office building.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
This 7 ½ - acre memorial to our 32nd president employs waterfalls, reflection pools and four galleries to pay tribute to Roosevelt’s four terms in office. Massive granite megaliths that connect the galleries are engraved with some of Roosevelt’s most famous quotes.
Built entirely from funds donated by former slaves, this statue shows President Lincoln with the Emancipation Proclamation in his hand.
Seen globally as a symbol of democracy, the U.S. Capitol has housed the Senate and House of Representatives for over two centuries. Covering over 1.5 million square feet, this architecturally impressive monument hosts guide-led tours year-round.
Measuring an impressive 555 feet, the Washington Monument was once the tallest structure in the world. Located in the middle of the nation’s capital, the world-famous monument pays homage to George Washington, one of America’s Founding Fathers.
Home to the United States Department of Defense, the Pentagon is headquarters to the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force. With exclusive tours on offer year-round, guests are provided with an in-depth look at one of the country’s most secure buildings.
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Known as one of the most famous homes in America, George Washington's Mount Vernon mansion combines beautiful architecture, lush gardens, and amazing history. The riverside estate also features a working whiskey distillery and an immersive museum.
Performing Arts and Nightlife
Music Center at Strathmore
Opened in 2005, this concert hall has quickly become known as one of the country’s best, receiving praise for its acoustics and audience friendly design. Major artists appear here to perform everything from folk to Broadway.
American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
The AFI hosts film retrospectives, festivals, and tributes celebrating artists from Jimmy Stewart to John Malkovich.
Washington National Opera
Under the directorship of famous opera great, Placido Domingo, the Washington National Opera troup performs in the spring and fall at the Kennedy Center Opera House.
Wine tasting takes on a historic tone when touring in Virginia. Ingleside Vineyards – one of the oldest wineries in Virginia – is part of a 3,000 acre estate owned by the Flemer family for over 100 years. Built in 1834, it has served as a boys' school - a Civil War garrison - a courthouse - and a dairy.
Opened in 1971, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 2,000 shows per year across three impressive theaters. Located along the Potomac River, this historic venue is the perfect place to catch a show during your stay.
Located less than a mile from our hotel lobby, Synetic Theater is known for featuring innovative, award-winning productions throughout the year. Known as a ‘physical theater,’ each show tells a story through body language and movements.
With a capacity of 500 guests, this legendary concert hall has acted as the launchpad for some of history’s most famous musicians. With table seating and a full menu, attendees can dine in style while watching performances by music’s biggest names.
Major League Baseball has returned to DC
Capital One Arena
Home to Washington, D.C.’s NHL, NBA, WNBA, and AFL teams, this versatile 20,000-seat arena hosts more than 220 events per year. Located in the heart of downtown, this city staple is a great place to catch a sporting event or concert during your stay.
Home to Washington D.C.’s Major League Soccer team, Audi Field combines atmosphere, passion, and excitement into one incredible 20,000-seat stadium. Opened in 2018, fans of all ages can be found cheering on their team with drums, flags, and scarves.
With 82,000 seats, FedExField is one of the largest stadiums in the NFL. With affordable seating and ample parking options, fans flock from all around D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to watch their team compete against the rest of the league.
Watch America’s pastime in the nation’s capital. Surrounded by plenty of popular bars, restaurants, and nightlife, Nationals Park is the perfect place to watch some of the league’s best baseball players take the field.