Area Attractions

Located in the fashionable West End, our luxury hotel is near the White House and Georgetown, and is close to many iconic attractions, landmarks, and trendy shopping districts. Whether you wish to tour Washington, D.C. attractions as a group, couple, or solo, our concierge is on hand to help you put together a fun itinerary featuring exciting things to do in the area. Surrounded by the energy of the District, Park Hyatt Washington D.C. offers many hotel activities for relaxing and recharging, including our whirlpool, intimate Spa Room, and 24-hour fitness center.

Park Hyatt Washington D.C.

1201 24th Street, NW
Washington, D.C., United States, 20037

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National Monuments in DC

Washington Monument

Take in all the District and miles of Maryland and Virginia from the top of this iconic obelisk.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Get to know FDR with a stroll through four outdoor rooms surrounded by waterfalls and cherry trees.

The Jefferson Memorial

Read the immortal words of the Declaration of Independence; then admire the Pantheon-style building from a paddleboat on the Tidal Basin.

The Lincoln Memorial

Imagine the immortal words of the Gettysburg Address while gazing at the craggy lines of the 16th president’s face. This memorial is very dramatic at night.

Vietnam Memorial

Renowned for its power to evoke reflection, the memorial was conceived by a former infantry corporal who served in Vietnam. Starting point at Washington Monument on The Mall.

Smithsonian Museums in DC

Smithsonian Institution Building (also known as the Castle)

This visitor's center is a good place to start your tour of the museums. The Smithsonian Information Center is located here and you can find a map and schedule of events.

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

This impressive museum displays the largest collection of air and spacecraft in the world. Visit here and learn about the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight. There are IMAX films and planetarium shows several times a day.

Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

This exquisite museum of modern and contemporary art includes arts of traditional historical themes and collections addressing emotion, abstraction, politics, process, religion, and economics.

Smithsonian Freer & Sackler Galleries

A world-renowned collection of art from China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, and the Near East. Paintings, ceramics, manuscripts, and sculptures are among the favorites of this museum.

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Find ancient as well as contemporary works from Africa. There are special events, storytelling, demonstrations and children’s programs.

Smithsonian Natural History Museum

See a variety of artifacts including an 80-foot dinosaur skeleton, a life size model of a blue whale, an enormous prehistoric white shark, and a 45-and-a-half carat jewel a known as the Hope Diamond.

Potomac River Adventures

Fletchers Boat House

This unique venue sits at the merging point of the Capital Crescent Trail and the C & O Towpath giving one, two options to start their ride. The Capital Crescent Trail is a 13-mile trail that runs from Georgetown to Silver Spring, Maryland. Rent bicycles, kayaks and canoes are available for rental during Spring, Summer and Fall.

Thompson Boat Center

Canoe, kayak and bicycle rentals. For those interested in taking crew lessons, this venue has it.

Capitol River Cruises

Take a 45-minute historical narrative sightseeing tour of Washington, DC aboard a small river boat. See the spectacular views of Washington, DC from the Potomac River including Kennedy Center, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.

Additional Cultural Destinations

National World War II Memorial

This beautifully designed area honors the 16 million who served during WWII and those who supported the war effort from home. Highlights include two 43-foot arches, a 17-foot pillar for each state and territory from that period and a field of 4,000 gold stars honoring the more than 400,000 who died.

White House

Based on the Georgian design of Leister Hall in Dublin, Irishman James Hoban’s plan for the Executive Mansion was selected in a 1792 contest. Due to heightened security, you’ll need to make arrangements to tour the White House at least three months in advance through the office of your member of Congress.

J. Edgar Hoover Federal Bureau of Investigation Building

A brief film outlines the bureau’s work, and exhibits include everything from John Dillinger’s death mask to a poster display of the most current 10 Most Wanted criminals. (Take a good look; two criminals were apprehended as a result of a tip from tour takers!)

Arlington National Cemetery

Begin your exploration at the Visitor Center where you can obtain a map. Many visitors are surprised to find the iconic Iwo Jima Marine Corp Memorial here. Other popular sites on the Cemetery grounds include the Kennedy burial site, Arlington House (former home of Confederate General, Robert E. Lee) and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers.

International Spy Museum

Grasp the rare opportunity to gather as much information as possible about what makes a good spy and how they’re trained. Former officials of the CIA, FBI, and KGB are among the advisors for this intriguing museum. Secrets are revealed in the Secret History of History exhibit (about spying from biblical times to the early 20th century) and Spies Among Us (about spying in the world wars). Same day tickets are available for specific tour times.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Man’s inhumanity to man is documented in this solemn tribute to the millions of Jews, Gypsies, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, political prisoners, the mentally ill, and others killed by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. Designed to give you a “you-are-there experience, you are issued an “identity card” upon arrival containing biographical information on a real person from the Holocaust. Timed- entry passes are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the 14th Street entrance starting at 10 am or available in advance through tickets.com. Check with the concierge for other options to acquire tickets to this humbling exhibit.

Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

It is the busiest performing arts facility in the United States and annually hosts approximately 2,000 performances for audiences totaling nearly two million. The Center presents the greatest examples of music, dance and theater; supports artists in the creation of new work; and serves the nation as a leader in arts education. With its artistic affiliate, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Center's achievements as a commissioner, producer, and nurturer of developing artists have resulted in over 200 theatrical productions, dozens of new ballets, operas, and musical works.

Arena Stage

Located near the bustling Waterfront area, this theater was the first to win a regional Tony Award. Performances are both old and new material and focused on American artists.

Atlas Performing Arts Center

60,000 square foot complex with four theatres, three dance studios, offices, dressing rooms, cafe, rehearsal space and more. The Atlas is home to a diverse group of resident arts and organizations.

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.

Shakespeare Theatre

Known as one of the world’s three great Shakespearean companies, this acclaimed troupe crafts fantastically staged and acted performances.

Fashion

CityCenterDC

located in the Penn Quarter/Convention Center area, this upscale, outdoor shopping area hosts a range of high end designer fashions, from Carolina Herrera to Hermes. While shopping you may also find a nice lunch venue to suit any taste. This is a destination for those with an eye for luxury located 10th and H Streets NW

Tysons Corner Center

located a 20 minute drive from the Park Hyatt, Tysons Corner Center offers more than 300 stores, ranging from department stores to small boutiques. The options are endless and are certain to please any style or taste. 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia 22102

Tysons Galleria

Located just across from the Tysons Corner Center, this upscale indoor mall, offers all of the latest styles from boutiques and department stores, ranging from Neiman Marcus and Saks to Chanel and Prada. 2001 International Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102

Dupont Circle

Located on the Connecticut Avenue strip you can enjoy a bountiful of boutique shops from Buffalo Exchange ( vintage and used goods )to Marine layer ( incredibly soft clothing made from over 25 plus custom fabrics.