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Highlights in Washington
- Fantastic and modern museums
- Imposing historical monuments
- Beautiful gardens
- Important government buildings
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Would you like to visit a different place full of a lot of history with hundreds of activities to share with your family or with your partner? You must then visit the incredible Washington, capital of the United States of America and seat of government. Located just a few miles from the state of Virginia and Maryland. Here you can enjoy luxurious and comfortable lettings where you can rest after a day of walking around the city. Known as the city without skyscrapers, you can find immense gardens to take walks, incredible and emblematic monuments to important and emblematic figures of history such as Abraham Lincoln, or war veterans. Tour its wonderful modern museums and magnificent galleries with incredible exhibits of art, science, history and much more. Don't miss a guided tour of the most important government buildings. A single visit will not be enough to discover all the beauties of this incredible city.Extraordinary holiday rentals with lake views
In the iconic city of Washington, in addition to incredible museums and historical monuments, you can also enjoy impressive natural settings, some mountains, beautiful lakes and wooded areas where you will find wonderful holiday rentals with everything you are wanting to have a perfect holiday. Located just a few kilometres from the most amazing lakes in the entire area, so you don't miss out on enjoying the most incredible views of nature. These cosy accommodations include a comfortable kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, oven, coffee maker, dishwasher and all the utensils for you to prepare all your favourite meals. Living room with plasma TV with cable and internet access. Comfortable and spacious rooms with cosy single and double beds with linen included. Additionally, you will also find a terrace with furniture and an enclosed garden with barbecue and fire pits to keep you warm at night. It includes parking, and you can visit some other places of natural interest just a few kilometres away.
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Located at the other end of the Potomac River, near the state of Virginia is the United States of America armed forces building, the Pentagon, known to be the safest building in the world. It was inaugurated during the Second World War and its pentagonal design consists of 5 floors, with a total of almost 30 km of corridors that connect each department in less than 10 minutes walking. Even so, much of the structure is kept secret. You can take a guided tour of the designated areas, where you can learn many interesting facts about the building and the history of the United States armed forces.Stroll through the Washington Botanical Garden
In addition to its beautiful museums, in Washington you can take pleasant walks admiring nature. The Washington Botanical Garden is located on the Capitol grounds with free admission and is one of the most beautiful and pleasant that you can find. Here you will find an exhibition of more than 26,000 species of plants from different collections, which you will be able to contemplate in a journey of almost an hour in the wonderfully designed habitats, among which they stand out; oasis, desert, rare plants, orchids, jungle, etc. Do not miss a relaxing walk through this incredible garden and enjoy a pleasant time.
Travellers and activities
The city of Washington is famous among other things for having a great variety of specialized museums that you cannot miss. You can visit the Smithsonian institution, the centre of all the museums in Washington, known as the castle. It is a place specialized in education and research and one of the largest museum complexes in the world, it has 19 museums, 9 research centres and a fantastic zoo. Most are located within the National Mall; however, you can find some in New York or Virginia. Its entry is completely free and among the most prominent you can visit the National Air and Space Museum, with the largest collection of aeroplanes and spacecraft in the world, as well as the historic Wright brothers' Flyer. If you are a fan of art, you must visit the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, where you will find a fantastic display of works of art, paintings, photographs and more of the most famous American artisans. Another good option, if you like science, is visiting the National Museum of Natural History, with a large collection of animals recreated in their natural habitat.Washington for history lovers
On this historic Washington holiday, you will have the opportunity to visit incredible places where you will learn about the history of the country's founders. This is why you must visit the imposing Capitol. Built in 1793 in a neoclassical style on a 10 hectare site that includes some streets, beautiful and extensive gardens to walk, the first stone in the construction was laid by then President George Washington. The Capitol houses the two houses of the United States Congress, the Senate House on the North Wing and the House of Representatives on the South Side. Its incredible dome of more than 100 meters high stands out from any point of the city. You can take a guided tour of the interior where you can explore its beautiful gardens and inside you will be able to see, among other areas, its impressive library that houses an impressive collection of books and historical documents. The Capitol is an impressive building painted entirely in white and is one of the most visited buildings by tourists each year.
„The beautiful city of Washington, with its extensive gardens and street design, shares many similarities with charming Paris, as it was designed by the French engineer Pierre L'Enfant, who sought to maintain a slight French influence.“
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Despite being a few miles from the National Mall, Washington National Cathedral is an attraction that you should definitely visit. It is considered the second-largest cathedral in the entire country, and the sixth in the world. It is an imposing neoclassical building, known as the house of prayer. Furthermore, it has been the place where the funerals of several presidents of the country have been carried, such as Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and others. You can take a tour of its interior to get a closer look at the architectural details and discover more about its history. On Sundays, entry is completely free.2. Meet the imposing Washington Monument
Built at the end of the 19th century, it is one of the main monuments of the city. It was between 1884 and 1889 the tallest structure in the world at 169 meters high. It is located on the National Mall between the Capitol and the Abraham Lincoln Monument. Likewise, it is an imposing white obelisk. It was built with marble, granite and sandstone, visible from anywhere in the city. You can go up to its viewpoint 150 meters high where you will get the best views of the entire city. During the descent, you will be able to observe how the elevator makes several stops to admire the commemorative stones on important figures in history.3. Explore the International Spy Museum
Among the wide variety of museums that you can find in Washington, there is a very peculiar and interesting one that you cannot miss. The International Espionage Museum houses one of the largest, most impressive and curious collections of objects related to the history of espionage and the United States intelligence service since the Second World War. On your tour, you will be able to learn how the Secret Service has influenced the most important moments in the country's history, such as the Cold War or terrorism. The price of your ticket is quite accessible and undoubtedly, it is a tour that is worth doing to have a different and entertaining time.4. Take a nice walk around Georgetown
Just a few minutes from the National Mall, you will find a charming and picturesque city that is worth taking a tour of its streets. Located north of the Abraham Lincoln Monument on the banks of the Potomac River is Georgetown, the place where President John F Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline met. On your way through the main street you can find a wide variety of shops and clothing boutiques, ecological cafés, steak houses, restaurants and more. Due to the fact that Georgetown University is located, you can enjoy a lively nightlife thanks to its young population. If you are looking for something calmer, you can take a pleasant walk along the banks of the Potomac River.5. Admire the old Ford Theatre
Ford's Theatre, is a wonderful place that has offered shows and presentations since 1860, it is known for being the place where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, when the civil war was coming to an end, by a gunshot in one of the boxes from the main hall. Currently and after several renovations and restorations, it is still open to the public, offering theatrical presentations of various kinds. Additionally, they also offer guided tours inside the theatre to learn more about its incredible past.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Washington
What is the average price of holiday rentals in Washington?
Considering the average price of £242.55 per night, Washington lies at the lower end of the price range for holiday lettings in the USA.
Which months allow you to save the most on holiday rentals?
If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit Washington are March (£223.14 per night for accommodation, on average), February (£228.12), and November (£229.18).
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Washington?
Following the data observed in 2020, the cost per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of August (£262.71), September (£261.71), and July (£258.04).
Is Washington a good location for a spontaneous getaway?
When going on holiday to Washington, it is necessary to think ahead, as 79% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?
January, April, and February are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties available, with respective average availability figures of 35%, 34% and 33.6%.
During which months are there fewer rentals available in Washington?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 5.6% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by July (7.75%), and September (10.25%).
How many lettings are available in Washington?
Holidu offers around 8200 holiday lettings in Washington from 15 different partners, so you will find the perfect type of accommodation you are looking for. We have everything you need!