Popular Lettings in Washington D.C.
Highlights in Washington D.C.
- Monuments to the Founding Fathers
- Smithsoniano Zoo
- Union Station
- Botanical Garden
- Rock Creek.
Most popular in Washington D.C.
Prices and availability
Holiday rentals and lettings Washington
The holiday rentals available in Washington cover a large area from Silver Spring to Marlow Heights. Several kilometres separate these two points from the north and south of the capital. But with its 188 km of tracks, Washington's metro makes it very easy to cross the city. It also provides access to one of the city's three airports. If you come from abroad, you will reach Washington-Dulles, 40 km west of the centre, or Thurgood Marshall, 48 km to the north.Modern and bright holiday rentals
Washington's holiday rentals are modern and well decorated properties. The dominant colour is white: from the walls to the ceiling, it allows light to penetrate and gives spaces a great luminosity. It is also ideal to highlight the beautiful furniture of the rentals. American-style kitchens with bar, large corner sofas: the emphasis is on common areas. With your family, you can enjoy spacious and welcoming living rooms. The accommodation offered is also very suitable for couples. There is a wide range of more intimate rentals ideal for a two-person stay.
Holidays in Washington
Location and orientation
Washington DC is the sixth largest city in the United States. It is located in the northeast of the country, south of New York. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. It is this privileged location that has boosted its activity and made it a major commercial centrepiece. It is also, with Boston, a major commercial capital. Together with this city, it forms the BosWash, an urban area characterised by its commercial and innovation activity. The city has always had this commercial vocation: it was built according to a checkered plan, which explains the grid pattern of its streets.Which part of Washington to focus on
The city's entertainment is concentrated in the northern districts. This is where you will find most of the tourist sites and accommodation available. It is also where the most important commercial activity takes place and where the skyscrapers that are so characteristic of the Capital grow. The south has historically been populated by ghettos. Today, ghettoization is less important and there are also many housing units. But to avoid having to use public transport too much, the ideal is still to stay in the north and in the city's hyper-centre.
Travellers and activities
Washington is a symbol of American independence. It thus concentrates a large part of the monuments dedicated to this part of American history. The most famous is the Washington Monument, erected in tribute to the President of the same name. Another monument is dedicated to one of the city's founding fathers: Abraham Lincoln. This one is located only a few minutes from the first one. Also to be seen are the Thomas Jefferson Monument and the Martin Luther King Monument, and the capital's emblems will have been visited.Washington for families
It's not all about business and culture in Washington. There are also many places of entertainment ideal for a family stay. Starting with the Smithsoniano Zoological Park. It is located north of the city. There is a very important fauna, housed in an extensive and well maintained natural park. To continue to be amazed, you can visit the National Museum of Natural History. It is located in the hyper-centre of Washington and promises to amaze young and old alike. Rock Creek Park is a great place to enjoy nature and family sports.
Throughout the 20th century, Washington was home to a large majority of African Americans. This is why the city has acquired the funny nickname of "Chocolate City".
Top 5 Things to Do in Washington
Located in central Washington, this gallery is actually a huge museum. The building is worth a visit in itself, but it also houses a large collection of masters.2. Surprising at Union Station
You can come and take a train, of course, but you can also be thrilled by the vaults of this beautiful building.3. Walking in Rock Creek Park
Walking, visiting a planetarium and picnic are all part of this beautiful natural site.4. Visit the National Museum of American History
In this great museum in central Washington, information and anecdotes about the country's rich history are shared.5. Walking on Theodore Roosevelt Island
If you come in autumn, you will be amazed by the beautiful ochre colours that hold the island's nature. It is connected to the mainland by a long and pretty bridge.