Destination guide

Travel to arty Downtown Washington D.C.

Come and experience Downtown Washington D.C. and its museums, art galleries and monuments. This city is cosmopolitan and walkable, recognised for its theatres, entertainment and architecture. Ford's Theater and Capital One Arena are just a couple of the must-see attractions. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Downtown Washington D.C.

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Downtown Washington D.C. a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Six Flags America (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • National Aquarium (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Francis Pool (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • East Potomac Golf Course (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Volta Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Washington D.C.

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Downtown Washington D.C. is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Great Falls Park (13.3 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Franklin Square (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Freedom Plaza (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Ellipse (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Lafayette Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Farragut Square (0.6 mi / 1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Downtown Washington D.C.

Fly into Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), the closest airport, located 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to College Park, MD (CGS), which is 7.8 mi (12.6 km) away.

You can get around Downtown Washington D.C. by jumping on the metro at McPherson Sq. Station, Center Station or Gallery Place Chinatown Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Downtown?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 996 holiday lettings around Downtown. From 618 flats & apartments to 2 bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Downtown:

  • Le Droit Park: 225 holiday homes
  • Georgetown: 1,097 holiday homes
  • Eastern Market: 293 holiday homes
  • Dupont Circle: 657 holiday homes
  • Adams Morgan: 869 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Downtown? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Downtown. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • McPherson Sq. Station: 1,965 holiday lettings
  • Franklin Square: 2,039 holiday lettings
  • United States Navy Memorial: 2,034 holiday lettings
  • Cherry Hill Historic House and Farm: 2,113 holiday lettings
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center: 1,128 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Downtown?

Yes, of course. offers 618 Flats in Downtown. Our other popular types of Downtown holiday rentals include:

  • Bungalows: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Resorts: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 189 holiday homes with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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