Find the best place to stay — Washington, DC

Where to stay around Washington, DC?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,923 holiday lettings near Washington, DC. From 857 apartments to 525 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Washington, DC is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Washington, DC?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Washington, DC. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • H Street Corridor: 244 holiday homes
  • Georgetown: 184 holiday homes
  • United States Capitol: 1,960 holiday homes
  • Dupont Circle: 323 holiday homes
  • Capitol Hill: 531 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Washington, DC! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Washington, DC?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Washington, DC with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Silver Spring: 1,586 holiday lettings
  • Greenbelt: 1,365 holiday lettings
  • Alexandria: 1,756 holiday lettings
  • Arlington: 1,801 holiday lettings
  • Bethesda: 1,674 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Washington, DC?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Washington, DC are:

  • Washington Union Station Airport (ZWU): 1,949 self catering accommodations
  • College Park, MD (CGS): 1,952 self catering accommodations
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): 1,953 self catering accommodations

For other airports, 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 in Washington, DC?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Washington, DC. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • United States Capitol: 1,960 holiday rentals
  • The White House: 1,981 holiday rentals
  • Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family: 1,957 holiday rentals
  • Farragut Square: 1,983 holiday rentals
  • Lansburgh Theatre: 1,972 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Washington, DC listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Washington DC, USA your home away from home

Anyone looking to stay in an amazing city filled with amazing history and many activities should head to Washington D.C. Here visitors can enjoy many interesting things to do and see in the United States’ capital city. There are numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, condos and B&Bs.

Things to do on holiday to Washington DC, USA

Washington D.C offers so much for holidaymakers to see and there are some great trails for hikers and cyclists to explore. There are numerous spots like the Potomac River to try watersports such as swimming, white water rafting, sailing and kayaking. Fishing is also a popular pastime in the area with various boat trip offered for tourists. There are some excellent golf facilities available in Washington D.C including East Potomac, Rock Creek and Langston Golf Courses. In the winter months visitors can take just an hour and a half’s drive to the nearest ski resorts, with skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing and snowtubing on offer as well as ice skating at rinks in the city. Holidaymakers will find a massive choice of bars and restaurants serving cuisine from all around the world. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from local grocery stores and markets in the city.

Places to visit on holiday to Washington DC, USA

Washington D.C is filled with interesting places for visitors to see including the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington National Cathedral. Here there are also many museums such as the National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum. Art lovers can visit numerous galleries here such as the Smithsonian Art Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery in the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Families can enjoy the parks and gardens in the city including The National Zoo, which is located at Woodley Park.

Weather in Washington DC, USA

The hottest month of the year tends to be July with an average of 80 degrees Fahrenheit, whilst the coldest is January with an average of just 35 degrees. The rainfall totals vary little from month to month with May and September the wettest months averaging approximately 3.8 inches.

Travel to Washington DC, USA

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is located three miles south of downtown Washington D.C. Flights arrive here from many U.S airports including Atlanta (ATL), Chicago-O’Hare (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Jacksonville (JAX), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK) and Philadelphia (PHL) amongst many others. There are taxis and car rental firms available at the airport. Visitors from overseas can fly to Washington-Dulles (IAD), which is approximately 25 miles from downtown Washington D.C. Flights arrive here from Amsterdam (AMS), Beijing-Capital (PEK), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Sheremetyevo (SVO), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) amongst others. Taxis are available outside the terminal buildings and there are numerous car rental firms located at the airport.

Activities and attractions in Washington

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Washington a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Six Flags America (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • National Aquarium (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Francis Pool (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • East Potomac Golf Course (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Volta Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)

Exploring the natural landscape of Washington

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Washington is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Great Falls Park (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Franklin Square (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Freedom Plaza (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Ellipse (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Lafayette Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Farragut Square (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)