Plan a trip to the nation's capital to visit museums, historic landmarks and dine at great restaurants. Take the elevator to the top of the Washington Monument for a fantastic view of the city. Head to the Smithsonian Museums to learn about world history and view priceless art. Our list of top romantic getaways in Washington D.C. includes luxury hotels with indoor pools and spas, as well as more affordable options in the heart of the city. Check into one of these perfect romantic hotels in DC. Photo: adamparent/Fotolia
»Hotel Monaco Washington DC
»St. Regis Washington, D.C.
»The Hay Adams
»The Fairmont Washington, D.C.
»The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
»The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
Where to Stay in Washington D.C.
- Hotel Monaco Washington DC
- Donovan House
- St. Regis Washington, D.C.
- The Hay Adams
- The Fairmont Washington, D.C.
- The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
- Hotel George
- Hotel Rouge
- The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
- Hotel Madera
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of adamparent - Fotolia.com
Washington D.C. Vacation Ideas
The White House
The White House is one of the most iconic buildings in the world and the home of the US President and First Lady. Go to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to view the building exterior or apply for tickets to take a self-guided tour of the building (the application can take a while to process, so be sure to plan well ahead of time).
The National Mall
The National Mall is a long open space that connects the Washington Monument to the U.S. Capitol Building. There are several major attractions that can be found on the National Mall: The Washington Monument, The U.S. Capitol Building, Smithsonian Museums, National Gallery of Art and U.S. Botanic Garden.
The Smithsonian Museums
There is such an amazing collection of things to see at the Smithsonian Museums that you can spend several days here. Admission is free. There are 130 million works of art, specimens, historic artifacts, fossils and more. The Smithsonian Museums are made up of 19 museums and galleries, so you may have a hard time deciding which one to see first. If you are traveling with kids, the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum is sure to please, offering the largest collection of aircraft and spacecraft in the world. There is also an IMAX theater and a planetarium.
The Washington Monument
A memorial to George Washington, the first U.S. president, the Washington Monument is the tallest structure in the city. Visitors can reach the top via an elevator and enjoy a spectacular view of the city and several of the major landmarks, including the White House, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial.
The U. S. Capitol Building
The U. S. Capitol Building is where the Senate and the House of Representatives meet. Visitors can watch Congress in Session with a special pass from the Visitor Center.
U.S. Botanic Garden
The U.S. Botanic Garden on the National Mall features a collection of 4,000 plants. Bartholdi Park is a must see with its beautiful flower garden and a fountain created by the same French sculptor who created the Statue of Liberty.