About Washington DC

Washington DC, also known as The District, is the capital of the United States and is not part of any state. It's situated between Northern Virginia and Maryland, right on the Potomac River. March is a wonderful time of year to visit DC, with weather in the 50s and 60s and backing up to the Cherry Blossom Festival as the colorful trees begin to bloom.

The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is only a couple blocks from the Smithsonian National Zoo, which, like all Smithsonian musuems is free to the public. The hotel is also just across the Rock Creek Parkway bridge from the top of Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan, two popular areas for dining, night life, reading a book or getting a coffee.

Some other notable Washington DC landmarks and attractions:

  • The Smithsonian Museums including the Natural History Museum and Air & Space Museum
  • Washington Monument, US Capitol, White House
  • Dupont Circle
  • Georgetown
  • The Victorian, hip, U street corridor

Washington DC is a little city with a lot to offer: history, spectacular views, amazing walking tours, outdoor events, sightseeing, dining and nightlife. Here are some resources to help you fill your free time:

Lonely Planet Guide
The District
Trip Advisor
100 Free Things to do in DC

Insider tip: Get a drink atop the Hotel Washington overlooking the Washington Monument and the White House then check out the Hope Diamond at the National Museum of Natural History.