Hey there American-phile, stop dreaming of the stars and stripes and see the United States capital for yourself. Once called the “Hollywood for ugly people” (probably by a jealous Californian), Washington, D.C. is better described as the “Hollywood for smart and powerful people”, and they’re pretty good-looking, too. This city without a state is lined with international embassies, historical sites and super saucy barbecue joints—which is super important when you’re on holidays to Washington, D.C. Sound good to you? Pack your walking shoes and an appetite for adventure and book one of our Washington, D.C. holiday packages on the fly.
Washington, D.C. holidays demand equal doses of history, art and full-blown nerdery. So, head for the metro or book one of our Washington, D.C. car rental options, and get going. History lovers can make a circuit at the National Mall south of downtown and visit the United States Capitol. Be sure to wave at the POTUS with the mostest as you stop at the White House! Next, pause for a moment with Honest Abe and the Lincoln Memorial by the Patomic River. Get your geek on at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of Natural History. With its heaps of museums, the National Mall isn’t for buying stuff, but you’ll have plenty new ideas to choose from—and that looks good on everyone. Loosen up after all that learnin’ in the fresh and quirky Dupont Circle neighbourhood or keep it straight-laced with an arvo in Georgetown, known for upscale village vibes, cobblestone streets and cupcakes. Pro tip: Do not leave this city without a cupcake. You’re welcome.
Now that you know which mall not to shop at, head to Capitol Hill for your pick of flea market finds and one-of-a-kind gifts to take back to your BFF who is already jealous of your Washington, D.C. holiday. If you’re a fashionista on the hunt for local or well-known designers, go back to Georgetown, find a stylish person and ask, “Where’d you get that?”
If you can’t get the mention of barbecue out of your mind, add a few more delicious daydreams. For award-hoarding international eats from Japan, Korea, Georgia, Italy and more, got to the northern neighbourhood of Adams Morgan and Stuff. Your. Face.
Political staffers may keep their shoes shined and hair slicked at work, but D.C. knows how to get down. Stick around Adams Morgan for bar-hopping and people watching, or slip into a speakeasy in the U Street Corridor. U Street is home to dance clubs, dive bars and the dancers and divers to go with it, so bust a move and make some friends.
Ready to take home some selfies with you and Abe Lincoln—as well as some new clothes and great sweet as memories? Save your travel dollarydoos with package deals to Washington DC right here on lastminute.com.au. Mix and match airfares and accommodation that meet your need for comfort and character. You can even take this trip up the coast and book one of our District of Columbia packages, too!
Reviewed on 14 Aug. 2022
Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2022
Reviewed on 14 Aug. 2022
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.