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Holiday In Washington D.C.

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.

Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

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.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

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.

What’s Next?

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!


Guide to Exploring Washington


Top Hotel Deals in Washington

Liaison Washington Capitol Hill
Liaison Washington Capitol Hill
4.0 out of 5.0 415 New Jersey Ave Nw, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
AU$182
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

Great little find - close to the the main train station and only a short walk from the hub. Staff were friendly and the food in the resturant was great.

Reviewed on 27 Oct. 2015
Located in Washington (Capitol Hill), Liaison Washington Capitol Hill is within a 10-minute walk of United States Capitol and Union Station Shopping Center.
The Watergate Hotel
The Watergate Hotel
5.0 out of 5.0 2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
AU$324
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

Great Renovation and amenity Close to river Very obliging staff

Reviewed on 8 Jul. 2017
With a stay at The Watergate Hotel in Washington (Foggy Bottom), you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Kennedy Center and Georgetown Waterfront Park.
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Omni Shoreham Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 2500 Calvert St Nw, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
AU$228
With a stay at Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington (Woodley Park), you'll be a 2-minute drive from Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Washington Plaza
Washington Plaza
4.0 out of 5.0 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC
AU$157
A stay at Washington Plaza places you in the heart of Washington, within a 15-minute walk of Walter E. Washington Convention Center and White House.
Hamilton Hotel Washington DC
Hamilton Hotel Washington DC
4.0 out of 5.0 1001 14th St NW, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
AU$192
A stay at Hamilton Hotel Washington DC places you in the heart of Washington, within a 10-minute walk of White House and CityCenterDC.
Grand Hyatt Washington
Grand Hyatt Washington
4.0 out of 5.0 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
AU$219
With a stay at Grand Hyatt Washington, you'll be centrally located in Washington, steps from CityCenterDC and within a 5-minute walk of Ford's Theater.
Washington Hilton
Washington Hilton
4.0 out of 5.0 1919 Connecticut Ave Nw, Washington, DC
AU$155
With a stay at Washington Hilton, you'll be centrally located in Washington, within a 5-minute drive of White House and George Washington University.
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
4.0 out of 5.0 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
AU$202
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is centrally located in Washington, a 3-minute walk from National Japanese American Memorial and 5 minutes by foot from ...

Top Deals on Flights to Washington

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