Washington DC Holidays

Iconic monuments, memorials & museums

With a holiday to Washington DC you’ll visit a city where history was made, and is still being written. Discover the capital of the USA with its iconic sights and multicultural composition of thriving immigrant communities. Treat yourself to everything your heart could possibly desire, starting with a stroll through the endless collection of monuments, museums and galleries.

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Luxury Holidays to Washington DC

Your Washington DC holidays will be a relaxing, as well as an indulgent, experience in our exclusive hotels where you’ll find the necessary rest after a lively day in the vivacious capital of the USA. Enjoy the comfort that our stylish and elegant hotels have to offer before heading out to another museum or enjoying a delicious meal. The sports fan in you might rather fancy a ballgame, while the art lover prefers a trip to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; either way D.C. has it all!

Sports enthusiasts get their fix as well since D.C. is one of a small handful of American cities hosting all of the United States’ major sports. After an exciting day of sports make sure to visit what the New York Post calls a ‘suddenly seductive’ dining scene which provides an impressive inventory of eclectic eateries. Plug in to the energy of interactive experiences and explore the essence of the American Ideology in the nation’s capital.

Great reasons to holiday in Washington DC

  • Visit the Library of Congress, the world’s largest library by number of books!
  • Folger Shakespeare Library harbours the largest collection of Shakespeare material in the world
  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is home to the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, and the Washington Ballet
  • Picnic on one of the several greens of the National Mall
  • Climb aboard a Capitol River Cruise and enjoy a sightseeing tour from the Potomac River
  • Take a walk through Georgetown and find out why they call it a shopper’s paradise
  • Walk, bike, or kayak along the C & O canal
  • Get the proper CSI experience at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment 
  • Visit the Smithsonian and the Capitol Building
  • Visit the White House - home of US presidents and seat of power since 1800

Things to do on holiday in Washington DC

The National Mall, an open-area national park in downtown D.C. is the capital’s major tourist attraction with more than 24 million visitors each year. Home to iconic landmarks such as the U.S. Capitol Building, the Washington Monument; the Smithsonian Museums; the Lincoln Memorial as well as the National Gallery of Art; it is a haven for every cultural and historical enthusiast.

So make sure to visit the grounds where some of the most important political events and rallys in American history took place, where Martin Luther King, Jr. held his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech and where President Obama was inaugurated.

Washington DC Facts

  • State - District of Columbia
  • City area - 68.3 sq. miles
  • City population - 601,723


Washington DC has a humid subtropical climate and displays four separate seasons. Winters are cool while Spring and Autumn mild. Summers are hot and can be humid with average daily temperatures for July being around 26°C, 66% humidity.

Twin Centre & Multi Centre

Washington DC makes a great starting point or stop-along-the-way on a Multi Centre excursion in the US. You're perfectly situated to visit other top towns along the whole stretch of the East Coast, for example New York and Boston. The western seaboard presents other famous locations to add to your multi-centre itinerary. How about San Diego, Los Angeles or San Francisco?

Washington DC Holidays 2024 / 2025

With Washington DC being such a popular destination, in order to avoid disappointment, it's always wise to book early and secure the best price and availability on your 2024 / 2025 USA holiday. At Kenwood Travel we offer you 45 years worth of experience and specialise in arranging personalised holiday packages tailored to suit your particular needs. Give us a call and start planning your own American Dream today.

Top Picks

Salamander Washington D.C.

5* out of 5 stars

Perched majestically over the water, enjoying a vista of some of the most iconic sites in the US, this wonderful hotel is sure to leave guests with a lasting impression.

The Darcy Hotel

4* out of 5 stars

Epitomising contemporary luxury with a blend of sophistication and charm, The Darcy Hotel offers stylish accommodations, curated dining experiences and an enticing atmosphere.

The Watergate

5* out of 5 stars

Overlooking the Potomac River on one side and the Kennedy Centre on the other, this upscale-chic, landmark hotel is a mile from the Lincoln Memorial.


Useful information

  • Local time GMT (-7)
  • Currency US Dollar ($)
  • Language English
  • Location USA
  • Flying time 8 hours & 10 minutes

Things to do

Tour the iconic Monuments and Museums

Tour the iconic Monuments and Museums

Any visit to Washington DC wouldn't be complete without a tour of the local monuments, memorials, and museums. Many of these sites are open 24-hours a day, all year, including monuments like the Lincoln Memorial, National World War II Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and more. Other sites like the Washington Monument require tickets in advance. Of course, no Washington DC trip can miss out on outstanding museums like the famous Smithsonian National History or National Air museums, and many others.

Visit Historic George Town

Visit Historic George Town

As one of Washington DC's oldest neighbourhoods, Georgetown was once a town in its own right, and this can be seen by visitors to this day. Representing a rare example of an entire historic town, this area boasts a diverse range of buildings dating from many time periods, and walking through it is almost like taking a stroll through history itself. Discover a wide array of important historical sites and heritage, particularly the 4000 core protected buildings which date from the 1750s to the 1950s. If you're in the area, this neighbourhood is the perfect place to check out the rich history of the area.

Discover Capitol Hill & the Library of Congress

Discover Capitol Hill & the Library of Congress

Capitol Hill is home to picturesque 19th-century rowhouses, vibrant and bustling markets, and plenty to enjoy once the sun goes down. As one of the most popular places in the city to live, there's a fantastic vibrant energy that makes it irresistible for visiting holidaymakers...and that's even without taking into account the exceptionally important sites here. The US Capitol building that crowns the hill can be toured, and the Library of Congress boasts stunning architecture as well as the vast trove of knowledge within.

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