Washington DC Holidays

The heart and soul of American democracy, we love Washington DC for its monuments, museums and neoclassical buildings that offer a treasure trove of fascinating political history.

Take a tour of the White House; visit the awe-inspiring Lincoln Memorial; or gain free entry to all 19 museums contained in the Smithsonian Institution. Exploring DC on foot is like walking through the pages of a history book, as you pass by the statues and temples from the Washington Monument to the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial. Follow in the footsteps of infamous visionaries exploring the local neighbourhoods, Georgetown is not to be missed with its cobbled sidewalks, grand homes and plenty of bustling restaurants filled with tourist and locals, making you feel right at home. Or use Dupont Circle as your meeting point, a leafy geometric haven filled with galleries and boutique stores.

Extend your stay in the USA with a classic multi centre holiday combining Washington DC with iconic New York and leafy Boston and create the perfect blend of shopping, sights and East Coast culture. 

Destination Highlights
  • The heart and soul of American politics
  • The White House
  • Discover the monuments throughout DC
  • Visit the many Smithsonian Museums
  • Explore Arlington Cemetery and the eternal flame
  • Dine in one of the neighborhoods.

Time Zone

GMT -5 hours

Flight Time

Approx 8 hours; direct flights from the UK are available

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations required

Holidays to Washington DC are about exploring the country’s history and wandering through its many museums. This certainly a family friendly destination and the children will love being able to play and interact on the many exhibits.

  • National Mall

    This three mile rectangle of lawn is packed with monuments and memorials from the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the Nation WW II Memorial. Stop in many of the free Smithsonian Museums lining the Mall, these museums are great for families.

  • Lincoln Memorial

    Located in the heart of the Mall, the memorial is dedicated to the 16th President of the united States, Abraham Lincoln, who sits immortalised in marble as an enduring symbol of unity, strength and wisdom. Take your camera for great pictures looking down from the memorial, of the Reflecting Pool and Washington Monument.

  • The White House

    The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States and a symbol of the United States government.The house of America’s president is possibly the most famous building in Washington DC located on Pennsylvania Avenue.

  • Arlington National Cemetery

    A calm oasis located across the Potomac River, the cemetery has row upon row of tombstones paying homage to the service men and women who have lost their lives for their country. With famous memorials including the Eternal Flame for JFK and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington is a peaceful break from the bust sights along the Mall.

  • Cherry Blossom Festival

    The Cherry Blossom Festival held annually during spring, this commemorates Tokyo's gift of 1000 cherry. Watch the city come to live with the pink blossom

  • Neighbourhoods

    Head to one of DC's many neighbourhoods, each are different from Georgetown with its walk able streets and great restaurants to lively and laid back Adams Morgan. We love the diversity of these areas and melting pots these have become These are great places to mix with the locals and to get a feel about what DC is all about.

  • Jessica, Destination Manager

    Jessica

    Destination Manager

    "The best way to explore Washington DC is by foot, pick up at map from your hotel concierge. This was way to get the feel for the layout and it is easy to navigate your way round. Alternatively book a hop-on-hop-off-bus as they will stop at all the major attractions." 

Types of Washington DC holidays

The White House Washington DC

Washington DC Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

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