Originally built in 1939 as Washington’s General Post Office the beautifully modernized and recently refreshed Kimpton Monaco Hotel combines delightful period architecture with modern amenities and first class service. Ideally located in the bustling Penn Quarter close to Chinatown the hotel is right across the street from the National Portrait Gallery and within walking distance of the National Mall and the White House. Surrounded by good restaurants and bars the hotel is also right next to a metro station – the perfect setting for exploring the rest of Washington’s famous landmarks and attractions.
Spend some time viewing the American Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and many other historical documents at the National Archives, visit the Lincoln Memorial with the famous marble statue of President Abraham Lincoln surrounded by 36 columns representing the states that existed at the time of his assassination. It’s been the setting of many historical events including Martin Luther King JR’s “I have a dream …speech” and is visited by over 6 million people every year making it the most visited attraction in the city. Take some time to view the majestic World War II Memorial and the subtle, yet powerful, black granite Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall along with the Three Soldiers statue and the Women’s Memorial.
The International Spy Museum’s right next door, featuring interactive exhibits, fascinating artefacts, loads of real spy memorabilia and great James Bond section it’s an entertaining and educational experience for all the family.
Enjoy a boat or kayak trip on the might Potomac River, marvel at the displays and exhibits at the iconic Smithsonian Institute the world’s largest museum and research complex with over 17 museums and galleries on show. They’re all free, and popular spots include the National Zoological Park with panda cub Bei Bei, the Natural History Museum, the Air and Space Museum, the American History Museum, and the Renwick Gallery located close to the White House. Get your picture taken against the backdrop of the White House while you’re there – one for the family album!
Take a three minute walk and you’re at Ford’s Theatre the place where Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth, reopened in 1968 after a closure of over a hundred years it’s now a working theatre and national historic site – well worth a visit.
Stretch your legs at Rock Creek Park, with 32 miles of walking trails and paved cycling tracks, free guided mobile phone tours and historical sites including the site of the Civil War battle at Fort Stevens it’s a great experience for all the family. Kids especially love dressing up in period clothing at Pierce Barn and the free shows at the Planetarium.
A great way of exploring this vibrant and exciting city is on one of the many popular hop on hop off bus tours on offer. With stops at Ford Theatre, the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the fascinating historical and art museums of the Smithsonian Institute, the historic Georgetown District, Arlington Cemetery and much more – it’s a great way to explore the major landmark attractions of Washington without getting lost. There’s so much to see and do on these tours tour that you might want to book the 48 hour ticket to squeeze it all in!
Recently revamped, the hotel’s rooms and suites ooze personality and charm with regal furnishings, extra tall ceilings and oodles of natural light from oversized windows. Kimpton amenities include crisp Frette linens and luxury Atelier Bloem bath products. Air conditioning, mini bar, LCD TV with cable programming, in room laptop safes and video games consoles are all part of the service.
A superb choice for your stay in Washington, the Kimpton Monaco has an array of modern amenities for guests to enjoy. Get your day off to a lively start with a workout at the Hotel’s well-appointed fitness centre, its open 24 hours a day – great for keeping your fitness routines on track! Grab one of the hotel’s custom designed PUBLIC bikes and explore the surrounding area on two wheels, treat yourself to a no commute spa day and choose from a rejuvenating range of massages, body treatments and facials all delivered in the comfort of your room.
There’s free tea and coffee served every morning, just the ticket to accompany the complimentary newspaper – and in the evening enjoy complimentary wine, beers and snacks at the manager’s evening reception, it’s a great opportunity to meet up with fellow travellors.
For delectable dining head to Dirty Habit the hotels and funky onsite restaurant and cocktail lounge. One of the top spots in the area, Dirty Habit’s Asian inspired small plate menu is complimented by expertly crafted cocktails, fine wines and much more. The adjoining courtyard’s a great place to hang out in the evening, grab your favourite cocktail or craft beer and settle down beside the fire pits – the perfect end to your DC adventure.
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Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best experience Washington, D.C., has to offer. Each of the seven levels in this magnificent building is packed with interactive exhibits that explore how news affects our shared experience of historic moments. Whether you have just a few hours or want to spend all day, you’ll find something for everyone in the family in the Newseum’s 15 galleries and 15 theaters.
International Spy Museum
Special Exhibit! Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of James Bond Villains. Meet James Bond’s villains, uncover their evil schemes, and explore their exotic lairs and weapons in this special exhibit commemorating 50 years of the James Bond film series.
Explore the nation’s capital with ease and make your next trip to DC stress-free when you book an airport shuttle from Washington Dulles International airport to the city centre with SuperShuttle.
Washington, DC is a very walkable city, but the Metrorail and Metrobus are the most convenient ways to get around and operates from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to midnight on weekends. Taxis and Uber are plentiful and economic in DC or alternatively hop on a bike and explore all that DC has to offer.
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