Situated in the heart of the fashionable West End Neighbourhood, the Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC/Georgetown Area hotel offers modern, well-appointed guest rooms, helpful staff and easy access to trendy Georgetown shopping, restaurants and local attractions. Getting around Washington, DC is easy and the hotel’s ideal setting between three metro stops, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom and Farragut North makes this hotel your ideal jumping off point to explore the many world famous attractions of this wonderful city.
Walk the mile and a half or so to the Smithsonian National Zoo, it’s one of the oldest Zoo’s in the country and today is home to about 1800 animals representing 300 different species. Committed to conservation and scientific research the Zoo’s breeding programme for endangered species has allowed animals like Golden Lion Tamarins and Black Footed Ferrets to be reintroduced to the wild. With fascinating exhibits and attractions and of course “the Pandas” it’s on your Washington, DC to do list.
View the American Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and many other historical documents at the National Archives, visit the Lincoln Memorial with the famous marble statue of President Abraham Lincoln surrounded by 36 columns representing the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. Spend some time in quiet reflection at 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.
Enjoy a boat or kayak trip on the mighty 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 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 – a snap for the family album!
Make the trip to 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.
The International Spy Museum should be on your list. Find out about the spy operations that changed the face of history and enjoy 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.
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.
Getting around Washington, DC is easy and one of the best ways to explore the city is on one of the popular hop on hop off bus tour. 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, DC without getting lost. There’s so much to see and do on these tours tour that you’ll probably need to book the 48 hour ticket to squeeze it all in!
Back at the hotel luxurious guestrooms and suites offer wonderful views and a thoughtful range of amenities including comfortable Hilton Serta Suite Dreams bedding, 39”HDTV, Keurig-reg. coffee maker, microwave, mini-refrigerator, in room safe and air conditioning. Surf the net and catch up on social media with complimentary Wi-Fi, listen to your favourite holiday music on the iHome docking station, chill out and watch a movie in total comfort. Bathrooms have elegant granite counter tops and come with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Your home from home after a hectic day’s sightseeing.
A great choice, the Hilton Hotel Washington, DC has a host 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 featuring Precor equipment– just the ticket for keeping your fitness routines up to date!
Relax, refresh and enjoy some poolside R & R with a dip in the welcoming rooftop pool or chill out with a coffee and some reading material on the peaceful garden terrace – the choice is yours.
Breakfast lunch and dinner are served onsite in Café Deluxe the hotel’s stylish bistro serving a great selection of contemporary American favourites with traditional fare like Steak Frites and Grilled Meatloaf and guest favourites such as Grilled Atlantic Salmon and Ahi Tuna Tacos.
The 24 hour Pavilion Pantry stocks a range of snacks, drinks, ready cooked meals and other travelling essentials – there’s no need to go hungry. Stock up on your favourites, let the microwave do the rest, and enjoy from the comfort and convenience of your room!