Where to stay around Washington, DC?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 3,858 vacation rentals near Washington, DC. From 1,798 Hotels to 1,230 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Washington, DC are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Washington, DC?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Washington, DC. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Georgetown: 1,667 vacation rentals
  • Dupont Circle: 989 vacation rentals
  • Capitol Hill: 534 vacation rentals
  • United States Capitol: 3,890 vacation rentals
  • Foggy Bottom: 1,356 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Washington, DC! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Washington, DC?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Washington, DC:

  • Anacostia: 3,239 rentals
  • Alexandria: 3,500 rentals
  • Arlington: 3,622 rentals
  • Silver Spring: 3,357 rentals
  • Bethesda: 3,480 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Washington, DC?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Washington, DC are:

  • Washington Union Station Airport (ZWU): 3,915 vacation rentals
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): 3,983 vacation rentals
  • Alexandria Airport (ALX): 3,925 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Washington, DC?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Washington, DC. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • United States Capitol: 3,890 rentals
  • D.C. Chamber of Commerce: 3,269 rentals
  • National Mall (The Mall): 2,522 rentals
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center: 2,525 rentals
  • The White House: 4,018 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Washington, DC listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

A trip to Washington, DC is a capital idea

Time to brush up on everything you forgot from your U.S. history class—you're going to Washington, DC! More than just the site of many of the country's most iconic buildings—though you'll find plenty of those, too—the nation's capital is a bustling, cosmopolitan city, with a wealth of art and culture institutions. You can find world-class dining in the city's buzzy neighborhoods, as well as shopping, entertainment, and a bounty of outdoor space. With a Washington vacation rental, you'll be at the heart of national government—with attractions and nightlife for all.

Monumental sightseeing in Washington, DC

If you like your national history in massive doses, then you're in the right place. With countless government buildings and national monuments to cross off your list, sightseeing is a major pastime in Washington. The National Mall is home to the iconic, Instagrammable Lincoln Memorial, as well as the Washington Monument and the United States Capitol, and you'll find plenty of museums, theaters, and live music venues in the area, too. Outdoorsy types can enjoy the running and walking trails in Rock Creek Park, a 2,000-acre oasis of greenery in the northwestern part of the city.

Washington, DC—home of the free (museums)

Everyone knows Washington is chock-full of worthwhile sights and museums, but just how many you can get into completely gratis is a marvel of modern governance. The National Portrait Gallery, the National Air and Space Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian—all run by the Smithsonian Institution—offer free admission throughout the year. And at the 163-acre Smithsonian National Zoological Park, visitors of all ages can get face to face with thousands of animals from all over the world, including elephants, lions, and giant pandas, all free of charge.

Getting to the bottom of the Foggy Bottom's weather

Fondly (and sometimes not-so-fondly) known as the "Foggy Bottom," Washington has a temperate maritime climate, with hot, muggy summers and cold, somewhat snowy winters; precipitation is relatively common throughout the year. Summer highs often climb into the 90s in July and August, while winter lows can regularly dip into the low teens between December and February. A popular summer destination thanks to its numerous monuments and government buildings, you'll be most likely to find killer deals on Washington vacation rentals during the slower and colder winter months.

Here's the low-down on the Washington landscape

Washington, DC sits in a low-lying region, bordered on the south and west by the Anacostia and Potomac rivers. While Washington itself is densely urban, you can find a number of parks and open spaces throughout the city—more than 7,000 acres of them, in fact—and there are plenty of hiking trails, running paths, and bike routes for weekend warriors of all types. Your Washington vacation rental will also put you close to the 446-acre United States National Arboretum, a welcome break from the hustle and bustle that's home to trees and plants from all over the country.