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Washington, DC

The Best Places to Visit in Washington, D.C.

Your Guide to Downtown D.C. and the Best Attractions Nearby

Washington, D.C. is home to our nation’s capital but it also plays host to a lot of interesting things to see and do. And best of all, they’re all remarkably close to Loews Madison Hotel. So, tour the Supreme Court, visit the National Air and Space Museum, attend a conference at the Washington Convention Center, or take a peek at the International Spy Museum. We think the imposing Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials are not to be missed. And perhaps the most popular attraction in Washington, D.C, the White House is one of the closest to our hotel. A tour of the Pentagon is a must-see for any military enthusiast, and kids of all ages will love an afternoon at the National Zoo, with its lions, hippos, giraffes and world-famous pandas.

Local Attractions

White House

Swing past the nation’s most famous address, which has been home to every U.S. President since Johns Adams in 1800. Loews Madison Hotel is located within walking distance of the White House. Click here for information on tours.

The Pentagon

Pentagon tours feature the work of the Department of Defense, as well as military history and information about all branches of service. Learn more

The National Zoo

Opened in 1889, the National Zoological Park is a true gem. Today it’s home to about 2,000 animals from about 400 species, including rare giant panda, exotic birds and magnificent big cats. Learn more

Supreme Court of the United States

Visitors can learn more about some of the most significant judicial decisions in our nation's history. When the Supreme Court is in session, visitors can also listen to oral arguments. Click here for more information on visiting the Supreme Court.

U.S. Navy Memorial

This memorial features both a commemorative public plaza and a Naval Heritage Center. Learn more

Arlington Cemetery

The grounds of Arlington Cemetery serve as a resting place for American soldiers. President John F. Kennedy's grave and the Tomb of the Unknowns, a final resting place for unknown soldiers, are located here. Learn more

National Mall and Memorial Parks

The National Mall and Memorial Parks complex includes the following:

Jefferson Memorial

A tribute to the primary author of the Declaration of Independence and our country's third President. Learn more

Korean War Veterans Memorial

This memorial serves as a tribute to the lives lost in this war. Learn more

Lincoln Memorial

A tribute to our country's 16th President, who led during the Civil War. President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address and his Gettysburg Address are both engraved on the walls.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

A tribute to our 32nd President, who led the country through the Great Depression and World War II, he is the only U.S. President to serve more than two terms in office. The memorial is designed as four outdoor rooms, to symbolize each of his four terms in office. Learn more

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

This memorial serves as a tribute to all the lives lost in this war. The names of American soldiers who died in Vietnam are engraved on the memorial.
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Washington Monument

This is one of the oldest attractions in Washington, dedicated to America's first President. Learn more

World War II Memorial

A tribute to all who served our country in World War II. Learn more


Interior Museum

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) operates a museum that focuses on educating the public about its history and current initiatives. Learn more

Ford’s Theatre and Lincoln Museum

The site of the assassination of President Lincoln, this museum contains artifacts relating to the tragic events that took place here. Learn more

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

This museum was created as a living memorial to the Holocaust through hundreds of photographs, diaries, survivor testimonials and videos. Learn more

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world and contains some of our country's oldest artifacts, from the first map to include the word "America" to Thomas Jefferson's personal library. Learn more

Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution is a complex featuring 19 museums, the National Zoo and a number of research centers. Learn more

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum is home to the largest collection of air and space artifacts, including the Wright Brothers' first airplane and the space suit that Neil Armstrong wore during his historic walk on the moon. Learn more

International Spy Museum

The International Spy Museum contains the largest public collection of spy-related paraphernalia and exhibits on some of the most prominent spies in history. Learn more

Newseum & Freedom Park

This attraction in Washington offers visitors a better understanding of the importance of news gathering and how that effort has evolved over the years. Learn more

National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall

This museum offers a range of permanent and traveling exhibits focusing on treasures discovered and expeditions completed. Learn more

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