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Politics and history, museums and monuments. A mix of Southern charm and a Yankee flair. Plus some of the best Japanese cherry blossoms in the country right along the beautiful Potomac River. The seat of government for the United States has lots to see, so stick a bookmark in that James Patterson thriller and grab your bags!
If you’ve been to Paris or Amsterdam, the layout of Washington will be familiar to you when you look out the window on flights to Washington. Check out our car rental options to get around on your own terms. And hey, there’s always the metrorail subway, with access directly to the airport. The streets of the city are swimming with tour buses, so join the school above ground and see some attractions on your way around! And we insist you see the city from the back of a pedicab at least once!
If you can get an early morning start, spend the day watching the pandas, elephants, lions, tigers and bears—oh my!—at the National Zoo. If you book Washington flights that land in the afternoon, take a stroll through one of the parks that make up an astonishing 22 percent of land in the city. Are the wheels touching down in the evening? You could be just in time to catch a show at Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theatre or Synetic Theater before checking into Washington hotels.
With Washington, D.C.’s free museums in one place—right next to the National Mall—you could (and should!) spend days working your way through the Smithsonian. How about something you won’t see in most Washington holiday packages? Head off the beaten track a bit and snack on some wats (stew) and tibs (sautéed meats and vegetables) in Little Ethiopia—home to the second largest Ethiopian population in the world—second only to Addis Ababa.
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Airlines serving to Washington are United, Qantas Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Delta, American Airlines, Japan Airlines. You can choose your preferred airline and also departure/arrival times that match your needs.
Here’s an insider tip: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2019, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Monday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Saturday too; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.
Guess what? Boring old Wednesday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2019, we found that flights purchased on a Wednesday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on a Sunday also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Saturday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you’re booking on a weekend.
When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2019, our data shows October is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the December holiday period can be one of the most expensive times to travel, with the highest average ticket price, so it’s best to get in early during peak periods.
Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It’s possible to start comparing international airfares on Wotif up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to Wotif’s 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 1-3 weeks prior to travel.
Looking for clever ways to save on your next trip? Try mixing and matching airlines and fare types. Our data tells us, travellers who booked flights on Wotif in 2019 saved close to 55% off their airfare, when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Wotif.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.
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This family-friendly Arlington hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Fashion Center at Pentagon City, Pentagon Row and Birchmere. Arlington National Cemetery and Pentagon are also within 3 miles (5 km). Crystal City Station is 13 minutes by foot and National Airport Station is 20 minutes.
Situated near the airport, this spa resort is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Potomac River Waterfront Park and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from MGM National Harbor. Nationals Park and Washington Navy Yard are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Situated in Washington, this bed & breakfast is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from RFK Stadium and within 6 miles (10 km) of FedEx Field and United States Capitol. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and Capital One Arena are also within 6 miles (10 km). Benning Rd Station is 14 minutes by foot and Capitol Heights Station is 17 minutes.
This family-friendly Washington hotel is located on the riverwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Georgetown Waterfront Park, Kennedy Center and George Washington University. Georgetown University and George Washington University Hospital are also within 1 mile (2 km). Foggy Bottom Station is 17 minutes by foot and Farragut North Station is 24 minutes.
Located in Woodley Park, this bed & breakfast is within 2 miles (3 km) of Smithsonian's National Zoo, Washington National Cathedral and Dupont Circle. Georgetown University and George Washington University are also within 3 miles (5 km). Woodley Park-Zoo Station is 6 minutes by foot and Cleveland Park Station is 13 minutes.
A review of Hotel Harrington must take into account individual tastes. The building is old and it definitely shows. I wanted a clean warm bed, a clean warm shower with good water pressure and an easy walk to the Smithsonian, Washington Monument etc. I got exactly what I wanted plus extremely welcome ...
Located in Chinatown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Smithsonian American Art Museum and CityCenterDC. Capital One Arena and Walter E. Washington Convention Center are also within 10 minutes. Gallery Place Chinatown Station is only a 3-minute walk and 7th St. Convention Center Station is 9 minutes.
Whilst at the higher end of the price scale, this hotel is located in a great spot and rooms are large and include dressing room and kitchenette which was fantastic. Would definitely stay here again.
Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of George Washington University Hospital and George Washington University. Kennedy Center and White House are also within 1 mile (2 km). Foggy Bottom Station is only a 4-minute walk and Farragut North Station is 11 minutes.
Territifc location. Great breakfast. Lovely staff. Highly recommend.
This property is in a good location for access to the National Mall and many of the Smithsonian Institutions. The rooms are quite spacious, and the hotel has an excellent gym. However, the room cleanliness could be improved; the curtains were very stained with some red markings in numerous places ...
Located in Capitol Hill, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, United States Capitol and National Gallery of Art. National Mall and National Museum of Natural History are also within 1 mi (2 km). Federal Center Station is only a 5-minute walk and L'Enfant Plaza Station is 6 minutes.
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.com from , as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.