Westin Hotels in Washington DC
Inspiration and intrigue are the feelings conjured when touring the historic sites in Washington DC. From the Lincoln Memorial on one end of the National Mall to the Capitol building on the other, you can spend days touring the museums and monuments built to honor the USA.
The Smithsonian is made up of 19 museums including the Museum of Natural History. Wandering around these museums can pull you back in time as you find the rocking chair Washington occupied or the jacket Fonzie (Henry Winkler) wore during the filming of Happy Days. Search for artifacts or works of art, or take a few hours to learn about the Holocaust at the National Holocaust Museum.
Many hotels host tour buses full of people in the Washington area, but Westin works to make its guests healthy and comfortable. Signature beds and baths soothe tired souls after long flights and tours. The Westin hotels in Washington DC are in areas with their own communities to discover. They are just far enough to be out of the main traffic but close enough to take advantage of all that D.C. has to offer.
The Arlington National Cemetery is worth visiting to see the somber changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Learn about the guards who volunteer to watch over their fellow serviceman 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
Washington is serviced by two airports, Washington Dulles and National (Reagan). Dulles is an hour from the Washington Monument, and Reagan National, right on the Potomac, is about a 10-minute drive from Westin hotels in Washington DC. The Metro system is superb in the Washington area, connecting to the city and Virginia and Maryland suburbs. It alleviates the parking issue and lets you plan your travel. Plans are important because there is so much to learn.