Washington D.C. offers visitors a vast array of activities, culture, and history for a stimulating visit. The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center is ideally located in the heart of it all—with many of the city’s most prominent attractions a mere stroll or a couple of Metro stops away.
Explore the famous National Mall, where many of the country’s finest museums delight, entertain, and educate. Take in grand portraits at the National Gallery, visit the National Archives for a peek at the Constitution, or learn more about the outer reaches of space at the Air and Space Museum. The mall’s latest addition—the African American History Museum—offers a comprehensive look at an important part of American history, while the Holocaust Museum pays poignant tribute to victims of World War II.
History buffs will amaze at iconic memorials and monuments—including the striking Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the regal Jefferson Memorial, the personal Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial, and the majestic Washington Monument. Arlington National Cemetery is another stop not to be missed.
Weather permitting, stroll along the Tidal Basin amongst the magnificent cherry trees—a gift to the city from the mayor of Tokyo. The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is a sight to be seen, bringing millions of visits to the city for a glimpse of the pink blossom splendor.
Culture fans will want to take advantage of the capital’s packed calendar of events. Enjoy a concert, opera, or ballet at the world-renowned John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, before heading to one of the lively restaurants and bars along Rock Creek Park for a nightcap.
For some fabulous shopping and dining options, the city’s newest hot spot, DC City Center, is just a short walk away. Explore over 30 world-class shops, restaurants, and an exciting roster of events—including a weekly farmer’s market, kid’s story time, and outdoor yoga classes.
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