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Our conference hotel, the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, is conveniently situated between Capitol Hill and the White House, renowned museums, cultural attractions, and the historic National Mall. Explore the rich history and heritage of the nation’s capital while enjoying the comfort and relaxation of this celebrated hotel.
Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is a major international airport located just 5 miles from the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel. The hotel does not provide airport shuttle service; however there are many other convenient transportation options available:
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) are located about 30 miles from the hotel. Please visit Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel’s travel page for more information and alternate transportation from these airports.
Explore Washington, D.C.
Here in America's thriving capital city, you'll find the best museums in the world, one of the country's most iconic skylines, and a culture that celebrates the contributions of an international commmunity reflected in the city's restaurants, shops and attractions.
Washington is in many ways an outdoor city—and spring in the District is beautiful. The gorgeous cherry blossoms may be in bloom while you’re here, ensuring that your walk around the Mall to visit the memorials will be postcard-perfect. In addition to the Mall, you’ll find the weather perfect for a stroll through the National Arboretum, a visit to the Hirshorn Sculpture Garden, or strolls through the super hip neighborhoods of Georgetown or Capitol Hill.
D.C. has recently been recognized for its burgeoning food scene, exciting foodies and casual eaters alike. Favorite stand-bys abound – no visit to Washington is complete unless you’ve stopped by Ben’s Chili Bowl or taken in a few celebrity-sightings at Old Ebbit Grill. New favorites are springing up everywhere, as well, with celebrity chefs like Jose Andres turning Washington into a food mecca.
Washington’s Smithsonian Museums are renowned throughout the world for their stunning collections – from the American Indian Museum to the National Gallery of Art to the Air and Space Museum, there is something for every interest. And best of all – they’re FREE. In addition to these well-known attractions, however, there are a few o the beaten path you should explore – we recommend the Spy Museum, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and a visit to the National Zoo.
Whether you’re window-shopping through Georgetown, buying a souvenir at a museum or picking up an entirely new wardrobe at Pentagon City, you won’t be disappointed with the abundance of shopping choices that D.C. has to offer. Explore more at washington.org.