Spending a winter vacation in Washington D.C. is more than just history and politics. The American capital will always draw visitors wanting to see The White House and Pentagon. But if you look closer you’ll discover a cosmopolitan and energetic city full of culture, nightclubs and rooftop bars.
Book a hostel in Washington D.C. this winter and see the big attractions, while shopping in boutique shops and drinking cocktails.
Washington D.C. makes for an ideal winter destination and you can save big money staying in a hostel. Combine American political history with nightclubs, gastro cuisine and stunning parks. Wrap up warm this winter and explore the US capital while staying in a hostel.
What to see and do in Washington D.C.
History and Culture
From the Lincoln Memorial to The National Mall. A trip to Washington D.C. wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the White House. Ten of the capital’s museums are located within walking distance of the tree-aisled park. The Smithsonian Museums has some of America’s greatest museums lying within one mile of The National Mall.
Washington D.C. is perfect for fans of the Netflix series House of Cards. Follow in Frank Underwood’s footsteps this winter and climb up the corridors of power while on vacation. Just remember there is but one rule: hunt or be hunted…
Food and Drink
Eating out in Washington D.C. is great for budget travellers with fifties style Bens Chilli Bowl proving to be a popular choice. They are famous across the city for their spicy chilli dogs. If that doesn’t do the trick then why not eat like a senator for intern prices at the Good Stuff Eatery, serving delicious home made burgers to all guests.
Nightlife and Entertainment
With its buzzy night life and gastro restaurants, Washington D.C. defies its politically stuffy image. Perfect for anyone wanting to have a big out night after sightseeing, the Adams Morgan area is the place to go for bars and restaurants. Head over to U-Street for some steamy jazz clubs or visit the Verzion Center for live music and exhibition shows.
Where to stay in Washington D.C.
- Downtown Washington Hostel is an iconic place for travellers arriving in the US capital. Super friendly and with an excellent Wi-Fi connection, the hostel has a clean range of dorms and private rooms for backpackers. Dorms are available from €19.
- DC Lofty is a modern boutique hostel situated close to the DuPont Circle. Clean, friendly and undeniably stylish, it’s a cultivated way to spend a weekend in America’s capital. Dorms are available from €19.
- Hostelling International DC is a modern, eco-friendly hostel set in the heart of downtown Washington and is only eight blocks away from The White House. Dorms are available from €23.
- Loftstel is a funky designer hostel in the heart of Washington. It offers clean rooms and dorms to all guests. Dorms are available from €31.