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Activities

Things to Do in Washington DC

Consider us your very own capital crash pad — and the whole city is yours to explore. From our residential, tree-lined street in the Northwest quadrant, you're mere steps from thriving 14th Street, one of the city’s most transformed corridors. Explore its many bars, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. As you wander, there is so much rich history and stunning architecture to explore. Our highly walkable coordinates also grant easy access to nearby Dupont and Logan circles, U Street, the Convention Center, the White House, and much more. And if you care to explore even further, there’s a Metro station just a 10-minute walk away, putting the entire capital city at your fingertips.

Explore Washington DC

Local Attractions

14th Street Corridor

In recent decades, 14th Street Northwest has been greatly transformed and is now home to some of the most sought-after DC attractions. Soak in the rich history and stunning architecture while you hatch your day's plan. Choose from many buzzworthy bars, boutiques and eateries. While checking out the vibrant north-south trajectory along 14th that runs from Thomas Circle to U Street and beyond, enjoy daytime shopping and gallery-gazing as well as anytime eats and people-watching. After the sun sets, you have options: creative cocktails, theater productions and live concerts in venues where jazz greats like Duke Ellington once reigned.

Capital One Arena

Both sports and live music fans staying at Viceroy Washington DC are in luck — we're located just a 25-minute walk from Capital One Arena. This 20,600-seater stadium is home to the Washington Capitals of the NHL, the Washington Wizards of the NBA, and the Georgetown University men's basketball team. Staying at a hotel near Capital One Arena also puts you in prime position to enjoy the venue's spectacular lineup of concerts and events. Visit the website for schedule and ticket information.

Cherry Blossoms at Tidal Basin

Each Spring, Washington DC’s Tidal Basin bursts into color as the famed cherry blossom trees begin to bloom, drawing locals and visitors alike to take in their beauty. Peak bloom occurs between the last week of March through the first week of April. To experience the beauty for yourself, check out the National Cherry Blossom Festival which welcomes visitors to enjoy the traditional culture and contemporary art installations, all set in the visual backdrop of the beautiful cherry blossoms.

Convention Center 

We admit we have some pretty cool neighbors here in DC, and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center tops the list. This 2.3 million-square-foot conventions and meetings facility — which opened in 2003 and is one of the most energy-efficient buildings for its size — boasts numbers like 703,000 square feet of exhibit space, 77 customizable meeting rooms, the region’s largest ballroom, and a $4 million art collection. Located on two Metro lines, the Convention Center can also easily be reached on foot; it’s just 15 minutes from our front door.

The National Mall

For more than 200 years, this swath of green, coined “America’s Front Yard,” has symbolized the nation’s capital and all of the freedoms this country embraces. The National Mall stretches from the foot of the US Capitol to the Potomac River, offering 1,000 acres of public space coveted by locals and visitors alike. Explore the Mall by foot, bike, or Segway, pack a picnic or fly a kite, check out festivals and events that often take over the open space, or walk the exhibit halls inside Smithsonian Museum favorites from the American History Museum and Air and Space Museum to newer additions like the American Indian Museum. On the Mall, adults and kids alike delight in highly-educational, sensory-filled experiences.

The White House & Beyond

Our hotel is a 15-minute walk from the famous Pennsylvania Avenue address, and the adjacent Lafayette Square is a great place to people-watch or enjoy a picnic lunch picked up along the way. Beyond a White House visit, our proximity to the McPherson Square Metro station also puts all of the Smithsonian museums and most of the city’s iconic buildings and monuments within reach. Sure, you can easily hop in a taxi or Uber, too, but walkers will be pleasantly surprised to find their temporary home in a highly pedestrian-friendly zone, surrounded by the best DC activities.

Family & Children

The warm neighborhood vibe of Viceroy Washington DC feels just like home. Here on our tree-lined street, families are welcome — and there’s always a sense of discovery in the air. Follow your curiosity and enjoy a family adventure to the District’s top sights. They’re all found within easy reach of what will feel like your very own front door.

Arts & Culture

International Spy Museum
700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024 (approx. 2.7 miles from hotel)
Awaken your inner 007 at this museum which documents the tradecraft, history, and contemporary role of espionage. Play “Eye Spy” as you explore the largest collection of international espionage artifacts on public display. 

National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560 (approx. 1.7 miles from the hotel)
This is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. To date, the Museum has collected more than 40,000 artifacts, many of which are on display here on the National Mall.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
1000 Madison Drive NW Washington, D.C. 20560 (approx. 1.6 miles from hotel)
Feeling curious about the world and your place in it? Head to this museum, which tells the history of the planet and specifically focuses on human interaction with the environment and one another.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024 (approx. 2.0 miles from the hotel)
Learn about the Holocaust and confront genocide at the United States' official memorial to the Holocaust. Adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., it focuses on the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history.

Attractions

Georgetown Waterfront Park
3303 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007 (approx. 2.7 miles from the hotel)
Rent kayaks and canoes from this lush waterside oasis, which stretches along the banks of the Potomac River, from 31st Street, NW, to the Key Bridge.

Key Bridge Boathouse
3500 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007 (approx. 2.7 miles from hotel)
Set off on DC’s beautiful waterways from this full-service boating center, which offers classes, tours, and rentals (kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards).

Six Flags America
13710 Central Ave, Bowie, MD 20721 (approx. 19 miles from hotel)
Cue the adrenaline at this massive theme park, which has rides, coasters, and games for all ages. Expect everything from the nostalgic, like race cars, to the new and extreme (think: Maryland’s only floorless roller coaster).

Smithsonian National Zoological Park
3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008 (approx. 2.5 miles from the hotel)
As one of the oldest zoos in the U.S., this wild and wonderful destination is part of the Smithsonian Institution and does not charge admission.

US National Arboretum 
3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002 (approx. 4.2 miles from the hotel)
Explore 446 acres of the natural landscape. There are 9.5 miles of winding roadways on which to examine native flowers and plants and enjoy the fresh air as a family.

Tours

Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
1 Memorial Ave. Arlington, Virginia 22211 (Approx. 4 miles from hotel)
Be guided through the cemetery’s vast grounds, and learn little-known facts about its history and the intriguing tombstones. On the tour, you’ll view the changing of the guard ceremony and pass by Robert E. Lee’s home.

Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Closest Pickup/Dropoff: City Center & Chinatown (approx. 0.8 miles from hotel)
See the District at your pace. These flexible tours allow you to hop on and off as you journey past legendary landmarks including the White House, Capitol Hill, Jefferson Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial.

DC At Dusk Guided Night Tour
All aboard the night bus. This is the best way to see floodlit memorials and monuments, such as the Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial (be on the lookout for their beautiful reflections in the Tidal Basin).

Washington DC Moonlit Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up & Stops at 10 Sites
See the District light up after dark. You’ll be treated to an entertaining narrated history of the capital and hear moving tributes to America's 20th-century wars and inspiring presidential landmarks.

Events

Washington Nationals Baseball

May 26, 2022 - October 2, 2022

A trip to Washington DC isn't complete without catching a baseball game at Nationals Park.

Picasso: Painting the Blue Period Exhibit

May 26, 2022 - June 12, 2022

Explore the Picasso: Painting the Blue Period exhibition at The Phillips Collection.

Capital Pride Parade Viewing

June 11, 2022

Grab a front-row seat on the patio at Dovetail Restaurant for the Washington DC Pride Parade.

Something in the Water Festival

June 17, 2022 - June 19, 2022

Something in the Water Festival returns in 2022 at Independence Ave in Washington, DC on the Juneteenth weekend (June 17 – 19).

Dupont Circle Farmers Market

Every Sunday ...

The FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Market is located in one of Washington, DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods and features more than 50 farmers.