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Activities

Places to Visit in Washington DC

Hotel Zena is poised to be a moment maker. Its central location certainly defines it as such. Find it within walking distance to the Metro, Dupont and Logan circles, U Street, the Convention Center and the White House. Outside the door, on storied 14th Street, discover shops, galleries, bars, restaurants and concert venues. And just five blocks in the other direction, you can access CityCenterDC’s brand-new hub of high-end shops.

Art

Hotel Zena is part hotel and part art gallery focused on works that celebrate women. Guests are invited to explore the hotel's powerful art collection simply titled “Her” which features an array of pieces created by DC artists.

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The Z Shed

When you need the gear to get the most out of your stay, hit the Z Shed. Pool essentials. Gaming systems. Rental bikes. We got them.

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Explore Washington DC

Things to Do in Washington DC

14th Street & U Street Corridor

Just about any door you open on the creative and cool 14th Street / U Street Corridor offers a welcome surprise. Imagine: Michelin-starred restaurants, secret speakeasies and live music venues. This strip is also a great place to get your shop on: Boutiques are indie (browse everything from modern home goods to handmade gifts) and unlike any you'll find elsewhere.

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.

The National Museum of Women In The Arts

A must-visit for anyone that's femme-forward. It's touted as the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to celebrating women's achievements in the visual, performing and literary arts. Around since 1987, it displays some 4,500 paintings, sculptures, works on paper and pieces of decorative art. Highlights include works by Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo and Élisabeth Louise Vigée-Le Brun. Even the atmosphere is notable; the museum resides in the old Masonic Temple and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

At an impressive 2,300,000 square feet, DC's major convention center is a super attraction on a super block bounded by Mount Vernon Square and 7th, 9th and N streets. Each year, it welcomes millions to conventions, sports games and entertainment events. It's also hosted presidential inaugural balls and the ever-popular National Book Festival.

Family & Children

Hotel Zena’s empowering environment is the perfect home base for those planning a family vacation – our incredible art program and spacious two bedrooms offer a unique experience for those interested in learning about important figures in the fight for equality. Offering a superb location right off Thomas Circle, Hotel Zena is situated right between the many restaurants of 14th Street, and the iconic cultural attractions Washington DC has to offer.

Arts & Culture

International Spy Museum
Full of intricate equipment and fascinating stories of famous spies that changed the world, the International Spy Museum is an obvious choice for kids. There are even interactive missions for children (best for those aged 10 and under) that let them climb through vents, diffuse bombs, and test their dexterity. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.

National Museum of Women In The Arts
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, located in Washington, DC, is "the only major museum in the world solely dedicated" to celebrating women's achievements in the visual, performing, and literary arts. Entry passes are required.

Planet Word
Planet Word is an immersive language experience located at the historic Franklin School in Washington, DC. Ideal for all ages, Planet Word is a voice-activated museum (the world’s first!), and our interactive galleries and exhibits bring words and language to life in all sorts of fun ways. Advance ticket reservation is required.

Attractions

Rock Creek Park Nature Center
When you’ve had your fill of museums, it’s time to head to Rock Creek Park. Explore nature trails, gaze at the lush scenery, and soak up the fresh air. Children will especially love seeing the critters at the Nature Center.

Washington Nationals
“Play Ball!” never sounded so good. Bring your family for an afternoon of baseball with the Washington Nationals. Cheer on the team and purchase your tickets today!

Events

Truffle Making Class

February 11, 2023 - February 12, 2023

Learn about the Art of Truffle Making with Chef William Ham of Figleaf.

Uncle Nearest Whiskey Dinner at Figleaf

February 23, 2023

As part of our celebration of Black History Month, Hotel Zena cordially invites you to a special whiskey dinner with Uncle Nearest.

Pressed Floral Workshop

February 25, 2023

Hotel Zena is collaborating with Wildry to offer you a pressed floral workshop in one-of-a-kind artful atmosphere.

United Airlines Rock n Roll Running Series Washington DC

March 18, 2023

United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series coming to Washington DC on March 18, 2023.

National Cherry Blossom Festival

March 20, 2023 - April 16, 2023

The beloved tradition of celebrating the Cherry Blossoms and springtime in Washington DC.