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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.
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.
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.
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!