Getting There

The Westin Arlington Gateway
801 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703-717-6200
Toll-Free: 1-800-937-8461

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About DC


Washington, DC is the capitol of The United States of America and the seat of its federal government. In Washington, DC, you'll enjoy access to fascinating free attractions and numerous historic sights, monuments, and memorials. Touch a moon rock, marvel at the Hope Diamond, view Dorothy's Ruby Red slippers or explore Native American culture at the Smithsonian Institution's fifteen Washington, DC area facilities. Discover treasures like the Gutenberg Bible at the Library of Congress, the only da Vinci painting in North America at the National Gallery of Art and historic documents like the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives.


Away from these celebrated federal sites, Washington, DC unwinds into a fascinating network of neighborhoods where visitors discover trendy boutiques, hip bars and restaurants, plus art galleries, historic homes and lush parks and gardens. Shoppers love the store-lined streets of Georgetown, while jazz music fans won't want to miss a trip to U Street, where Duke Ellington played his first notes. The city's international character shines through in its Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle neighborhoods, two prime destinations for eclectic dining and nightlife and the historic center of the city's embassy community. The arrival of several new eateries has made the nation's capital a prime destination for dining out, with many of the city's top tables located in the downtown Penn Quarter neighborhood.


Thanks to DC's pedestrian-friendly streets and its safe, efficient public transportation system--including Metrorail and the new Circulator bus --it's easy to get from your hotel to Washington, DC's attractions.

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