Popular Things to Do in Washington, DC
The Capitol Skyline Hotel's great location offers incredibly easy access to Reagan National Airport (4 miles and metro accesible), as well as many of the Smithsonian Museums and Washington Monuments. The U.S. Capitol is only 5 blocks away and the Air and Space Museum is an easy walk. The Capitol Skyline is ideally located for both sightseeing and business trips. The Yards Park area of Washington (just across the street) is D.C.'s newest area of development, boasting many luxurious condominiums as well as some of Washington, DC's best and newest restaurants.
Directly across the street from the hotel is a newly renovated recreation area offering Tennis courts, Basketball courts, world class soccer field, baseball fields and a fabulous new children's playground area. It's a great area to take the family to allow the kids to have some "freedom" from all the site seeing. Please see the front desk for some of the sports equipment.
The Capitol Skyline Hotel is just moments away from the U.S. Capitol. Take advantage of our complimentary shuttle service, and within minutes you can find yourself on the steps of the Capitol, gaining a first-hand look into this expansive, complex world at the center of American politics.
There’s no better way to celebrate your time Washington, DC than by experiencing America’s greatest pastime in action. Plus, what’s more fun than a summer day at the ballpark? Catch a game at Nationals Park, which is conveniently located less than half a mile from our hotel.
The Arena Stage is one of the top regional non-profit theaters in the country, attracting over 300,000 people annually. The complex’s recent renovation has solidified its place as one of Washington, DC’s most celebrated cultural destinations.
No trip to DC would be complete without an extended visit to the National Mall, the scenic outdoor route bound by the Washington Monument at one end and the U.S. Capitol at the other. Here, you will encounter tribute monuments, a variety of fascinating museums, and much more. There is no better way to experience the past, present, and future of America than by visiting the National Mall.
National Air and Space Museum
Aviation buffs will find themselves right at home at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. In 2014, the center saw the fifth-most visitors of any museum worldwide. It offers the single largest collection of significant aircraft and spacecraft ever assembled, and it also serves as a research center for the future of aviation, space travel, and planetary science.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress, located in the Thomas Jefferson Building, is best known for its 19th-century neoclassical architecture and ornate interior. The library also hosts a series of constantly rotating exhibitions, so there’s always something new to see.
Smithsonian Institution Building
The Smithsonian Institution Building, also known as “The Castle”, serves as the primary administrative wing and visitor information center for the Smithsonian Institute. The Smithsonian offers the world’s largest collection of museums and research complexes. Exploring the Smithsonian’s numerous museums and research facilities is no small feat, but you won’t find a more rewarding way to spend an afternoon in Washington.
The Jefferson Memorial, a tribute to founding father and third U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, is one of the most recognizable structures in American architecture. Its classical rotunda shape and ionic columns make it a can’t-miss highlight at the southern tip of your journey through the National Mall.
Known colloquially as the “gateway to the nation’s capital”, Union Station is a sprawling complex that offers visitors more than a look into DC’s central transportation hub – it also features upscale dining options and a full shopping mall.
Perhaps the most recognizable building in all of America, the White House needs no introduction. It has served as the home to every United States president since its construction was completed in 1800, when John Adams took up residence in the estate. Today, its guided tours attract over 1.25 million visitors each year.
U.S. Supreme Court
Don’t miss your chance to tour the historic building where America’s top thinkers have provided the foundation that makes the nation everything it is today. The Supreme Court offers weekday visiting hours and a gift shop.
National Gallery of Art
Widely considered to feature one of the world’s finest collections, the National Gallery of Art offers a series of rotating exhibitions, as well as permanent collections by legendary artists such as Raphael, Titian, and William Blake. Don’t miss the sculpture garden, also located on the gallery grounds.
Arlington National Cemetery
Tour the Arlington National Cemetery to pay respects to American soldiers lost in combat. Since the Civil War, Arlington has been the official cemetery of the U.S. Military. Also buried here are some of the most significant figures in American politics, such as John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy.
The Washington Navy Yard (WNY) is the former shipyard and ordnance plant of the United States Navy in Southeast Washington, D.C. It is the oldest shore establishment of the U.S. Navy. The Yard currently serves as a ceremonial and administrative center for the U.S. Navy, home to the Chief of Naval Operations, and is headquarters for the Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Historical Center, the Department of Naval History, the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, Naval Reactors, Marine Corps Institute, the United States Navy Band, and other more classified facilities.
Welcome to a neighborhood that offers wonderful riverfront views and exciting dining options with just a splash of attitude. Situated between the Navy Yard and Nats Park, The Yards is fast becoming a home for trendsetters and a hotbed of entertainment. Sip a well-crafted beer or get the workout of your life.
Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC is located on the point of land where the Potomac and Anacostia rivers join in Washington, D.C. It has been an Army post for more than 200 years, third only to West Point and Carlisle Barracks in length of service. The military reservation was established in 1791 on about 28 acres of what then was called Greenleaf Point. Maj. Pierre C. L'Enfant included it in his plans for Washington, the Federal City, as a major site for the defense of the capital.
Department of Transportation
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed to achieving an exceptional quality of life in the nation’s capital through more sustainable travel practices, safer streets and outstanding access to goods and services. Central to this vision is improving energy efficiency and modern mobility by providing next generation alternatives to single occupancy driving in the city.
Capitol Skyline Hotel
Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 "I" (Eye) Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024