Washington, D.C. may be best known for being a buttoned-up government city with stately stone buildings and pristine green lawns but the nation’s capital is also an incredible cultural center. Whether you’re into food, art, music, museums, outdoor recreation or shopping – DC has it. The options for a fun afternoon daytime use hotel room daycation are endless. And the best part is, most of it is free!

Here are some alluring options for places to visit outside of the U.S. White House, U.S. Supreme Court, and the Capitol Building. Make your Washington DC daytime hotel stay with Hotels By Day incredible by hitting these spots.

Smithsonian Museums

Sometimes the weather isn’t always the sunniest – so on bad weather days, the outstanding national museums are a must-visit during your daycation.

There are a number of Smithsonian museums on the National Mall, each one with a specific theme. One Smithsonian museum hosts the great leaders in the U.S. History while another is all about Air and Space. If you’re more into contemporary art and design, be sure to check out the National Gallery of Art, where you can experience a grandiose collection of modern art. Visit the Natural History Museum to check out the Hope Diamond and peep some dinosaur bones!

The Great Outdoors

Washington DC is one of the highest ranked U.S. cities for its considerable parks and recreation spaces. If the weather allows for it, you better head outdoors and have an adventure amongst the greenery! Some of the largest parks are the National Mall, Rock Creek Park, and East Potomac Park, where you can go kayaking, take a walk, people-watch, or go for a long bike ride down one of the trails. Of course, if you’re in town during the spring, be sure to take a walk by the reflecting pool to catch those gorgeous cherry blossoms in bloom.

Urban Offerings

Sometimes nature doesn’t quite suit your mood and you’ll want to explore the city itself to see what it’s all about. There are numerous outdoor food markets that pop up amongst the Washington D.C. streets that you can explore during your same day stay in a hotel with Hotels By Day. Key neighborhoods that are definitely go-to’s for locals and visitors alike include NoMa, a neighborhood located North of the US Capitol and Union Station, as well as The Wharf, a waterfront area in SouthWest Washington D.C.

While traveling through the city, you deserve a relaxing and upscale daycation at Capitol Skyline Hotel to fully maximize your experience of the day. Capitol Skyline is located in Downtown Washington D.C. This perfect location is close to many of the most amazing historical attractions in the city, all located just a short walking distance from Capitol Skyline Hotel.

Other historical attractions near Capitol Skyline Hotel are Hirshhorn Museum, Washington Nationals Stadium, Navy Yard Metro and much more! They are all waiting for you to discover in this astonishing city, Washington D.C. 

We hope you enjoy your daystay at Capitol Skyline in Washington D.C.!

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