Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center
1201 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 682-5300
Fax: (202) 408-0830
The Kastles Stadium is located close by to the Metro Centre. It is Home to the Washington Kastles and has been the place where they play their home games. This stadium will provide fans and spectators an intimate experience of sports watching. Catch all your favourite tennis stars on action at the courts here.
Farragut is the epicenter of corporate Washington DC, so don't be surprised to see lots of serious-looking people walking about. The square though, is filled with an upbeat ambiance where picnickers can enjoy the sounds of street musicians in summer. On Thursdays in the summer months, the square hosts free jazz at lunchtime. A statue of Civil War Admiral David Farragut stands in the middle of the square, spyglass in hand. Farragut coined the phrase “Full speed ahead!” during the 1864 Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama.
The famous assassination of President Abraham Lincoln here on April 14, 1865 has placed this theater firmly in history. Opened just four years before that fateful night, the theater has now been restored to its 1865 appearance and is again a showcase for plays. The basement-level Lincoln Museum displays artifacts from the assassination, including the gun John Wilkes Booth used to kill Lincoln. Mementos from Lincoln's life are also on display. Across the street is Petersen House, the place where Lincoln died.
In the heart of America's capital lies a bed of ice that is unrivaled for location and scenery. The Pershing Park Ice Rink, one of DC's most popular rinks, is just four blocks from the White House. There are quite a few metal "walkers" to help the wobbly stand erect. Skaters also will find warm areas within the building to ease the cold.
This booking agency can help you organize your trip to Washington by making sure you see all the best spots around town! The Old Town Trolley Tour, rated by Washingtonian Magazine as the best DC tour, is just one of the excursions you can choose from at Vacations Made Easy. Other tours offered include the breathtaking Monument by Moonlight Night Tour, tours by DC Ducks, and the Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Tour, which takes you to historical Northern Virginia just across the Potomac River. Group packages are also available. See website for a complete list of cities covered by Vacations Made Easy.
A variety of European park styles are on display here at Meridian Hill Park, from long French promenades to Renaissance terraces. Waterfalls and pools abound among curling pathways. Especially delightful is the water staircase, a terraced waterfall. Nearby is the historic Adams-Morgan neighborhood, which features myriad ethnic restaurants and eclectic shops.
Part of the original design for the federal city, this massive open space park stretches from the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial and around the Tidal Basin to the Jefferson Memorial. It is also where you will find the museums of the Smithsonian, the Vietnam Memorial, the Reflecting Pool and the famous Washington Monument. It was intended to be a place to remember American heroes, to celebrate freedom and to be a forum to exercise freedom in the form of protests and rallies. Numerous festivals and concerts take place on the lawn throughout the year. A gravel path encircles the Mall and is a great place for a sightseeing run or walk. You just might run into a senator. Certainly any visit to Washington DC should start here on the Mall.
This is a sports lover's haven. Open to both university students as well as the general public, the Charles E Smith Center provides every kind of sporting facility. Whether you're looking to shoot some hoops, score some goals or test your volleyball skills, this centre has it all. Water babies can choose from swimming, diving and water polo. You could even enroll for scuba-diving classes. Alternatively, slam some balls at the racquetball, tennis or squash courts. Otherwise, catch some live action at the 5,000 seater arena, which hosts gymnastics, volleyball and other events. Timings for the public and students are different, so call up before heading here.
Located beside the Smithsonian Castle, Arts and Industries Building contains artifacts from the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and provides a wonderful view into daily life a century ago. This is also the home of the African-American Museum Project, with continuously changing exhibits of African-American life and the Smithsonian Discovery Theater. Children will love the performances by puppeteers, mimes, dancers and actors from around the nation.
This lovely Victorian style garden is a welcome respite for tired National Mall visitors. It is located off Independence Avenue near the entrances to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the National Museum of African Art. The park resembles a rooftop garden, and a three-story building lies beneath. Visitors will love the 19th-century style benches and urns along the park's brick paths.
The spectacular Greene Stadium is located within Howard University in Washington. This facility is quite well maintained and when filled to capacity, it has an electric ambiance with fans cheering on the sides. Various sports from American rules Football to Lacrosse and Soccer are played at the Greene Stadium. The stadium has powerful flood lights as well, which ensures the sporting event continues undisturbed even after daylight.
This 52-acre park is located north of the Reflecting Pool amid the capital's many famous monuments and memorials. A beautiful place for a stroll, the paths wind through the trees taking you to Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a lake and memorial to the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Steeped in history, this is a must-see on any DC tour.