Much could not be hoped from the traffic of even the busiest part of Highbury … and when her eyes fell only on the butcher with his tray, a tidy old woman travelling homewards from a shop with her full basket, two curs quarrelling over a dirty bone, and a string of dawdling children round the baker’s little bow-window eyeing the gingerbread, she knew she had no reason to complain, and was amused enough.
Although we cannot promise the excitement of dawdling children or quarreling curs, we believe you will have no reason to complain of the experiences to be enjoyed in Washington DC. October is an ideal month to visit, as colorful leaves and mild temperatures add to the famous attractions of this lovely city. While we will highlight certain top attractions through AGM tours and events, we suggest adding a day or two to your stay in Washington DC to see more of what the city has to offer.
Many of the delights and attractions of Washington are well known: the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the sweeping expanse of the National Mall with the Lincoln Memorial, the inspiring architecture of the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court, and the axes of government at the White House and the Capitol. We hope you will also discover some of Washington’s lesser-known treasures: a wide range of art museums presenting everything from ancient relics to contemporary visions; expansive gardens and natural green spaces; fascinating topical museums, including the Spy Museum, the Newseum, and the National Building Museum; and historic houses representing all periods of the city’s history. Washington also boasts a vibrant and varied culinary scene and some very tempting shopping opportunities.
Our centrally located hotel offers excellent access to these and other attractions.
Within 10 Minutes’ Walk
Within 20 Minutes’ Walk
National Gallery of Art
Renwick Gallery Hirshhorn Museum American History Museum Natural History Museum Holocaust Museum Octagon House
Within 30 Minutes’ Walk
US Botanic Garden
Within A Short Cab, Metro, or Bike Ride
Kennedy Center, Hall of Nations
Old Town Alexandria, VA Georgetown Roosevelt Island Arlington National Cemetery