With its many museums, cultural attractions, monuments and memorials, Washington, DC is one of the most exciting places to live, work, and of course, visit. While DC may be known worldwide as a political powerhouse, there’s much more to DC than its government buildings. This vibrant area is rich with history, but it also boasts a vibe all its own. People from all around the world are drawn to our nation’s capital, making it a great place to consider a short-term rental investment.
If Washington, DC sounds like a good choice for your next Airbnb investment, here’s just a taste of what your future guests can expect to find:
From blooming trees to Easter eggs, a visit to DC is like nowhere else on earth. One of the biggest annual events is the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Each spring huge crowds descend on DC to see the beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom. The annual White House Easter Egg Roll is fun for the entire family, while the annual 4th of July celebration is like none other, as fireworks light up the night sky high above the DC Mall.
DC’s many diverse neighborhoods provide plenty of options for visitors, from the high-end offerings of Georgetown to the bold nightlife of H Street. Families and visitors of all ages can enjoy the District’s many free museums.
Free Museums: This includes free admission at all 17 of DC’s Smithsonian museums, galleries and even the zoo. It’s also free to visit the National Mall, the US Botanic Garden, and the National Gallery of Art.
Mount Vernon: As the former home to President George Washington, Mount Vernon sits only about 15 miles from DC. Visitors can tour the grounds, including the old mansion, farm, and exhibits.
John F. Kennedy Center: Named in tribute to President John F. Kennedy himself, the Kennedy Center hosts the ballet, the opera, the National Symphony Orchestra and more. You’ll find musical and theatrical performances at the venue all throughout the year.
US Capitol Visitor Center: If you want to learn more about DC’s political side, you can always take a guided tour of the US Capitol building. All tours are also free.
Dining in DC is as diverse as its neighborhoods and its residents. U Street is a great place for foodies to grab a bite to eat and some live music at the same time. Ben’s Chili Bowl is a true original, or head to Georgetown for waterfront dining with an upscale flair. The Capitol Riverfront is a fun place to catch a game and some dinner, while DC’s Union Market offers a hip location for dozens of tasty food selections.
DC has several professional sports teams, including the Washington Wizards of the NBA and the Washington Capitals hockey team. Both play at Capital One Arena. The Washington Commanders football team plays at FedEx Field. Nationals Park, home to the Washington National’s baseball team, and Audi Field, the home field of DC United, sit nearby. DC is also home to the Washington Mystics of the WNBA, and the Washington Spirit women’s soccer team.
- Nationals Park – 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003-3599
- Audi Field – 1711 1st St SW, Washington, DC 20024-3404
- Capital One Arena – 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004
- FedEx Field 1600 FedEx Way, Landover, MD 20785
- St. Elizabeth’s East Entertainment & Sports Arena – 1100 Oak Dr SE, Washington, DC 20032