Discover Washington, D.C.

Explore with ease when you stay at The Darcy Hotel. Our hotel near D.C. monuments is just steps from the best of the nation’s capital. From top attractions found along the National Mall, such as The Smithsonian museums and galleries, to the endless entertainment on 14th Street, the opportunities are endless when you stay at The Darcy. Browse below to start planning your D.C. trip.

  • Bike & Roll DC

    This sightseeing agency offers professionally guided bike and Segway tours and rentals of custom-made Trek bicycles.

  • Celebration of Pride

    Each June, Capital Pride produces the Celebration of Pride in the nation’s capital. One of the largest Pride celebrations!

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park is 184.5 miles of adventure. The park offers activities such as hiking,...

  • FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Market

    Just half a mile from The Darcy is one of the top farmers’ markets in the country. The FRESHFARM Dupont...

  • National Cherry Blossom Festival

    Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring as well as commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees...

  • Professional Sports

    The District of Columbia has an active professional sports scene, with the Washington Redskins (football), Washington Wizards (basketball), Washington Nationals...

  • Rock Creek Park

    This 1,754-acre park is a refuge from the city, offering activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, golfing, tennis,...

  • Smithsonian’s National Zoo

    Founded in 1889, the 163-acre National Zoo is one of the country’s oldest zoological parks. Part of the Smithsonian Institution,...

  • Barcelona Wine Bar

    The cuisine at this elegantly Old World restaurant on Logan Circle is clean and rustic, with tapas shaped by Mediterranean,...

  • Ben’s Chili Bowl

    This historic spot on U Street, known for its spicy hot dogs, chili-cheese fries, and milkshakes, opened in 1958. The...

  • Busboys and Poets

    This relaxed, offbeat community gathering place on 14th Street consists of a bookstore, bar, and coffee shop with a vegan-friendly...

  • Komi

    Located in a historic Dupont Circle townhouse, this understated American-Mediterranean restaurant serves a leisurely tasting menu of a dozen or...

  • Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café

    Open late, this DC institution is located in the heart of Dupont Circle. It consists of a carefully curated bookstore...

  • Le Diplomate

    This bustling 14th Street brasserie with an outdoor patio serves classic French fare and daily dishes. The zinc bar and...

  • minibar by José Andrés

    Awarded two Michelin stars, this inventive kitchen is a study in avant-garde cooking. An imaginative tasting menu, offered in a...

  • Nazca Mochica

    Nazca Mochica is a sleek, dual-concept spot for creative Peruvian fare. Located on the top floor is Nazca Restaurant, which...

  • Sushi Taro

    This high-end sushi restaurant located in the Dupont Circle area features chef’s-choice dinners and bento-box lunch specials. Its happy hour...

  • Lincoln Memorial

    Built to honor the country’s 16th president, this landmark can be found on the western end of the National Mall,...

  • National Mall

    The NPS considers the National Mall, situated in downtown Washington, DC, to include the greenspace between the U.S. Capitol and...

  • United States Capitol

    The meeting place of the nation’s legislature, the Capitol Building symbolizes the American people and their government. It also houses...

  • Washington Monument

    This 555-foot marble obelisk on the National Mall was built to honor George Washington, the first president of the United...

  • White House

    Located at the famous address 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House is the home and primary workplace of the U.S....

  • World War II Memorial

    Consisting of 56 pillars and a pair of stone arches surrounding a plaza and fountain, the World War II Memorial...

  • Art Museum of the Americas

    This museum displays roughly 2,000 works of modern and contemporary art from Latin America and the Caribbean. AMA promotes social...

  • Hamiltonian Gallery

    The Hamiltonian is a contemporary art gallery and nonprofit fellowship program working in partnership to advance the careers and professional...

  • International Spy Museum

    Just over a mile from The Darcy is this privately owned museum featuring over 600 espionage artifacts, the largest collection...

  • National Air and Space Museum

    This museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, maintains the world’s largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts,...

  • National Building Museum

    Dedicated to telling the stories of architecture, engineering, design, construction, and urban planning, the National Building Museum is just a...

  • The National Geographic Museum

    At this compact museum, past and current scientific expeditions, adventures, and research come to life. Visitors can enjoy a wide...

  • National Museum of African American History & Culture

    This newest museum of the Smithsonian opened to the public in 2016. With a collection of over 36,000 artifacts, it...

  • The National Museum of American History

    This vast, venerable museum of the Smithsonian chronicles American social, political, cultural, scientific, and military history. It collects and preserves...

  • National Museum of Natural History

    Administered by the Smithsonian, this acclaimed museum explores and celebrates the natural world. Its collection includes over 126 million natural...

  • Newseum

    This high-tech museum explores journalism’s past, present, and future via exhibits and films. One of the most interactive museums in...

  • The Phillips Collection

    A townhome serves as the venue for one of the world’s finest collections of modern and contemporary art. Among the...

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

    This museum houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of American art in the world. It celebrates the...

  • 9:30 Club

    A veteran concert venue with lots of character, 9:30 Club has all-ages shows, dancing, light pub food, and four bars....

  • Black Cat

    This venue on 14th Street features local, national, and international independent and alternative music on two stages. Its bar and...

  • Blues Alley

    This Georgetown institution is a jazz and blues venue modeled after the supper clubs of the 1920s and ’30s. It...

  • DAR Constitution Hall

    Built in 1929 by the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Constitution Hall is the largest auditorium in Washington, DC....

  • Echostage

    Echostage is DC’s largest dedicated concert venue. With top-tier sound design and advanced LED displays, it has attracted industry heavyweights...

  • The Howard Theatre

    Since this legendary theater reopened in 2012, following extensive renovations, it has hosted a varied roster of popular acts. Full...

  • The Kennedy Center

    Located on the Potomac River, The Kennedy Center is the nation’s busiest performing arts center. It hosts approximately 3,000 events...

  • Lincoln Theatre

    Artists like Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holliday performed on the stage of this storied theater, built in...

  • Eighteenth Street Lounge

    This chic dance club and bar with an outdoor patio serves up cocktails amid antique sofas and candlelight. ESL features...

  • Rock & Roll Hotel

    This music venue and nightclub in a former funeral parlor hosts original bands and DJs from around the globe. It...

  • U Street Music Hall

    This underground dance club and live music venue has received numerous accolades. It features one of the city’s best sound...

  • Verizon Center

    This 20,000-seat, state-of-the-art arena offers world-class sporting contests, concerts, family shows, trade shows, and special events. It is located in...

  • Warner Theatre

    Located in DC’s Penn Quarter arts district, this historic Art Deco movie palace now stages performances by big-name musicians, comedians,...

  • CityCenterDC

    Located less than a mile from The Darcy, this large, modern shopping center offers a multitude of high-end retailers (David...

  • Dupont Circle

    Just half a mile from The Darcy, Dupont Circle offers a plethora of charming boutiques and chic shops. Highlights include...

  • Georgetown

    Some of DC’s most popular shops, from designer to preppy to vintage, can be found along M Street in Georgetown....

  • Tiny Jewel Box

    Tiny Jewel Box opened in 1930 and has passed through three generations of the same family. It has four floors...