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Highlights Capitol Hill
- Historical landmarks
- Museum enthusiasts
- Family weekend getaway
- Capital city
- Nature hikes
- Metropolitan vacation
- Art’s lovers
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Also known as the metonym for the United States Congress, Capitol Hill is the largest historic area of Washington D.C. Situated near the city center. Capitol Hill can be found at one of the most elevated points of the city. Just a short drive south of Baltimore and north of Alexandria, the city is easily accessible with many means of transportation, including trains, buses, cars, and planes. Many of the country’s main historical landmarks will be just a stone throw away from any of the vacation rentals in Capitol Hill. The city provides you with plenty of choices when it comes to entertainment, landmarks, or nature walks. Whether you want to see the nation’s main political buildings, take a stroll through a historical redbrick street, catch a live show, or go hiking in a natural preserve, you will be excited to know that you can find any of these in Capitol Hill. Being in the capital city of the nation, you will be able to find plenty of bars, restaurants, and shops to enjoy in your downtime and the evenings.About the vacation rentals
There are a plethora of choices when it comes to vacation rentals in Capitol Hill. Most of the vacation rentals can be found in the heart of the historic center, however, there are also a few that lean closer towards the city center of Washington D.C. Depending on your needs, whether you wish to be in a quieter area or closer to the metropolitan buzz of the city, the rental properties in Capitol Hill will exceed your expectations. You could enjoy the skyline of the capital city at night from your balcony, spend some time by the pool, or be in the mix by the center to enjoy the nightlife. However you choose to spend your time in Capitol Hill, you will enjoy your stay.
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What to do and how to get there
There are many activities you can choose from when visiting Capitol Hill. Whether you are a historical enthusiast and wish to learn more about the history of the nation or want to take a hike in nature and absurd the local greenery, you will find plenty of options. Being located near the city center of Washington D.C. you will also have the possibility to stroll through the capital city, go shopping at designer shops, have a chic meal in one of the many restaurants, or enjoy a drink with friends while experiencing the city’s notorious nightlife. Capitol Hill is known to be the largest historic area of Washington D.C. therefore you surely will be mesmerized by the unique architecture that you will stumble upon while strolling through its streets.Where to find delicious food in Capitol Hill
Between visiting one landmark and the next one, you surely will be building up an appetite. Head on over to one of the local favorite joints, The Dubliner Restaurant. Here you will be able to enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner with a Guinness Burger and shepherd’s pie, the specialties of the house. Known as one of the oldest Irish pubs on Capitol Hill with an expansive outdoor patio, this location is perfect for anyone. On the other hand, if you are a sweet tooth looking for a snack on a warm day out, check out The Capital Candy Jar. This corner store will bring you some sweet treats in the area, from homemade ice cream to chocolate-filled cookies.
Travelers and activities
As there is so much to see and do in Capitol Hill, it's always nice to rest up and have a picnic or just lay on the grass for a while. Head on over to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Grounds to find an open-air, redbrick structure that was built in the 1880s. This monument, surrounded by a splendid garden, is the ideal place to lay your head down and be surrounded by tranquility and beauty. On the other hand, catching a local play could be a nice way to end your day. The Folger Shakespeare Library is an intimate playhouse located in the world’s greatest collection of Bard’s works and it was designed to look like an Elizabethan inn.Capitol Hill for nature lovers
For nature lovers there is also much to experience. The U.S. Botanical Garden located in a glassed-in, Art Deco structure, brings in over a million visitors every year for a reason. Besides its gorgeous structure, this place is also home to many various species of plants, as well as holding frequent events, gardening seminars, concerts and much more. Another option, especially family-friendly, is spending time in the city’s most famous park. Lincoln Park is the largest urban park in the Capitol Hill area and it's maintained by the National Park Service, ensuring you with a very clean garden area to enjoy nature at its finest.
Did you know that the designer of the Statue of Liberty built a smaller monument in Capitol Hill?
Top 5 travel tips for Capitol Hill
A trip to Capitol Hill is incomplete without visiting the U.S. Capitol. Being the meeting place of the United States Congress and the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government, the Capitol was created in 1800 and is also an outstanding structure to admire.2. Eastern Market
This market can be found in the oldest commercial district of Capitol Hill. This place is heaven for any foodie lover who is visiting the area. From small bite-sized food to Michelin starred restaurants, Eastern Market has it all.3. Library of Congress
Why miss out on the largest library in the world while visiting the area? Head on over to the Library of Congress to have a once-in-a-lifetime historical and literary experience. You will be impressed by the Gilded Age architecture and the vast number of books that take over the library.4. Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
This baffling museum, part of the Smithsonian Institute will offer you the chance to explore an exciting collection of 20th-century art. However, while visiting the museum, do not miss out on the chance to explore its gardens full of unique sculptures.5. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
This museum was founded in 1910 and now is known to be one of the most prestigious museums in the nation. Here you will find the world's largest collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the USA. For a stay here you pay around $367.98 per night.
According to our data from the previous year, the months that hurt your pocket the least in Capitol Hill are February, January and December, with average prices of $290.42, $317, and $319.63, respectively.
Following the data observed in 2020, costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of May ($481.89), April ($427.09), and March ($390.03).
You should book your stay well in advance when visiting Capitol Hill, as only 27% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
The months when it's easiest to find free accommodation in Capitol Hill are May (the average amount of properties that are available reached 46.4% of the total in 2020), April (44.75%), and December (32%).
The accommodations in Capitol Hill reach their peak in demand in March, with an availability rate of 14%. The second most requested month is October, with 16.4%, and the third is August with 19%.
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