In and Around Washington, DC



General Information: 

Washington, DC, USA: Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It's defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings - including the iconic ones that house the federal government's 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It's also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.

Currency:           $ USD 

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Voltage:           110V      

Time Zone:      Eastern Daylight Time (EST)

Language:       English

Tipping:          In restaurants it is customary to tip 15% of the bill or 20% for above- average service.  
                        $1 tip per bag or suitcase is customary for hotel bellman or porters. 
                        15% tip of the total fare tip is typical for taxi drivers. 


The weather in Washington, DC in June has average daily highs of 85º F and lows around 63° F. 

Where to Dine & Drink at the Renaissance Downtown Washington, DC
Information about the Hotel dining can be found here.

Quick Lunch Spots Around Hotel

Local Full Service Restaurant Recommendations

Cheap Eats & Treats!


Find a list of hotel recommended sites here.


Experience breathtaking views of our nations capital! See the attractions that Washington, DC has to offer at night!

Come and visit George Washington's Plantation! The estate includes the iconic mansion, outbuildings, tomb and working blacksmith shop and farm. The Orientation Center and Museum and Education Center feature interactive exhibits and over 700 artifacts. See Washingtons world and heritage!

Escape Room Live DC
Experience an immersive, exciting, experimental activity that ages 5 and up can enjoy! Escape rooms and puzzle designs, they stand head and shoulders above the rest!

First of a kind innovative art space dedicated to showcasing experiental and technology driven works by artists who are forerunners of the new age in the arts and technology.

Old Town Trolley Tours
Hop on and hop off as much as you would like on this historic tour of Washington, DC!

More Things to See and Do

For more information about exploring in Washington, DC click here.