If you want a cultural city break to Washington D.C., you can see 19th-century American art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art or tick off the National Mall's monuments. Fill city breaks to Washington D.C. by spotting politicians at Penn Quarter restaurants or shopping in 19th-century Georgetown's boutiques and antique shops. Keep the kids happy on Washington D.C. city breaks with boat trips on the Tidal Basin.
For people-watching and dining on lobster or steak, make your way to Penn Quarter, where Washington D.C.'s elite break for lunch. If you want romantic dining on your Washington D.C. city breaks, head to Georgetown, where 18th-century buildings serve gourmet meals. Quick fresh takeaway meals from the Eastern Market will help keep your weekend break to Washington D.C. on schedule - pick up sandwiches, fresh fruit and ice cream.
Choose a Downtown hotel if you're planning a city break to see Washington D.C.'s museums. In Foggy Bottom and Alexandria you'll find more moderately priced hotels, just a quick subway ride from Downtown Washington D.C.. City break with the kids? Look for accommodation in Woodley Park near the National Zoo.
Take a crash course in American history on Washington D.C. city breaks at the memorials and museums along the National Mall. Then take a short break to Washington D.C.'s Tidal Basin inlet for boating on the water. Visit in spring when the cherry blossoms are in bloom on the waterfront. Once you've got your energy back, view Warhol and Monet masterpieces at Washington D.C.'s Corcoran Gallery of Art. For shopping city breaks to Washington D.C., head for sophisticated Georgetown or edgy U Street.