Brookland, Trinidad and Langdon, are nearby suburbs which are also worth exploring.
Washington is widely known as the home of Washington Monument. It is only 1 mile (2 kilometers) from the middle of town.
Ford's Theater is one of the main places to visit in the heart of Washington that is not to be missed.
Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a rewarding holiday destination. There are plenty of excellent places where you can spend a morning such as Newseum, the International Spy Museum and the National Building Museum. To experience Washington’s vibrant arts scene, book a show at one of the acclaimed performing arts institutes such as Atlas Theater, the Sidney Harman Hall and the Lansburgh Theatre. Often talked about art galleries, include the National Gallery of Art, the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
If the weather is good, do what the locals do and make the most of the local natural destinations. If you're in need of a green oasis explore the United States Botanic Garden.
Enjoy window shopping and purchase some original souvenirs at popular nearby shopping hotspots such as the Union Station Shopping Center and Eastern Market.
Get to know the local sports teams in Gallaudet by catching a game at the iconic Verizon Center, home of the Washington Wizards and the Washington Mystics. This multi-purpose facility is also a first rate concert venue, so be sure to browse the stadium’s gig guide to see what’s on during your stay.
Finding somewhere handy to unpack your bags close to the Gallaudet area is simple. For a good night’s sleep check out the Hyatt Regency Washington DC, the Liaison Capitol Hill, an Affinia Hotel, and the popular Henley Park Hotel.