Mount Pleasant Vacations
To feel the real pulse of Washington, pull on some comfortable shoes and discover surrounding areas like Downtown Washington D.C., Dupont Circle, and Washington.
Washington is celebrated as the home of Washington Monument. This iconic landmark is 1 mile (2 kilometers) from the middle of town.
Ford's Theater is one of the main places to visit in the city center of Washington that is worth checking out.
Those interested in exhibits and shows will find many interesting museums, exhibits and venues in and around Mount Pleasant. Visit some of the interesting artistic and historic collections including Phillips Collection, Dumbarton Oaks and Hillwood Museum. Lovers of the arts will find plenty to applaud at venues such as Lincoln Theater, the Studio Theatre and the Carter Barron Amphitheatre. There are some interesting galleries to visit near here. In particular, don’t miss Studio Gallery, Foundry Gallery and Troyer Gallery.
Visit a few of the best attractions for kids in the area, including Francis Pool. Snap photos, browse the educational displays and discover the variety of species at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of Washington, plan a trip to one of the many nearby outdoor areas. Spend a morning in one of the local parks and gardens, which include Montrose Park and the Soapstone Valley Park. To see the native flora and fauna, head out to the Meridian Hill Park and the Hearst Recreation Center.
Washington has many interesting attractions including the Scottish Rite Temple, the African American Civil War Memorial and the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. Travellers with a passion for faith and religion shouldn’t miss the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church.
An important part of Washington’s sporting and cultural landscape is Verizon Center, which is home to the Washington Wizards basketball team in winter and the Washington Mystics. Music fans can also check the stadium’s website to see if there’s a pop or rock concert scheduled during their visit.
To really get to know Mount Pleasant, consider making a reservation close by in one of the area’s many accommodation options. The Washington Plaza, the Westin Washington DC and the Embassy Row Hotel are just three of the most popular accommodation options here.