Washington Weather, Climate, Exchange Rates, Videos, Pictures, Reviews, Events, Hotels, News.. and more

You are not logged in. LOGIN or CREATE account to save

If you've been recently then we'd love to hear from you.

Our pages are maintained by Red Planetter users who have a passion for travel and using the best tools and data on the internet to help everyone find out in detail about places, trips and things they'd like to do when travelling.

Have a look at the page contents and if you've something to add then please look for the drop box at the bottom of the page to let us know.

You don't even need an account at Red Planet Travel to make submissions.

Or why not join Red Planet Travel and contribute directly to this page with your information: You can gain Reputation Score and become a valued member of our community!


Remove this pop for next 2 hours.

Page Index ×

This Page Index is a dockable section, you can undock by clicking ( ) then move it around on the screen, when you finished click dock ( × ) and it will jump back into place.
  • Overview You can't Edit

    Users Assigned: Kazmi  

    Washington, more commonly known as Washington DC or the District of Columbia is a city of possibilities. From its broad range of public museums detailing the history of not only America but mankind itself, as well as a veritable treasure-trove of the nation’s most important memorials with places like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, or the Washington Monument, Washington boasts a broad array of sights and sounds that have millions of people flocking to the city every year. 

    Washington is at its heart a city of politics. The foundations of the city were laid down as a result of American history, and while it wasn't the first capital of the country, it has remained so for most of the recorded history of the country, and between the White House itself and the various other government branches that make their headquarters here, Washington can be said to be one of the major centers of power on planet Earth. 

    One of the few states which is generally referred to by its full name in order to distinguish itself from the District of Columbia, more commonly known as Washington D.C., Washington State is the most northwestern state outside of Alaska, and is one of the more appealing states in terms of natural beauty. With rugged mountains, volcanoes, coastal islands and Pacific beaches, not to mention home to some of the most powerful and popular companies in the world like Microsoft and Starbucks, Washington State is a beautiful and tangled mass of adventure that can only be experienced first-hand.

    From the Cascade Mountains to the Rocky Mountains to the San Juan Islands, the Puget Sound, and the Olympic Peninsula, Washington State is one of the most majestic states in the nation, set against the backdrop of Canada just to the north. Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, the rain forests and mountains of the Olympic National Park or the Mount Rainier National Park, Washington is covered with peaks and forests that pervade almost the entire western portions of the state. In direct contrast is the southeastern edge as it drops away from the mountains and forests into Idaho and Montana with wide expanses.

    Then there are the cities. Bellvue, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Walla Walla…each have their own unique atmosphere. From the vineyards of Walla Walla to the headquarters of Microsoft in Bellevue to the start of the grunge music scene in Seattle and the home of Starbucks, the cities of Washington State are known for their mellow atmosphere, their love of coffee and fine wines, music, and the northwestern Pacific weather that keeps the area wet and lush year-round.

    Washington State is best experienced over a variety of different trips, each focused on a specific city or region. There is too much to do in just one visit, because it is impossible to choose between the miles of rugged coastline, the various mountain ranges and forests, or one of the alluring cities.

    Washington is built in a unique section of the country along the Potomac River, and it is this waterfront section of the city that most people never think about when they come, when in fact it is the oldest and most unique section of the city that goes back to long before the place was established as a seat of government. Known as the Southwest Waterfront region, it is famous for its seafood and some of the most amazing architecture you can see outside of the national monuments. For a long time the waterfront district was considered an embarrassment as a slum smacked up against the Capitol, but there are literally dozens of restaurants, clubs, bars, condos, houses and more that make up the unique look and feel, and when combined with the marinas and the National Defense University, as well as the Navy Yard, make for a side of Washington that most people never get to see.

You can't take the captaincy of page, please fix the follow errors:
    SECTION TO FIX: 1 of 3


    Rev. User Date
    Back to Page Index

    Alternative Routes - Flights, Trains, Buses to Washington

    Use the all modes of transport search engine to get you there.

    Want a widget like this on your own website to help people get to you?

    Accommodation near Washington

    Looking for somewhere to stay near Washington? Here is our list of options.

    Filter By Distance:

    Filter By Tags:

    Hotels near Washington

    Selection of near Washington

      More hotels from our Partner Booking.com

      Landmarks near Washington

      Looking for something to do or a place to go see near Washington? Here is our list of options.

      • Grameen Foundation
        0.42 Km from Washington
        Grameen Foundation, founded as Grameen Foundation USA, is a global 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington DC that works to replicate the Grameen Bank microfinance model around the world through a global network of partner microfinance institutions. Its CEO is Alex Counts. Grameen Foundation's mission is, "To enable the poor, especially the poorest, to create a world without poverty." It is separate from organizations called "Grameen Foundation" in different cou...
      • Capital Hilton
        0.47 Km from Washington
        Capital Hilton is a hotel building located in Washington, D.C, the capital of the United States. The building began construction in 1940 and was completed in 1943 as the Statler Hotel Washington. Upon its completion, the building rose 150 feet (46 m), comprising 13 floors. The architect of the early modern style building was Holabird & Root LLC, A.R. Clas Associates. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has accepted Capital Hilton to be part of the Historic Hotels of America. In 1947...
      • 1090 Vermont Avenue
        0.51 Km from Washington
        1090 Vermont Avenue NW is a high-rise modernist office building in Washington, D.C., which is tied with the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel as the fourth-tallest commercial building in the city (as of January 2010). The building is 187 feet (57 metres) high and has 12 floors. It contained about 160,000 square feet (14,880 square metres) of space when it first opened, but only 150,000 square feet (13,905 square metres) by 1998. Internal build-outs increased the interior space to 187,000 square fe...
      • St. Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suites
        0.82 Km from Washington
        St. Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suites is a boutique hotel located in downtown Washington, D.C., in the United States. Established in 2000, the nine-floor hotel has 155 rooms, which includes 54 deluxe rooms, 85 suites with kitchens, and 16 top-floor suites with balconies. The hotel, which changed hands in June 2015, has a life-size statue of Marilyn Monroe in the lobby.
      • Embassy of Morocco, Washington, D.C.
        0.93 Km from Washington
        The Embassy of Morocco in Washington, D.C. is the Kingdom of Morocco's diplomatic mission to the United States. It's located at 1601 21st Street, N.W., in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. The embassy operates a Consulate-General in New York City. The Ambassador is Rachad Bouhlal.
      • The Phillips Collection
        0.97 Km from Washington
        The Phillips Collection is an art museum founded by Duncan Phillips and Marjorie Acker Phillips in 1921 as the Phillips Memorial Gallery located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Phillips was the grandson of James H. Laughlin, a banker and co-founder of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company. Among the artists represented in the collection are Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Gustave Courbet, El Greco, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Pierre B...
      • White House
        1.06 Km from Washington
        The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800. The house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban and built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia Creek sandstone in the Neoclassical style. When Thomas Jefferson moved into the house in 1801, he (with architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe) expanded the build...
      • White House basement
        1.07 Km from Washington
        The basement of the White House, the Washington, D.C. residence and workplace of the President of the United States, is located under the North Portico and includes the White House carpenters' shop, engineers' shop, flower shop, and dentist office, among other areas. The White House Situation Room is located in the basement beneath the West Wing.
      • The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
        1.11 Km from Washington
        The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. is a luxury hotel located at 1150 22nd Street NW in the West End neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in the United States. Managed by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, the hotel has 300 guest rooms, including 267 deluxe rooms and 32 suites.
      • Embassy of Libya in Washington, D.C.
        1.78 Km from Washington
        The Embassy of Libya in Washington, D.C. is the diplomatic mission of Libya to the United States. It is located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C., at the Watergate complex, in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood.

      Points of Interest near Washington

      Looking for important things or something to do or a place to go see near Washington? Here is our list of options.

      Filter By Tags:

      Exchange Rate History United States

      Exchange rate fluctuations can have a considerable impact on your trip budget. If your home currency has appreciated in value in the recent term over the currency of your destination you are likely to find the place inexpensive.

      Select your home currency from the drop down to compare it to the currency in use in United States.

      Currencies fluctuate all the time, to keep updated of rapidly devaluing currencies follow us on Twitter or Facebook , or if you have somewhere special in mind sign up for an account and plan a trip. We will then keep an eye on their currency rates, and send you an alert if their currency goes down in comparison to yours.

      Climate near Washington

      When is the best time of year to go to Washington ? Check our average weather graph and table. If know about Washington then why not join our community and tell us about the climate, or use the drop box at the bottom of the page to tell us about it?

      Graphic showing average weather in Washington in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 1 94.6 33.8 37.2
      Feb 1.5 86.9 34.7 34.2
      Mar 6.5 90.8 43.7 35.7
      Apr 12 89.6 53.6 35.3
      May 17.6 104 63.7 40.9
      Jun 22.1 103.2 71.8 40.6
      Jul 24.6 114.7 76.3 45.2
      Aug 23.6 112.7 74.5 44.4
      Sep 20.1 84.6 68.2 33.3
      Oct 13.7 77.4 56.7 30.5
      Nov 7.3 67.1 45.1 26.4
      Dec 2.1 85.8 35.8 33.8

      Travel Info

      Latest news from Washington

      Events near by Washington

      Do you have an event that you want to shout about? Email contact@redplanet.travel and we'll tell you how to get into this list for free!

        Latest News from Washington

        Let us know what is happening by tweeting @redplanetters - Use this link which will make sure you #hashtag where you are!


        We don't have any reviews of Washington at this time. If you've been recently please make a submission using the drop box at the bottom of the page, or better yet, join our community, participate and then write some reviews according to your Capacities and Reputation Score.

        • We don't have any reviews.. please tell us.
        Do you want leave review ?
        Please login or join.

        Page drop box for Washington

        Been to Washington recently, or maybe you know something about the history of this place? We want you to tell the Red Planetter community about this place.

        You don't need an account or have to sign up or anything!

        You can earn Reputation score by joining our community and also enrol on the TravelTip$ program and get paid for good advice by other travellers.

        Please just use the drop box for "facts" only. If you want to give your opinion (qualified by your Capacities) then please write a review (once you have enough Reputation score).

        Find E-Mail easier? Send your comments about the place, or advise us if you see something that needs correcting on this page. You can attach pictures to your e-mail too (but try to keep the image size down, and no more than 16mb total).

        If you are not logged in, or choose to make the drop box anonymously you can tell the community honestly what you seen without any concern. Please send images or other evidence to support your claims.

        Drop image here or click to upload


          Name : Washington
          Address : Washington, DC, USA
          Website :
          not applicable
          Website dedicated to this place
          You need to be logged in and be a member of our community to edit this. If you just passing and want to let us know something then use the drop box at the bottom of the page.

          Topic Tags for Washington

          Topic Tags are what bind the Red Planet Travel site together, and are very important.

          This place has been tagged:

          If you think those tags are not perfect, then please let the person responsible for this page know by dropping a note in the anonymous drop box below, or better yet sign up or login and join our community, once you've got enough reputation score you can edit them yourself!

          Channel List

          These are the channels this page belongs to.

          Got a Question?


          Ask any travel related question or help others with your experience

          Page Captain & Crew

          Before you apply read about the Roles on Red Planet Travel

          Page Captain
          This page doesn't have a captain yet.

          Have something to Contribute?

          We are looking to grow the information on this site, if you have something to contribute to any page then we'd like to hear from you.

          What's more you can now earn money (paid direct via Paypal) for writing descriptions about places you know.

          You will need to tell other members about yourself and your relevant knowledge and experience about what you want to contribute about.

          Look below for some example page types, and types of people whose views on a place might be useful to know.

          Page Type: Hotel

          Are there any special benefits or adaptations that this Hotel or it's location has that you can comment on in your capacity as a Doctor

          Tell us your job, knowledge, experience..

          My Experience: Doctor

          This hotel has great CPR equipment and I can see the team are all trained

          If you are the owner/manager of any place, then you can, of course, take control of your page and add relevant information other visitors might want to know

          User Videos

          Webmasters & YouTubers - to add a video to this section just link to this page in the YouTube description on your video

          User Images

          Do you have any recent pictures? Please use the drop box at the bottom of the page to send them to us.