THE RITZ-CARLTON, WASHINGTON D.C.

1150 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20037 United States
Phone:  +1 (202) 835-0500   •  Map & Directions
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Attractions



A hotel near George Washington University in the heart of the downtown district.

Washington, D.C. is a vibrant and picturesque city, rich in tradition and pivotal in shaping the future of the world. Experience everything it has to offer as a guest of The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., one of the city’s premiere luxury hotels. Located near prestigious George Washington University, our hotel invites you to discover all of the city’s attractions from one convenient home base. Within walking distance to much of the history, culture, and excitement that our nation’s capital has to offer, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. is unlike all other luxury hotels near GWU.


Cultural

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Corcoran Gallery of Art (Downtown)
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2 miles 10 - 15 minutes

Exhibits include works by American masters such as Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole and Rembrandt Peale, as well as numerous Dutch, Flemish, French and other European paintings.

Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 639-1700

www.corcoran.org

Dumbarton Oaks Museum (Georgetown)-
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2 miles 10 - 15 minutes

This 19th century Georgetown mansion showcases Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art and books on garden history.

Dumbarton Oaks Museum
1703 32nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 339-6401

www.doaks.org

Guarisco Gallery
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Address: 1120 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037

Drawing on 40 years of collecting experience, Guarisco Gallery is a leading international fine art gallery specializing in important 19th- and early 20th-century American and European paintings and sculpture. For over 25 years the gallery has consistently offered one of the largest selections of museum-quality artworks to an international clientele with over 600 paintings, watercolors, and sculptures accessible to The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. guests to view.

The Guarisco Gallery is an elegant backdrop for receptions and dinners with The Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C. providing their full culinary offerings and event professionals to create the perfect event.

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National landmarks & memorials
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1 mile 7 minutes
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Millions make the sojourn to our nation’s capital annually to view these exquisite testaments to democracy. Read our 16th president’s inspiring words at the Lincoln Memorial. Put your size in perspective with a photo in front of the Washington Monument. W
National Museum of Women in the Arts (Downtown)
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2 miles 10 - 15 minutes

Only museum in the world that exclusively exhibits over 250 works by women artists.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3970
(202) 783-5000, 1-800-222-7270

www.nmwa.org

National Theatre (Downtown)
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3 miles 10 -15 minutes

A historic landmark, this playhouse stages Broadway shows, musicals and local entertainment.

National Theatre
1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20004
202-628-6161

www.nationaltheatre.org

Studio Theatre (Logan Circle)
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3 miles 10 -15 minutes

Washington's premiere stage for contemporary theatre is known for highly energetic and eclectic performances.

The Studio Theatre
1501 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 332-3300

www.studiotheatre.org

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Foggy Bottom)
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3 miles 10 -15 minutes

America's national cultural center hosts the National Symphony Orchestra, ballets, and musicals.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
1-800-444-1324

www.kennedy-center.org

The National Gallery of Art (National Mall)
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2 miles 10 - 15 minutes

The National Gallery of Art houses a permanent collection of more than 100,000 art objects from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

The National Gallery of Art
Located between 3rd and 9th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC.
(202) 737-4215

www.nga.gov

The Phillips Collection (Dupont Circle)
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2 miles 10 - 15 minutes

America's first museum of modern art houses American and European impressionist paintings.

The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 397-SEAT

www.phillipscollection.org

The Smithsonian Museums (National Mall)
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2 miles 10 - 15 minutes

The world’s largest museum complex is comprised of a myriad of museums and exhibits including: Air and Space, Natural History, American History, American Indian History, Art and Sculpture gardens and much more.

The Smithsonian Museums
The National Mall
Located off 14th Street NW, between Jefferson Drive and Constitution Avenue
(202) 633-1000

www.si.edu

Parks

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Dupont Circle
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.25-65 miles 5 minutes-70 minutes

Guests will find musicians, artists, picnickers, sunbathers and chess players at this lively urban park at the center of the Dupont Circle neighborhood, which is home to an array of ethnic restaurants, quaint boutiques and lively nightlife.

Dupont Circle
Located between 18th and 20th Street, NW, where Connecticut Avenue, Rhode Island Avenue and New Hampshire Avenue meet.

Rock Creek Park
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.25-65 miles 5 minutes-70 minutes

A true gem in our nation's capital, its majestic trees and the ebb and flow of Rock Creek make this a great place for guests to hike, picnic, bike, play soccer or fish.

The Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium
5200 Glover Rood NW,
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 895-6070

www.nps.gov/rocr

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park
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.25-65 miles 5 minutes-70 minutes

Guests can walk, run, or bike on a continuous trail through the spectacular scenery of the Potomac River Valley.

The Georgetown Visitor Center
1057 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 653-5190

www.nps.gov/choh

The National Mall
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.25-65 miles 5 minutes-70 minutes

This open space - a place for national expressions of recreation, remembrance and observance – is home to numerous monuments and landmarks and is beautifully lined with 2,000 American elms and the 3,000 internationally renowned Japanese cherry trees.

The National Mall
Located off 14th Street NW, between Jefferson Drive and Constitution Avenue
(202) 633-1000

www.si.edu

Recreation

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Penderbrook Golf Club, Fairfax, VA
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40 minutes away

A beautiful 18-hole par 71 championship golf course located within the Penderbrook Community.

Penderbrook Golf Club
3704 Golf Trail Lane
Fairfax, Virginia 22033
(703) 591-1818

www.penderbrook.com/golf/

Tournament Players Club at Avenel, Potomac, MD
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30 minutes away

Located in Potomac, MD. This Golf Club Stretches over 220 acres of rolling countryside in the Avenel Community development. The TPC at Avenel is known as one of the area's top golf clubs for personal and business entertainment.

TPC at Avenel
10000 Oaklyn Drive
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 469-3700

www.tpc.com/private/avenel/

Westfields Golf Club Clifton, VA
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45 minutes away / Website

At Westfields Golf Club, Fred Couples has built a course that is, at once, fun and accessible for the novice, while challenging and thought-provoking for the experienced golfer.  Fred's professional play on hundreds of courses around the world coupled with his experience in countless tournaments and team competitions have given him exceptional insight into course design.  It is perfectly exhibited at Westfields. 
 
Yet, what sets Westfields apart from other golf clubs is not only its exceptional playability, but the interest it takes in the traditional elements of the game.  Carved through natural wetlands, rolling hills, and majestic beech and oak trees, Westfields offers golfers a setting that is free from distraction.  No residences line its links, creating a course that is truly a golfers dream.
 
All of this, together with the kind of service typically found only in private clubs, makes Westfields a place where golf enthusiasts can always enjoy a great round of golf.

Westfields Golf Club
13940 Balmoral Greens Avenue,
Clifton, Virginia 20124
(703) 631-3300

Shopping

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Cady's Alley
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Less than one mile/ 5 minutes

Georgetown's design district featuring local antique operators and the nation's leading high-end designers.

Cady's Alley
3318 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

www.cadysalley.com/

M Street and Wisconsin Avenue
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Less than one mile/ 5 minutes
The crossroads of historic Georgetown features an array of fashionable clothing stores and unique boutiques, as well as happening restaurants, bars and clubs.
The Shops at Georgetown Park
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Less than one mile/ 5 minutes

Washington, D.C.'s largest mall, with more than 450,000 square feet of high-end clothing boutiques.

The Shops at Georgetown Park
3222 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 298-5577

www.shopsatgeorgetownpark.com/

Washington Harbour
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Less than one mile/ 5 minutes

A riverfront shopping and dining experience, the promenade along the Potomac offers breathtaking views and sunsets, along with a glimpse of the college crew teams.

Washington Harbour
3000 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

http://www.washingtonharbour.com/

Suggested 1 Day Travel Itinerary

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The Perfect Summer Day in Washington, D.C.
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As recommended by:
Daniel Klibanoff
Concierge
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
Start early, with a nice big breakfast in Westend Bistro. Around 8 a.m., earlier if you have the spirit, head over to the Jefferson Memorial for a morning stroll through D.C.’s iconic monuments and memorials. From the Jefferson, go west around the Tidal Basin, through the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and around to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

Next, start making your way over to the National Mall. After paying a visit to the DC War Memorial, enjoy the sights as you head West through the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Your morning stroll continues as you cross Constitution Ave NW over to the Albert Einstein Memorial, which is located in front of the National Academy of Sciences. Afterwards, cross back over to the Mall and head over to the Constitution Gardens. After walking through the gardens; sit down and relax on the island memorializing the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

By now, museums should be opening up. Start at the National Archives, which is the only place to see the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence. After visiting the National Archives, walk across the street to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and ogle at the infamous Hope Diamond.

After a nice lunch, take a short drive down to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s picturesque estate and gardens located along the Potomac River in nearby Mount Vernon, VA. Here you’ll be able to discover how the first President of the United States lived as you walk through the carefully restored home and grounds of his estate.

Your next stop is Washington, D.C.’s quaint village of Georgetown. Make your way down to the waterfront and head to the Key Bridge Boathouse for a leisurely kayak or canoe journey up and down the Potomac River. Here, you’ll enjoy incredible and unique views of various monuments and memorials. Make sure you bring a water bottle to stay hydrated, and a waterproof camera to capture every moment.

After paddling the Potomac, reward yourself with al fresco waterfront dining and people watching at Georgetown’s Washington Harbour.

If you still have the energy for some fun after dinner, catch a show at the Kennedy Center, Blues Alley in Georgetown or at one of the Jazz/Blues clubs in the 14th and U Street NW area. Or, if you’re tired, come back to the hotel, order dessert from In-Room Dining, and fall asleep watching a movie in your guest room.
An Artful Day in Washington, D.C.
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As recommended by:
Chiaki Nonoyama
Chef Concierge
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
Start your day by visiting Hillwood Museum and Gardens. Art collector and philanthropist, Marjorie Merriweather Post’s beautiful estate offers docent guided and audio tours of both the mansion and gardens. Her impressive collections of French and Russian art are mesmerizing, and strolling through various themed gardens gives you a true sense of tranquility.

Afterwards, head over to the National Cathedral: a neo-gothic beauty which is visible from many D.C. neighborhoods. From climbing the narrow stairwells and listening to stories of the cathedral’s beautiful stained glass, to observing the architectural details from the balcony and walking through the “attic;” you’ll be sure to find countless treasures while exploring this historic landmark. Also not to miss here is the Gargoyle tour, which will allow you to explore more than 100 gargoyles perched on the cathedral’s façade. Linger longer by choosing a combination of tour and afternoon tea.

After tea, make your way over to the idyllic Botanic Gardens and revel in the beauty of over 4,000 seasonal, tropical and subtropical plants at this living plant museum. Afterwards, walk over to the nearby National Gallery of Art and admire one of the largest collections of masterpieces in the world at this iconic museum, including the only da Vinci work of art in the western hemisphere. If you are visiting the National Gallery of Art in the Spring or Summer months, stay afterwards to enjoy a complimentary concert that is available on select Sundays and Tuesdays.

Finish off your artful day in Washington by enjoying seasonal cocktails and fare on the patio at Westend Bistro.