Skip to Content

Local Area Attractions

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 GWU and the famed Kennedy Center. Within walking distance to much of the history, culture and excitement that our nation’s capital has to offer, our hotel invites you to discover all of the city’s attractions from one convenient home base.

Corcoran Gallery of Art (Downtown)

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. Address: 500 Seventeenth Street, NW. Washington, DC 20006.

Contact: (202) 639-1700 | Distance: 2 miles 10-15 minutes | Website

Dumbarton Oaks Museum (Georgetown)

This 19th century Georgetown mansion showcases Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art and books on garden history. Address: 1703 32nd Street, NW. Washington, DC 20007

Contact: (202) 339-6401 | Distance: 2 miles 10-15 minutes | Website

Guarisco Gallery

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. Address: 1120 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037

Website

National Museum of Women in the Arts (Downtown)

Only museum in the world that exclusively exhibits over 250 works by women artists. Address: 1250 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005-3970.

Contact: (202) 783-5000, 1-800-222-7270 | Distance: 2 miles 10-15 minutes | Website

National Theatre (Downtown)

A historic landmark, this playhouse stages Broadway shows, musicals and local entertainment. Address: 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC  20004.

Contact: 202-628-6161 | Distance: 3 miles 10 -15 minutes | Website

Studio Theatre (Logan Circle)

Washington's premiere stage for contemporary theatre is known for highly energetic and eclectic performances. Address: 1501 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005.

Contact: (202) 332-3300 | Website

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Foggy Bottom)

America's national cultural center hosts the National Symphony Orchestra, ballets, and musicals. Address: 2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566.

Contact: 1-800-444-1324 | Distance: 3 miles 10 -15 minutes | Website

The National Gallery of Art (National Mall)

The National Gallery of Art houses a permanent collection of more than 100,000 art objects from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Located between 3rd and 9th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

Contact: (202) 737-4215 | Distance: 2 miles 10-15 minutes | Website

The Phillips Collection (Dupont Circle)

America's first museum of modern art houses American and European impressionist paintings. Address: 1600 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009.

Contact: (202) 397-SEAT | Distance: 2 miles 10-15 minutes | Website

The Smithsonian Museums (National Mall)

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. Address: Located off 14th Street NW, between Jefferson Drive and Constitution Avenue

Contact: Distance: (202) 633-1000 | 2 miles 10-15 minutes | Website

 

National Landmarks & Memorials

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.

Distance: 1 mile 7 minute | Website

The National Mall

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. Address: Located off 14th Street NW, between Jefferson Drive and Constitution Avenue.

Contact: (202) 633-1000 | Distance: .25-65 miles 5 minutes-70 minutes | Website

 

Cady's Alley

Georgetown's design district featuring local antique operators and the nation's leading high-end designers. Address: 3318 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008.

Distance: Less than one mile/5 minutes | Website

M Street and Wisconsin Avenue

The crossroads of historic Georgetown features an array of fashionable clothing stores and unique boutiques, as well as happening restaurants, bars and clubs.

Distance: Less than one mile/5 minutes

The Shops at Georgetown Park

Washington, D.C.'s largest mall, with more than 450,000 square feet of high-end clothing boutiques. Address: 3222 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.

Contact: (202) 298-5577 | Distance: Less than one mile/5 minutes | Website

Washington Harbour

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. Address: 3000 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007.

Distance: Less than one mile/5 minutes | Website

 

Dupont Circle

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

Distance: .25-65 miles 5 minutes-70 minutes

Penderbrook Golf Club, Fairfax, VA

A beautiful 18-hole par 71 championship golf course located within the Penderbrook Community. Address: 3704 Golf Trail Lane, Fairfax, Virginia 22033.

Contact: (703) 591-1818 | Distance: 40 minutes away | Website

Rock Creek Park

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. Address: 5200 Glover Rood NW, Washington, DC 20015.

Contact: Distance: (202) 895-6070 | Distance: .25-65 miles 5 minutes-70 minutes | Website

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park

Guests can walk, run, or bike on a continuous trail through the spectacular scenery of the Potomac River Valley. Address: 1057 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.

Contact: (202) 653-5190 | Distance: .25-65 miles 5 minutes-70 minutes | Website

Tournament Players Club at Avenel, Potomac, MD

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. Address: 10000 Oaklyn Drive, Potomac, MD 20854.

Contact: (301) 469-3700 | Distance: 30 minutes away | Website

Westfields Golf Club Clifton, VA

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.

Address: 13940 Balmoral Greens Avenue, Clifton, Virginia 20124

Contact: (703) 631-3300 | Distance: 45 minutes away | Website