Things to Do in Washington, DC

Area Guide

Our customized area guide is designed to highlight all the spots you won't want to miss while you're staying at the Days Inn Washington DC Connecticut Avenue. We're just minutes from sports, wildlife, history and more. 


For a change of pace from the marble and monument tours, visit the National Zoo. Covering 166 acres above Rock Creek Park, the Zoo exhibits some 5,000 species of animals—from camels and giant cats to elephants and egrets.

The National Zoo has entrances at 3001 Connecticut Avenue on Harvard Street and on Beach Drive. The National Zoo is open every day of the year except December 25. Admission is FREE. The Days Inn Washington DC Connecticut Avenue is a proud member of F.O.N.Z.® Friends of the National Zoo.


Steeped in history, the Washington DC area is home to numerous monuments. All of them pay homage to the most important passages of our nation's history, including the Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial and the WW II Memorial. Of course, the White House and the Capitol Complex, which contains both the House and Senate Office Buildings are not to be missed, either.


Catch a home game featuring Washington DC's MLB pride and joy—The Nationals. What a treat it would be to experience America's favorite pastime in the Nation's Capital! Additionally, the RFK Stadium is a great place to catch nail-biting MLS Soccer the DC United as well as an amazing array of fantastic live entertainment and sports exhibitions.


The Smithsonian, all by itself, houses some of the finest museums in the world, including the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Air & Space Museum as well as the National Museums of: African Art; American History; American Art; and Natural History.


Every four years each January brings the presidential inauguration, which just took place in January in 2013. Every year, however, brings all kinds of fun, including the MLK Day Festival, the Cherry Blossom Festival, Filmfest DC and the Capital Jazz Fest, just to name a few.

The helpful Days Inn staff can suggest Washington DC sites and activities for guests, as well as assist with car rentals through our on-site Avis/Budget rental office. For more information, call the Days Inn Connecticut Avenue or visit the Convention & Visitors Bureau online.