Downtown Washington, DC Attractions

From American landmarks like the White House to cultural treasures like the Smithsonian, Washington, DC is a world-class destination. Let the Topaz Hotel in downtown be your gateway to it all. Hit Connecticut Avenue restaurants and shopping. Visit bustling Chinatown for an adventurous dining experience.

Tour the home of American Presidents, the White House. Explore historic Penn Quarter, and attend Washington Wizards basketball games at the Verizon Center while you're in the neighborhood. Downtown Washington, DC is also home to many of the city's finest museums, as well as boutique hotels, and exciting nightlife.

White House

No trip to Washington, DC is complete without a tour of the White House - America's most symbolic landmark. The official office and home of the President of the United States, the White House is a complex of three buildings, with 6 floors with 132 rooms, including the famous Oval Office, Blue Room, East Room, Green Room, Red Room, and State Dining Room. For security reasons, tour requests for American citizens must be submitted to your Member of Congress. Visit

Here are a few top picks for downtown Washington, DC attractions

  • International Spy Museum
  • The Newseum
  • Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
  • American Art Museum
  • Verizon Center
  • Chinatown
  • Penn Quarter
  • The Walter E Washington Convention Center