Contemporary Hilton Hotel Convenient to DC Attractions
Located in a quiet suburb of Washington, DC, the Hilton Springfield is convenient to the city without being in the thick of the hustle and bustle. Major attractions, such as the Smithsonian museums and the National Mall, are just 15 minutes away. A complimentary shuttle takes guests from the hotel to the closest Metro station for easy access to the city center.
Before heading out to explore the area, you can grab a meal in Houlihan’s Restaurant. The onsite eatery serves American cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients. It also has a bar, which stays open late for after-dinner drinks. The hotel’s guest rooms feature contemporary decor and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Springfield, Virginia: Quiet Suburb Minutes from Downtown DC
When Springfield was founded in 1847, it was little more than a rural stopover along the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. About a century later, though, a major shopping mall opened in the region and a major highway provided easy access to Washington, DC. Pretty soon, the suburb became a popular weekend getaway for those looking to escape the capital. Today’s visitors to Springfield still enjoy the town’s quiet, convenient location, from which they can get to downtown DC in about 20 minutes.
The National Mall is a must-see for first-time visitors to the nation’s capital. It stretches 2.5 miles east from the Lincoln Memorial, past the soaring Washington Monument, to the Capitol Building on the other end. Across the Tidal Basin, stop in to see the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, which features a series of waterfalls, sculptures, and inspiring quotes from the 32nd president. To avoid crowds, tour the monuments after dusk when they’re lit up.
Another pillar of DC is the Smithsonian Institution, which encompasses 19 museums in total. The Smithsonian's best-known offerings are located along the National Mall, including the National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum. The latter is home to missiles, rockets, and the Spirit of St. Louis, the plane Charles Lindbergh famously flew across the Atlantic to defeat the Soviets at Gettysburg.
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