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Steeped in history, Washington, DC is the place to be if you want to soak up some American culture — and some fun. As the nation’s capital, it is among the top travel destinations in the US. Thousands of visitors flock to the District every year to explore the historical sites, bustling food scene and top-notch museums. Next time, skip the hotel and opt to be in the midst of the action with these incredible Airbnb stays to better get a taste of this historic city.

Value Deals (less than $200 per night)

Upscale Condo in Capitol Hill 

Located in Capitol Hill, this newly built condo is your perfect home-away-from-home for your DC visit. Tastefully decorated with chic accents and aesthetically appealing interior, this one-bedroom home features an open living space, fully equipped kitchen and cozy lounge area along the DC skyline. Completing this home is a rooftop pool with private garden retreat — a relaxing feature that ensures the comfort for up to five guests.  Rates from $137 per night with two-night minimum stay required.

Luxury NoMa Apartment

The NoMa apartment adds new heights to minimalist luxury living by accentuating the beauty of its surrounding area. Situated north of Massachusetts Avenue, this two-bedroom apartment is conveniently located near Union Station, so it’s easily accessible to DC’s most popular tourist attractions. This home rental is best suited for business and leisure travelers looking to enjoy the pinnacle of DC living. So revel in the luxury of this stay while soaking up all that this vibrant city has to offer. Rates from $201 per night with a varied minimum stay required.

“Little Rome” Launchpad

Are you a traveler with a taste for fine art? Well then this two-bedroom listing is ideal for you. Located in the Brookland neighborhood, travelers will be surrounded by lively art galleries and beautiful architectures. Known as “Little Rome,” the Brookland area has become popularized for attracting visitors to the newly established bars and restaurants scene in this part of the city. This two-bedroom condo serves as the perfect launchpad for families or travelers who want to explore the local gems in one of DC’s most alluring neighborhoods. Rates from $149 per night with two-night minimum stay required.

Mid-Tier ($250-$350 per night)

Spacious AdMo Duplex

Nestled between Adams Morgan, Columbus Heights and Dupont Circle, you’ll find this two-bedroom duplex. Inside, you’ll find a spacious living room and indoor fireplace, plus an outdoor courtyard, providing a relaxing stay for leisure and business travelers alike. This luxury listing offers a rare sense of tranquillity without compromising on convenience. Guests won’t be far from the metro station and only a short distance from the National Mall. Start off with a coffee in a neighborhood cafe, then stroll through Meridian Hill Park and end your day venturing through the downtown DC area. Rates from $250 per night with two-night minimum stay required.  

Capitol Hill Luxury Apartment 

Experience the city and its history up close and personal in this condo. One of the first things visitors will notice upon entering this one-bedroom condo is the number of windows that showcase a perfect view of Capitol Hill. After a long day of sightseeing, guests can kick back and relax and still take in the views of the city. This cozy abode offers solo travelers and couples countless opportunities to fully immerse yourself in DC lifestyle. Rates from $316 per night with two-night minimum stay required. 

High Roller (350+ per night)

Luxe Historic Townhouse 

Contemporary and comfortable, this historic townhouse is a picturesque discovery in the heart of DC. Housed in a 1873 building, this two-bedroom home in DuPont blends old charm and modern hues in equal measure. With a chef’s kitchen, serene gardens and private outdoor space, you’ll have all you need to enjoy your stay. Take in the idyllic views of the DC skyline from the outdoor space and indulge in all that the district has to offer. Rates from $350 per night with two-night minimum stay required. 

Historic Georgetown House

Simplicity encompasses this quaint and historic pre-Civil War home. Located in heart of Georgetown, guests will find tennis courts, a basketball court, two playground areas and substantial open space. Not to mention, visitors can revel in luxury and privacy in the private, brick-walled garden after a day of sightseeing. With three bedrooms, this rental sleeps five to seven across three bedrooms comfortably. Rates from $358 per night with a three-night minimum stay required.

The Showstopper ($500+ per night)

Family Home in DuPont Circle 

Families who appreciate upscale-living will enjoy this DuPont Circle home where you can have the best of both worlds: luxury and fun. This three-level abode is well set up for a multi-family trip and offers a lot of space to play. Notable amenities include a play room with a jungle gym, an outdoor deck and three-bedrooms tastefully appointed to ensure that families enjoy every minute of their stay. If you’re looking for a great base for pure family fun, this might be the perfect listing. Rates from $595 per night with a two-night minimum stay required.

Maximize Your Purchase

There are plenty of ways to maximize your stay with points and miles. If you’ve never used Airbnb before, sign up through TPG to get $40 off your first booking — and the gravy train doesn’t stop there. Book through the Delta portal and earn 1 SkyMile for every dollar spent on your stay, and make sure to charge the purchase to a travel rewards card to rack up extra points. Using a card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred will get you 2x points on all travel purchases while the Chase Sapphire Reserve will get you 3x points on an Airbnb stay. When you combine the two, you’re effectively double-dipping with your points earning.

Prices are accurate as of publication date but are subject to change. All photos courtesy of Airbnb; featured image by Kevin Voelker Photography / Getty Images

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