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9 Best Airbnbs in Washington, DC, for Foodies, Families, and Historians

Washington, DC, is full of exciting activities, from touring the Washington Monument to peering at the Constitution in the Rotunda of the National Archives Building, but it’s also home to some quieter comforts; the best moment of your trip might just be as simple as grabbing a latte at a cozy coffee shop or strolling through a park in bloom. Booking an Airbnb is the easiest way to take advantage of all these opportunities while still getting to know the many DC neighborhoods that government workers, politicos, think-tankers, artists, and lobbyists call home.

Staying downtown will get you within walking distance of the National Mall, but cast a wider net to explore the iconic leafy streets of historic row homes or a redeveloped warehouse district centered around chefs. Big groups and families may want to expand their search to the nearby suburbs which offer their own charm (as seen in Old Town Alexandria’s historic main street studded with indie shops) and easy downtown access via the Metro. Whether your priorities are the many museums or the buzzy restaurant scene, here are nine terrific Airbnb options in the District and DC suburbs.

We’ve vetted these listings based on Superhost status, ratings, amenities, location, previous guest reviews, and decor. This gallery has been updated with new information since its original publish date.

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