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Visit the historic hub of the U.S.

Home to the Capitol, the White House, the Smithsonian museums, and a host of national monuments, Washington, DC is a tourist’s dream come true. Stroll down the National Mall, take in the view from the top of the Washington Monument, and enjoy the city’s world-class restaurants.

In this historic yet ever-evolving city, there’s always something new to discover.

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With monuments, museums, and historic buildings around every corner, you’ll have no trouble filling the time when you visit DC.

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The Washington Monument

Built in the 1800s to honor George Washington, the Washington Monument rises 555 feet above the city, and is an iconic symbol of Washington, DC. Be sure to buy a ticket if you want to ride the elevator to the top.

The Smithsonians

Whether you’re a fan of art, history, culture, space, animals, or science, you’ll find something to love at the Smithsonian Museums and Galleries. Don’t miss the National Museum of African American History and Culture: the country’s largest destination for Black history and culture.

Dupont Circle

While you definitely don’t want to miss DC’s iconic sites, there’s also fun to be had in the residential Dupont Circle neighborhood. Full of great restaurants, charming bookstores, and nightlife destinations, it’s also home to the Phillips Collection: an art gallery in a Georgian mansion.

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Frenz Technology I.

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I really enjoyed renting this car!
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Also, I was allowed to pick up the vehicle a little earlier, and there was no problem when I had to extend the trip for an extra day.
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Hit the road

Leave the city behind and tap into the DC area’s abundant history. Behind the wheel, you’re free to explore wherever your fancy takes you, whether you’re in the mood for a day trip or a nearby destination. Homes of former presidents like Washington and Jefferson, national cemeteries and battlefields like Arlington and Gettysburg, and historic American cities like family-friendly Williamsburg are all waiting to be discovered.

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Mount Vernon

13 miles south of Washington is Mount Vernon: George Washington’s beloved Virginian home. Located on the Potomac River, the historic plantation and mansion served as home to Washington and his wife Martha.

Arlington National Cemetery

Just across the Potomac from Washington DC is Arlington National Cemetery — where you can see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, John F. Kennedy’s gravesite, the US Marine Corps War Memorial, and the final resting places of American soldiers from the Civil War onward.

Colonial Williamsburg

Visiting Williamsburg, about two hours south of Washington, DC, is like traveling back in time. The whole town has been designated as a historic area, and as you walk the streets you can expect to see historical reenactments, horse-drawn carriages, and period costumes.

Recent reviews

Trevor T.
Volkswagen Jetta 2020

They were able to accommodate our time change and helped us out when street parking was hard to find.

Trevor T.
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Elizabeth S.
Nissan Altima 2014

Had a great time with such a clean car.

Elizabeth S.
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Maya R.
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2020

Easy rental process & pickup/drop-off.

Maya R.
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George P.
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2020

Very easy rental process.

George P.
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Terrance D.
BMW 3 Series 2017

Awesome car!

Terrance D.
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Katrin S.
Nissan Altima 2019

Car and service were really great.

Katrin S.
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Laura G.
Chevrolet Cruze Limited 2016

Great and comfortable car for a road trip.

Laura G.
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Allie C.
Subaru Impreza 2022

Boren was communicative and made the rental process smooth as can be.

Allie C.
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Lakesha L.
BMW 3 Series 2017

Great, super smooth ride and great customer care/service from Kostia as always...I highly recommend!

Lakesha L.
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Joseph M.
Honda Accord 2017

I had a last-minute reservation, and Aaron responded promptly and made this reservation happen.

Joseph M.
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Morten H.
Honda Accord 2016

Nice car, especially for the price and Roman was a great host!

Morten H.
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Lisa D.
MINI Clubman 2017

Kostia provides a quick response to reservation.

Lisa D.
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Ethan C.
Tesla Model 3 2019

Omar was a great host and the car was great, especially for the price!

Ethan C.
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Pedro B.
Audi A4 2017

Her car was super fun to drive, clean and well maintained; and all for a great price

Pedro B.
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Laniesha G.
Nissan Maxima 2011

The trip was absolutely amazing and the vehicle was just my type and I really enjoyed my trip.

Laniesha G.
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Aaron D.
BMW 3 Series 2016

Top rate service and great price.

Aaron D.
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Malkia C.
Toyota Yaris 2012

Perfect price and car to get your around the city!

Malkia C.
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Cyril E.
Kia Rio 5-Door 2022

Easy, good price, reliable!

Cyril E.
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Benita M.
Toyota Crown 2023

Dee was a great host car was clean and ready for pick up on time.

Benita M.
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Osman L.
Ford Focus 2012

He was prompt to respond and help me with my trip even when the app had canceled my reservation.

Osman L.
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Christopher K.
BMW 3 Series 2018

Kostia’s car was perfect, and communication with him was easy.

Christopher K.
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Sam S.
Subaru Impreza 2022

Great car, great price.

Sam S.
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Samson A.
Toyota Supra 2021

It was a wonderful experiance stating from booking, making changes on the reservation and to pickup.

Samson A.
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Jack P.
Tesla Model 3 2021

Best car rental ever!

Jack P.
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Best Washington, DC driving roads

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George Washington Parkway

When you need a scenic break from the city, head to the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Starting from Arlington, this gorgeous drive takes you past beautiful views of the Potomac River to Great Falls: a picturesque town with lots of hiking and horse trails.

National Mall and Monuments

You won’t get far in a hurry, but if you want to see the DC monuments and government buildings, this drive is a must. Start at the Capitol and drive from Maryland Ave to Independence Ave, then take 17th up to the White House and circle back onto Constitution to end up at the Lincoln Memorial.

Route 211/Lee Highway

Another picturesque drive is Lee Highway, or Route 211, which you’ll reach by taking I-66 to Route 29. Driving past vineyards and pastures, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Along the way, there are plenty of bakeries, wineries, and distilleries to stop at.

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