Discover the top things to do around Capitol Heights and nearby DC

Located roughly 30 minutes from the National Mall, the Country Inn & Suites in Capitol Heights provides a perfect starting point for families planning to tour the US capital. You can visit icons like the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and the National Air and Space Museum, and then dive into behind-the-scenes history at the International Spy Museum. If you’re looking for more things to do with your kids, take them to the National Zoological Park or enjoy a day of thrills and chills at Six Flags America. Here to see the Washington Commanders play? Don your team gear in one of our rooms and suites less than 10 minutes from FedExField.

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Library of Congress

8.24 mi / 13.26 km from the hotel
Featuring stunning architecture and art, the national library of the United States provides a home for millions of texts.

Lincoln Memorial

10.67 mi / 17.18 km from the hotel
Climb the impressive steps to gaze up at the 19-foot-tall sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and the surrounding walls covered in his famous quotations.

MLK Memorial

10.34 mi / 16.64 km from the hotel
Located near the spot where he gave his “I Have a Dream” speech, this memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. features an inscription wall, the Mountain of Despair, and the Stone of Hope.

National Air and Space Museum

9.11 mi / 14.66 km from the hotel
One of the most-visited museums in the world, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum includes exhibits like the Wright brothers’ first successful flyer and the Apollo 11 lunar craft.

The White House

7.05 mi / 11.34 km from the hotel
Schedule a tour of this iconic building that has housed all US presidents and their families since John Adams in 1800. Please note that all tour requests must be sent through your Member of Congress at least three weeks in advance.

US Capitol

8.3 mi / 13.36 km from the hotel
Watch Congress in session as you tour the Capitol building, which also features educational exhibitions, a gift shop, and a restaurant.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

10.55 mi / 16.98 km from the hotel
This striking black granite monument includes the names of 58,000 Americans who were killed or went missing in action during the Vietnam War.

Washington Monument

9.88 mi / 15.9 km from the hotel
The tallest stone structure in the world, this 555-foot obelisk that honors George Washington was completed in 1888.


1.41 mi / 2.26 km from the hotel
Cheer the NFL’s Washington Commanders on to victory alongside 82,000 diehard fans at FedExField.

Arlington National Cemetery

11.71 mi / 18.84 km from the hotel
Established during the Civil War on the grounds of the Arlington House, this 624-acre cemetery is home to America’s fallen heroes. Important stops include the President John F. Kennedy Gravesite and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

National Harbor

11.5 mi / 18.51 km from the hotel
Set along the Potomac River, National Harbor boasts some of the area’s best dining, shopping, and special events. Don’t leave without climbing on board the famous Capital Wheel, a 180-foot-tall Ferris wheel that offers remarkable views.

Six Flags America

4.32 mi / 6.95 km from the hotel
Treat the whole family to live shows, thrill rides, and a water park at Six Flags America, Maryland’s largest amusement park.