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Discover a Greener Side When Traveling to Washington, D.C. This Summer With Extra Holidays by Wyndham

Explore the natural beauty of Washington, D.C. this summer and stay at Wyndham National Harbor, one of the many resorts offered by Extra Holidays by Wyndham!  Washington, D.C. is home to some of the most important and iconic buildings and monuments in our country including the White House, U.S. Capitol Building and the Washington Monument.  Nestled in the city amongst these striking monuments and buildings are many beautiful gardens and parks for the nature lover in all of us. Take a look beyond these famous attractions to the less known and equally as beautiful side of the nation’s Capitol.

One of the best-kept secrets in Washington, D.C. is the Hillwood Museum and Gardens. This hidden gem was once owned and occupied by Marjorie Post, an ambassador’s wife in the early 1900’s. She decided that her home would be a museum to educate and inspire the public. Today the museum is home to the largest collection of imperial Russian art outside of Russia, as well as a beautiful collection of French decorative art. The gardens are a spectacular site; thirteen acres of properly groomed, pristine gardens including a beautiful rose garden, friendship walk, French Parterre and even a Japanese style garden.

The U.S. Capitol building provides a stunning backdrop for the U.S. Botanical Gardens.  These gardens are deeply rooted in the nation’s history; they have been continually operating and open to the public since 1850. The gardens and its conservatory house over 60,000 species of plants for exhibition. Peruse the conservatory and see a variety of species from medicinal plants to the rare and endangered ones. Spend some time outside as well to explore the National Garden and Bartholdi Park.

For some fun the whole family will enjoy, don’t forget to stop over at The Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park. The zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals of about 400 different species. Get up close to see the rare Giant Panda, one of only a handful that lives in captivity in the United States.  Also, see a wide variety of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles from around the globe. Make sure to take the kids to the “Kid’s Farm” inside the zoo where they can come face-to-face with some friendly and adorable cows, goats, donkeys, rabbits and alpacas. The best part is admission to the zoo is free.

If you are looking for a place to just relax, visit the National Park Service website to check out all of the state parks in the Washington, D.C. area and choose the one that fits your vacation the best.

Start planning your vacation to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., now with Extra Holidays by Wyndham and stay in a spacious one-, two-, or three-bedroom suite at the District of Columbia resort, Wyndham National Harbor with rates starting from $229* per night.

Wyndham National HarborTwo-Bedroom Suites from $229* a night!

Book now or call 1-800-670-3620 and mention AUGNL.

Book by August 31, 2012. Travel by October 31, 2012.

Wyndham National Harbor is set in a brand new city complex located on the banks of the Potomac River.  This new complex is packed with a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options right outside the doors of this resort. All the attractions of the U.S. Capitol are just a water taxi away, as well as the historical city of Alexandria, Virginia. Spend the day lounging around the resort’s indoor and outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs or venture into the city to discover some of the museums and monuments. Enjoy some resort activities including a Welcome Reception, BINGO nights, Wyndham Idol and much more. This resort features one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites with full kitchens, whirlpool tubs, wireless Internet and balconies in some suites.

*Book by August 31, 2012. Travel by October 31, 2012. Mention code:  AUGNL. A two-night minimum stay is required.  Subject to availability. Not valid over holidays and special events. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Also check out another great property located in Alexandria, Virginia.


Wyndham Old Town Alexandria is located just 10 minutes from the nation’s capital. Experience the best of colonial Alexandria and metropolitan D.C. from the comfort of this charming resort. Walk to some of the unique shops and restaurants Alexandria has to offer or hop on the metro, located about 2 minutes from the resort, and head into the city to see some of the famous historical sites. There is an offsite indoor swimming pool that guests are free to use during operational hours.  This resort features one- and two-bedroom suites with mini or full kitchens, wireless Internet, along with whirlpool tubs and balconies in some suites.

 

 

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