Ultimate Weekender Washington, D.C. Travel Sweepstakes by Hilton

Win this week’s Ultimate Weekender Washington, D.C. Travel Sweepstakes (link removed as contest is closed) by Hilton and use your prize to explore Washington, D.C.  The prize includes 2 hotel nights, a $100 HHonors Gift Card, and 100,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® Miles.

Every entry earns you another chance to win the grand prize of 12 weekend getaways, and you can enter every weekday. You only need to submit your email to enter. Once you enter you will be given an opportunity to submit four more entries for that day. You also receive an entry to win the grand prize of 12 weekend getaways each time you complete a Hilton stay in 2014.

Hilton Washington DC Weekender Travel Sweepstakes
Hilton Washington, D.C. Weekender Travel Sweepstakes

What to do while in the nation’s capital:
For a 360 degree view of the city take the elevator to Pilgrim Observation Gallery at the Washington National Cathedral west end (near the Wisconsin Avenue entrance).

See Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, and a lunar rock at the National Air and Space Museum.

The National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden hosts air jazz fests every Friday from May to September. Arrive early to choose your picnic spot on the lawn. You can bring your own food or choose from the menus of nearby food trucks. You might want to bring a selection of cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake widely reviewed on the web as Georgetown’s hottest cupcakes.

And no trip to the nation’s capital would be complete without strolling the National Mall to take in the monuments and museums.

Looking for more ideas to plan a trip to Washington DC?  Take a look at some highly rated guidebooks:

Fodor’s Washington, D.C. 2014: with Mount Vernon, Alexandria & Annapolis (Full-color Travel Guide)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Washington, D.C.

Kid’s Guide to Washington, DC (Kid’s Guides Series)

Family Guide Washington, DC (Eyewitness Travel Family Guide)

Kathy Stafford
Kathy Stafford

Kathy Stafford is a writer, publisher and editor. She was a contributing author to "Sasha Cohen Fire on Ice". She has been a contributing editor to several publications including, "Discover Balboa Park: A Complete Guide". Kathy was publisher and editor of "Skating Sketches", reporting on figure skating worldwide, for over ten years. She was a credentialed journalist as a figure skating specialist for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. She has covered international skating events in Switzerland, France, Finland, England, Canada and the United States with published articles in Canada, Japan, and the United States. Although she never accepted an assignment, she was on the list of approved Lonely Planet authors for three years. She is currently combining her love of travel, and her background as a writer and editor, as a publisher and author of travel related journalism. In addition, she blogs about her search for her family roots at www.cherokeerootsblog.com.

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