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Washington, D.C., hotel packages, from $150

With these packages, you can visit the nation's capital and stay in tony Georgetown, take a double-decker city tour, or get VIP treatment at the International Spy Museum.
With these packages, you can visit the nation's capital and stay in tony Georgetown, take a double-decker city tour, or get VIP treatment at the International Spy Museum.
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Georgetown Suites, from $150 per room per night
The package includes accommodations at Georgetown Suites, where you'll stay in a suite with an HD flat-screen TV and a full kitchen (you can save money by preparing your own meals). Also included: 2 one-day passes (a value of $6) for the , a bus service with routes to the museums and the ; complimentary parking; a continental breakfast; free wireless Internet service; and special coupons for two-for-one dining at participating Georgetown restaurants. Georgetown was settled earlier than downtown D.C. and is home to Georgetown University. The neighborhood has posh boutiques, restaurants, and beautiful historic townhouses. Rates start at $150 per room per night. has six other packages currently good in the area.

When: Ongoing.

Details: Does not include taxes of 15 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Kids under 12 stay for free.

Contact: 202/298-7800, .

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, from $219 per room per night
The package is available at several D.C. area hotels; the lowest rate is for the 1,316-room Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, set on 16 acres near the National Cathedral and the National Zoo. The package includes breakfast for two, a meeting with the hotel concierge to plan your visit, city maps, a guidebook, a 21-inch wheeled suitcase, and two tickets for a city tour on a double decker bus (a $50 value) from . Rates start at $219 per room per night, or $657 for the required three-night stay.

When: Through Aug. 31, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 15 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Requires a three-night stay. Kids under 18 stay free.

Contact: 202/328-2000, .

The Madison, from $270 per room per night
The Spy and Stay package includes two VIP tickets to the (a $36 value), as well as breakfast for two and two movie passes to Regal Cinemas to see a movie of your choice (the hotel suggests Get Smart, to keep up the spy theme). You'll stay at the 391-room Madison Hotel, which has 24-hour room service, a spa, and a fitness center. It's also near the and the Washington Monument. Rates start at $270 per room per night.

When: Through Dec. 30, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 15 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Kids under 18 stay free. Ask for the Spy and Stay package.

Contact: 800/424-8577, .

For more ideas on what to do, see the for the city.

Consider also visiting Alexandria, Va., a charming town on the outskirts of D.C. and connected by the city's metro system. If you book a two-night stay through , you'll get a $25 Visa gift card per booking and a coupon book with more than $600 in savings at local restaurants and shops.

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Getting there: A recent Kayak search produced these round-trip fares to D.C. in mid-August: $144 from New York City (Delta), $159 from Cleveland (Continental), $168 from Kansas City (Northwest), $249 from Atlanta (Delta), $267 from Seattle (Continental), and $278 from San Francisco (Northwest).