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Instant Getaway Package for Washington DC at Hilton Rockville

Stay at one of the best hotels in the suburbs of Washington DC for a quiet, relaxing getaway.

At the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, our guests are treated to elegance and luxury from the moment they first walk through the front doors. We offer uniquely catered packages suited for business travelers, government employees, and couples and families alike. We are located near governmental agencies and minutes away from the Twinbrook Metro, and that makes our hotel an ideal hub for any visitor to Washington DC.

Our Instant Getaway Package is perfect for a family visiting the sites of the nation's capital.

Instant Getaway Package Instant Getaway Package

Early Check-In/Late Check-Out
Complimentary Breakfast for 2
Free Dining for the kids
Complimentary Sparkling Wine or Cider for the parents

When you book one of our value-priced vacation packages and specials, you will be treated to a wide variety of perks, amenities and local sightseeing options close to Rockville Town Square, where shopping is available.  See more ways to save with us on our Hotel Deals page.  We hope to see you soon!

Preview the DC Fashion Week Spring/Summer Collections for 2016

Get a Glimpse of the DC Fashion Week International Couture Collections Show

DC Fashion Week

The DC Fashion Week Spring/Summer Collections for 2016 represents the best that fashionistas have to offer, and it's coming to Washington, DC, in September 2015. The show allows you to preview the new collections that will define the fashion world in 2016. Previous presentations have featured world-renowned designers like Aleksey, Amore, and Anjorin Babatunde.

The DC Fashion Week H Street Festival Fashion Show officially begins on September 19, 2015, and ends with the International Couture Collections Show on September 27, 2015. Emerging international designers will showcase their collections at the finale event. Make your plans now to ensure that you'll be able to take part in the action, and select the shows that are most important to you. DCFW is the largest fashion industry event in Washington, DC, and many international visitors will attend. The show will have pop-up retail shops, live entertainment, and special musical guests. Free admission is available for the September 19, 2015, pre-fashion week show and other select showings throughout the week.

For complete details about the show, models and designers, visit the official website of DC Fashion Week. You can view the complete DC Fashion Week schedule. Tickets are available for purchase at the DC Fashion Week website.

DC Fashion Week occurs on a semi-annual basis and is held at various locations throughout the city. The Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is primed for guests who want to see the show while also enjoying relaxing and tranquil nights away from the main festivities. We are looking forward to seeing all the new and established designers ready to present their very best collections, and we want to be there for you to help you get the most out of your visit!

The Washington Redskins 2015 Season is Here

Fans will be flocking to the area to see Redskin’s home games at FedExField in Washington DC

Washington Redskins
As the Washington Redskins 2015 season creeps closer each day, fans are planning on a visit to the Washington DC area. Thousands of fans will be attending home games for the Washington Redskins, and there is sure to be a lot of excitement over Jay Gruden and his team as they take the field.

Since the schedule for the 2015 football season in Washington DC was released, fans have been making plans to attend the home games at FedExField. The first game of the pre-season is on August 20, 2015 when the Redskins take on the Detroit Lions at 7:30 pm. Things will really get exciting when the regular season begins on September 13th, when the Redskins meet the Miami Dolphins on the gridiron.

There are plenty of activities fans can enjoy in addition to experiencing a home game. FedEx field is located in Hyattsville, Maryland, which is about 8 to 10 miles from the main attractions of the Washington DC metro area, such as Capitol Hill. Public transportation is available, so visitors can take in a Redskins game and still see the government buildings, museums and other attractions popular to the area. Some of these attractions include the White House, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial.

If you're looking for accommodations outside of the hustle and bustle of the city, the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is the perfect place to start!  With comfortable and spacious guestrooms and easy access to the Twinbrook Metro, your stay in the Maryland/DC area will be outstanding.  To learn more about the offerings from the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel, please visit our website.

Participate in the Washington DC Tour de Cure for a Great Cause!

The American Diabetes Association is set to host a bike ride to through the Nation's Capital.

Washington D.C. is a beautiful Tour de Cure
place in the fall, which makes it an ideal destination to bike ride for charity. The Washington DC Tour de Cure on September 26, 2015, benefits the American Diabetes Association and provides a scenic route for over 300 riders through this historic and storied city.

The ride starts at Freedom Plaza and ends with an "Americana" themed celebration at the Capitol Building in DC. Don’t worry if you are an amateur athlete or a beginner rider. Three different routes are available for the Tour de Cure, giving you the choice to bike ride over 13, 33 or 50 miles. The goal is to have fun and promote diabetes awareness as you enjoy a truly monumental ride through the city.

Finding a hotel in Washington, DC on a busy event weekend can be a challenge. Why not stay at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, where you can take advantage of the Twinbrook Metro and a quiet retreat outside of the city. We offer a health club, an indoor pool and a whirlpool for relaxing weary muscles at the end of the day.

Whether you are participating in the ride or are part of the volunteers who keep the event running, Washington D.C. is ready to welcome you with open arms. Come ride through the city for a good cause and see the best of Washington D.C. while you are here. The Tour de Cure is working to beat diabetes one mile at a time.

The Nations Triathlon Combines Athleticism, Entertainment and Sightseeing

Come watch participants race around some of the nation's greatest landmarks.

There is no marathon quite like the 10th Annual Events DC Nations Triathlon, which winds around monuments and memorials in Washington, D.C. Participants and spectators gather to support this race that benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society while enjoying the grandeur provided by running through historical landmarks. The triathlon on September 13 features two exciting events with the Olympic Race and the Sprint Race.

Nation's TriathlonThe West Potomac Park Washington DC is the site for the Olympic Distance triathlon as individuals will go for a 1.5-kilometer swim in the Potomac River, run 10 kilometers and bike 40 kilometers, all amid some of the Capital's greatest sights like the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. You could be among the first to witness the Sprint Distance triathlon as this event has only taken place once before and includes a 5-kilometer run, 26.5-kilometer bike course and an 800-meter swim.

There are many exciting events taking place as part of the Nations Triathlon Washington DC as different groups will be competing while participating in the triathlon or sprint. College students, federal government employees, uniformed service members and first responders will all be facing off in races within the larger events.

After cheering on the winner of the Nations Triathlon and supporting the LLS, head to the Finish Line Festival. This event promises to be entertaining even if you or a loved one are not racing as activities at this event include challenge tents, the award ceremony and a live band.

The triathlon is only one event hosted by Events DC, a group that offers sports performances, shows and more. If you are attending the triathlon or another event, the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is happy to provide you with lodging while you enjoy the festivities.

Experience the 2015 National Book Festival

The Washington DC Book Festival has set the date for this year's festivities.

Book Fair
The largest library in the country is holding the largest literary festival in the country. The 15th Annual National Book Festival has set a date for this year's action. Taking place on September 5, 2015, our Capital will feature an outstanding celebration of literacy and education. This year is even more special for the Library of Congress and the National Book Festival as it marks the fifteenth anniversary of the annual book festival. It has also been 200 years since the Library of Congress was established, so, to commemorate this historic occasion, this year's theme is the Thomas Jefferson quote, "I Cannot Live Without Books."

This year, the book festival will feature more than 150 authors who will be speaking or giving presentations on the art of writing. These presentations will take place in a series of pavilions, with each one dedicated to a different genre or style. Guests can visit the Library of Congress pavilion to get a glimpse at the inner workings of the Library. Children can enjoy collecting stickers celebrating all 50 states, as well as D.C. and American territories, at the Pavilion of the States. Each of the 52 tables is dedicated to the rich literary history of one of the states. You can visit the official Library of Congress National Book Festival website for more details on guests, times and other special events.

Make your trip to our nation's capital more memorable with a stay at Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. Conveniently located to make traveling to and from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center via the Twinbrook Metro quick and easy, we here at the Hilton Rockville Hotel are happy to welcome all visitors to the D.C. area. Be sure to visit our website to see how we can make your stay even better.

Hilton Bed & Breakfast Package in Washington DC

Rockville Maryland Hilton hotel packages stand as a cut above the rest.

Bed & BreakfastWhether you're traveling to the nation's capital for fun or on business, there's no need to pay the onerous hotel rates that are part of staying in the heart of the city. With the Bed & Breakfast Package at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, you get great value. That's because you get that bed & breakfast package in Rockville, Maryland, which has Twinbrook Metro accessibility, requiring just a short walk from the hotel. Also, getting a complimentary meal for two to start each day eliminates the hassle of trying to find a reasonably priced establishment to eat, which can save you time and money, especially given some of DC's higher costs.

The Bed & Breakfast Package, which is available Thursday through Sunday, helps you to take advantage of a long weekend or just an overnight and you can use your HHonors points when making reservations at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel.  Visit our website to learn more about our numerous amenities in addition to our bed and breakfast deals that show why we're an excellent choice for your Washington DC area stay.

DC Beer Week 2015 Comes to Washington, DC!

Celebrate the local beer community with the top beer festival in Washington DC.

Mark your calendars for DC Beer Week 2015, DC Beer Week
taking place from August 9-16. Brewers on the Block will open the festivities on Sunday, August 9 at Suburbia at Union Market.

This week long festival celebrates good beer from conception to consumption. A stellar group of sponsors have assembled to educate people about beer, including how it's made. The festival will include panel discussions, beer dinners and happy hours where prizes will be given away, and there will be a spectacular dinner cruise on the Potomac River as well. This year's event will bring together 20 of the region's best breweries as well as bars, restaurants, distributors and bottle shops.

To celebrate the craft beer industry's tremendous growth in the DC area, the 7th Annual DC Beer Week will unite beer geeks and home brewers along with the casual beer drinker to enjoy and experience the excitement of craft beer creation. There will be home brew demonstrations and off-flavor tastings. The event has attracted thousands over the past few years, and over 100 different events will be hosted throughout the District, Maryland and Virginia. A few of the activities include a Beer-B-Q as well as Crab Feast at local breweries and restaurants.

The Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center will provide a welcome respite from the festival's activities. Our hotel has the only indoor pool and seasonal outdoor pool with a sun deck. There is a fitness center and our multi-lingual staff is eager to assist with any of your needs, including help with the use of the nearby Twinbrook Metro Center that can provide you with easy access to the downtown area. Visit our website today and lift a glass with us at the 7th Annual Washington DC Beer Week.

The Capital Dragon Boat Regatta Is Right Around The Corner

Washington DC Southwest Waterfront gets ready to host the big event

Dragon Boat RegattaMore than 2,000 years ago, dragon boat racing became tradition in honor of Qu Yuan, an ancient Chinese diplomat and statesman. Today, dragon boat racing competitions are held all over the world to commemorate this time-honored tradition. On August 29, 2015, the Capital Dragon Boat Regatta, formerly known as National Harbor Dragon Boat Regatta, will continue the legacy.

The wide lanes and consistently deep water that make up the Washington Channel at Washington DC's Southwest Waterfront will provide ideal conditions for the race. The events calendar will consist of a variety of races, ranging from 500 meters to 3,500 meters, and teams of both experienced and inexperienced racers will have their shot at winning. Inexperienced dragon boat racers are welcome in teams of 20. Instructors will provide onsite training and instruction.

In addition to the exhilarating races, you can also enjoy the artist, retail and commercial vendor stands that will be set up along the Waterfront. You may also want to check out the selection of brews at the Regatta Beer Garden.

After the dragon boat racing in Washington DC has concluded, there is still plenty to explore on the Southwest Waterfront. This up and coming neighborhood has recently been undergoing some sizable community redevelopment projects, which have resulted in new restaurants, shops and entertainment venues awaiting your visit.

The Hilton Washington DC Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center would like to welcome spectators and competitors of the boat races. For those looking to have some family fun in Washington DC, we offer several room packages, including the Instant Getaway Package, the AAA Family Fun Package and Military Family rates. It would be our privilege to provide you with the top quality, world-class service that you have come to expect from Hilton Hotels, so visit our website today.

Come Catch Some of the Washington Nationals 2015 Season

During July, August and September, the Nationals come home to Nationals Park for exciting home games.

If you're a Washington Nationals fan, going to one of the team's home games is an experience like no other. Whether you live in D.C. or you're here on vacation or business, a game at Nationals Park makes for a thrilling afternoon. During July, August and September, the Nationals come home almost every week to play a game series against another MLB team. Check out the Nationals as they play:

Washington Nationals Home Games

• July 3-5 vs. the San Francisco Giants Baseball
• July 6-8 vs. the Cincinnati Reds
• July 17-19 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers
• July 20-22 vs. the New York Mets
• August 2-6 vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks
• August 7-9 vs. the Colorado Rockies
• August 21-23 vs. the Milwaukee Brewers
• August 25-27 vs. the San Diego Padres
• August 28-30 vs. the Miami Marlins
• September 3-6 vs. the Atlanta Braves
• September 7-9 vs. the New York Mets
• September 17-20 vs. the Miami Marlins
• September 21-23 vs. the Baltimore Orioles
• September 25-27 vs. the Philadelphia Phillies

Washington Nationals home games are the ideal events to attend with your family, your significant other or your friends because they offer a great time for everyone; between the thrill of the actual game, the amenities and perks that can be found at the concourse, the occasional fireworks show and more, these games are sure to keep everyone entertained.

If you have plans to watch a Nationals game in Washington, we at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center hope you will choose us for your stay. At our hotel, you can enjoy top-class comfort and service while being right next to the Twinbrook Metro Rail Station, a convenient and easy way to get to Nationals Park.