High on the list of DC’s attractions, especially when it’s cold outside, are the amazing Smithsonian museums, all of which are free! Book a stay at Akwaaba DC and plan a weekend of museum hopping. Check out some of our favorites:

Apollo11 Command ModuleAir and Space Museum—World’s largest collection of air and space crafts. Featured exhibits–Aircraft: The Jet as Art, Jeffrey Milstein’s supersized photographic prints and Fly Marines, a celebration of the centennial of Marine Corps aviation.


Paul CadmusAmerican Art Museum—National collections from folk art to LED installations. Newly installed gallery dedicated to video and time-based artwork. Opening Jan. 20, Annie Lebovitz: Pilgrimage, the famed portraitist’s photos of landscapes, objects and more.[clear]


National Portrait Gallery—Famed faces of U.S. history and culture. Only complete collection of presidential portraits outside the White House. Through April 22, The Black List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, portraits representing the African-American experience in the 20th century.