All eyes are on Washington, D.C. this year, and LuxeGetaways gives an inside look at restaurants and hotels to plan
your own getaway.
It is fair to say that Washington, D.C. remains in the international spotlight, but with a very bizarre presidential election process that is taking place in 2016, the entire world has their eyes on D.C. now more than ever to see what might happen next. For those preparing their own visit, we wanted to provide the basic essentials for planning your getaway so that you can be close to all of the political action – or stay clear of politics altogether, and focus on the dining, shopping and other cultural activities available in Washington, D.C.
The neighborhoods of the District (and the surrounding areas in Virginia and Maryland) each provide something entirely unique to the locals and tourists alike. In the District, dive into the history and politics on Capitol Hill; walk the streets filled with great bakeries, boutiques and high-end stores in Georgetown; explore the up-and-coming areas of trendy Penn Quarter and Chinatown; navigate the chaos on foot (or in a car) that surrounds the area of Dupont Circle; or enjoy the pockets of quiet areas mixed into the intriguing museums and historic landmarks along the National Mall. In Virginia, visit the malls in Tyson’s Corner; mingle with the locals in Clarendon; explore the history of Old Town Alexandria; dine with the locals in a neighborhood filled with numerous restaurants in Shirlington Village; or venture into Maryland for great dining in Bethesda, or the shopping and entertainment options at National Harbor. With so many international influences and things to see and do; take the time to get to know the area, and then create your own Washington, D.C. getaway!
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Photography Courtesy Destination DC What To Do… Museum Experiences
Smithsonian Museums www.si.edu/museums
International Spy Museum www.spymuseum.org
National Postal Museum www.postalmuseum.si.edu
Performing Arts Venues John F. Kennedy Center www.kennedy-center.org
National Theatre www.thenationaldc.org
Arena Stage at the Mead Center www.arenastage.org
Gaylord National at National Harbor www.marriott.com
Mandarin Oriental, Washington, DC www.mandarinoriental.com
The Red Door Chevy Chase www.thereddoor.com
Unique DC Experiences
The Dumbarton House www.dumbartonhouse.org
Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens www.hillwoodmuseum.org
Tudor Place Historic House & Gardens www.tudorplace.org The neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. each provide something entirely unique...