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Your DC Winter Guide

The Perfect Holiday Getaway

‘Tis the season to explore Washington DC's most historic neighborhoods where the cobblestone streets are filled with fun events, unforgettable meals and incredible shopping deals. Walk through the sparkling streets of Georgetown or head across the Potomac River to explore stately mansions and cozy bistros. From snow lined streets to gourmet eating to holiday cheer- the Nation's Capital is the place to be this winter season.

Things to See and Do

DC Restaurant Week
January 13-19
Experience Washington, DC's best restaurants at affordable prices. More than 200 of Washington, DC's finest restaurants will be offering 3-course lunches for $20.14 and 3-course dinners for $35.14 for this gourmet event.. [more]
Washington Auto Show
January 23- Feb 2nd
This special event features more than 700 new vehicle makes and models, live entertainment, celebrity guests and new car giveaways. [more]
Sugarloafs Crafts Festival
Jan 24-26

Enjoy the crafts of 500 artists, including jewelry, wood, leather, clothing, sculpture, glass and more. Watch live entertainment and feast on a variety of foods.  [more]

Cupids Undie Run
Feb 15

Run around the U.S. Capitol Building in your Valentine's themed undies to raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation.  [more]
Washington's International Wine Festival
Feb 14-15th

The festival will include many new highlights including a Food Pavilion partnering sponsors with local chefs, trendy events at local restaurants, a restaurant partners program as well as a fun celebrity chef demonstration stage.  [more]

Adventures in Travel Expo
Feb 23-24

Washington Convention Center. Learn about a wide variety of adventure travel packages and tours, attend educational seminars, meet leading travel writers and participate in free hands-on activities. [more]




  • James Hoban's -

    Whether it be for an Irish-American feast, daily specials or a taste of DC's top night life come celebrate the holidays at one of Georgetown's most popular restaurants.
  • Prime Rib -

    Settle in for a cozy holiday dinner of signature prime rib and a lovely bottle of red wine at this top-notch steakhouse that's as romantic as it is delicious. The Prime Rib pulls out all the stops during the holidays, and Washington, DC locals and visitors alike fill up the leather booths for a taste to remember.
  • Sequoia -

    Take in sweeping views of the Potomac River and the Kennedy Center at this New American eatery. Go all out and order a seafood tower topped with crab legs, oysters, and shrimp, or come for an elaborate holiday brunch buffet at Sequoia that features bottomless mimosas to get into the spirit of the season.
  • The Daily Grill -

    Whether you're looking for a cozy dinner for two or family holiday gathering, The Daily Grill in the Georgetown Inn serves up a timeless menu of specialties for the winter season. Come for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or sip a glass of wine or expertly prepared cocktail in the modern European bistro atmosphere on a brisk November or December evening.


  • The shops at Georgetown Park -

    A local shopping destination in the heart of Georgetown, this mall is home to popular clothing chains H&M and Anthrolopogie and a collection of boutique shops that sell everything from home goods to the hottest winter fashions. Shoppers can also stock up on deluxe holiday treats at the gourmet food emporium Dean & Deluca.
  • Union Station -

    Washington DC's historic train station is not only a bustling transportation hub, it is also one of the city's top shopping centers with a fine selection of many distinctive shops. During the holidays it's filled with decorations and festive cheer. Find one-of-a-kind gifts a the US Mint, Neuhaus Chocolatier, and the Art of Shaving, plus many other fun holiday shops.
  • Shops at National Place -

    Visit this three-level mall in the heart of DC, and check everything off your holiday list. From a tasty food court for quick snacks to several top-name shops hosting holiday sales and events, this is one-stop Christmas shopping at its finest.

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