CITY DESIGN TOUR: WASHINGTON DC
Renowned for its political and cultural significance, Washington D.C. attracts millions of visitors each year. Take a stroll down the National Mall, nicknamed “America’s Front Yard,” to visit iconic monuments and world-class museums. From the springtime Cherry Blossom Festival to the National Christmas Tree, there is something to do in Washington D.C. in every season. Here are our picks for your next visit to our nation’s capital!
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DCFor a truly luxurious travel experience, book your stay at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC. A recipient of Condé Nast’s 2014 Gold List Award, Four Seasons is the city’s only five-star, five-diamond hotel. Boasting lavish guest rooms, over 1,650 original works of art and beautiful outdoor terraces, it’s nearly impossible to find a flaw with this upscale hotel. Located in historic Georgetown, you’ll be blocks away from The White House and many of the city’s best restaurants. fourseasons.com
Guests at the Kennedy Center are greeted by an impressive grand foyer, bold red carpet and hand-blown chandeliers. The Kennedy Center is currently in the midst of a massive expansion project that is scheduled to be unveiled in 2018. The proposed additions include three connected pavilions of translucent Okalux, glass and Carrara marble – the same material that was used in the original building. Visit the Kennedy Center for world-class ballet, opera, music and views of the Potomac River. kennedy-center.org
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Songbyrd masterfully blends the vibe of a chic coffee shop with the impressive vinyl selection of a vintage record store. Stop inside this boldly painted café for a light bite or cup of their fair trade, organic coffee. Songbyrd also offers a “Voice-o-Graph” booth for customers brave enough to record their own records! songbyrddc.com
Songbyrd Record Café
In a city with no shortage of museums, the National Museum of the American Indian is one of D.C.’s most impressive additions. The building’s curvilinear architecture, indigenous landscaping and Kasota limestone exterior were inspired by natural rock formations found in the earth. The museum’s impressive range of exhibitions, videos, presentations and impressive cafeteria menu were designed in collaboration with American Indian tribes from across the hemisphere.
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
PlumeLocated in the luxury Jefferson Hotel, Plume offers the ultimate fine dining experience. The interior is beautifully decorated with elegant marble and hand-painted murals reminiscent of a museum. Plume’s award-winning chefs prepare seasonal New American cuisine inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s own gardens at Monticello. plumedc.com
9:30 ClubIf you are looking for a vibrant music and nightlife scene, Washington D.C.’s U Street Corridor is unparalleled. This area has historically been the city’s musical epicenter. Just off of U Street, the 9:30 Club is a veteran rock concert venue that regularly features famous musicians and rising stars. The 9:30 Club has been awarded Pollstar’s Nightclub of the Year award four times! 930.com
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