This article is presented in partnership with our friends and partners at Hilton
Winter doesn’t seem to be the obvious time to visit Washington D.C. (where are my cherry
blossoms?) but there is still so much to explore. From food and drink to fitness and world class museums and sports, no matter who you are and what you like, Hilton’s Capital Adventure package has something to offer. Pair it with our local’s only recommendations for a DC winter adventure (at the bottom of this article) and you are all set.
FIRST TIME HERE?
CAPITAL SEGWAY is a fun, different way to see the city for the first time (and then decide
which sights you want to come back to, and explore more) VIP tours are available too. (Get 15% off your ticket with Capital Adventure’s coupon)
ENJOY GLIDING SO MUCH YOU WANT TO TRY IT SOME MORE?
DC during winter is home to some pretty spectacular Ice Rinks, from the Georgetown Waterfront to the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, it is an amazing seasonal activity in the city. Check out our Guide to Ice-Skating Rinks here.
Yes, you’ve been to the Smithsonians’ (you should go again) but use this trip to check out some world-class destinations in art, technology, and media. For example:
SPY MUSEUM -The only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage, showcasing more than 200 gadgets, weapons, bugs, cameras, and technology used for spying throughout the world. Also, the gift shop is one of the best ones in DC. (Grab $5 off your ticket with the Capital Adventure’s coupon)
NEWSEUM – a dynamic, engaging and interactive museum of news that allows visitors to
experience the stories of yesterday and today through the eyes of the media while celebrating the freedoms guaranteed to all Americans by the First Amendment.
ARTECHOUSE – the #1 social media destination in D.C. this year, the art+technology hybrid offers a completely different experience for the art lover – an immersive, often interactive universe for you to get lost in. This is one of those places that you can’t describe, you just have to go and experience (and make sure to use Capital Adventure’s 10% off when you visit)
SOME OTHER GREAT HIDDEN MUSEUM GEMS TO VISIT: National Museum of Women in
the Arts (March is International Women’s month), Kreeger Museum, U.S. Botanic Garden and more
If you want to get a snapshot of the city’s culinary scene, DC METRO FOOD TOURS is a great opportunity to start your discovery. From neighborhood centric options to car focused city wide exploration, they got you covered. BONUS: once you do it, you get $10 off with Capital Adventure package to do it ALL OVER AGAIN. Because we know you’ll want to. Just make sure to pack those stretchy pants.
All that eating and drinking may leave you craving some physical activity – whether it is
ACTUALLY exercising (and you get 40% off with Fit Reserve 3 class pack with the Capital
Adventure package which allows you to explore dozens of local studios and find the best class for you) or just jumping up and down while cheering DC teams on (both Wizards and Capitals are offering 15-50% off to Capital Adventure users)
After it is all done – a great night cap (we recommend checking out Siren @ The Darcy or the Whiskey Charley Rooftop bar at the new Canopy at the Wharf) and an even greater night of sleep in our beds. Because you have to do it all over again in the morning.
The Ultimate Guide to Winter in the DMV
The most informative winter in DC infographic your eyes ever did see.