LuxeGetaways Magazine – Fall 2016 | It is fair to say that Washington, D.C. remains in the international spotlight, but with a 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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What To Do…

Top 3: Museum Experiences

Top 3: Performing Arts Venues

Top 3: Spa Locations

Top 3: Unique DC Experiences

Where To Stay…

Top 5: Best-of-the-Best Complete Luxury Hotel Experiences

Top 5: Luxury Hotels

Top 5: Historic Hotels

Top 5: Boutique Hotels

Top 5: Extended-Stay Hotels

Top 5: Business Stay Hotels

Top 5: Budget-Friendly Hotels

Top 5: Exclusive Area Resort Getaways Outside of DC

Where To Eat…

Top 3: The Formal Dining Experience

Top 3: The Romantic Dinner Experience

  • Kinship | 1015 7th Street NW | (202) 737-7700
  • Makoto4822 MacArthur Boulevard NW | (202) 298-6866
  • Marcel’s | 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW | (202) 296-1166

Top 3: The Family Friendly Experience

  • Blackwall Hitch | 5 Cameron Street – Alexandria, VA | (703) 739-6090
  • The Hamilton | 600 14th Street NW | (202) 787-1000
  • Mitsitam Café | National Museum of the American Indian (11am–5pm) | (866) 868-7774

Top 3: The Rooftop Experience

Top 3: The Power Lunch Experience

Top 3: The Ultimate Steak Dinner

Top 3: The Ultimate American Hamburger

Top 3: The Ultimate Weekend Brunch

Top 3: The Ultimate Afternoon Tea

Top 3: The Ultimate Coffee Break

Top 3: The Best Cocktail Menus

Top 3: The Best Wine Menus

  • Bibiana | 1100 New York Avenue NW | (202) 216-9550
  • Fiola | 601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW | (202) 628-2888
  • Ottoman Taverna | 425 I Street NW | (202) 847-0395

Top 3: The Best Vegetarian Menus

Top 3: The Best Gluten-Free Menus

Top 3: The Best Dessert Menus

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