SHOPPING – Georgetown ticks the box for the serious shopper, one of the oldest parts of the city you will find indie shops selling unique gifts and high end boutiques and flea markets. Downtown DC has a wide selection of traditional stores with well known high street brands and designer goods. U Street and 14th provides a mix of cool furniture stores, trendy clothes shops and funky boutiques
ACTIVITIES – If you like to wander a bustling metropolis and get lost in sea of history, this city is for you. The museums and memorials are unparalleled in the nation, Abe at the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial and the civil rights icon Martin Luther King to mention a few. Washington, the nation’s capital also boasts the Federal Government’s 3 branches, The Capitol, The White House and the Supreme Court. For lighter relief a dinner or lunch cruise is a leisurely way to see the city from the water. Rock Creek is worth a visit to get away from the city 48 miles of trails for peaceful walks, bike rides and picnics. America’s only public spy museum is located in Washington and you can go undercover as a superspy!
DINING OUT/NIGHTLIFE – Penn Quarter & Chinatown are the main entertainment centres, where games, sport and concerts take place. You can watch a Shakespeare play with acclaimed performances. The Capitol riverfront provides a scenic stroll through the Yards Park. Restaurants are in abundance with no less than 5 Michelin starred restaurants with another 5 approved by Michelin. For a treat try “Minibar” with its 2 stars which provides a journey through the world of molecular gastronomy. Adams Morgan delivers a vibrant and busy bar district. POV Rooftop Lounge & terrace has been named as one of the world’s best. Marvin, named after Marvin Gaye provides rooftop DJ’S playing classics with soul food.
SPORT – The home of the Washington Redskins – Grab yourself a hot dog and a beer, go local and watch an American football game. Or an ice hockey match. Rent a canoe or a kayak and paddle along the Potomac River whilst you gasp at the city’s skyline
NEARBY – The US Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland is only 32 miles away – Great Falls Park in McClean Virginia offers 800 acres of clean fresh air with mountain walks and cliffs located 16 miles from Washington. If you are going in springtime – don’t miss the cherry blossom trees that line Tidal Bay, they were a gift from the mayor of Tokyo in 1912 Combine Washington with a gentle, back to nature stay in New England’s Connecticut or alternatively a fun filled adrenaline pumped Orlando all with direct connections to/ from Dublin.