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(Slide 13 of 23) As published in Oprah Magazine, Jan. 4, 2021 // View Article

Washington, D.C.

The vibrant neighborhoods, free historic attractions, critically acclaimed restaurants and high-end shopping districts make Washington D.C. a must-visit weekend getaway destination.

While most of the Smithsonian’s renowned museums remain temporarily closed, both the International Spy Museum and the National Museum of Women in the Arts have reopened (you must get tickets in advance) and are great places to stay warm. The latter is situated near The Darcy on Rhode Island Avenue, which offers a quiet respite after a day of sightseeing.

If you’re after the best food in town, Union Market is the culinary epicenter of the destination, featuring leading local artisans, restaurants and shops. Then, skate off your lunch at Washington Harbour Ice Rink.

For an alternative vibe, stay at the Washington Marriott Georgetown, conveniently located near the city’s charming West End.

Or, we love the Wharf Intercontinental which is located right on the festively decorated waterfront. Steps from the modern, luxury hotel you can grab some S’mores from a picturesque Airstream and stroll through the energetic public spaces. Looking for something more substantial to eat than marshmallows? Dine under cozy heat lamps at the property’s restaurant, Moon Rabbit, which offers an eclectic contemporary Vietnamese food menu.

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