Located in the heart of the hip and historic Georgetown neighbourhood, Four Seasons Hotel Washington offers unparalleled access to D.C.’s inspiring monuments and historic sites as well as the eclectic charm of upscale shops, restaurants and galleries. Its close proximity to Georgetown and George Washington Universities and The Kennedy Center make it ideal for visiting collage families or performing art aficionados. Our walkable, green city is not only a powerhouse for politics, business and diplomacy, but is also ideal for a relaxing getaway or exciting educational vacation.
Explore vibrant Georgetown. Perhaps best known as the neighbourhood where the Kennedys lived in the pre-Camelot days, this area is also home to a rich variety of cultural attractions, stores and eateries. Listen to evocative jazz in Blues Alley, shop in the design district known as Cady’s Alley and explore the C&O Canal, Georgetown Waterfront Park and Washington Harbour. Other popular attractions include the Old Stone House on M Street, Georgetown University, Georgetown Cupcakes (site of the hit show “DC Cupcakes”) and of course, the famous stairs from “The Exorcist.” It’s an ideal base from which to explore the city.
Things to Do in Washington, DC
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8 Things to Do in Washington, DC With Kids
From the Smithsonian National Zoo to the Air and Space Museum, add these attractions to the must-visit list during your family vacation in the U.S. capital city.
Seasonal highlights and activites sure to keep you busy in the city.
Run My City
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC invites guests to start their day with an energizing morning run. Upon return to the Hotel, receive a gluten-free Superfood muffin and a recharging Green Goddess juice, complimentary.
Hip neighbourhood delis, quick gourmet sit-downs and elegant city standards draw Washington’s power players for midday meals.
Located on the Tidal Basin, directly south of the White House, lies the memorial to the third President of the United States and primary author of the Declaration of American Independence.
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
The historic house and garden house a collection of almost 8,000 historical items, ranging from the Washington Collection to silver, ceramics and jewellery – even a 1919 Pierce-Arrow 48-B5 Roadster.
Old Stone House
Built in 1765 by cabinetmaker Christopher Layman, it is the oldest standing building in Washington D.C., and a prime example of pre-Revolutionary American architecture.
Alla Rogers Gallery
This gallery is located within the Canal Square Galleries which is located three blocks from the Hotel. Alla Rogers specialises in Central and Eastern European Art.
Guarisco Gallery, Ltd.
Features important 19th- and early 20th-century British, European and American oil paintings and sculptures. Artists include T. Buttersworth, J. Carmichael, G. d'Espagnat and H. Herzog.
Since 1975, Govinda Gallery has developed into one of the most innovative contemporary galleries in the United States, known for exhibiting many of the nation's leading pop artists.
Marine Corps War Memorial
An iconic symbol of this grateful Nation's esteem for the honoured dead of the U.S. Marine Corps, dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in the defence of the United States since 1775.
Home to the original Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and more than three billion historical records.
Arlington National Cemetery
America's largest and most revered national burial ground is home to the Tomb of the Unknowns and is the final resting place of veterans of every American conflict since the Civil War.
Georgetown Gallery of Art
This unique gallery specializes in representing fine-quality, modern masterworks. Featured artists include Picasso, Chagall and Henry Moore. The gallery also exhibits the work of emerging talents.
Established in 1983, this gallery specialises in original works on paper, including 19th and 20th century European prints.
National Geographic Society
Explorers Hall features Geographica, an interactive exhibit about the earth and the fragile balance among its inhabitants, and Earth Station One, a 72-seat amphitheatre that simulates orbital flight.
Library of Congress
A vast collection of books and historical objects, including more than 113 million items, is housed in this richly decorated Italian Renaissance palace. Free guided tours available.
The rooming house where President Lincoln was carried to after being mortally wounded at Ford's Theatre. It has since been restored to appear as it did when Lincoln passed away, April 15, 1865.
Serving as President from 1933 until 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt instilled courage and optimism throughout the country during times of war and the Great Depression with his radio addresses.
Supreme Court of the United States
The highest court in the land and the final arbiter in the American justice system. The public is welcome to sit in the courtroom and listen as cases are argued before the justices.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Fun for all ages, tours include various phases of currency production with educational exhibits. Guests may even purchase uncut sheets of currency, small bags of shredded currency and engraved prints.
The National Mall
Home to the memorials to Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt, four of America's most beloved and revered presidents, as well as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and other memorials.
The White House
This 132-room mansion has been home to every president except George Washington. Presidents live, work, entertain dignitaries and represent the United States within this showcase of American history.
Under this magnificent white dome, senators and representatives meet to shape legislative policy. Tours can be reserved online. To visit the galleries, contact a member of Congress.
Completed in 1885, it is the most famous structure in Washington, D.C., built in honour of George Washington, who led the country to independence before becoming its first President.
Washington National Cathedral
This 14th-century-style Gothic cathedral was built as a house of worship for all Americans. Details include fanciful stone carvings, gargoyles and a stained-glass window housing a moon rock.
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Washington's oldest art collection features Dutch and Flemish masterpieces, French impressionists and American art.
Please note: The Corcoran Gallery is currently closed, and is scheduled to open late 2015.
International Spy Museum
Featuring the largest collection of international espionage-related artefacts open to the public, the museum chronicles the history of spying throughout the ages, across the globe and today.
This 6-storey interactive museum features exhibits, galleries and theatres showcasing the world of media and news.
Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens
Features the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art and Fabergé eggs outside of Russia and a world-renowned collection of eighteenth-century French decorative art and furnishings.
National Museum of Crime and Punishment
This fascinating musuem features exhibits detailing the history and consequences of crime, as well as equipment and technology used in crime fighting. Visitors may also find themselves in the midst of a CSI experience, or in the studio of America's Most Wanted.
National Gallery of Art
This gallery features a permanent collection of European and American paintings, sculpture, decorative arts and work on paper, as well as changing exhibitions of art from around the world.
Known fondly as "America's attic" and created "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men," the Smithsonian Institution comprises 14 major individual museums and the National Zoo.
The Phillips Collection
America's first museum of modern art features Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party" and works by Cezanne, Bonnard, Braque, El Greco, Manet and more.
The 16th President of the United States, Lincoln led his country through the Civil War, believed strongly in the Declaration of Independence and abolished slavery. He was assassinated in 1865.
United States Botanic Garden
The newly renovated Conservatory features a greenhouse divided into separate rooms, each replicating a different habitat. It is located on the U.S. Capitol Grounds campus near Garfield Circle.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The sombre and moving displays at the museum tell the story of the Holocaust through artefacts, films, photographs and oral histories. Admission is free but requires an advance pass.
The setting offers international and local home furnishing retailers and trendy boutiques. Cady's Alley also features a central courtyard and a pedestrian-friendly alleyway to stroll.
Home of the National Football League's Washington Redskins and a venue for major outdoor concerts.
The Shakespeare Theatre/ Harman Center for the Arts
Home of Shakespeare Theatre Company, with presentations of Shakespeare and other exciting classics in an intimate 449-seat theatre in downtown Washington's Penn Quarter arts district.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Considered among the most interesting and well-designed baseball fields ever built, the stadium is the home of Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles.
Home of Major League Soccer team DC United and a venue for numerous musical concerts and seminars.
Washington's 20,000-seat state-of-the-art sports arena is home to the NBA Wizards, the NHL Capitals, the WNBA Mystics, and the National Sports Gallery/Museum, and is also a popular venue for concerts.
As a living tribute to Abraham Lincoln's love of the performing arts, Ford's Theater presents the best in contemporary American theatre. Free admission daily (except during performances and rehearsals).
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
This living memorial to the late president houses five theatres and is home to the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington Opera.
One of America's oldest continually operating theatres, featuring national tours of Broadway favourites, pre-Broadway shows and American premieres.
Home of Major League Baseball team Washington Nationals.