Located in beautiful Georgetown, Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC offers guests the opportunity to sightsee during a trip of any length. A nationally-designated historic district, Georgetown’s charming streets are great for an afternoon stroll while shopping along the main avenues Wisconsin and M. Stop by Georgetown Cupcake for one of the city’s most famous treats on your way to explore the area’s design district, Cady’s Alley.
The Hotel is also located in close proximity to some of Washington’s most important venues and educational institutions. A short walk to both Georgetown University and The George Washington University makes exploring both campuses very convenient.
Saunter down by the Potomac River and take in the lovely waterfront district and C&O Canal waterways. In the spring and summer months, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards are available for rent to take in the view of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Theodore Roosevelt Island from the water. In the winter months, holiday spirit is in the air as an ice skating rink opens at the waterfront. End the day with a show and experience the stunning interior of the Kennedy Center, featuring Millennium Stage, which brings a diverse array of artists to Washington for shows offered free of charge daily at 6:00 pm. Fans of jazz can head to Blue’s Alley –– a DC institution that was opened in 1965 –– for incredible live music almost any night of the year.
Those in the mood for an escape from the city may visit the historic homes and gardens at Tudor Place, Dumbarton House and Dumbarton Oaks, the Old Stone House, and Book Hill Park. Visitors captivated by the Kennedy’s can walk the Georgetown streets like JFK and Jackie did in their pre-Camelot days and see the houses where they once lived. Tours are available across the city whether you’d like to peek into some of Georgetown’s most elegant homes, learn about the area’s ghosts, see the city by Segway, or explore the neighbourhood’s culinary attractions.
DC is home to beautiful parks and running trails alike. Guests can participate in “Run My City,” a 3- to 6-mile run led by General Manager, David Bernand, passing some of the city’s most iconic monuments and memorials before returning to the Hotel for Superfood muffins and Green Goddess juice.
Featured in a variety of movies set in Washington, Georgetown’s most notable film appearance is, perhaps, The Exorcist. Named an official tourist attraction by the city in 2015, the 75 stone steps at the corner of Prospect and 36th are a destination for fans of the 1973 horror film and other cinephiles alike.