Epic history carved into Presidential monuments and preserved inside Smithsonian museums on Washington D.C. and the Capital Region holidays

The majestic Marine One helicopter hooks around the Washington Monument and comes in to sight on the south lawn of the White House with enough pomp and rumpus that you know the President has arrived. Time it right (end of the weekend is a good bet) and from the fence line of E Street NW you’ll see its perfectly choreographed helipad landing. If you’d prefer a cocktail in hand, the top of POV’s rooftop bar is a stylish spot for White House views. Whether you come to see the faded parchment of America’s treasured Declaration of Independence, years-old archived newspapers chronicling everything from Marilyn Monroe’s death to Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech or to tour the world-famous U.S Capitol, you can’t help but be impressed by the historic memorials and Smithsonian museums on holidays to Washington D.C. and the Capital Region.

Seen under a canopy of pink cherry blossoms in spring or wrapped up in woolly hats and scarfs for the romantic but cold winters, the National Mall houses those colossal monuments; the Thomas Jefferson Memorial; the 555-foot marble Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. But it’s not all history. There’s those colourful Ladurée breakfasts, bartenders hand carving ice in glamorous speakeasy bars and American University bookish vibes on Georgetown’s cobbled streets. And Washington D.C. and the Capital Region holidays aren’t just about the capital state. Acres of Virginia grapes are crushed in Charlottesville’s local wineries worthy of a glass or two at the foot of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains and in the extraordinary rebuilt colonial town of Williamsburg, archeologists continue to excavate compelling reminders of the American Revolution.

Our hand-picked hotels in Washington D.C. and the Capital Region include award-winning luxury in historic Georgetown and riverside resorts in Williamsburg. Give one of our Personal Travel Experts a call and we’ll start creating your epic Capitol adventure.

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Cities that never sleep, wide open roads and awe-inspiring natural wonders; these are backdrops that constantly grace the big screen but nothing can beat seeing them for yourself.

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