There won't be any pomp and circumstance for this year's presidential inauguration of President Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris. Even the biggest political event of the year has been reimagined with the usual crowd-pleasing events going virtual. Which is just as well since the entire National Mall will be closed.
But it's not all bad news. The show must go on and there are a host of virtual inauguration events -- official and non-official -- that you can join from home to get in the spirit of the occasion and get a flavor of inaugurations past and present.
So make your Biden-Harris-themed food and drink picks, settle in to celebrate the triumph of democracy and a Twitter rant-free four years.
Although Rev Martin Luther King is memorialized on the National Mall and is indelibly associated to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, there are a number of other places in DC where he left his mark.
In honor of Dr. King's, on the 53rd anniversary of his assassination, we've put together a list of 10 places in Washington to reflect on his life and legacy.
Celebrate in-person or at home!
The great irony of New Year’s Eve 2020, though, is that there’s never been a year to which we’re more excited to bid farewell, and yet, we can’t celebrate its departure in the all-out, stay-up-until-sunrise, shutdown-the-dancefloor way we otherwise might.
But just as we adapted Halloween and Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are plenty of options for bidding good riddance to this crazy year. Here’s a mix of virtual and in-person ways to spend New Year’s Eve and, at last, welcome 2021. Huzzah!
There's "no place like home for the holidays" will have definitely new meaning this year. But that doesn't mean we have to miss out on seasonal entertainment. In fact, ticking the box on all the music performances and plays on our holiday wish list is easier than ever thanks to a slew of virtual programs.
We've curated some of the best holiday classics and newcomers for you to enjoy, so gather your pod, light a fire in the hearth and pour mug of cocoa or mulled wine, and be of good cheer as you enjoy your selections at home. Your clicks and attention helps local performers and venues at the same time, and that's definitely the best gift of all!
'Tis the season to be jolly
We doubt many people are looking forward to the ubiquitous Zoom holiday office party this year. But the fun of the holidays is far from lost, and there are plenty of events around the DC area to be dazzled by Christmas light displays, show off your spirit, drink themed cocktails and shop small for everyone on your holiday list.
This is our favorite-est time of year, so we're gifting you with our biggest list yet of virtual and in-person winter activities to celebrate the season. There's something for all ages!
On the menu: feast, rest, fun!
After you sleep off the post-Thanksgiving dinner food coma, stuff your holiday weekend with these things to do from a Christmas pop-up bar to drive-in movies and more. Here are our 10 suggestions of some of the best activities to do after your turkey-filled feast.
There’s so much to be thankful for this holiday season—family, home, and of course, food. As we dash around in a frenzy looking for recipes for family feasts or restaurants with dine-in or take-home menus, there's an unexpected culinary option that deserves to part of your meal planning this year.
Skip Bon Appetit and look to the U.S. Botanic Garden for holiday-inspired recipes and cooking demos this year. Yep, the botanic gardens ... surprise! Led by the Cook Sisters - Danielle and Adrienne are cooking writers and avid gardeners - each online class features seasonal produce and lessons on botanic and culinary connections. Classes are free.
USBG and the Cook Sisters will take you from Thanksgiving leftovers to holiday cocktails and New Year's Day brunch in delicious, homemade style with fresh, seasonal ingredients. You'll have great meals and recipes to savor, a new appreciation of farm-to-table foods, and a whole new way of thinking about USBG, which celebrated its 200th anniversary last year and has a history dating back to founding fathers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.
This is our absolute favorite time of the year!
The holidays will be a bit different this year but nothing beats the sparkle, twinkle and glow of the season! From winter igloos, popup holiday markets, magnificent Christmas lights and storefront displays, "Panda Paws" and legendary yetis (yes, yetis), and other holiday adventures, there's a lot for holiday-lovers to enjoy in the nation's capitol.
Available for download, our specially curated holiday itineraries and guides have all the tips and suggestions to help you experience the wonder of the season and discover can't-miss attractions to add to your 2020 winter to-do list. Relax and cross activity planning off your list with inspiration right at your fingertips:
Choose your holiday adventure, download a guide or itinerary and enjoy a stress-free festive season! And feel free to contact us to design a custom holiday experience in DC just for you, 100% from scratch.
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Get ready for spooktacular fun!
Turn your fear of the forthcoming election into a much more fun fear of the fantastical to celebrate Halloween this weekend. Find ghostly tours, witches, haunted houses and hotels, spooky workouts and playlists, and celebratory events for kids and adults, both in-person and virtual.
Curious? There's more!
Guests check in at the iconic luxury hotel, but not all of them check out ...
Many hotels today have extras like in-room coffee makers, business centers and on-site dining. The historic Omni Shoreham in Woodley Park boasts all of this, plus a few extras, including a couple of ghosts.
At least, that's the story according to legend . . .
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it