As one of the most impressive and notable centers of theater, dance, and music in Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a must see destination. Our staff recommends catching an award-winning production or ballet in 1 of the 9 distinct performance spaces. In between acts, wander the 3 great halls surrounded by shimmering chandeliers and dramatic art, or explore the Jazz club, the Russian Lounge, the African Room, or any of the numerous spaces in the center that overlooks the Potomac River. To learn more and plan your visit around a cultural experience, visit http://www.kennedy-center.org/.
While exploring the Capital of the United States, our staff greatly suggests a trip to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the premier collection of American art in the nation. As much a work of art on the outside as its contents, the building is a National Historic Landmark and has been standing since 1868. The collection is one of the largest compilations of American art in the world, showing more than 7,000 American artists and the result is breathtaking. Explore the grand building beneath massive open skylights surrounded by Greek Revivalist architecture while you delve into the art of our nation. Learn more and plan your visit at, http://americanart.si.edu/.
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is home to the architecturally stunning Filene Center and the charmingly intimate Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, the 117-acre Park offers dining and hospitality amenities throughout the summer season, and year-round recreational opportunities, including hiking trails, picnic areas, and sledding. To learn more about the Great Falls Park and to plan your visit accordingly, visit http://www.wolftrap.org/.
For a full, authentic Brazilian Steakhouse experience unlike any other, our staff warmly recommends Chima, located accessibly in the center of Tyson’s Corner. An evening at Chima is a special occasion marked by immense amounts of different meats, seared and grilled to varying degrees, along with creative salad bar options and expertly prepared cocktails. Marked by floor to ceiling windows and a chic ambience, Chima is the perfect adventure for those looking to step out of the ordinary restaurant experience and into a delicious haven of flavor. To learn more and make a reservation, visit https://www.chimasteakhouse.com/.
For fine dining that will exceed expectations in both flavor and atmosphere, our staff recommends Capital Grille. This classy seafood and steakhouse provides an elegant experience with professional and engaging customer service. Surrounded by chandeliers and dark mahogany details, the experience at Capital Grille never ceases to amaze. The restaurant has also won an extensive collection of awards for both the incredible food and the sophisticated wine collection. To learn more and make a reservation, visithttp://www.thecapitalgrille.com/home.
As an Italian-American surf-and-turf restaurant with multiple locations across the country, The Palm stands out from other dining options with both its charming history and distinctive décor. Established in 1926, the chain is now run by the grandchildren of the original founders and still features walls of colorful caricatures and cartoons that were originally exchanged for meals in the first restaurant in New York, NY. With giant, succulent lobsters, gourmet steaks, and an award-winning wine selection, this restaurant has an exuberant, inventive atmosphere that our team just can’t stay away from. To explore the mouthwatering menu options and make a reservation, visit http://www.thepalm.com/Tysons-Corner.
For a true taste of luxury, combined with a splash of local flavor, our team highly recommends the Ritz-Carlton in Tyson’s Corner. Attached to Tyson’s Galleria for your high-end shopping convenience and located within walking distance of the Washington, D.C. Metro, this hotel is decked out in local artists’ work and sourced with local ingredients. Our staff loves the indulgent spa, the salt-water pool, and the lavish library-like Club Lounge on the 24th floor, offering complimentary drinks and snacks as well as stunning views. Although located next to a fine selection of dining options, you won’t need to look farther than the restaurant ENTYSE, which offers gourmet coffee, meals, snacks, and cocktails in the lobby. To experience sophisticated comfort in an opportune location, book your reservation at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/washington-dc/tysons-corner.
The Marriot Hotel in Vienna, VAoffers a relaxed atmosphere with bold décor just one block from a Washington, D.C. Metro station, making your stay both agreeable and convenient. Our team appreciates the charming outdoor patio, the indoor pool, and the Bistro in the lobby serving breakfast as well as food and drink options later in the day. This hotel, known for great customer service and cleanliness, provides a pleasant experience in an ideal location. Visit Tyson’s Corner for all of your shopping needs, or explore one of the many museums or natural wildlife parks. There are endless opportunities stemming from the Marriott Hotel. Learn more and start your adventure at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/iadcy-courtyard-dunn-loring-fairfax/.
The Embassy Suites in Vienna, VA provides relaxation and sophisticated comfort for patients while they stay in the Washington, D.C. area. Our team loves this hotel for its spacious double-room suites as well as its modern and convenient amenities. The Embassy Suites offers complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at their open receptions every evening in the atrium café beneath the open skylights. They also feature a luxurious indoor pool that is enclosed by floor-to-ceiling windows, grand pillars, and beautifully tiled walls. The hotel’s free shuttle service makes it easy to get around the nearby Vienna area, where you can find a myriad of shops and dining options. To learn more or book your stay, visit http://embassysuites3.hilton.