The Most Romantic Spot in DC

Date Nights DC

Did you know that Dr. Ruth declared the C&O canal in Georgetown the “Most Romantic Spot in DC”?  During the month of February, the DC Department of Love & Relationships is back to help deliver romance and inspiration.

Book your suite at Georgetown Suites’ Date Night DC special rate, then choose a date idea! This site offers tons of DC date ideas for everything from family dates to adventurous dates to romantic dates  You can choose one of the ideas suggested, or even consult the “date concierge”to plan your perfect date.

Georgetown Suites Date Nights DC rate starts at $105 per night and includes free parking. The rate is valid Thursday through Sunday in February.

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Washington, DC Restaurant Week

Restaurant week

We are in the midst of DC’s twice annual Restaurant Week.   Washington restaurants around town offer prix fixe menus at $20.12 for lunch and $35.12 for dinner.  Be sure to make reservations, as these restaurants fill up fast!

There are 13 Georgetown Restaurants participating this year. I highly recommend Filomenas. I had lunch there recently, and was surprised at how large their portions were. I expected smaller portions in exchange for the smaller price.  But, the waiter told me they are using Restaurant Week to showcase their menu, so diners will return throughout the year.  I believe their strategy worked with me!

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Winter Weekends in Washington

 Take advantage of the long holiday weekends this winter with a visit to DC.  Warm up with Georgetown Suites Cool Deal!  Save on your hotel stay by booking this fun DC hotel package.  Stay the first night at the posted rate, and the second night pay only the temperature outside at the time of check in!  So, if it’s a chilly 30 degrees outside, you’ll pay only $30 for your nice toasty suite! What a cool deal! The package even includes half price parking.

There are so many great things going on in Washington this winter. Spend an afternoon skating at the outdoor Sculpture Garden Ice Rink located on the National Mall or if it’s too cold outside for you, step inside and browse some of the free Smithsonian Museums. See why DC was voted the top museum destination in the world. Must See exhibits this winter range from Andy Warhol to I Love Lucy! Visit Washington.org for a complete list of all the “cool” things to do in DC this winter.

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Visit DC The Smart Way

The smart way to plan your next trip is to use your smart phone! Check out these travel apps that help with everything you need to make your trip go smoothly from start to finish.

AOL came up with a list of the 11 Best Travel apps. USA Today also put together a list of the Top Free Travel Apps.

The National Park Service just announced their first mobile app: National Mall mobile app. There is an app to help you plan your visit to the National Cherry Blossom Festival. There are also several other Washington, DC specific mobile apps to help you get around while you here.  GEORGETOWNDC.com has a mobile site where you can access information on Georgetown stores, restaurants and businesses, plus  parking information, and real-time DC Circulator bus feeds on your mobile phone.  Georgetown Suites also has a mobile booking engine, so you can book your reservation on the go!

You can even pay for your parking at meters all over DC with your smart phone. No more searching for quarters.  Just sign up for free at http://us.parkmobile.com/.  You can even get a text when your meter is about to expire.

If you are travelling with kids, be sure to review this list of apps for the family road trip for some fun ideas to keep the kids busy while on the road!

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MLK Jr. Memorial Dedication in Washington,DC

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC will be dedicated on October 16. The monument will be a lasting tribute to Dr. King’s legacy.  The dedication ceremony itself will be preceded by a weeklong series of events to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy. The dedication takes place on the 48th anniversary of his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial. The Memorial is located on Independence Avenue, southwest of the World War II Memorial.

The dedication will have both unticketed public viewing areas as well as reserved tickets available through a ticket lottery.  This online ticket lottery is open until May 31, 2011.

According to  www.MLKMemorial.org “The King Memorial is intended to be personally transformative for visitors, building a sense of commitment to the promise of positive change and active citizenship. Drawing from Dr. King’s own rich metaphorical language, the themes of “the Man, the Movement and the Message” are intertwined into a larger experience of place.”

For more information on the memorial and the dedication ceremony, visit the Dedicate The Dream website.

The MLK Memorial Foundation expects 250, 000 visitors for this event.  So book your reservations soon!  Check rates and availability at Georgetownsuites.com.

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Royal Treatment in Georgetown

All eyes are on England this week in anticipation of the Royal Wedding of William and Kate.

The American version on Royalty was John F. Kennedy and family. The wealth, glamour and photogenic quality of the family members, as well as their extensive and continuing commitment to public service, has elevated them to iconic status over the past half-century and has led to their reputation as “America’s Royal Family.”[1][

The Kennedys lived in several houses in Georgetown before they moved to The White House. Take a self guided walking tour of Georgetown and you will pass by several of these residences. After your walk around town, you can stop at Martin’s Tavern for a bite to eat. JFK frequented this Irish pub for Sunday brunch after church. This is also where he proposed to Jackie!

If you would like to join in on William & Kate’s wedding celebration, there are several events happening in Georgetown. Join in and celebrate in style!

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Par for the Course US Open Special

The Masters is now over, so it’s time to start counting down to the US Open which will be held June 13-19 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD located just outside Washington, DC.  The US Open Championship tournament sells out every year. For ticket information, click here.  Make plans now to take advantage of all DC has to offer while you are in town. Here are some tips from the staff of Georgetown Suites on our favorite things to do in Washington, DC.

Georgetown Suites is offering a Par for the Course package available 6/11-20, 2011. Stay 2 nights, and the second night’s rate is Par for the course: $70.  Don’t worry, we won’t charge you extra if the pros shoot over par! Rate includes continental breakfast, discount parking and free wireless internet. Based upon availability.

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