How To Have A Perfect Long Weekend in DC

We all have those weekends where we need to just get away, and stay away for as long as possible without losing our jobs. When that time hits you, consider Washington, DC for your long-weekend getaway. Not sure what makes this city ideal for such an escape? Here are a few reasons why.

You Can Stay At A Great Hotel

The fun of a long weekend exists in the escape, the squeezing-in of a vacation where it might not otherwise fit. Make sure that you feel that escape and enjoy the look and feel of it from the moment you arrive all the way to when it’s time to hit the road. Accomplishing this is all about choosing a hotel with a fun location, modern guest rooms, and local charm. Check out our rooms listings to see how the St. Gregory Hotel fits the bill.

Attend A Variety of  Local Events

From sporting events to retail pop-ups, parties, parades, performances, and so much more—there’s always something interesting going on in Washington, DC. When you come for a long weekend, there’s time for exploration, and checking out one of these unique happenings. Check out the St. Gregory Hotel Events Calendar for some ideas of what to attend.

Visit The Farmer’s Market

Every Sunday, the FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Farmers Market brings together over 50 of the area’s best farmers and producers for one of the country’s best weekly markets. Sure to be smack dab in the middle of your long-weekend stay in Washington, DC, it gives you a unique spot to grab breakfast, lunch, or some bread and fine cheese to take and enjoy somewhere like the National Mall.

Treat Yourself

In the vein of sneaking away for a long weekend, and gifting yourself a much-needed vacation, it’s important that you continue to indulge once you’re here. Check out our blog for guides to the city’s best and most interesting restaurants, excursions, and places to truly treat yourself to an experience.

And Party

Start with cocktails at our onsite restaurant and bar Tredici Enoteca, and then take the party out to some of DC’s many nightclubs and craft bars. If you’re going to take the extra day, then you can afford to sleep in on one or two of the mornings. The price is well worth experiencing the city’s bustling and lively nightlife culture.