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The Perfect Labor Day Weekend in D.C.

As summer starts to fade away, there's no better way to savor the last of the season than with an unforgettable Labor Day weekend. The St. Gregory Hotel is your gateway to a weekend filled with exciting activities, cultural experiences, and mouthwatering dining options in the heart of Washington, D.C. From jazz festivals to majestic monuments, here's how to make the most of your Labor Day weekend in the nation's capital, paired with a refined hotel experience.


Immerse Yourself in the Sounds of DC JazzFest

The District's rich jazz history comes alive during DC JazzFest, a five-day musical extravaganza from August 30 to September 3. National and local musicians will grace stages across the city, treating you to masterful performances and unique collaborations. Don't miss the free concerts, including the Jazz Hop in historic Anacostia on September 1, showcasing the soulful sounds that define D.C.'s jazz legacy.


Savor the Flavors of Summer Restaurant Week

Explore the city’s best flavors during Summer Restaurant Week, running from August 28 to September 3– Ellington Park Bistro will even be extending its Restaurant Week offerings until September 10. With over 150 participating eateries, this is your chance to indulge in specially priced meals from some of D.C.'s most celebrated restaurants. Experience eclectic, international cuisines, twists on brunch classics, and refreshing cocktail pairings across the city.

Making a special appearance during Summer Restaurant Week is a special menu from none other than Ellington Park Bistro. Take the opportunity to try contemporary French classics like the Brioche French Toast, Branzino Almondine, and the Citrus Panna Cotta for a truly delicious dining experience.


Enjoy Scenic Waterfront Destinations

If you’re looking for a quieter retreat away from the city center, head over to the serene banks of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers. Take advantage of the outdoor water activities available, from kayaking to paddleboarding, and soak in the breathtaking waterfront scenery. This is the perfect way to relax by the water and let the soothing ambiance of D.C.'s waterfronts wash over you.


Explore D.C.'s Beautiful Parks

Discover the city's green sanctuaries with leisurely strolls through its picturesque parks. Unwind in the vast expanse of Rock Creek Park, marvel at the neoclassical beauty of Malcolm X Park, or find inspiration among the sculptures at the Hirshhorn. No matter which location you choose to explore, each park offers a unique atmosphere and a chance to embrace the outdoors in the heart of the city.


Experience the Magic of the International Spy Museum

Embark on a thrilling journey into the world of espionage at the International Spy Museum. Explore the secrets, gadgets, and strategies behind the trade, and put your spy skills to the test with the museum's interactive exhibits. It's an adventure for all ages, making it a perfect family outing over Labor Day weekend.


Revel in History at Mount Vernon

No trip to D.C. is complete without learning a bit more about the nation’s history. Step back in time and learn about America's first president at Mount Vernon, George Washington's former estate. Immerse yourself in history through engaging tours of the mansion, gardens, and more. The panoramic view of the Potomac River adds to the charm of this historic site, making for a memorable photo op with family and friends.


Enjoy the National Symphony Orchestra Concert

Celebrate the spirit of Labor Day with a free concert by the National Symphony Orchestra on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on September 3. Listen to the melodies of classical music as you enjoy the stunning backdrop of the iconic monuments.


As you plan your Labor Day weekend in the nation's capital, be sure to take advantage of our Summer Savings in the City offer. Book your stay and enjoy up to 20% off, plus complimentary Wi-Fi, afternoon cookies and tea, and late checkout, allowing you to fully savor your D.C. adventure at The St. Gregory Hotel. As Labor Day weekend approaches, an array of cultural treasures and dynamic experiences await to be explored.

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