As we approach the season of gratitude and reflection, all of us at Capitol Hill Hotel are brimming with appreciation for the vibrant neighborhood we call home. We’re excited to share why we hold our corner of Washington, D.C. so close to our hearts with Thanksgiving around the corner. From iconic landmarks to a rich tapestry of culinary experiences, here are a few of our favorite places and things to do in and around Capitol Hill.
Savor the Flavors of Barracks Row
Barracks Row, a dynamic neighborhood nearby, has evolved into a culinary destination. Along 8th Street SE, a rich tapestry of dining experiences awaits, from quick bites to Michelin-starred establishments. This culinary diversity reflects the vibrant character of the neighborhood and celebrates the unity in our shared love for food.
Embrace Learning at The National Mall’s Museums
There’s no better way to spend a cozy autumn day than losing track of time in a museum. The National Mall‘s array of museums enriches our neighborhood with plenty of learning opportunities and topics to explore. From the National Museum of Natural History to the National Gallery of Art, these institutions foster a deeper understanding of our world’s wonders, history, and creativity.
Escape the Hustle and Bustle at Bartholdi Fountain
Nestled within the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Bartholdi Fountain provides a serene oasis. Surrounded by benches and vibrant flowers, the fountain offers the perfect spot for a peaceful picnic. Its timeless beauty and ornate statues create an atmosphere of tranquility and contemplation. In a world that moves at a fast pace, this space reminds us to slow down, breathe, and admire the beauty that surrounds us.
Appreciate Architecture at the Library of Congress
The Library of Congress, a beacon of knowledge, boasts breathtaking Gilded Age architecture. Step inside the Thomas Jefferson Building to be immersed in the world’s largest library. From exhibitions to guided tours, the library’s treasures come to life, reminding us of the talented builders and artists who have preceded us.
Connect with Nature at the United States Botanic Garden
The United States Botanic Garden is a sanctuary of nature’s beauty. Through its dynamic exhibits, learn about the significance of plants to our ecosystems, while taking in the serene surroundings. It allows for plenty of opportunities to reflect on nature’s significance in our lives and our earth. From gardening seminars to concerts, the garden offers a range of events that educate and inspire.
Explore the Seasonal Harvest at Eastern Market
Eastern Market, a cornerstone of the community, comes alive with a bustling farmers’ market and crafts fair. The stalls showcase local artisans and creators, fostering a sense of camaraderie and celebration of local talent. It’s a place where neighbors come together to support one another. In this spirit of unity, we’re grateful for the sense of belonging that our neighborhood fosters.
As we approach Thanksgiving at Capitol Hill Hotel, we are grateful for the rich experiences and memories our neighborhood provides. When you book a stay with us, you are mere steps from iconic landmarks like the U.S. Capitol Building and the Library of Congress, where so much history has been made and continues to be made. You’ll find yourself surrounded by culinary experiences, culturally rich opportunities, and hidden gems that make our neighborhood truly special. Join us in celebrating the reasons we’re thankful for our cherished neighborhood with a fall getaway in Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.