Washington, D.C.’s Best Winter Activities

Located among 19th-century row houses and just steps away from iconic landmarks like the U.S. Capitol Building and the Supreme Court, Capitol Hill Hotel invites you to experience the magic of winter in Washington, D.C. By staying with us, you’ll experience a seamless blend of hospitality and history, paired with sophisticated D.C. accommodations. The city has plenty to explore year-round, but winter brings a charm and excitement unlike any other season. From inspiring days at the theater to cozy, hidden bars, a winter getaway in D.C. offers excitement and activity for everyone to enjoy.

Go See Frozen The Musical

Embark on a magical journey at The Kennedy Center Opera House until January 21 with Frozen The Musical. From the producers of The Lion King and Aladdin, this Tony-nominated Best Musical brings the enchantment of the Oscar-winning film to the stage. With sensational special effects, stunning sets, and powerhouse performances, Frozen is a thrilling and genuinely moving theatrical experience.

Have a Laugh at Catfish Stand-Up Comedy

Kick-off 2024 with laughter at DC Improv, a venue loved by locals and visitors for its comedy events throughout the year. You’ll have the chance to get to know the city’s comedy scene and enjoy the entertaining performances of DC’s best comics, recognized for their appearances across the United States. It’s the perfect way to keep your spirits high this winter as you laugh along with the talented comedians gracing the stage.

Discover “The Sky’s the Limit” Exhibit

Explore a unique artistic experience at the National Museum of Women in the Arts through February 25, 2024. “The Sky’s the Limit” exhibit showcases contemporary sculptures by women artists that defy traditional boundaries. These sculptures, which include unconventional materials like silver-plated vessels, hair combs, and faux flowers, not only narrate a historical journey but also push the limits of female artistic expression.

Enjoy Indoor Shopping at Union Station

Avoiding those chilly winter temperatures comes easily in D.C. with the many shopping options available. A standout on the north end of Capitol Hill, Union Station is your one-stop destination for shopping, dining, and seasonal events. Spend your time at stores like H&M, Express, Nine West and get your retail fix on with a day of shopping. Likewise, Union Station hosts special events throughout the year, so you can fully embrace D.C.’s communal spirit.

Embrace the Arts at the National Portrait Gallery

Mark your calendars for January 22 at the National Portrait Gallery for a day of artistic education and family fun. Children and families are invited to learn, play, and create as we explore topics like colors, emotions, STEM, and history. Portrait Gallery Kids incorporates looking at art, hands-on activities, music, and movement — an engaging and enjoyable way to connect with art and each other. Best of all, it’s free with no registration required.

Cozy Up at One of D.C.’s Speakeasies

Escape the winter chill in style by cozying up at one of D.C.’s speakeasies. The Gibson, located at the corner of U and 14th Street offers an intriguing experience as soon as you step inside. Relax under the dim lighting and secluded enclaves, sipping on bespoke drinks curated by bartender-sommelier, Chantal Tsen. Alternatively, venture to The Mirror, hidden at the bottom of a flight of stairs on K Street NW, where you’ll find Prohibition-era vibes and expertly crafted classic cocktails. It’s the perfect way to warm up from the cold with a touch of glamour.

Your winter getaway promises to be an unforgettable experience, no matter which exciting events you uncover. Join us in the heart of our nation’s capital for an eventful winter stay at Capitol Hill Hotel and discover the exciting activities that await you in Washington, D.C.