DC happens to be the perfect city in which to spend your spring break. From dining to drinking, and all of the magnificent cultural attractions in this city, there’s more than enough to make this an ideal spring break destination. Here are the top seven reasons why you’ll love vacationing in DC.

The Incredible Food

DC’s food scene has been well-chronicled around the country, and it makes for the ideal trip for any foodie. Restaurants like local hotspot The Dabney or small plates go-to Hazel are definite must-visits.

The Dabney
122 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 450-1015

Hazel
808 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 847-4980

The Happy Hour Scene

Happy hour specials are available at almost any DC bar or restaurant you visit. Our favorites include the deals at Dupont Circle’s Thai Chef, where you can enjoy snacks alongside your drink, or Columbia Heights’ Red Derby, where the beverages are uber-cheap.

Thai Chef
1712 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-5698

Red Derby
3718 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
(202) 291-5000

The Plethora of Museums

You’ll never be bored (and you won’t be spending) in DC given the incredible art scene. All the Smithsonians in the area are totally free of charge, so you can spend a day at spots like the American Art Museum without needing to worry about your bank account.

F St NW & 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
(202) 633-1000

The Political Intrigue

If you’re a fan of politics, you’ll love spending time in DC. Pay a visit to Congress to see the legislative process for yourself or go to the Supreme Court to see legal arguments in person.

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
First St NE, Washington, DC 20515
(202) 226-8000

Supreme Court
1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543
(202) 479-3000

The Mall, Monuments, and Memorials

One of the top DC activities is visiting the city’s numerous monuments and memorials, many of which are on the National Mall. Head to the Washington Monument and then walk to the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials for a true immersion into history.

Washington Monument
2 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20024

National Mall
900 Ohio Drive SW, Washington, DC 20024
(202) 426-6841

Jefferson Memorial
701 E Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242

Lincoln Memorial
2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037

The Relaxation

With its pillowy leather couches and comfortable beds, the Capitol Hill Hotel will send you into a state of total relaxation. Cuddle up with a soft pillow and marathon your favorite TV show on the flat screen TV.

200 C St SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 543-6000

Wine Hour

At the end of a long day of exploring the city, head back to the hotel with your group of friends to enjoy Wine Hour, available every week day. You’ll head down to the lobby to enjoy a glass of the house pour (totally free!) with your group.

200 C St SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 543-6000