If you’re planning to head to DC anytime soon, while it’s still cold, we’ve got you covered. Check out our guide for the top activities in DC during the winter.

See A Show

DC’s theatre scene features plenty of original plays, along with some innovative revivals. Stay warm in a cozy theatre with a trip to DC’s Studio Theatre, which will is showcasing The Hard Problem for the rest January and Three Sisters this March, or head to the grand Kennedy Center  for ballet or opera.

Studio Theatre
1501 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

Go Skating

Head to The Georgetown Harbour to get your skates on for some winter fun on DC’s waterside ice rink, located next to the Potomac River. This Georgetown skate spot is the perfect place to show off your figure eights or to bring the kids to expend some energy after a long day of gallery-hopping.

3050 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Check Out Some Museums and Galleries

Whatever your interests, you’re sure to find a museum in DC that’s right up your alley. Art fans should make sure to go to the National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum. Instagram-loving teens will go gaga for the Renwick, whereas history buffs will love the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

American Art Museum
8th and F Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20004

National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560

Renwick Gallery
1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006

National Portrait Gallery
8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Dive Into D.C. The Restaurant Scene

Washington’s food scene has been getting an enormous amount of attention over the past few years, and easy to see why. Seek refuge from the windchill within one of DC’s many acclaimed restaurants, where you can feast on warming meals like steak frites from Gallic bistro Le Diplomate, or pork and tamarind stew from Columbia Heights’ Filipino dining destination Bad Saint.

Le Diplomate
1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-3333

Bad Saint
3226 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

Curl Up With Wine And A Movie

From Monday through Thursday, you can head down to the Capitol Hill Hotel’s Library for a complimentary glass of vino at 5pm. Afterwards, you can either retreat with a book from the shelves, grab a board game, or (our favorite) head up to your room to catch a flick on your  32-inch high-definition television.

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