Probably going to avoid touring Melania's Creepy Christmas Castle.
December 8, 2017 8:48 AM Subscribe
My wife and daughter and I are taking a fairly spontaneous trip to Washington DC over Christmas, after some plans to travel further to be with family fell through. We have a cool, luxe hotel booked, and are excited to take in the museums and holiday cheer, but I was hoping all you Capitol-centric MeFites could give us both some general recommendations (unique things to do, fun shopping, special holiday displays, how to do parking, etc) as well as some specific food/drink suggestions.
Here we go:
Here we go:
- We are staying here. The hotel charges ~$50/day for parking, and I'd love to find something in the vicinity that is significantly less than that. Is that possible? If so, where?
- We love a good restaurant, but our budget is pretty firmly at the $$ end of the spectrum. We also have a teenager who is not an adventurous eater and my wife is allergic to seafood (she's OK to eat at a place that serves seafood, but it's not fun to go places that have very limited non-fishy choices). We'd particularly love to find somewhere open on Christmas Day where we can get a Christmas Dinner-y meal.
- We also love a nice hipster-y cocktail bar, but 21+ places are a problem because of said teen. The two grown-ups are already planning to slip away to Miracle on 7th Street after setting the kiddo up with a room service hot fudge sundae and cocoa, and we don't want to do that more than once. What other places can we go to that serves an artisanal mojito (or whatever) but is also family friendly? Bonus points for a warm, cozy, lodge-y feel.
- Other things? Impromptu meetup?