Washington DC is a vacation destination that invites visitors to come and explore the very best of history, politics, iconic landmarks, museums and more no matter when they find themselves in the nation’s capital. While Washington DC is always intriguing, those that travel here in the winter will be privy to a transformation that’s well worth enjoying. With the cold comes opportunity in Washington DC for making the most of lights, ice, and amazing meals. Here are a few things to be sure to add to your itinerary when your travel plans have you heading to a Washington DC getaway in the winter months.

Ice Skate at the Southwest Waterfront

During the summer months, The Wharf’s Transit Pier is a prime location for enjoying views of the water and a bustling scene complete with restaurants, shops, and music. In the winter, this scenic locale is transformed into a winter wonderland of ice skating fun. Bistro lights and Edison bulbs crisscross and glitter overhead for those who choose to make the most of a skating experience in the evening at this riverfront stop. The rink is open from mid-December through February and if you find yourself here on a Friday night, your ice skating comes with the added benefit of a live DJ spinning tunes perfect for gliding across the ice. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children with skate rentals available at $6.

Enjoy a Winter Meal at Maydan

When you’ve spent a chilly day out exploring, making a reservation at Maydan and cozy up next to the crackling fire where everything from kebabs and lamb shoulder are cooked up within the rustic-inspired and elegant confines of this Michelin-starred locale. Maydan is one of scores of intriguing dining options in what is now the top restaurant city in the country! Situated at 346 Florida Avenue Northwest, you’ll forget the cold weather in no time at all once you step through the large wooden doors and enter a space dedicated to flavor, fine dining and upscale, yet comfortable elegance. Maydan is open daily from 5:00 pm until midnight and is known for serving up palate-pleasing plates featuring Middle Eastern and North African cuisine, ideal for the winter season.

Stroll Through Georgetown GLOW

When you’re looking to combine the best of holiday lights with a winter fun Washington DC getaway, Georgetown GLOW is a must-stop destination. This annual event provides local artists with the opportunity to turn this historic neighborhood into a living canvas of light, designed for all to enjoy. The light exhibit generally runs through December and January, providing plenty of time to experience the glow, and options to return time and again if you just can’t get enough. There is no charge for walking through this exhibit which encompasses the majority of the Georgetown business district. This is one of the best things to see during your Washington DC getaway!

Enjoy the Best During Your Washington DC Getaway

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