The Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens is the legacy of Marjorie Merriweather Post, a famous socialite and founder of General Foods. Consisting of numerous rooms, this mansion dates back to the 1920s and houses an outstanding collection of art, jewelry and other decorative artifacts that belonged to her. View rare Faberge eggs, historic portraits, exquisite tapestries and priceless ceramics, among others, at this stunning museum. Visitors can also enjoy a leisurely stroll through the landscaped estate, which notably features a French parterre garden, a rose garden, and even a cemetery that inters many of Post's pet dogs.
An evening of bewitching entertainment along with some tantalizing French fare is what awaits you at the Sax. Located in the heart of Washington, this place is open until the late hours of night with a line up of performances that will blow your mind. Guests can expect a variety of acts, including cabaret, burlesque and acrobatics. They also host various events that involve active participation from the guests, like masquerade parties, champagne cocktail hours, burlesque Sunday brunches and more.
The award-winning Old Town Trolley Tours covers more major capital sites than any other. The attractions include the National Mall, Georgetown, the National Cathedral, and Arlington National Cemetery. The trolleys travel in a continuous loop. Riders can join the tour at any of 19 stops. Stay aboard the entire two hours and listen to an informative narrative, or hop off for a closer look at an attraction. Trolleys roll by every 30 minutes, so you can simply re-board and continue the tour.
Odyssey Cruises is a well-established name in providing luxurious and elegant cruise experiences to discerning customers. Their beautiful boat is a true delight with its elegant decor. Unique glass walls and ceilings provide an amazing, unobstructed view of the sights. Dine on the river in their classy dining room, and relax as you feast on the innovative and delicious fare while watching city's most beautiful monuments flicker away before you. A wonderful choice for a romantic evening out on the water, you can dance to soothing Jazz played by the live band as you watch the sunset over the Potomac. The restaurant has a lovely selection of wines and cocktails to accompany their refined menu, making for a pleasant experience.
ConnerSmith is an ultra high end art gallery, essentially known to house contemporary and post war artworks. This prestigious art gallery, housed within the Smithsonian Institution and showcases art works by local as well as renowned artists. The gallery covers fields like performing art and figural realism. If you want want to spend a day immersed in appreciating magnificent artworks, visit ConnerSmith for a truly enriching experience.
At Geoffrey Diner Gallery, American and European arts are on display. The gallery also exhibits furniture and Tiffany Studios lights. There are also pieces of art from the Modern Design Movement in Europe. A visit here for the antiques is a must.
Though it was founded in 1863, it was built in 1908 and is one of the esteemed clubs in town. The Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington is near to the White House and other key city landmarks. Though it is a members-only club, it is a beautiful venue used for private events and dinners. It is frequented by local high-flyers. Their service is as impeccable as its reputation. This historic location has also hosted national and international leaders.
In operation since 1982 Adamson Gallery is one of Washington DC's leading contemporary art galleries. Focusing on works by local and emerging artists, the gallery not only lends a platform to new artists to showcase their talent to the world but also lets visitors and to get a glimpse of the local art scene. Kate Moss, Adam Fuss and Vik Muniz are some of the talented artists whose works have been displayed here. Not only is the display a visual feast but the expertly-curated collection also brings attention to the keen eye of the curator. If you are in the mood to check out the local art scene, then a quick trip to Adamson Gallery won't let you down.