Now that the crowds of the spring’s Cherry Blossom Festival are long gone, and the fall weather is starting to kick in, we have five experiences your clients can add to their list when visiting D.C.
1. Dupont Circle Hotel
The newly reopened Dupont Circle Hotel’s Doyle bar terrace is a great spot to enjoy a cocktail and some light bites al fresco and people watch. In addition, for those staying the night, all the rooms have just been refurbished. And, the Pembroke restaurant is also a great brunch spot and is reopening for dinner in September.
For more information, visit doylecollection.com/hotels/the-dupont-circle-hotel.
2. The Phillips Collection
Visit The Phillips Collection gallery, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year—it opened in 1921 as America’s first modern art museum. The 2021-2022 music season starts on Sept. 19 with a preseason event: John Holiday and Kevin Miller.
For more information, visit phillipscollection.org.
3. The Kennedy Center
The Kennedy Center turns 50 in 2021 and this fall will launch its archives, which will come to life as part of the patron experience. Designed as a living memorial for the 35th President of the United States, oral histories and rarely seen materials from the Center’s Archives will serve as the source and inspiration for a series of overlapping installations throughout the campus. These various installations will include archival artifacts in immersive, dynamic, and accessible ways, in person and online, throughout the season.
For more information, visit kennedy-center.org.
4. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
We’ve all been consumed by pandemic outbreaks over the last year and a half. And now, in celebration with the centennial of the Spanish influenza pandemic, The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is hosting an exhibition titled, “Outbreak.” This exhibition is an examination of disease in the modern world prompted by the Ebola outbreak, heightened by the Zika epidemic and coinciding with the centennial of the Spanish influenza pandemic; the showcase runs now through May 1, 2022.
For more information, visit naturalhistory.si.edu.
Take a ride on the Amtrak, which was incorporated in D.C., and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021. Amtrak also recently introduced its new Acela trains between Boston and Washington DC that reduce carbon consumption by almost half.
For more information, visit amtrakvacations.com.