The arrival of winter means the festive season commences in the National Capital. This sparks Washington DC with an amazing array of displays. The beautifully arranged streets and colorful displays everywhere are definitely worth visiting. Your Washington Monument tour will be incomplete without a visit to some of these beautiful spots. Below are a few locations in Washington DC that are absolutely gorgeous during the winters.
Take a Tour of CityCenterDC
Take a stroll underneath the iconic signature lights in Palmer Alley. CityCenterDC offers several live music shows, ice-sculptures, and drinks. Walk along the alley and explore the numerous shopping outlets. At the same time, do not forget to excite your taste buds with the delicious food served in the many restaurants here. In addition, check out the stunning decorations on one of the most beautiful Christmas trees in the city here.
Sip a Delicious Tea at the Willard
The Willard InterContinental in Washington DC follows a tradition of holiday adjustments in its menu throughout December. There will be an inclusion of seasonal sandwiches, seasonal décor, pastries, along with tranquil background tunes of a harp as well. You can enjoy a heart-warming tea as you sit in the comfort of one of the grandest hotels in DC.
Delight in the Indoor Tree at the Library of Congress
The Great Hall of the Library of Congress located within the Thomas Jefferson Building is adorned with an iconic Christmas tree every December. The Library in itself is a place to be added onto your private tour Washington DC itinerary. The tree is open to visitors from 08:30 am to 04:30 pm, but the place remains closed during Christmas and Sundays.
National Harbor and the Spirit of Christmas
The National Harbor is packed with enthusiasm as the place is home to numerous shopping outlets, restaurants, and several miniature amusement parks. Pay a visit to the Gaylord National Resort where you will be able to witness a miniature winter world. The place is created with numerous ice slides and two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures.
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
This is the largest Roman Catholic Church in North America, and it surely offers a visual treat to the visitors. It adorns its interiors with over 65,000 lights, 2 manger scenes, 500-plus poinsettias, and over 50 Christmas trees. The Grand Basilica is open to visitors daily from 07:00 am to 06:00 pm.