158 posts categorized "Around Town"

07/01/2015

Come Catch Some of the Washington Nationals 2015 Season

During July, August and September, the Nationals come home to Nationals Park for exciting home games.

If you're a Washington Nationals fan, going to one of the team's home games is an experience like no other. Whether you live in D.C. or you're here on vacation or business, a game at Nationals Park makes for a thrilling afternoon. During July, August and September, the Nationals come home almost every week to play a game series against another MLB team. Check out the Nationals as they play:

Washington Nationals Home Games

• July 3-5 vs. the San Francisco Giants Baseball
• July 6-8 vs. the Cincinnati Reds
• July 17-19 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers
• July 20-22 vs. the New York Mets
• August 2-6 vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks
• August 7-9 vs. the Colorado Rockies
• August 21-23 vs. the Milwaukee Brewers
• August 25-27 vs. the San Diego Padres
• August 28-30 vs. the Miami Marlins
• September 3-6 vs. the Atlanta Braves
• September 7-9 vs. the New York Mets
• September 17-20 vs. the Miami Marlins
• September 21-23 vs. the Baltimore Orioles
• September 25-27 vs. the Philadelphia Phillies

Washington Nationals home games are the ideal events to attend with your family, your significant other or your friends because they offer a great time for everyone; between the thrill of the actual game, the amenities and perks that can be found at the concourse, the occasional fireworks show and more, these games are sure to keep everyone entertained.

If you have plans to watch a Nationals game in Washington, we at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center hope you will choose us for your stay. At our hotel, you can enjoy top-class comfort and service while being right next to the Twinbrook Metro Rail Station, a convenient and easy way to get to Nationals Park.

06/24/2015

Fantastic Brew at the Zoo at the National Zoo! "Drink Beer. Save Wildlife."

Join the Friends of the Zoo on July 23, 2015 for a galloping good time.

Brew at the ZooIt's that time of year when you want to head outdoors and experience Washington, DC, for all its splendor. If you've already toured all the historical landmarks, make a date for the July 23rd Brew at the Zoo at the National Zoo shindig. If you love animals and craft beer, you'll be in heaven this summer.

Held at the Smithsonian National Zoo, this evening gathering is casual, as you peruse more than 70 craft beers spread out for your enjoyment. There will be plenty of food choices too, as FONZ has thought ahead and invited some of the best chefs and restaurateurs around to keep your belly full during this craft brew tasting at the National Zoo.

Fun and games are also available on the lawn along with tunes belted out by The Bachelor Boys. Although this brew fest is only three hours long, guests will be completely immersed in music, drinks, food and social excitement the entire time. Even the animals get excited, as there's opportunities for close-up encounters with various species.

Take the Twinbrook Metro to our hotel to relax after the festivities; you're going to need some rest after all the fun. July is coming up fast, so book your stay Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center today. There's no need to even rent a car in DC with the Metro so close to our property. Relax in our grand lobby area,
or immerse yourself in our pool to come down from all the festivity excitement. Our rooms offer all the comfort you need to get a great night's rest. You might be off on another adventure come morning, so greet the day with bright eyes.

Fantastic Brew at the Zoo at the National Zoo! "Drink Beer. Save Wildlife."

Join the Friends of the Zoo on July 23, 2015 for a galloping good time.

Brew at the ZooIt's that time of year when you want to head outdoors and experience Washington, DC, for all its splendor. If you've already toured all the historical landmarks, make a date for the July 23rd Brew at the Zoo at the National Zoo shindig. If you love animals and craft beer, you'll be in heaven this summer.

Held at the Smithsonian National Zoo, this evening gathering is casual, as you peruse more than 70 craft beers spread out for your enjoyment. There will be plenty of food choices too, as FONZ has thought ahead and invited some of the best chefs and restaurateurs around to keep your belly full during this craft brew tasting at the National Zoo.

Fun and games are also available on the lawn along with tunes belted out by The Bachelor Boys. Although this brew fest is only three hours long, guests will be completely immersed in music, drinks, food and social excitement the entire time. Even the animals get excited, as there's opportunities for close-up encounters with various species.

Take the Twinbrook Metro to our hotel to relax after the festivities; you're going to need some rest after all the fun. July is coming up fast, so book your stay Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center today. There's no need to even rent a car in DC with the Metro so close to our property. Relax in our grand lobby area,
or immerse yourself in our pool to come down from all the festivity excitement. Our rooms offer all the comfort you need to get a great night's rest. You might be off on another adventure come morning, so greet the day with bright eyes.

06/17/2015

The Price Is Perfect for a Washington DC Summer Wedding Venue

A summer wedding at Hilton Rockville helps make nuptials a less costly affair.

A sunny summer wedding is an event many couples would love to host; it offers the benefit of pleasant weather not only for easier travel but also nicer photographs for the wedding album.

Of course, a venue for a Washington DC summer wedding can be out of the price range of many couples, but less expensive alternatives are available to help with your plans. A summer wedding near Washington DC that won't put a dent in your wallet is possible at the Hilton Washington Summer Wedding in DC
DC/Rockville Hotel.

How does a summer wedding with Hilton Rockville work? Besides offering visually appealing surroundings, numerous amenities are available for couples and their guests to take advantage of when booking a wedding. The guests will have access to a bridal party holding room, and we provide appealing additions to each reception table in the form of centerpieces and fresh linens. We can also offer the convenience that comes with a group rate for guests staying at the hotel before and after the big day. Other possibilities at the Hilton Rockville include an onsite catering menu that can be personalized to your needs.

Depending on the size of your wedding, we have rooms that can handle smaller gatherings, and we also have a breathtaking grand ballroom that can host much larger events. The hotel is perfectly situated to offer access to downtown Washington DC by taking advantage of the nearby Twinbrook Metro Station, so travel to and from the event is easy.

When you want a summer wedding venue outside of Washington DC that still helps provide the special atmosphere of a DC wedding, the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is the place to be. Fill out a comment card on our website to begin the booking process for your wedding party.

06/10/2015

Enjoy Top Outdoor Films in Washington DC This Summer

Movies under the stars in DC are fun for the whole family all summer long.

One of the best parts of visiting the Washington, D.C., area is all of the great activities available for the whole family. You can take in a day of education and history before settling in with the family for a great night of movies under the wide-open sky. Outdoor films in Washington DC are the perfect end to a day of sightseeing in the Nation's Capital. These events are full of families, food trucks, music and more. The outdoor film events are held all over the D.C. area, so there is sure to be one close to wherever you’re staying.

Begin your 2015 summer movie season Outdoor Movies
off right with the Adams Morgan summer film series. This summer will feature blockbuster hits and indie gems for the whole family. For complete listings, schedules and information, visit the Adams Morgan Movie Nights website. The Capitol Riverfront summer movie series will be featuring films and characters that have shaped our lives and the world around us with films running from June through August. One of the most connected neighborhoods in the D.C. area hosts its own annual outdoor movie series, and this year's theme is 'Dance, Dance, Dance.' See the full list of hit films on the DC Outdoor Films website to find out what is playing at different sites including the NoMa Summer Screen, the Capitol Riverfront Movie Nights and the Screen on the Green National Mall site.

The Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is happy to welcome everyone to the great city of Washington, D.C., for the many summer outdoor film festivals. Stop over for a nice meal before the show at the Twinbrook Grille, or have a few drinks after the show at Riff's Lounge.

06/03/2015

Spending 4th of July in the Nation's Capital? The National Independence Day Parade Starts it off Right!

Expect a full day of events when experiencing Washington, DC on the 4th of July

HOLIDAYS_PATRIOTIC_July-4-flag-in-heart-with-stars_June-20144th of July celebrations are important to all Americans, but those lucky enough to find themselves in the Nation's Capital for this holiday can partake in a truly special event. Plan ahead when attending the festivities on the 4th of July in Washington, D.C., in order to get the most out of this patriotic and exciting day.

So, where are fireworks launched in Washington, D.C., on the 4th of July? You cannot miss the fireworks if you are near the National Mall as they are being launched from the Reflecting Pool area. The display starts around 9 p.m. and is visible from many areas like the Thomas Jefferson or Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorials, East Potomac Park or the U.S. Capitol. Concerts also take place before and during the fireworks show at the Washington Monument Grounds and the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

When looking for daytime fun, try the National Independence Day Parade that runs along Constitution Avenue. Thousands of people line up to watch this event that includes representation of all 50 states in the form of floats, bands, equestrians, drill teams and more. Be sure to wear red, white and blue, and be ready to cheer as loud as you can! For details about the parade, visit the official website.

The Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is happy to help guests enjoy one of the most important days in America.  Take advantage of our convenient location to the Twinbrook Metro and head over to see the fireworks display with ease. We hope to see you soon!

05/27/2015

The DC Jazz Festival Lineup has Something for Everyone!

Whether you’re just a casual jazz listener or a dedicated jazz lover, there’s plenty of terrific jazz in a variety of musical flavors at an abundance of locations to satisfy anyone a the DC Jazz Festival.  June 10 through the 16 brings an exciting array of performances throughout many venues across Washington, DC, making the DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) one of the largest music festivals in the city.

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June 10-16, 2015

Featured Signature Programs:

DC JazzFest at The Yards ~ Jazz at the Hamilton Live ~ Jazz in the ‘Hoods at a variety of clubs, museums, hotels and galleries ~ Jazz ‘N’ Families Fun Days at the Phillips Collection ~ CapitolBop DC Jazz Loft Series ~ East River JazzFest Series ~ Sixth & I Street Historic Synagogue: The Cookers


The Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is a timeless Washington, DC area hotel that puts you in close proximity of all the sights, but far enough removed from the hustle and bustle to make your stay exceptional.  Located adjacent to the Twinbrook Metro Station, your time spent enjoying the DC Jazz Festival can be flexible without the worries of parking a car.  Come and relax in luxury with exceptional amenities and attentive staff ready to help at a moment’s notice.

05/20/2015

Let Us Help You Plan Your Summer Fun with our Instant Getaway Package

Summer will be here before you know it and it’s time to enjoy some sizzling summer savings at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.  Our Instant Getaway Package will make it easy for you and your family to relax and enjoy the Rockville, MD and Washington, DC area.

Your package includes: Summer Getaway

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Kids Eat Free
  • Early Check Inn or Late Check out
  • Complimentary Sparkling Wine
  • Breakfast for Two in your room

Make the most out of your getaway and plan the ultimate summer vacation with friends and family.  Enjoy great attractions within a 15 mile radius like the National Spy Museum, the National Mall, the National Zoo and the Montgomery Aquatic Center.  You’ll feel just a bit pampered in our richly appointed luxury guestrooms, with Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Bath amenities and Suite Dreams mattresses.  We hope to see you soon!

05/06/2015

Hometown Holidays returns this May - Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Rockville!

There’s not better place to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Rockville than at Hometown Holidays Music Festival and 71st Annual Memorial Day Parade!

2015 Hometown Holidays Music Festival
Saturday, May 23rd
Sunday, May 24th
2-10pm
Monday, May 25th
9am-1pm

Bring the whole family! Hometown Holidays in Rockville features a variety of kid-friendly activities including live entertainment, inflatables and amusements, taking place throughout Memorial Day Weekend in Rockville.

Entertainment

All performances at Hometown Holidays are free! Visitors can enjoy more than 30 performances on four stages from bands all over the country.

Taste of Rockville

Presented by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce and Community Ministries of Rockville, Taste of Rockville will feature beverages and food from some of Rockville’s best restaurants. 

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9 a.m. Rockville Band and Chorus
9:30 a.m. Ceremony
10:30 a.m. - Parade

There will be more than 70 parade units from marching bands to floats! Click here to learn more about the Memorial Day parade in Rockville.

Planning to attend the Memorial Day event? Stay at our hotel in Rockville. We are offering great hotel offers for our guests to enjoy including a Military Family Rate. Click here to learn more and plan your Memorial Day getaway with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.

04/29/2015

Check out the Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour in Washington, DC!

The Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour in Washington, DC is this May! Are you going?

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Celebrate the history of wine in Virginia with special evening tours of the Mansion and cellar at Mount Vernon! There will also be appearances by “George and Martha Washington” and live jazz! Bring a blanket, relax and sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries.

Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour
May 15, 2015-May 17, 2015
6:00pm-9:00pm
Washington, DC

Come discover why the Washington, DC wine festival is considered to be Mount Vernon’s most popular event of the year! Fruit and cheese boxes are available by advance purchase and a variety of hot and col food and desserts will be available on site from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant.

Book your stay with us. We offer affordable rates and cozy accommodations just outside of the city. Visit our special offers page on our Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center website to learn more.