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12/17/2014

The 2014 National Christmas Tree is lit - Visit the tree in Washington, DC this holiday season.

The 2014 National Christmas Tree in Washington, DC will shine bright through the New Year.

2014 National Christmas Tree in Washington DC

The National Christmas tree was lit for the first time on December 4 and it will remain lit every night through January 1, 2015. This is the 6th consecutive year that LED lights have been used to exclusively light the National Christmas Tree. Plan your stay and enjoy the dazzling 2014 National Christmas Tree in Washington, DC, which has been designed by GE Lighting for the past 52 years.

The holiday attraction in Washington, DC is certainly a sight to see, with approximately 180 green and red LED net lights, 180 green and clear twinkle LED lights and approximately 300 snowflake ornaments.

Highlights at the National Christmas Tree include:

Christmas Pathway of Peace: Every year, artists and volunteers in America make ornaments representing every state, territory and the District of Columbia, known as the Christmas Pathway of Peace.

Santa’s Workshop: Families are invited to visit Santa’s workshop and see what the elves are up to this holiday season. The workshop will be open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30-9:30pm through Sunday, December 21, 2014.

With so many things to do, Washington, DC is a wonderful place to visit this holiday season! Plan your stay with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center and enjoy our convenient location to the DC Metro line.

12/03/2014

The Best Places to Shop this Holiday Season in Washington, DC!

Shop ‘till you drop! We’ve listed the best places to shop this holiday season in Washington, DC.

The Best Places to Shop this Holiday Season in DC

With so many unique shops, nationally known retail stores and boutiques around every corner, our nation’s capital is a wonderful destination for shoppers in our area. Plan your stay with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center and enjoy the best places to shop this holiday season in Washington, DC.

A few of our favorite holiday shopping destinations in DC include:

The 10 Annual Downtown Holiday Market: The annual holiday event takes place in Downtown Washington, DC and will open November 28 through December 23, 2014. The DC Holiday Market will feature more than 150 regional artisans, crafters and boutique businesses of ethnically produced products ranging from jewelry to pottery.

Capitol Hill: The historic neighborhood is home to many antique shops, as well as familiar name brand stores in Union Station.

Downtown Washington, DC: If you head to Chinatown’s Gallery Place, you will find popular stores such as Urban Outfitters and City Sports. For the fashion lover, H&M, Zara and Guess can be found down F Street.  Macy’s is also located downtown, as well as many more known stores.

Use our list as your Washington, DC shopping guide or click here for more inspiration. The Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is convenient for those guests hoping to travel by Metro. Browse our current hotel deals and book your stay today!

11/26/2014

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving from the Hilton Rockville!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.

Hilton Rockville

Wishing you all the wonder and joy that the holiday season can bring. From our family to yours, we hope you and yours enjoy a very happy and bountiful Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. ~W.J. Cameron

If you are spending Thanksgiving in the Washington, DC/Rockville area, we invite you to join us for our Twinbrook Grille Thanksgiving Day Buffet in Rockville. Our Thanksgiving buffet features all of your holiday favorites with two seatings on November 27, 2014: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

We hope we'll see you and your loved ones this Thanksgiving at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.

11/12/2014

Join us for our Twinbrook Grille Thanksgiving Day Buffet in Rockville!

You’re cordially invited to our Thanksgiving Day Buffet in Rockville.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet in Rockville

We invite you to celebrate Thanksgiving Day at our buffet in Rockville. If you’ll be in our Washington, DC area, come join us for a delectable meal at our Twinbrook Grille at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.

Twinbrook Grille Thanksgiving Day Buffet

November 27, 2014
Two Seatings:
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Our Thanksgiving Day Buffet menu at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center:

 ~ Starters ~

 Shrimp & Tortellini Salad

 Vine-ripened Beefsteak Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella

 Bowtie Pasta Salad, Potato Salad, Smoked White Fish Remoulade

 Caesar Salad, Composed Gourmet Baby Greens

 ~ Soups ~

 Tomato Basil

 Crab Bisque

 ~ Buffet Selections ~

 Made Apple Stuffing

 Sliced Baked Honey Ham Apple & Raisins

 Seared Norwegian Salmon Caper & Lemon Butter Sauce

 Sautéed Free Range Chicken Mushrooms Marsala Sauce

 Caramelized Yam & Green Bean Almandine

 ~ Carving Station ~

 Slow Roasted Prime Rib au-Jus

 Roasted Young Buttery Turkey

 ~Dessert Station~

 Bourbon Pecan Pie, Sweet Potato Pie, Key Lime Pie Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie

 Chocolate Mousse Cake, Cookies, Brownies & Individual Cheese Cakes

Click here for more information.

Our pricing:

$ 39.95* per Adult
$21.95* Kids 6 to 12 years old
6 and under Free

For more information or to make a reservation call: 301-468-1100, Extension 7914 or e-mail: paula.moz@hilton.com

11/05/2014

Here’s what to expect at the 2014 DC Craft Beer Festival – Winter Harvest!

Enjoy Samples of beers from around the world at this year’s DC Craft Beer Festival.

DC Craft Beer Festival

Beer lovers, here’s your chance to experience top-shelf American craft brewing! The 2014 DC Craft Beer Festival – Winter Harvest is coming to our area on November 22, 2014! Plan your stay with us and enjoy nearly 150 craft beers from all over the world.

The beer festival in Washington, DC will feature 75 breweries from across the country. With each brewery expected to share 2 of their finest beer, visitors will have the opportunity to sample unlimited 2 oz tastings of approximately 150 craft beers! Food will also be available for purchase.

Saturday, November 22nd (Two Sessions)

SESSION 1:

VIP  1:00 PM - 4:30 PM 
General Admission 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

SESSION 2:

VIP  6:00 PM - 9:30 PM 
General  Admission 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Tickets are expected to sell out. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for this year’s DC beer event!

The Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is conveniently located near the metro line for easy access to and from the city. We invite you to browse our current hotel offers online and plan your visit with us.

10/29/2014

ZooLights at the National Zoo will be brighter than ever!

Make ZooLights at the National Zoo a part of your holiday tradition.

Thousands of visitors will be attending ZooLights at the National Zoo. Will you be one of them? If so, we invite you to plan your stay with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. If you have yet to experience the stunning holiday light display in Washington, DC you won’t want to miss out on this year’s event, which will be brighter than ever!

ZooLights powered by Pepco
November 28, 2014-January 1, 2015 (except December 24, 25, 31)
5-9pm at the National Zoo
Admission is free!

More than 500,000 environmentally friendly LED lights will transform the DC Zoo into a magical, winter wonderland. The holiday event will also feature live music performances, winter treats and opportunities for holiday shopping. This year will also feature a new dazzling light show set to music.

ZooLights at National Zoo

The events and activities for ZooLights at the National Zoo include: 

  • Animal exhibits
  • Zoo-Magination Station
  • Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel
  • Zoo Tubing on Lion/Tiger Hill
  • National Zoo Choo-Choo

Click here to learn about last year’s event and plan your stay today!

 

Photo Source: ZooLights at the National Zoo

10/22/2014

Planning a Veteran’s Day visit? Enjoy our Military Hotel Discount in Washington, DC!

Book your Veteran’s Day stay with our Military Hotel Discount in Washington, DC.

Military Hotel Discounts in Washington DC

Heroes, we salute you. This Veteran’s Day weekend, let us treat you and your loved ones to a relaxing getaway in the Rockville/Washington, DC area and book your stay with us! We are offering a Military Family Hotel Discount that is perfect for your trip in Washington, DC.

With our DC Military Family Hotel Deal, you can enjoy:

  • 10% off Hilton Bed & Breakfast Rate
  •  breakfast for up to 2 adults & 2 children(5 & under)

Valid Military ID required at check-in and rate is subject to availability.

The Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is convenient for those guests looking to explore the Washington, DC area while enjoying affordable rates just outside of the city.

If planning a Veteran’s Day getaway in DC, we invite you to browse our hotel specials and packages and plan your visit with us! A few of the Veteran’s Day events in Washington, DC include:

  • The National Veteran’s Day service at Arlington National Cemetery
  • Wreath-laying ceremony at Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Patriotic Community Concert at Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

10/15/2014

Cruise to the Fall Harvest Family Days at Mount Vernon!

We think a Fall Harvest Family Days Mount Vernon Excursion Cruise is the best way to view DC! You will too!

Don’t miss the spectacular fall foliage in Washington, DC this fall! In a previous post, we listed the best places to view the fall foliage in Washington, DC. If you still haven’t experienced the beautiful scenery, how about trying something new this year? Hop aboard the Fall Harvest Family Days Mount Vernon Excursion Cruise and take in the beautiful sights along the Potomac River.

Fall Harvest Family Days Mount Vernon

The Spirit of Mount Vernon Fall Harvest Family Days Excursion Cruises:

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Board: 8:15am Cruise: 8:30am-3:00pm
Price: $45.95 per adult $39.95 per child 6-11

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Board: 8:15am Cruise: 8:30am-3:00pm
Price: $45.95 per adult $39.95 per child age 6-11

Enjoy the beauty of Washington, DC in the fall as you cruise along the Potomac River. Listen to a narrated tour of the sights before arriving to Mount Vernon, where you will have 3.5 hours to tour the DC attractions and join in the Fall Harvest Family Days festivities.

The Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is located within walking distance to the metro to ensure a quick trip to and from the city. Plan your stay with us and enjoy all of the sights and sounds of Washington, DC this autumn.

10/07/2014

It’s time to play detective & crack the case at this Family-Friendly Halloween Event in Washington, DC!

Can you solve the mystery at the NSO Family Concert: Halloween Whodunit, a unique family-friendly Halloween event at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC!

There’s a mystery that needs to be solved in the Concert Hall. Can you crack the case? Head to the Concert Hall at the Kennedy Center for the spooktacular third chapter in the National Symphony Orchestra Family Concert: Halloween Whodunit, a frightfully fun family-friendly Halloween event in Washington, DC!

Family-Friendly Halloween Events in Washington DCHere’s what you need to know:

NSO Family Concert: Halloween Whodunit
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Concert Hall
Approximately 60 minutes, no intermission
$15.00-$18.00
Tickets are on sale now!

The NSO’s Stephen Dumaine’s tuba has been stolen and the orchestra needs your help to rewind time, follow the clues and find the thief to crack the case! The concert will begin at 4pm but visitors are invited to come earlier in the day for trick-or-treating and a special Haunted Hall Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo.”

The Halloween concert at the Kennedy Center will feature spine-tingling Halloween classics, as well as “Let It Go” from Frozen and plenty more Halloween surprises! This event at the Kennedy Center is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Plan your stay with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center and enjoy our convenient location to and from the metro.

 

Photo Source: The Kennedy Center

09/30/2014

Enjoy frightfully fun activities at Boo at the Zoo at the National Zoo!

Spooktacular Family Fun awaits you at Boo at the Zoo at the National Zoo.

  Boo at the Zoo National Zoo

Gather your kids and come discover why Boo at the Zoo at the National Zoo is Washington, DC’s favorite Halloween treat! If you are searching for Halloween events in our Rockville/DC area, Boo at the Zoo should be at the top of your list!

The 2014 Boo at the Zoo
October 24, 25 and 26, 2014
5:30pm - 8:30pm
National Zoo, Washington, DC

Families can enjoy more than 40 not-so-spooky treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, decorated trails and more! With so many activities, the entire family is sure to have fun.

Don’t forget your costume! Visitors can purchase tickets here.

If looking for Halloween fun for children and families in Washington, DC, Boo at the Zoo will not disappoint! We invite you to plan your stay with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. We offer a wide-range of hotel packages in Rockville. Browse our current hotel offers and find the best package to fit your needs.

 

Photo Source: National Zoo