105 posts categorized "Around Town"

04/22/2014

Celebrate the history of Virginia Wine at the Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour at Mount Vernon!

Spring Wine Festival at Mount Vernon

The Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour at Mount Vernon celebrates the history of wine in Virginia! Take an exclusive tour of the Mansion and cellar; relax on a blanket and listen to live jazz on the east lawn while enjoying gorgeous views of the Potomac River. There will even be appearances by “George and Martha Washington.”

Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour at Mount Vernon
May 16, 17 and 18, 2014
$38 per person for Friday and Sunday, $44 on Saturday
Washington, DC

Historic interpreters will conduct special tours of the Mansion throughout the evening.  Visitors can sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 16, 17 and 18, from 6pm-9pm. Private reserved tables with a fruit and cheese platter, dessert platter, three bottles of house wine and VIP table service are available for $1200.

The Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour at Mount Vernon is one of our favorite spring events in the Rockville/DC area. Click here to learn more about the spring wine festival and sunset tours in Washington, DC.

We welcome you to plan your stay with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. Visit our website to learn more about our convenient location to the DC metro, just steps from our hotel.

04/15/2014

Check out the Spirit of Washington Mother’s Day Lunch & Dinner Cruises!

Spirit of Washington Mother's Day Cruises

The Spirit of Washington is celebrating Mother’s Day with a special lunch and dinner cruise just for Mom. Treat Mom to a day full of festivities and fun aboard the cruise ship in Washington, DC. Book one of the Spirit of Washington Mother’s Day cruises today. Each Mom will receive a spring flower and complimentary glass of juice, soda or a mimosa!

If traveling far, plan your stay with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.

  • The Spirit of Washington Mother’s Day Lunch Cruise will take place on Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 10:30am - 12:30pm. Click here to learn more.
  • The Spirit of Washington Mother’s Day Afternoon Lunch Cruise will take place on Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. Click here to learn more.
  • The Spirit of Washington Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise on Sunday, May 11, 2014 will tale place from 7:30pm – 10:30pm. Click here to learn more.

Book one of the Spirit of Washington Mother’s Day cruises and celebrate Mother’s Day on the water at this special event in Washington, DC!

04/08/2014

Save the Date for the 7th Annual National Harbor Wine & Food Festival!

National Harbor Wine & Food Festival

Get your taste buds ready. The 7th Annual National Harbor Wine & Food Festival is May 3 & 4, 2014! Stop by the National Harbor Waterfront on the Potomac to enjoy over 150 different wines, beers and spirits in an “all-you-care-to-taste” affair.

While the title of the National Harbor Wine & Food Festival states only wine, the beloved annual event in Maryland promises much more. Guests can enjoy a wide range of adult beverages offered, sample and compared with the best selection guaranteed. The spring event in MD will also feature a special craft beer tasting BIER GARTEN experience, Whiskey & Bourbon Experience Lounge and a VIP pier experience.

Learn more about all of the exciting events, hands-on cooking demonstrations, wine pairings and more at the National Harbor Wine & Food Festival.

We welcome you to plan your stay with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. Visit our website and book our hotel, conveniently located near the 7th Annual National Harbor Wine & Food Festival.

03/25/2014

“Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape” at this year’s Easter Egg Roll in Washington, DC!

Easter Egg Roll in Washington DC

The beloved Easter Egg Roll in Washington, DC is almost here! Bring the entire family and enjoy endless fun at this Easter event near us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.

The 136th White House Easter Egg Roll
Monday, April 21st, 2014

With the theme, “Hope into Healthy, Swing into Shape,” the Easter Egg Roll in Washington, DC will encourage children to lead a healthy, active life in support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! Initiative. The annual White House event will take place on the South Lawn and feature plenty of family-friendly events for the whole family in DC. Dance around to live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and the Easter Egg Roll. Click here to learn more about the Easter Egg Roll in Washington, DC.

If traveling far, we hope you’ll stay with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. Our hotel is conveniently located near the DC metro line to ensure a convenient and stress-free travel to and from the Easter event. Visit our website to book your stay today.

03/18/2014

Mark your Calendar for Filmfest DC!

Filmfest DC

Film lovers, Filmfest DC is Washington, D.C.’s International Film Festival and is coming to our area this spring! Don’t miss the event in Washington, DC on April 17-27, 2014. Book your stay with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center and enjoy a quick and convenient trip on the metro line.

The 28th annual Filmfest DC returns with exciting new features, documentaries and shorts, which represent the best in new cinema from around the world. Be sure to check the Filmfest DC website often for updates and schedule information so you don’t miss out on any ticket sales, guest appearances and special events for Filmfest DC.

The film festival in Washington, D.C. will feature riveting and action packed films, a series of international comedies, films about what and how we eat, social justice issues around the world and a World View section. Learn more by clicking here.

At the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, we are conveniently located just steps from the DC metro line. Plan your stay with us and enjoy affordable rates and luxurious accommodations just outside the city. Book your stay today.

03/11/2014

Check the Washington Nationals Season Schedule & Plan your stay today!

Washington Nationals Season Schedule

The Washington Nationals are getting ready to step up to the plate and swing for the fences at National Park. Browse the Washington Nationals season schedule and plan a day at the ballpark this MLB 2014 season.

Home Opener for the Washington Nationals is against the Braves, April 4, 2014 at 1:05pm. The Washington Nationals season schedule includes:

Nationals vs. Braves on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 7:05pm
Nationals vs. Braves on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 1:35pm
Nationals vs. Marlins on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 7:05pm
Nationals vs. Marlins on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7:05pm
Nationals vs. Marlins on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 4:05pm
Nationals vs. Cardinals on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7:05pm
Nationals vs. Cardinals on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7:05pm
Nationals vs. Cardinals on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 1:05pm
Nationals vs. Cardinals on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 1:35pm

Click here to view the complete Washington Nationals season schedule.

We’ve voted a Washington Nationals home game one of our favorite spring events in Washington, DC. Plan your stay at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center and discover why a ballgame is one of the best things to do in DC this spring.

03/04/2014

Book our Hotel for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, March 20-April 13!

National Cherry Blossom Festival

There’s no better way to kick off the spring season than at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. The beloved spring event will be taking place on March 20-April 13, 2014. We invite all visitors to plan their stay at our Washington DC/Rockville hotel for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. We’re located just steps from the metro line.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is jam-packed with great events for the entire family. Take a ride on the Tidal Basin Paddle Boats to view the Japanese Cherry Trees from the water or visit the National Building Museum for a two-day family event in DC featuring hands-on activities and performances on March 22-23, 2014.

The beloved event in Washington, DC will officially kick off with the National Cherry Blossom Opening Ceremony on March 22, featuring world-class entertainment from the US and Japan. The event at The Warner Theatre will welcome springtime in Washington, DC and celebrate the anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan to our country. Learn more about the history of the National Cherry Blossom Festival by visiting the website.

If traveling far and looking for hotels near the National Cherry Blossom Festival, we invite you to plan your stay at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. Our website has more information regarding our spacious accommodations, affordable rates and convenient location. Visit our website today.

02/18/2014

Important Details for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Washington, DC!

St. Patrick's Day Parade in Washington DC

The 43rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Washington, DC is fast approaching! The annual St. Patrick’s Day event will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Here are the important details that you’ll need to know before planning your visit for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Washington, DC.

For those looking for the best ways to travel into the city for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Washington, DC, the parade route is easily accessible from the Federal Triangle, Archives-Navy Memorial and Smithsonian metro stations.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Washington, DC will be Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 12:00pm. The parade route will proceed down Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, N.W. The grandstands will be located between 15th nd 16th streets and a great way to watch the parade! Grandstand Tickets for the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Washington, DC are now on sale. Click here to learn more.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Washington, DC is a beloved event in our nation’s capital. Learn more by visiting the DC St. Pat’s Parade website.

If visiting from out of town and looking for the best hotel accommodations for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Washington, DC, we welcome you to plan your stay at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. We are located just steps from the metro line! Book your stay today.

02/11/2014

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & ½ in Washington, DC!

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in Washington DC

You’ve been training hard. Now the day is almost here! Pack your sneakers and head to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & ½ in Washington, DC, set to take off on March 15, 2014. Keep reading to find out all of the important details for the racing event in DC and plan your stay today.

The 3rd annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & ½ Marathon in Washington, DC will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Constitution Avenue, while the starting location for the Mini Marathon will be at RFK Stadium.

Once the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon & CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Half Marathon begins, participants will take a rockin’ 26.2 or 13.1 mile journey on revamped courses through Washington, DC. Live bands and cheer squads will line the course and the day will end with a post race finish line concert!

Note: There will also be a Sneaker & Clothing Donation. Click here to view the course map and learn more important details regarding registration info and more for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & ½ in Washington, DC.

Good luck to all participants! We welcome you to plan your stay for the DC running event with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. Our hotel is conveniently located near the Metro line and just a ride away from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & ½ in Washington, DC.

02/04/2014

Celebrate President’s Day Weekend in DC – Here’s your Guide!

President's Day Weekend in DC

If looking for things to do this President’s Day Weekend in DC, we have your guide to the best President’s Day Weekend events taking place in Washington, DC. Pay tribute to our nation’s presidents with special observances taking place around the nation’s capital and enjoy a relaxing and memorable President’s Day Weekend getaway just minutes from us in DC.

Here are a few suggestions for your 2014 President’s Day Weekend stay:

Lincoln Memorial: Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is February 12th. The city will be honoring Abraham Lincoln on that day with a Presidential wreath laying ceremony and dramatic reading of the “Gettysburg Address” from 1-3pm.

Mount Vernon: Celebrate George Washington’s birthday with a three-day birthday celebration at Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens on February 15-17, 2014.

Stop by Madame Tussauds and explore the US Presidents Gallery. The family-friendly museum in DC is home to wax figures of all 44 U.S. Presidents.

George Washington Birthday Parade, the country’s largest President’s Day Parade in Old Town Alexandria, is taking place on February 17, 2014 from 1-3pm.

Experience all this and more during your President’s Day Weekend getaway in DC. If looking for the best hotels for your Presidents Day Weekend stay in Washington, DC, we invite you to plan your weekend stay with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, just steps from the metro line. Visit our website to learn more.