Things To Do In Washington D.C. In January
There is plenty to do in Washington DC after the holidays. If you want some fresh perspective, are in the mood to see, travel, and taste new things, Washington DC is the place to be. Let’s take a look at all the seasonal and regular offerings in DC this coming January.
Our first recommendation would be the Old Town Trolley Tour of Washington and the Arlington National Cemetery, which takes you to the heart of of historic Washington. This tour normally takes two to three hours to complete and you/your family will be picked up from the hotel (no need to travel to a meeting point to begin the tour). You can certainly take pictures and videos during the tour, and there is a gift shop onsite if you want to take home some souvenirs. Daily tours are available from 9 AM to 5 PM.
If you have something else planned in the morning to late afternoon, you can still catch a special guided tour that features the unique splendor of tourist attractions in Washington when the sun goes down. This tour is called “DC After Dark” and you will be visiting Union Station, Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and other historic sites as they bask in the unique glow of moonlight. Evening tours are special because historic sites certainly look different at night and this tour is simply a must if you’re interested in mobile photography, digital photography, etc. Daily tours are available starting from 6:30 PM to 9 PM.
If the cold weather is holding you back from the tours, perhaps you might be interested in the Einstein Planetarium IMAX at the National Air & Space Museum, where they are featuring Infinity Express, an attraction that features how space and the galaxies work. You will be taken from the home galaxy (Milky Way) all the way to the known ends of the visible universe. All this is accomplished using the one of a kind of dome technology that makes multimedia more immersive and real. Two films are available right now – Infinity Express and The Stars Tonight, Live: Open Your Eyes to the Skies. The Einstein Planetarium IMAX is open to guests from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Another indoor attraction to warm the soul and fight off the January cold is the Live Theater at Ford’s Theater. Live theater performances last two to three hours, complete with intermission numbers and handicap seating is certainly available. Schedule of performances vary, but shows are regularly held between 2 PM to 7:30 PM. If you love history, art and performance art, get your dose at the Ford’s Theater this January.
Thinking of visiting Washington, DC to extend your celebration into January? Why not stay at the The Fairfax at Embassy Row? The Fairfax is a premiere hotel that is one of the most accessible hotels for guided tours and sightseeing in the DC area. We offer warm suites, accommodating staff and seasonal offers to guests that are unmatched. Book today and enjoy Washington like never before.
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