If you are forgoing the typical beachy, exotic honeymoon and opting for a more relaxed close-to-home getaway, Washington D.C. is a great place to celebrate your newlywed status — no passport required! With so much history and endless things to do, it's easy to say "I do" to D.C. Here are a few of our favorite mini-moon-worthy hotels in the nation's capital.
The Hay-Adams (Above)
You just can't beat the views offered at the 1920s-built Hay-Adams hotel in downtown Washington D.C. The hotel's plush rooms feature European linens, marble bathrooms, and private balconies. Some even offer awe-inspiring views of the White House, Lafayette Park, and St. John's Church. Go all out for your mini-moon by booking the celebrations package, which includes champagne, flowers, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and an in-room breakfast for two.
Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons
If you and your new hubby are history buffs, then the Four Seasons Washington D.C. is the hotel for you. The luxurious property is situated amid a slew of historical landmarks, delicious restaurants, nightlife spots, boutiques, art galleries, and museums. The best part? The hotel's spa allows you and your hubby to slip into monogrammed bathrobes and enjoy indulgent 80-minute massages at nighttime. The night spa package also includes dinner, flowers, and a bottle of bubbly. Talk about romantic!
Photo: Courtesy of Rosewood Hotel
Ideal for the couples who love to explore, the Rosewood Hotel Washington D.C. offers so much to do. Honeymooners can get a front row seat to see the Washington Ballet's private rehearsals, go on a biking tour along the Potomac River, or take a walking tour through the historic neighborhood of Georgetown. After a long day of exploring, you can head to the hotel's rooftop infinity pool and soak in the views of city landmarks like the Kennedy Center and the Washington Monument.
Photo: Courtesy of The Jefferson
Located just a short walk away from the White House, the Jefferson draws in newlywed couples for many reasons: Award-winning restaurants, a historic collection of antiques, a complimentary house car, and proximity to The Smithsonian and the National Zoo. To make the most out of your mini-moon, we suggest opting for the hotel's personalized weekend offer, which includes private tours of the Library of Congress, Washington's monuments, and International Spy Museum.
Photo: Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown
For couples who want to do nothing but relax, we suggest the posh Ritz-Carlton Georgetown for a mini-moon. Spend your morning brunching at the hotel's Degrees restaurant then enjoy a couple's massages in a private room at The Boutique Spa. End the day relaxing and eating s'mores by the cozy fireplace in The Living Room.