Walk by Robert Indiana’s famed AMOR sculpture and then hit the ice at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden. The summer fountain-turned winter ice rink costs just $8.50 per person for ice time and only $3 to rent skates.
Enjoy tasty tapas at La Tasca. During daily happy hours (4-7pm), select tapas are just $4 and sangria pitchers are $18.
Head north to the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (which are connected by an indoor courtyard with a soaring glass canopy) to see a portrait of satirist and Late Night host Stephen Colbert or the current exhibition, Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze (through July 10), which captures stars like Katy Perry, Brad Pitt and Serena Williams in a new light.
Rest your head at the Marriott Metro Center, conveniently located near all the area's main attractions.