Walk by Robert Indiana’s famed AMOR sculpture and then hit the ice at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden. The round ice rink costs just $8 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 Smithsonian American Art Museum to see (free of charge) the latest portrait of satirist Stephen Colbert or an exhibit like Portraiture Now: Staging the Self, a must-see that re-imagines the modern portrait.
Rest your head at the Marriott Metro Center, conveniently located near all the area's main attractions.