Have a roaring-good time when you take it back to the 1920s.
Take an afternoon tour of the Woodrow Wilson House Museum, a lovely Georgian Revival Style mansion that chronicles President and Edith Wilson’s “Washington Years” in the nation’s capital with furnishings and artifacts from the era like flapper dresses and zinc sinks. The Wilsons moved to this Kalorama neighborhood home, now on Embassy Row, in 1921 shortly after leaving office.
Stop for dinner at the nearby Darlington House, and warm up with Italian creations like tortellini stuffed with butternut squash or savor fresh flavors like grilled whole orata and line-caught salmon.
Grab a drink at the modern speakeasy bar The Gibson, located on U and 14th streets. One of the hottest underground venues in town, make sure to call in advance to ensure you get a seat at this “no standing allowed” bar.
Spend the night in style in the newly-renovated Jefferson Hotel, one of DC’s most elegant boutique properties. Housed in a historic apartment building that dates to 1923, the hotel reopened in August 2009 after a complete luxury makeover.