Activities & Attractions

Explore the national treasures of Washington, D.C., and historic landmarks of Georgetown when staying at Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown. Nestled beside the historic C&O Canal in the heart of Georgetown, our intimate luxury hotel is just one block from the remarkable shops on Wisconsin and M Streets and the Washington Harbour. The hotel is easily accessible from The Kennedy Center, Business and Financial Districts, Smithsonian Institute museums, the National Monument, The National Mall, and the White House. The intimate Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown will provide a top-tier retreat for the discerning world traveler, positioning guests between the center of culture, shopping, dining, and the headquarters of international policy and finance.

Renwick Gallery

Expand your horizons with the many art exhibitions featured in Washington, D.C. The Renwick Gallery is a brand new collection of contemporary craft and decorative art with one of the finest and most extensive collections of its kind, and is now home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection. The Renwick building is the first ever displayed collection of Second Empire architecture in America. The opening exhibition titled, “WONDER” features nine major contemporary artists. Located just steps from The White House, the highly anticipated Renwick Gallery is now open to the public to view.

WASHINGTON D.C.’S VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND CRUISES

The best thing to hold onto in life is one another! Celebrate with your special loved one with a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend celebration on board the Odyssey, Washington, D.C.’s most luxurious cruising vessel. Dance to your heart’s content with live entertainment and fine dining along the Potomac River with the city skyline as your picturesque backdrop.

Choose from a Valentine’s Champagne brunch cruise or a Valentine’s dinner cruise from February 13th, 2016 - February 14th, 2016.

For reservations and inquiries, please contact your Personal Assistant at 202.617.2416 or email [email protected].

CAPELLA EASTER EGG HUNT

Gather together with your family and friends take part in our annual Capella Easter Egg Hunt! One golden egg will be placed in a unique location in Washington, D.C., every weekend, the four weeks leading to Easter Sunday on March 27th, 2016. Your mission is to keep a look out for a photo clue on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram every Sunday morning at 9am, which will give you a hint to where the golden Easter egg will be hidden. Once you’ve located the Golden Easter Egg, take a photo at the location and share your photo with us via FacebookTwitter or Instagram and be sure to use the hashtag #CapellaEasterEggHunt and tag us @CapellaDC to win! Once you open the Golden Egg you will find a contact number, call this number and one of our Capella D.C. service professionals will reveal your winning prize. 

Prizes will include overnight accommodations at our exceptional Capella properties. Good luck!
Capella Easter Egg Hunt Schedule

MOUNT VERNON BIKING TOUR

The 18.5-mile trail winds along the Virginia side of the Potomac River, with scenic views of Old Town Alexandria and the alluring Dyke Marsh along the way. Journey on your bike from Capella Washington, D.C. to Mount Vernon, and delight in a packed backpack lunch for you and your guest(s) as you venture to meet your Private Tour Guide at America’s most popular historic estate.

For reservations & inquiries please contact your Personal Assistant

Phone: (202) 617 2416

Email: [email protected]

The Washington Ballet

Capella Washington, D.C. has an exclusive partnership with the Washington Ballet, creating an experience to remember for our guests. You and your family will receive four tickets to The Nutcracker, a backstage tour at the Warner Theater and a chance to have an extremely rare adult/child walk-on role in the ballet. Should you prefer to appreciate the art rather than take part in it, Capella Washington, D.C. can offer you the Dance Studio Insider, granting complimentary access to the Washington Ballet open rehearsal events. You can also retain a more personal experience during private weekday studio rehearsals by simply requesting it from your Capella Personal Assistant.

For reservations & inquiries please contact your Personal Assistant

Phone: (202) 617-2416

Email: [email protected]

The Washington Harbor Ice Rink

Tis the season to be jolly!  Stay active this winter season at D.C.’s largest outdoor ice skating venue. At 11,800 sq. feet, the Washington Harbor Ice Rink in Georgetown offers a picturesque view of the Potomac River and is beautifully lit with holiday lights. Skate to your heart’s content through March.

The Washington Harbor Ice Rink hosts weekly skating events including:

  • Two for Tuesday Skate: 2 for 1 Admissions on Tuesday from 4 – 6pm
  • College Night Skate: Every Thursday, receive $2 off admission with a valid college ID
  • Cartoon Skate: Every Saturday morning from 10am – 12pm
  • Rock N’ Skate: Every Saturday night from 8 – 10pm

Whether you’re new to skating or advanced, ice skating lessons are available. Starting from ages three and up for all skill levels, The Washington Harbor proudly uses the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills program for its class curriculum.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Tuesday: 12pm - 7pm
  • Wednesday - Thursday: 12pm - 9pm 
  • Friday: 12pm - 10pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 10pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 7pm

For more information and inquires, please contact your Personal Assistant at [email protected] or at 202.617.2416.

Adults and Children alike can gather for a reading of the Night Before Christmas while enjoying milk & cookies and boozy hot chocolate for Mom and Dad. Kids can take away “reindeer food” to make sure Santa and his helpers get to enjoy a treat as well. All in-house guests will receive a stocking on their door that has small gifts and holiday treats.

RYE BAR COCKTAIL SERIES

Join us at the Rye Bar for a cocktail workshop, creating fun, seasonal cocktails tailored for summer or an evening with friends at home. 

Inclusive of five cocktail creations, passed canapés in the Rye Bar, 3-course dinner and cocktail pairing, and a special takeaway gift.

For reservations & inquiries, please contact Kelly Schneider at [email protected] or call (202) 617 2429.

Guided Tours

At Capella Washington, D.C., you can have your own unique perspective on the city by such opportunities as private guided tours of top cultural institutions around the city, country day trips to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the region’s vineyards, George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate across the Potomac River, and much more. Luis Colmenares, lead Personal Assistant, and his staff are happy to make arrangements for other cultural and sporting events and admittance to Washington’s many other renowned museums and historic landmarks as well.

For reservations & inquiries please contact your Personal Assistant

Phone: (202) 617 2416

Email: [email protected]

Capella Farmer's Market

At the Farmer's Market at Capella, guests and locals can expect to see fresh blackberries, eggplant, cucumbers, seasonal tomatoes, and so much more! You will find the Farmer's Market right outside our property, next to the historic C&O Canal. Come spend your Saturday morning with Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown and enjoy the local food movement by supporting our farmers.

Due to the Fall/Winter season, the Capella Farmers' Market will return in the Spring.

Our partnership with Northern Neck Farms comes with over 50 years of history. Northern Neck is located in the agriculturally rich region of Virginia, and Award-Winning Executive Chef, Frank Ruta, features a seasonal menu and ingredients sourced from the best local and regional farms of Northern Neck.

For inquiries, please contact: (202) 617 2416

Email: [email protected]

FASHION POP-UP SHOPS

Shop till you drop at Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown! You can have your own unique and tailored shopping experience with hands on personal stylist options from our fashion partners. Each Saturday in the front lobby from 10am – 2pm, in-house guests and locals can shop and choose from private collections and special viewings of new product lines from our specialty pop-up shops.

Partners have included: Kate Spade, Billy Reid, Ike Behar, Burberry, and Alexis Bittar.

For inquiries, please contact: (202) 617 2416

Email: [email protected]

FITNESS SERIES

Join Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown as we step into our fitness series! As we celebrate the end of summer, we welcome health and wellness being a driving force to help getting into the best version of ourselves. 

Fitness apparel pop-up shops will take place once a month along with a variety of different fitness classes, ranging from practicing yoga on our Rooftop, to a spin cycling demo, to a fitness training club. 

To complement the fitness series, Executive Chef Frank Ruta has created signature juices that can be found in The Grill Room and on our Rooftop Bar & Lounge. Let's get healthy together!

Partners have included: lululemon, Soul Cycle, and pilates and barre classes.