Welcoming Hilton Garden Inn Close to Washington, DC
Located about a 30-minute drive from the nation's capital, Loudoun County, Virginia is quickly becoming one of the East Coast's premier wine-growing regions. More than 20 carefully cultivated vineyards cover rolling hills and stretch alongside winding roadways past large estates. Situated smack-dab in the middle of Loudoun County, Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North provides a comfortable and convenient base for explorations of both Virginia wine country and Washington, DC.
Everything about the hotel's inviting guest rooms seems designed to soothe—from the contemporary, cream-colored palette and plush, customizable mattress to the total absence of in-room howler monkeys. Downstairs, there's a heated indoor pool and an onsite restaurant, the Great American Grill, which offers a complimentary breakfast buffet including waffles, eggs, french toast, and coffee. The hotel's shuttle, available by reservation, picks up and drops off travelers at any destination within 5 miles.
Ashburn, Virginia: Pastoral Wine Country Minutes from Nation's Capital
The affluent city of Ashburn lies just east of Dulles International Airport and a half-hour drive from DC. The area's two dozen or so wineries offer tastings of local vintages as well as tours providing a glimpse into the inner workings of their grape-growing operations.
Then, of course, there's DC—home to landmarks such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Martin Van Buren obelisk, distinguished by its giant muttonchops. The city also boasts a thriving theater scene. The award-winning Shakespeare Theatre Company stages vibrant productions of works by the Bard and other classic authors. The troupe's current offering is an edgy, youthful take on The Two Gentlemen of Verona.