The Best Ways to Spend a Group Weekend in DC

If you’re travelling with a group of friends, it can sometimes be difficult to find something to do that everyone enjoys. In this situation, it’s best to go back to the basics, and in DC you’re sure to find plenty of activities to suit every member of the group.

Sample the Restaurants

Everyone loves to try out new food, and the diverse restaurants in this city offer a huge variety of different cuisines. There’s everything from Asian Fusion to American Bistros, and different sections of the city have great reputations for the kind of foods that they boast. DC is a melting pot for many cultures and the kind of food that this creates makes this city an excellent place to eat.

Old Town Alexandria is one of the best places to find small restaurants with a cozy atmosphere. Their eateries usually boast some cosmopolitan drinks with a small town feel, which will suit almost every member of the party. For something more upscale, visitors can also try out Lafayette Square, which is adjacent to the White House. Here you’ll find the more formal restaurants that you may be looking for, with plenty of French influence on the menus.

See a Show

The Kennedy Center is known all over the world as one of the best places to go and see a show. They have musicals, operas and even children friendly shows that the entire group can go along to. This month they have the comedy Shear Madness, which puts viewers in a detective’s role to help solve a murder. It’s set in a modern day beauty salon and each character gives their testimonial to the crowd, but watch out for those with stories that don’t add up.

Take a Tour

A group tour is an excellent way to see the sights of this city, and with us this can be totally hassle free. As a group, you’ll be transported around the city to see many of the most famous Washington landmarks. It can be tricky to organize a group outing if you’re not accustomed to the city, so hop on one of our tour buses and let us do the hard work. We have many different Gray Line group tours to choose from so everyone can have their say and choose something they’ll enjoy.

Go Shopping

DC is a major city like any other and therefore boasts a great deal of stores to visit. Whether you go shopping in the high end Friendship Heights or artisanal shopping in Georgetown, there’s no end to the gifts and souvenirs. Capitol Hill has a market which is full of fresh fare and antiques, as well as the usual bric a brac. If you venture into Chinatown, you can find lots of hidden gems, with modern and older wares alike. Dupont Circle is the hipster area of the city and there are shops that cater to this aesthetic here with everything from art to furniture. Wherever you choose to go shopping, you’ll find one of a kind items and gifts to take back home.