1111 30th St. NW, Washington, D.C., (800) 348-7203
Drive time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
The scoop: This affluent D.C. suburb was and is home to presidents and other dignitaries. With a laid-back charm, it’s just an easy Metro hop from all of the capital’s major monuments and museums. The hotel offers the comforts of home in apartment-style suites, ranging from cozy studios to spacious two-story townhouses.
Amenities: Suites have fully equipped kitchens, and breakfast is included. Some rooms have Jacuzzis.
Don’t miss: Lace up your skates—or rent a pair—for a twirl around Georgetown’s 11,800-square-foot Washington Harbour Ice Rink. Lessons are available. On Friday evenings, catch some spirited legend and lore during Free Tours by Foot’s “Ghosts of Georgetown” walk.