Spring is just around the corner — Why not fly privately, first-class with Aero Charter to the nation’s capital: Washington D.C.! Whether you’re specifically traveling to see the famous historical sights, venturing to try standup paddleboarding on the Potomac River, or even hold an important meeting, spring in Washington D.C. will not disappoint.
Why Aero Charter Clients Love Washington D.C.
We love to visit Washington D.C. in the spring because it’s the perfect season for the best weather. You’ll miss the humid summer heat and the bitter winter storms, but more importantly, spring is when the city is awash with blooming cherry blossom trees, and the U.S. Capitol is surrounded by tulips. Rich in history, clothed in colorful blooms, the spectacular sights will astonish curious young minds as well.
What to Do in Washington DC
Washington D.C., our nation’s capital, is a unique blend of history and modernity. It also boasts an international culture with numerous embassies. You will not find a city like this anywhere else in the United States. And, no matter what time of year you visit Washington D.C., there’s something for everyone.
Attend the Cherry Blossom Festival
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the world-famous National Cherry Blossom Festival, which takes place from the end of March to mid-April (depending on the blooming season). Experience the magic of the cherry trees throughout the city, especially the Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Be sure to check out The National Park Service’s prediction for when the peak bloom will occur.
Visit the Museums & Archives
Washington D.C. is full of free, world-renowned museums including the Smithsonian Institution which consists of 21 museums, galleries, and the National Zoo.
Bringing together art, culture, history, and science, the collection of knowledge housed in the Smithsonian Museums is a feat worth exploring. Some of the museums include:
- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at National Air and Space Museum
- National Museum of Natural History
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- National Museum of the American Indian
- National Portrait Gallery
The museums are located on the National Mall and serve as a natural starting point to your historical tour in Washington D.C.
While the National Archives Museum is not a part of the Smithsonian Institute, if you’re enthralled by history, specifically the stories, theories, and evolving political plays and documental records of our country, you may be interested in hiring a private guide to tour the archives.
Tour the Monuments and Memorials
The Capitol and other monuments and memorials include the iconic Thomas Jefferson Memorial which is beautiful to observe at sunset. The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, designed by Henry Bacon, captures the Washington Monument proudly. The National Mall houses many great treasures and is full of rich history.
If you cross the Potomac River on the renowned Arlington Memorial Bridge, you can experience the changing of the guards at the grave of the unknown soldier in the heart of Arlington Cemetery. This solemn ceremony provides a unique and mixed sense of country pride and loss as the silence fills the air.
Shop in Georgetown
Georgetown is known for its beautiful historic architecture as it’s the oldest neighborhood in Washington D.C. With scenic views, high-class eateries, and a plethora of shopping, Georgetown is worth a visit. M Street in Georgetown is most known for its boutique-lined streets and connects visitors from Foggy Bottom and downtown D.C. to the Key West Bridge that connects Washington D.C. to Virginia.
Best Places to Eat in Washington D.C.
Washington D.C., as with any metropolitan area, offers a wide range of dining experiences. But with frequent visitors to Capitol Hill, you will discover unprecedented dining options.
Rose’s Luxury for dinner offers a unique dining experience. Named after the chef’s grandmother who was the first to be born in the United States after the family immigrated from London, Rose’s Luxury is known for its delicious menu, lovely presentations, famed hospitality, and vibrant atmosphere. We recommend Chef Gerard’s poached lobster in this cozy setting.
You will also need to stop by Vue at the Hotel Washington. The rooftop bar specializes in cocktails and uses local, farm-fresh ingredients for its surf and turf menu. The elevated atmosphere offers a panoramic view including the White House and the Washington Monument.
Another unique dining experience you will discover in the heart of Washington D.C.’s theatre district is dinner at the Dirty Habit. Surrounded by unique architecture, the Dirty Habit offers a sophisticated vibe. The modern and upscale artistic cocktail bar offers creative, photogenic cocktails and unique dishes. We highly recommend you take some time to lounge in the outdoor sitting area with roaring fireplaces to warm you up on a cool spring evening.
If you’re ready to get away from the bustling crowds of downtown for a few hours, there is a beautiful winery an hour’s drive from downtown D.C. in Clifton, VA called Paradise Springs. Or, if you’re not interested in venturing too far away from your home base, you can opt to experience the first winery in Washington D.C. itself, District Winery in the Navy Yard with quite the view of the Anacostia River.
Our final dining recommendation to celebrate a beautiful landmark entrenched in rich historical significance is to enjoy a dinner cruise on the Potomac River. Take off from The Wharf and enjoy a freshly caught dinner, drinks, and desserts.
Best Places to Stay in Washington D.C.
With Capitol Hill on the horizon, there is no want for luxurious hotels in Washington D.C. near historical attractions.
The Mandarin Oriental is centrally located on D.C.’s Southwest Riverfront. Featuring five-star luxury in every sense of the term — from elegant rooms to excellent dining and a world-class spa — you’ll never want to leave.
The Hyatt House on the Wharf is just blocks away from the National Mall, surrounded by trendy restaurants, and offers an unobstructed view of the Washington Channel.
The Graham Georgetown is a luxury boutique hotel that boasts a well-known rooftop bar with views of historic Georgetown and monuments and landmarks. The hidden-away hotel is near the Potomac River which promises scenic views on your morning walks. This quaint hotel is in the heart of Washington D.C.’s historic district and offers a lovely mix of history, vibrance, and innovation.
Sofitel in Lafayette Square in Washington D.C. is also centrally located to the National Mall and only a 4-minute walk from the White House. The upscale, one-of-a-kind stay in this 1880 building offers a renowned art deco experience.
Private Plane Flights to Washington D.C.
With your travel plans in place, ensure you get to your spring break destination worry-free with Aero Charter, a top-of-the-line private plane company. Avoid the overcrowded Washington Dulles International Airport terminal lines and confusion, by flying on a private jet.
Aero Charter prioritizes your comfort and safety during your trip and helps you reach your destination on your schedule with no lines. You will shorten your travel time by avoiding delays and layovers. Keep it simple and grab your secure luggage directly after disembarking from your flight once you’ve reached your destination with Aero Charter’s private jets. It’s a travel experience like no other.
Are you ready to experience Washington D.C in the spring and travel with Aero Charter? Book a trip with us today to fly privately stress-free.