Boo at the Zoo at the National Zoo in DC

Halloween events in DC include hauntingly good fun for the whole family at the zoo.

Halloween events in the DC area get better every year, and 2015 is no exception. If you're in search of fun and unique events for children in DC this Halloween, don't miss the annual Boo at the Zoo celebration. Trick-or-treaters can visit the National Zoo dressed in their Halloween best October 23 through 25, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., where treats are in store for the whole family.
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Explore the Halloween-themed hay maze, the decorated trails, the scarecrow field and the first-ever pumpkin decorating contest. You'll also enjoy new additions that include an entertainment stage with live musicians, jugglers and a terrifyingly talented DJ spinning some of your favorite haunting melodies. All that exploration and dancing doesn't come without rewards; there will be more than 40 treat stations set up throughout the zoo to dispense traditional Halloween favorites, and there's even a Whole Foods Market for some delicious, healthy alternatives.

The biggest attraction is the animals, of course. You and your family can visit the Ed-zoo-cation Stations to get up close and personal with some of the most famous residents and their keepers. You'll see lions and tigers, say "Hello" to the giant pandas and even meet some creatures that only come out at night. Get more information about admissions for this year's Boo at the Zoo at the National Zoo in DC via the zoo's website.

While you're in town, you'll find family-friendly accommodations at the The Fairfax at Embassy Row. Our luxury suites offer all of the comforts of home, and we're within walking distance of the metro line to all the attractions in the DC area, including the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the beautiful National Zoo. Book your reservation today, and don't forget to ask about more fun things to do in DC for Halloween.

Hosting the Holidays at The Fairfax at Embassy Row

Use our venue space in Washington DC to throw a holiday party no one will ever forget!

There are dozens of things on your mind and on your checklist around the holidays. The last thing you want to worry about is finding the right space for your holiday party. When you plan parties and meetings at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, you get everything you need under one roof and take some of the worries off your mind. As long as you have an idea about the number of people on your guest list, you can easily book a room large enough for a family get-together or a corporate party for your business associates.

Fairfax Holiday Venue

With six meeting rooms, you can rest assured that we offer the space you need. Our largest meeting space is approximately 2,600 square feet in size and can hold even the largest of groups. Some might opt for the Capital Room, which has an elegant and traditional look, but you'll also find meeting spaces that are more modern for your group. Your out-of-town guests will feel more relaxed because they can reserve 1 of 259 guest rooms with us for after the party.

Here at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, we know that holiday party planning in Washington DC is often difficult. Not only do you need to decide on a guest list and find a venue, but you must also deal with ordering or preparing food, taking care of music and decorating too. Let us take some of those worries and hassles off your mind. We can work with you to ensure that your guests have everything they need and that your party is a smashing success.

Come in and chat with us to plan the perfect holiday party for a group of any size or submit your Request for Proposal right here! RFP

Taste of DC 2015 Is Coming in October

Try the Taste of DC Wine Walk, Beer Garden, and plenty of great food this fall.

Outstanding food, an array of beer and wines, live entertainment and demonstrations from chefs pack two amazing days at the Taste of DC. Running on Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11, 2015, this lively food festival features over 40 of local eateries, 10 food trucks, and more than 50 beers and wines available over four blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC. The festival entrance is located at 7th St NW and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, and, with three metro stations only a few blocks away, getting to and from the festival is a breeze.

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Exhibiting restaurants this year include Ambar, Crave, Morton’s Steakhouse, Po Boy Jim, Smoke & Barrel and plenty more. The variety of food available makes the festival a great way to get out and sample some of the city’s finest fare all in one location. Admission tickets include a drink voucher, and a free rice, noodle or salad bowl from ShopHouse that you can use after the festival. Additional drink tickets can be used to purchase beverages at the Wine Walk and at the Beer Garden, where you can enjoy live music at the Taste of DC Beer Garden Music Stage while sampling the craft beers on offer this year. On Saturday, make sure to check out the fourth annual Ben’s Chili Bowl World Chili Eating Championship. The whole weekend is full of great food, with each vendor offering a selection from their menu, including tasting portions so you can sample a wide variety all in one fantastic weekend.

The Fairfax at Embassy Row is excited for the return of this great food festival to Washington, DC. After the festival closes down for the night, relax in one of our luxurious, Georgian-style rooms and enjoy the comforts that our thoughtful amenities provide.

Washington International Horse Show Trots Into DC October 20

The district jumps into competition with one of the country's largest equestrian events at Verizon Center Washington DC.

WIHSGet set for a week of classic horsemanship with a modern twist at the Washington International Horse Show. This annual competition features some of the finest equestrian exhibitions in the country as well as entertainment for the whole family. It's East meets West as riders from across the country compete in this six day event that opens on October 20, and culminates with the $125,000 Longines FEI World Cup TM Jumping and the President's Cup Grand Prix on the 24th.

In between official events and exhibitions, you can enjoy shopping, dining, and crafts at venues set up throughout the Verizon Center. The event is split into day and evening sessions that run from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Each day features a theme and attractions that are dedicated to honoring great American traditions, including Barn Night at WIHS. Another highlight includes Military Night at WIHS, which is a salute to all four branches of our military. Special discounts are available when you present a valid military ID.

The kids will also have plenty to do, both inside and outside the venue. In fact, Saturday is Kid's Day at WIHS, a free, family-friendly celebration complete with pony rides and other activities. Come for the thrill of competition and the exhilaration of one of the world's great sporting pastimes, and stay for the pageantry of the awards and closing ceremonies on October 25th.

If you're planning to be in Washington, D.C., for the event, book a room with us at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. We're a luxury accommodation close to all of the events as well as many sightseeing sights around the DC metro area. You can learn more on our website.

Experience Authentic Local Music at PorchFest Washington DC

Get Ready to Dance at PorchFest in the Adams Morgan Neighborhood of Washington, DC.

PorchFest Washington DC

One of the most vibrant and innovative musical happenings you will find anywhere is PorchFest Washington DC, an event where local musicians turn their porches into performance spaces for the benefit of the whole neighborhood. There will be two such events in the nation's capital this fall. The second annual Rhode Island Avenue PorchFest will take place on September 26, 2015, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The following weekend, Adams Morgan PorchFest will take place on October 3, 2015, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. These events are presented by Cultural Tourism DC, a nonprofit organization that promotes neighborhood improvement, cultural diversity and civic pride.

PorchFest's slogan is “Not House Music, Music at Houses!” This reflects the eclectic variety of musical styles that are represented at these events. Some of the genres you can expect to hear emanating from porches on Rhode Island Avenue and the Adams Morgan neighborhood include Latino, jazz, indie rock, R&B, blues, pop, classical, children's music and reggae. You can be certain that whatever your musical tastes, you will find something that's right up your alley.

If you are in search of a comfortable place to stay in one of the liveliest neighborhoods in Washington DC, The Fairfax at Embassy Row is an ideal option. Our hotel is centrally located in the Dupont Circle area, and is close to many fine restaurants, shops and popular attractions such as the Smithsonian Institute, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The White House and the Washington Monument. Some of the amenities you will find at our hotel include a fitness center that's always open; a business center with fax, printing and scanning; and in-room dining options. Reserve your room or suite at The Fairfax at Embassy Row now so you can enjoy PorchFest and other exciting fall events in Washington, DC.

Enjoy DC Fashion Week in Washington DC This September

The DC Fashion Week H Street Festival Fashion Show presents a look into 2016 collections.

It's exciting to be at the center of the international couture industry and see talented, emerging designers showing their upcoming collections. The DC Fashion Week International Couture Collections Show is the place to be to stay in tune with the latest trends.

DC Fashion Week in Washington DC will take place from Wednesday, September 23, through Sunday, September 27.

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DC Fashion Week Spring/Summer Collections for 2016, but you will find a variety of activities at the shows. The Opening Night at Yards Park event will have pop-up retail shops, a special guest designer and live entertainment.

The place to be on Thursday is the networking event of the season. This mixer is a chance to meet the industry movers and shakers. A jewelry and accessory show is part of the evening, and you can see the latest trends for completing your fashion look in 2016.

The Haute and Modesty Fashion Show on Friday is one that does require tickets, so be sure to plan ahead to attend this event. Saturday is the evening for the Metropolitan Emerging Designers and Indie Artists Showcase event. This will be perhaps the first chance to see a designer catching fire as the emerging designers from the United States show off their best work. The night also includes guest musical performances in tune with the new looks.

Sunday is the finale of the week with its coveted International Couture Collections Show. Tickets are a must, and there are VIP tickets with added benefits such as front-row seating, a deluxe gift bag and a champagne toast.

The Fairfax at Embassy Row welcomes fashion lovers from around the world to this fabulous event. We congratulate all of the designers and fashion houses and extend our best wishes for a stunning fashion year!

See our Nation's Capital on Foot with WalkingTown DC Tours!

Find the best guided walking tours in Washington DC.

WalkingTown DC

Washington DC has a large number of famous attractions and landmarks as well as some fascinating lesser known places to visit. WalkingTown DC offers more than 50 walking tours in Washington DC that allow you to see everything up close and learn more about the nation's capital. These tours are presented by Cultural Tourism DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing a variety of cultural resources and experiences to people from all backgrounds. Participants will have the chance to explore areas such as Dupont Circle, Herring Hill, Congress Heights and many other neighborhoods.

There are walking tours for people of all ages and fitness levels. There are lunchtime tours, after-work happy hour tours and weekend tours that last all day long. Some tours are stroller and wheelchair accessible. You will get a chance to gain a greater understanding of the city's rich history and its many diverse neighborhoods. Tours will be led by community leaders, experienced tour guides, historians and business owners who have expertise in different areas of the city. All tours are free and open to the public, but you must have a reservation to participate. These unique walking tours, which are equally appropriate for residents and visitors, will run September 19-27, 2015.

The Fairfax at Embassy Row, located in the lively Dupont Circle neighborhood, is a luxury boutique hotel that's ideal for experiencing everything Washington, DC has to offer. Our hotel, known for its outstanding service and elegant Georgian-style accommodations, is conveniently located to many of the city's most popular attractions. In addition to being a short walk from many fashionable shops and great restaurants, you are close to the Anderson House and the Phillips Collection. The hotel is also a short walk to the Dupont Circle Metro, giving you easy access to the entire city.

Experience AAA Hotel Savings in Washington DC

Luxury Collection Hotels with AAA saving provide you with the best travel deals.

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If you are going to be staying in the nation's capital, either for business or pleasure, you can enjoy AAA hotel savings in Washington DC at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, one of the city's most convenient and elegant hotels. This special offer, which is exclusively for AAA members, allows you to save 20 percent off our best available rates, and is available any day of the week, though you must stay at least two nights to be eligible. Complimentary high-speed Internet access is included with this offer. Packages must be reserved by September 7, 2015.

The Fairfax at Embassy Row is a luxury hotel in the fashionable Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington DC. This area is within walking distance to many great restaurants and boutiques. When you stay at our hotel, you will also be very close to the Dupont Circle Metro, making it easy to get to many of the city's most famous attractions, including the Lincoln Memorial, National Mall and the White House.

Our guest rooms come with amenities such as a flat screen TV, queen or king beds, Luxury Collection bedding and views of nearby attractions such as the National Cathedral. Luxury Collection hotels come equipped with features that are convenient for both business travelers and people who are in town to explore the city. You can maintain your workout routine at our fitness center, which features free weights, treadmills and Lifecycles. If you are on a business trip or want to stay in touch with people back home, you will appreciate the functions of our Business Center, which has three workstations and offers equipment for faxing, scanning and copying.  We hope you will take advantage of this AAA HotDeal now!

Sprint to Triumph at The Nation's Triathlon!

Join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society this September to bike, swim and run for charity!

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The Nation's Triathlon on September 13, 2015. This event is unlike any other because athletes are encouraged to marvel at the nation's monumental treasures as they sprint ahead to the finish line! The 10th Annual Events DC Nation's Triathlon is waiting for everyone to sign up and participate to support cancer research!

The triathlon starts at the West Potomac Park Washington DC. Whether you're an athlete or a spectator, this sprint and Olympic competition is a sight to see each year. Watch competitors swim in the famous Potomac River, then hop onto a bike. They'll move quickly around Washington D.C. as spectators line the streets. You definitely want a good spot to see all the racers fly past. The Nations Triathlon Washington DC continues with a race by foot, culminating in a spectacular time at the finish line.

Preceding the triathlon is a Fitness Expo that visitors don't want to miss. Learn all about healthy living and the efforts and progress the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society makes every day in cancer research. The Expo isn't the only source of excitement surrounding the event. Racers at the finish line can relax with a massage at the Finish Line Festival. Everyone can enjoy some food and drinks to celebrate the triathlon's success.

With such a busy weekend, participants and spectators need a place to relax. Book a room with us at the The Fairfax at Embassy Row. Our distinct property offers a prime location in Dupont Circle while remaining true to D.C. architectural history with our gorgeous interiors. Lay back on our huge beds and enjoy comfort and luxury both before and after the event. You'll want to be well rested to explore the rest of Washington D.C. with friends and family.

The National Book Festival Takes on Washington

The 15th Annual National Book Festival returns to the Nation's Capital.

National Book FestivalThe year marks the 15th anniversary of the National Book Festival in Washington, DC!  Sponsored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Festival was created by former First Lady Laura Bush, and its purpose is to gather the nation's best-selling authors and most avid readers together in one location in order to facilitate discussions, book signings and other literary activities. Because this year also marks the 200th anniversary of the Library of Congress' acquisition of Thomas Jefferson's own library, the motto of the Library of Congress National Book Festival is the U.S. president's quote, "I Cannot Live Without Books," a theme that thoroughly encapsulates the spirit of the avid book lovers who will be in attendance.

The Washington DC book festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, September 5 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The National Book Festival is free and open to the public and welcomes everyone who loves to read. Until 6 p.m. on the day of the event, authors will be in designated pavilions where they will be holding panel discussions and book signings. Afterward, there will be a number of special events including a Graphic Novels Super Session, a poetry slam and a brand-new pavilion focusing solely on romance fiction.

The event extends well into the evening, and because it is free and open to the public, it should be a busy event. We encourage you to book your reservations in advance with us at the The Fairfax at Embassy Row. Make early reservations to have peace of mind with regard to time and traffic. You'll be able to enjoy the event completely knowing you have comfortable accommodations waiting for you once it ends. We can't wait to welcome you, fellow book lovers!