Archive for May 2015

A Summer Escape at Mount Vernon

Planning a summer escape to DC? Your to-do list is probably quite long. After-all, there’s a lot to do and see this season in Washington DC! You’ve undoubtedly got all the big ones covered: The National Mall, The Capitol, The Smithsonian, and of course touring the home of our nation’s president. But don’t forget about the area’s more hidden gems, like George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate.

This summer, Mount Vernon is giving you the chance to tour without the crowds. Take a glimpse at all they’re hosting:

Join renowned artist Steve Fleming in a two-day watercolor class on the beautiful grounds of Mount Vernon.

Enjoy a cocktail buffet and private tours of the mansion at this reception to support the Project Archivist position. The proceeds from this charity event will go towards helping “preserve the history of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.”

There’s no better place to sip wine and watch the sunset over the Potomac than at the home of George Washington. Another plus – it’s a private evening event, so no daytime crowds!

We think it’s only appropriate that you celebrate Father’s Day with the Father of our Country! Enjoy a George Washington presentation followed by a special Father’s Day BBQ.

Appropriately so, Mount Vernon Estate is hosting an all-day 4th of July event. Enjoy military reenactments, fireworks over the Potomac, birthday cake, and a “Red, White, and Blue” concert to celebrate the independence of our country!

These week-long adventures are designed for your little ones! They’ll learn about George Washington’s legacy though hands-on activities in archaeology, farming, gardening, spinning, and surveying.

Washington sure loved his whiskey! Learn all about how whiskey was created during Washington’s time followed by a whiskey tasting and dinner at the estate’s restaurant!

The Holiday Inn Express Alexandria-Fort Belvoir is located only 6 miles from the estate, making it one of the closest hotels to Washington’s Mount Vernon. We offer a special Mount Vernon Hotel Deal and are also located just minutes from your other favorite DC destinations! Call us at (888) 765-6704 or book your DC area room online before they fill up!

World Police & Fire Games 2015


The 2015 World Police & Fire Games is set to descend upon the Washington D.C. region June 26th – July 5th, 2015!

The World Police & Fire Games was born in 1985 thanks to the World Police & Fire Games Federation, a non-profit organization, run by the Californian Police Athletics Federation. Held biannually, the WPFG are a spectacular international sporting event that offers police officers, firefighters, customs and correction officers around the world an opportunity to showcase their athletic excellence in over 65 sporting events.

As the second largest multi-sport event on the planet, more than 12,000 participants will come from all over the world, representing 70 different countries to compete in 1,600 medal events across 62 sports. Some of those sports include events such as Archery, Baseball, Bowling, Biathlon, Cross Country, CrossFit, Darts, Dodgeball, Golf, Ice Hockey and much, much more!

For a better idea, check out this official video for 2015 Fairfax World Police & Fire Games:

Fairfax 2015: World Police & Fire Games

With a location that is nestled just outside the nation’s capital, our Washington DC hotel is perfectly suited to meet all of your needs during the 2015 World Police & Fire Games! From our Alexandria hotel amenities that includes free metro shuttle service to our complimentary breakfast each morning, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is enjoying yourself and your company.

Rooms are going fast so you’ll want to book your room for the Fairfax 2015 Police Games before it’s too late!

Wherever you’re traveling from, we can’t wait to have ya! Fairfax 2015 is going to be a memorable one.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival 2015

Save water and drink beer this summer at the National Harbor! Head to the Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival from June 19th-20th to enjoy an entire weekend of “beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, and bbq eatin’.” The festival offers 5 different admission options, allowing you to participate in whatever you fancy! Here’s what’s on tap this year:

  • A souvenir glass for tastings
  • Massive BBQ selection of pulled pork, ribs, brisket, chicken, sausage, and all the fixin’s you could want
  • Cigar tent
  • Food and drink exhibits
  • Constant live music
  • Free T-Shirts for the first 100 guests
  • Unlimited all you can taste samples of beer and bourbon

Yes, you read that correctly…UNLIMITED samples of beer and bourbon. That’s 60 beers and 40 bourbons awaiting you at this all-you-care-to-taste affair. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to sip and sing along to the festival’s eclectic live music selection.

This event is suited for rain or shine, with re-entry stamps allowing you to come and go as you please, and part of the proceeds benefitting the Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation. Seriously though, how could you say no?

You’ll need a DC area hotel to spend the night in, and the Holiday Inn Express Alexandria- Fort Belvoir is located just 6 minutes from the National Harbor. Kick start your morning with our complimentary breakfast before heading off to your fun-filled day. Call us at 888-765-6704 to book your hotel near the National Harbor before rooms fill up!