… “A fully detached house is rare in Georgetown. In even the nicest rowhomes in this part of town, you can always just barely hear your neighbors through the walls, clinking their silver against their fine china and talking about capital gains or steel tariffs or whatever people talk about in Georgetown. This detached Federal stands entirely alone, though, much like you did that one time your ex took you to their office Christmas party and then disappeared for like forty minutes.”
It’s hard to get bored in a city like Washington, but long December nights can make it hard to muster the motivation to get out of the house. These are some events to plan for once the sun goes down.
Go Ice Skating
If you’re looking to stay active in the cold, swing by one of the city’s scenic ice rinks. The famed Watergate Hotel has a rooftop rink with hot drinks and snacks along with views of much of D.C. Nearby, there’s the Washington Harbour ice rink, a good base location for shopping and exploring the streets and lights of Georgetown. Or gather at the National Gallery of Art for a session at the popular sculpture garden ice rink, overlooking the National Archives. … 4 FESTIVE ACTIVITIES FOR DECEMBER NIGHTS
… “Inside, the entry level living room is sprawling and bright, and opens onto the outdoor patio, so if your teenager comes downstairs one night to show you a brochure for the expensive art college he wants to go to where they don’t give grades or degrees, you can take the brochure, walk outside, and throw it over the hedge into the neighbor’s firepit.”
Yet another Petworth funeral home is set to be converted to dwellings, news which naturally makes you wonder if you’d be comfortable living in a former mortuary. We’re all enlightened people here, but at some point you’re going to be lying in bed at night and, while Netflix is buffering, it will suddenly occur to you that you’re lying in the exact spot where they used to drain gallons of blood from dead bodies. Is it superstitious to think that that sort of thing might leave a mark, metaphysical or otherwise? … WOULD YOU LIVE IN A FORMER FUNERAL HOME? YOU PROBABLY ALREADY DO
Like it or not, it’s already the middle of November. That means the official start of winter is just over a month away, and brisk nights seem like they are already here to stay. If the changing season has you yearning for a festive activity, look no further than the rooftop at the sleek Watergate Hotel (2650 Virginia Ave. NW). … SKATE OVER TO THE WATERGATE HOTEL’S ROOFTOP ICE RINK AND BAR