December 2, 2022

Winter Activities in Tysons, VA

Experience the luxury hospitality of The Watermark Hotel in Tysons, Virginia this winter, and discover just how much there is to see and do this time of year in the D.C. metro area!

Indeed, there’s so much to see and do, we couldn’t possibly survey all of the possibilities that await you as our honored guest here in the Capital One Center. But we can highlight some representative examples! Here are some prime winter activities to enjoy while calling one of our upscale residential suites your home away from home.

Holiday Events & Activities in Tysons, VA & the Washington, D.C. Area

It’s no hyperbole to assert that the Washington, D.C. area is one of the best places in the country to mark the holiday season. Yuletide merriment and dazzlement abound here.

From our very own Holiday Tree down at Tysons Corner Center to the National Christmas Tree in President’s Park, for instance, you won’t have to hunt hard for sparkling, lit-up arboreal evocations of the season.

Take in D.C.’s Downtown Holiday Market, attend one of the Christmas concerts at the National Cathedral, or experience any one of the numerous holiday performances just steps from your accommodations at Capital One Hall, not least the Virginia National Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker on December 22nd. Or take a tour of historic Mount Vernon, which famously pulls out all the stops when it comes to holiday decorations.

Of course, wintertime holidays await further down the calendar as well. From the D.C. Chinese New Year Parade and the Freer Gallery’s Lunar New Year Celebration to the Peace Walk & Parade and other events on Martin Luther King Day, there’ll be much else to celebrate during the early weeks of 2023.

Ice Skating

All-ages winter fun doesn’t get much more classic than quality time on an ice-skating rink, right? You’ve got numerous choices readily accessible from your Watermark Hotel suite, not least the indoor rink at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and the Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, both in nearby Arlington, VA.

Outdoor Activities

Crisp (but usually not bone-chilling) temperatures make winter a fabulous time to get out and about in our region’s parks and preserves. Marvel at the wintry surge of the Great Falls of the Potomac, explore the paths of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, and admire the venerable hemlock groves and other pockets of mini-wilderness in the Potomac Gorge at Scott’s Run Nature Preserve.

Depending on recent weather, you might have some white stuff on the ground for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing—not to mention some good old-fashioned sledding!

Warming Up in World-Class Museums & Other Indoor Havens

If you’re judging the weather outside to be of the “frightful” variety, fear not: From concerts, stand-up comedy, and other live performances at the Capital One Hall to outstanding dining and shopping, our area comes chockablock with prime places to warm up.

And with luxury accommodations at The Watermark Hotel, you’ll find yourself within easy reach of the internationally renowned Smithsonian museums of Washington, D.C. You can happily lose hours within such superlative institutions as the National Museum of Natural HistoryNational Museum of the American Indian, the National Portrait GalleryNational Museum of African American History & Culture, and National Air & Space Museum—to name but a few examples.

Schedule a Winter Getaway to The Watermark Hotel in Tysons, VA

Whether you’re traveling to Tysons, VA on business, pleasure, or some combination thereof this winter, look no further than The Watermark Hotel for the perfect luxury accommodations. Our spacious and well-appointed residential suites within Capital One Center—not to mention on-site amenities such as Wren restaurant and The Aviary—ensure a stellar stay close to top seasonal attractions.