At Modern Luxury, connection and community define who we are. We use cookies to improve the Modern Luxury experience - to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also may share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. We take your privacy seriously and want you to be aware that we have recently made changes to our Privacy Policy, which can be found here.


What to Do in D.C. This Month

By Kate Oczypok | January 15, 2018 | Lifestyle

The weather this season has certainly been frightful, but luckily the city has some delightful choices for getting out and about even when it’s downright frigid outside.

Ice-Skating at The Watergate


The Watergate hotel roof is now home to a synthetic ice rink. The ice rink offers 360-degree views of the city and for post-skating, The Next Whisky Bar Igloos. The igloos are 12-foot heated domes on the outdoor terrace of The Next Whisky Bar. Guests can add four experiences to their igloo reservation like a three-course dessert tasting menu or a whisky flight with a burger and cigar.

Hot Chocolate at Co Co. Sala

The city’s premiere restaurant and chocolate boutique is home to some delicious hot chocolate. Choose from dark, white, milk, peanut butter or salted caramel flavors for a warm and cozy treat. Pair them with a chef’s five-course dessert experience for the ultimate winter night out.

Cocktails at POV at The W Hotel


The W Hotel’s rooftop bar and lounge is the perfect option for a fun night out with friends. Their seasonal beverage menu includes cocktails like “The Side Chic,” made with Martell VSOP, maple and lemon and the “Spiced Daiquiri,” with Mount Gay rum, Mezcal, lime and ancho pepper.

Mardi Gras at the Wharf

Enjoy a Mardi Gras parade down Wharf Street and celebrate at the Pearl Street bars.

See "On Your Feet!"


Gloria Estefan’s rousing stage musical about her real-life story of coming to America with her husband Emilio is at the Kennedy Center through January.

Take a Day Trip up to Ski at Whitetail

January is learn to ski or snowboard month at Whitetail. There are also monthly ladies’ days too, with breakfast and lunch, and morning and afternoon instruction.

Celebrate Winter's End with Justin Timberlake


Justin Timberlake recently announced a tour to promote his new album Man of the Woods. He’ll be stopping in D.C. for a performance at the Capital One Arena on March 18th, just in time to mark the end of winter.