DC parents, if you haven’t yet checked out UrbanSitter, you’ve yet to realize how easy it is to find and book a fantastic babysitter. If you have already joined, we don’t need to tell you how convenient and liberating it is to book a sitter when you need one… but, perhaps you do need a little encouragement to get out and have some fun without the kids.
Even if you missed the Inaugural Ball, there are plenty of things to do in the Washington D.C. area this next month that make for good reasons to book a babysitter. Check these out, and get at least a few of them on your calendar to start the year off with a smile.
February 4- 10, 2013
Here’s a fantastic way to sample some of DC’s best restaurants without breaking the bank. More than 200 of the area’s finest restaurants are offering 3-course lunches for $20.13 and 3-course dinners for $35.13. It’s a wildly popular time to dine out so tables are nabbed quickly. Do your homework to see which restaurants are participating and make reservations well in advance. Here’s a list of participating spots.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
February 5 – 9, 2013
2 – 6 p.m.
Foodies rejoice! One of the largest food festivals in the Mid-Atlantic region is coming to DC. You’ll find about 600 wines from more than 100 wineries, seminars, tastings from some of the best local chefs, food pairings, dinners, and a signature event each evening. There’s also a Sommelier Showdown, an International Food Pavilion and a Beer Garden with American craft beers. In other words, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Girls’ Day at The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC
What’s better than a girls’ night out? A girls’ spa day. Melt away whatever’s left of your holiday stress with a pampering package from the gorgeous Four Seasons Resort Spa. Make a date with a few girlfriends and take advantage of the Spa Escape Promotion. You’ll each receive a complimentary Rejuvenating Mini Facial with your 50-minute or longer massage. Ideal for all skin types, this facial works to rehydrate and protect the skin from free-radical damage, diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and reduce pore size. To receive your complimentary facial, just mention the Spa Escape promotion when you book your massage treatment. Good through January 15th.
If you miss the Spa Escape Promotion, no worry. From January 15 to March 15th, the Four Seasons is offering a $40 complimentary food and beverage credit per person when you visit the Spa in a group of three or more and each purchase $300 in services. Excludes alcohol. Just make sure you mention the Group Spa Escape promotion when you make your appointment.
For reservations, please call the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, at (202) 944-2022.
Meeting Place: Pourhouse, 319 Pennsylvania Ave, SE. Washington DC.
February 9, 2013
12 – 4 pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a new way! Why not recruit your Valentine to join you for the Cupid’s Undie Run, a unique charitable event where participants run a 1.75 mile lap around the U.S. Capitol Building in their Valentine’s themed undies to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. We guarantee you’ll enjoy the people watching while burning some calories and helping a very worthy cause!
9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW, Washington, DC
February 17, 2013
Has it been awhile since you had a chance to enjoy some live music that wasn’t performed at a preschool? Here’s your chance to get your groove on. Lauded as the Largest National All-Day Music Festival for Unsigned Acts, this event features more than 20 up-and-coming local acts, including band, DJs and singer songwriters, strutting their stuff and providing a full day of musical entertainment. At $15 per ticket, it’s a steal. Buy tickets here.