Best Drinking Feat
The Kimpton Challenge
Remember to hydrate before taking on the District’s quirkiest drinking feat: the Kimpton Challenge. Then lace up some fashion sneakers because your mission is to hit the free wine hour (5 to 6 p.m.) at all nine Kimpton hotels in D.C. proper. Start at Hotel Madera off Dupont Circle and work your way east. First-timers should be able to hit Hotel Madera, Hotel Palomar, The Carlyle Hotel, Topaz Hotel, Hotel Rouge, Mason & Rook (opening soon), and The Donovan with ease. Only athletes should attempt to finish the four-mile course, which concludes at Hotel George near Union Station. These wine hours are meant as an amenity for hotel guests, but you’re wearing fashion sneakers, so you’ll blend right in with tourists.