BrightPath Tours Recommends...
Great places to stay, great places for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and easy ways to get around. If you're visiting Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Gettysburg, or Richmond, Va, here are some of BPT's favorite choices.
If you're visiting Washington, DC
- LaFayette Restaurant -- at the Hay-Adams Hotel. Elegant atmosphere, impeccable service, outstanding cuisine, and a great view of the White House from the dining room windows!
- Occidental Grill -- at the Willard Hotel. Wood-paneled dining room, quiet yet attentive service makes you feel like you're in an exclusive club. Superb cuisine whether you're there for lunch or dinner.
- Pinea Restaurant -- at the W Hotel. Go for the excellent food and service but enjoy the view of the Washington Monument (especially at night!) from those floor-to-ceiling windows.
- Roof Terrace Restaurant -- at the Kennedy Center. Enjoy a marvelous brunch or dinner before the opera, theatre, or ballet. Beautiful panorama of the Potomac River and monuments in the distance. Try the unique "kitchen brunch" on many Sundays.
- SkyDome Lounge -- at the Doubletree Hotel, Arlington, VA. If you're looking for something unique, try the Skydome Lounge at the Doubletree Crystal City. The REVOLVING restaurant gives you a true panoramic view of the DC skyline
- Foggy Bottom Grocery (FOBOGRO). Pack yourself a picnic and head out for a day of touring. Pick up breakfast, lunch or dinner to-go from this convenient F-Street location.
- DC Circulator Bus -- Very affordable, very convenient, with multiple routes around DC
- Capital Bike Share -- Get a great workout while you site-see! Many convenient locations to pick up or drop off your bike
If you're visiting Gettysburg
- Doubleday Inn -- Step out the door and right onto the battlefield! The calm and quiet of the Inn offers a most restful atmosphere at the end of a busy day on the battlefield. A full breakfast fortifies you before a full day of touring. Your Innkeepers, Christine & Todd, are at your service.
- Inn of 1863 -- Efficient and friendly service, convenient location to the town and the battlefield, family-friendly AND pet-friendly
- Cashtown Inn -- If it's true history and true hospitality that you want, head to this Inn. The restaurant is second-to-none in the area. Along with the great food and storied location, throw in a couple of ghosts -- and your visit is complete!
- Farnsworth House Inn -- When the weather is nice, enjoy an "al fresco" meal. During the winter, the cozy dining room will make you feel like you've stepped back in time to the 1860's. Be sure to ask about the spirit of the Confederate soldier -- among others!
- Blue Parrot Bistro -- A gem in the center of town! Delicious food using fresh ingredients from the many nearby farms. Lunch or dinner are equally good.
- Appalachian Brewing Company -- Enjoy pub fare in this casual setting on the battlefield where the Battle of Gettysburg began. Locals go for some of the best burgers and fries around.
If you're visiting Richmond, VA
- The Jefferson Hotel -- Spectacular just begins to describe this historic hotel in downtown Richmond. Attentive and friendly service, the finest dining at LeMaire Restaurant -- and that grand staircase!
- The Berkeley Hotel -- For comfort and a great location on the "boutique" scale, choose the Berkeley. Located in the "artsy" section of Richmond, equally convenient for touring the waterfront or the city.
- The Tobacco Company Restaurant -- located in one of Richmond's historic, restored tobacco houses. If you're looking for great steaks and burgers and some good, local music, this is the place!
- La Grotta Restaurant -- Family-owned, wonderful Italian food in the heart of historic Richmond. The walls are lined with the restaurant's wine selection!
- Bottom's Up Pizza -- Forget atmosphere or plush accommodations. Bottom's Up is a true dive -- but serves up GREAT pizza. And history too. Right across the street is the site of the Civil War-era Libby Prison