These are my top picks for things to do in the DC metro area this December. Most are holiday-themed, as you'd expect, but there are theater events, museum exhibits and a couple of comedy shows thrown in too.
There's a right way and a wrong way to visit Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Find out what I learned from my two visits to the former president's Charlottesville estate.
Oatlands Historic House is a unique setting for afternoon tea, providing a short getaway from urban life in the Virginia countryside. Teas are themed and held on select dates.
The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA offers an elegant afternoon tea experience that's suitable for special occasions – as long as you don't mind being on display.
Get an unbiased review of afternoon tea at Rosemont Manor, and find out why theme teas are best for picky eaters.