Architecture geeks love the Hotel Monaco: The 1839 neoclassical building was designed as the General Post Office by the architects of the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol building. And it's pet-friendly, too — the hotel is hosting a special pets-and-people holiday photo session to benefit the Washington Humane Society. Call 202-466-1306 to arrange for Fluffy's close-up.
Where: Hotel Monaco, 700 F Street NW; 202-628-7277.
Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Monaco