First things first: When you arrive at National Harbor, make a stop at Capital Teas on Waterfront Street (a.k.a. the main drag). Here, you'll get to take in the aromas of fine loose teas from all over the world before ordering your own perfect cuppa. Two varieties worth a sip? Caramel Toffee Apple and Cream Earl Gray Black.
Where: 145 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill; 301-567-8327.
Photographed by Holly E. Thomas