F-Escapes: Cadillac and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Discerning travelers dreaming of the great American road trip but seeking to do it in swish style will be dusting off their driving gloves with the news that Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Cadillac have teamed up to offer tourists and locals alike a ‘Captivating Capital” road trip like none other. Washington DC is a Smithsonian wonder, a political powerhouse, a foodie paradise, and a place where the nights are sweetened by the scent of cherry blossom.

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A stay at the Fairmont DC is a luxury experience that blends stunning architecture, high-end décor and sumptuous suites with startling views just steps from the ice whipped White House. The Fairmont Gold program caters to your every individual need offering a private and fast paced check in that doesn’t impose on your time, welcome cocktails and canapés and a prestigious hotel within a hotel experience where the staff always know your name. Be sure to dine at the hotel’s pristine Juniper Restaurant and enjoy their signature cocktail, a ‘BeeTini’, infused with a golden drizzle of honey and sticky honeycomb from their rooftop hives. Or head over to Eno Wine Bar, D.C.’s newest hotspot for wine aficionados. Enjoy a customized wine flight paired with melt in the mouth chocolates and seasonally based cheese in the red brick warmth of their stylish interior, or sip and savor an exotic blend from a local winery.

Drive in Style

The ultimate road trip experience starts with the ultimate car and you can’t get any sleeker than the touch of a long cool Cadillac. For the sleek and sporty adventurer, test drive the 2015 Cadillac ATS which boasts both power and performance. If your style is head turning luxury than opt for the 2015 Cadillac Escalade. Bring the tall tales of history tumbling to life with an ‘F-Scape’ tour across the borders to Maryland and Virginia. Carefully curated for the wanderlust to flourish within you, this travel experience will be sure to quench your thirst for the open road, show you a dazzling display of Americana and let you dabble in the dreamy escape that only the highest luxury can bring. Not for the faint of heart, the ‘F-Scapes’ excursion of your choice will be sure to inspire your senses to soak in adventure, culture and culinary joy.

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Day One: Pack your bags, it’s time to take the road less traveled and journey through the Capital Region. First stop, a leisurely drive though the historic waterfront town of Annapolis, Maryland, home to some of America’s Founding Farmers. From award winning crab cakes salty and succulent plucked straight from the waters to sprawling green lawns where the ladies play croquet, there is something so gloriously summery and sweetly old fashioned about naval inspired Annapolis. Take an enchanting trolley tour with Discover Annapolis Trolley Tours or get off the beaten path and travel in style with Annapolis Urban EvenTours and their sporty eCruisers built to navigate the narrow majestic streets.

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The town is stuffed full of three centuries worth of history with lace trimmed colonial mansions, Victorian homes, blooming marinas, seaports, state capital buildings, county seats, sailing centers and is even home of the world renowned U.S. Naval Academy.  Along the waterfront you can watch the sunlight dive beneath the surface, the sleepy fishing boats glide past and the naval ships roam against a spectacular backdrop. Enjoy an elegant waterfront dining experience at the opulent Carroll’s Creek Waterfront Restaurant; indulge in the delicate riches of the bay and the land with pan seared scallops that promise endless flavor and succulent salmon and other fish dishes that capture the American spirit.

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Day Two: A stone’s throw from DC, the Potomac waterfront town of Alexandria, VA has been burning the candle of history for nearly 1300 years. The charming al fresco culture of the Old Town, the slip of sweet boutique shopping, scenic docks offering chugging boat tours, and the chance to set foot in George Washington’s home, Alexandria is every bit the quirky little treasure town that makes road tripping such a dream. Visit Alexandria has curated a walking tour of this enchanting city that leads you through the Old Town’s vintage shopping district, the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Carlyle House Historic Park, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. Those who are wooed by swathes of Presidential history will adore the chance to explore the Mt. Vernon estate where George & Martha Washington made their home. Explore cobblestone paths that wind around century-old buildings, where history sits around every corner with over a dozen original structures, Washington’s tomb and sprawling plantation and manicured gardens that bloom in the spring.

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For more information and to book an F-scapes adventure in DC or a city near you visit; offer ends Sept. 7, 2015: http://www.fairmont.com/promo/fscapes/

Ashleigh Hodge

Ashley Hodge is a regular contributor on LuxeInACity.com, a luxury travel blog curating hotels, spas, restaurants, boutiques, products as well as once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences.

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