The perfect weekend retreat can bring the break you need from your everyday responsibilities — and a weekend retreat in Oxon Hill offers exactly the right balance between fun and relaxation. With a stay at a luxurious boutique hotel, walks through extravagant English gardens, and a night of elegant cocktails near the water, you’ll end the weekend feeling totally renewed.

Book this Oxon Hill itinerary for a relaxing, rejuvenating weekend:

Stay at the Harborside Hotel in Oxon Hill, where you can park your car in the free lot and take advantage of its complimentary shuttle to MGM National Harbor and Tanger Outlets. Get comfortable and enjoy views of the water.

Dine at Bond 45 in National Harbor. Book a brunch reservation on the weekend and order the Belgian waffle with crispy bacon or the breakfast croissant with gruyere cheese, smoked ham, and roasted potatoes. For a deal, head to the restaurant during happy hour for sangria and an appetizer menu packed with delicacies like steamed mussels and smoked salmon crostini.

Visit the Oxon Hill Manor Historic Site, where a former U.S. Undersecretary of State hosted lavish parties for foreign dignitaries and domestic statesmen. Prominent figures, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt, once took in the same views of the Potomac River and formal English gardens that the manor still offers. Feel the warmth of the same historic fireplace and spacious grand foyer.

Connect with nature at Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm. The land has evolved from a plantation home during the War of 1812 to a hospital farm to a public park. Check out the calendar to find ranger-led programs, tractor rides, and chicken feedings — or go on a self-guided hike along the 3.5-mile nature trail that takes you to the edge of Oxon Cove.

Paint a personal masterpiece at Muse Paintbar in National Harbor. Choose your dates based on the dates that work for you or the artwork you’d like to tackle. Once you’re there, sip a drink and ignite your creative spirit in this inspiring space, then bring your piece home to admire.

Drink a sophisticated, refreshing cocktail at Blossom Cocktail Lounge at MGM National Harbor. The creative menu includes unique shots, macro and microbrews, and elegant cocktails.

After this trip, book a romantic getaway in Prince George’s to continue your weekends of joy.