UPDATE, 6.28.07: We've been told the Dip portion of the Dine and Dip (ie, the part where you get to go in the pool) will be ending on July 8th.
No pool membership this summer? With temps pushing 90 degrees already, you might find yourself regretting that decision come July. Luckily, Woodley Park's Omni Shoreham hotel offers some heat-relief with their Dine and Dip package. Starting this weekend, and running every Sunday through the summer, you can enjoy free run of the hotel’s beautiful pool and terrace area for $21 a person ($14 for kids under 12). Also included? A three-course Champagne brunch.
A complimentary mimosa or glass of Champagne kicks off the meal, which offers a first course of berries and pastries, a choice from five or six entree options (expect classic brunch fare like french toast and eggs benedict), and a lavish dessert spread. Hang out on a lounge chair to digest, then cool off with a swim—my idea of a perfect Sunday afternoon.
Brunch is available from 10 AM to 2 PM, and they won’t kick you out of the pool until dusk. No reservations required.
Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street (at Connecticut Avenue); 202-234-0700; Omnihotels.com.