Travelers who appreciate the finer things in life should stop by the Willard Intercontinental Hotel for its elegant afternoon tea, held daily in the Peacock Alley dining room from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The menu includes more than 10 blends of tea from the Mighty Tea Leaf Company (do try the Marrakesh mint or ginger twist varieties), finger sandwiches on a variety of breads, and decadent pastries with swoon-worthy titles such as Chocolate Coffee Opera and Exotic Panna Cotta Raspberry Gelee. Per-person prices are $33.50 for the standard menu, or $37 for holidays and special event periods (e.g., Christmas, cherry blossom season). Add a glass of champagne for an additional $10. 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Call 202-637-7350 for reservations.