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Day trips: Gliding into the new year

Hershey, Pa.

The Spa at the Hotel Hershey

Enjoy a spa day at the "sweetest place on Earth." Throughout January, the Spa at the Hotel Hershey will be offering its guests the "Champagne Celebration." The two-hour treatment includes citrus oils and a blend of champagne grapes to renew and soften the skin. The package also includes a Champagne Soak, Mimosa Champagne Scrub, Mimosa Champagne Body Wrap and complimentary glass of champagne. Guests can also enjoy a special menu of champagnes. In addition, the hotel is bringing back the "I Live for Mondays" package, a four-hour treatment that includes a facial, massages and lunch.

The "Champagne Celebration" package is $205 and available daily in January only. The "I Live for Mondays" package is $244 and is available Monday-Thursday, Jan. 2 to March 29. There is a 20 percent service charge for all treatments. Go to chocolatespa.com.

New York City

'Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker' at The Met

Duncan Phyfe remains America's best-known cabinetmaker, revered for his distringuished designs and excellent craftsmanship. The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates his work with a retrospective exhibit showcasing furniture produced in his Fulton Street workshops. The exhibit will highlight furniture made from 1805 to 1820, his "archaeological" antique style of the 1820s and the plain Grecian style from the late 1830s and 1840s. The exhibit will also feature Phyfe's personal possessions, documents and drawings.

The exhibit is on display through May 6 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., New York. Admission is $25 for adults, $17 for seniors and $12 for students. Children under age 12 are free. Go to metmuseum.org.

Washington

Washington Winter Show

Beginning Jan. 6, the 2012 Washington Winter Show highlights fine arts and timeless antiques from more than 40 exhibitors in a three-day event. The theme for this year's show is the White House, with an exhibit featuring "treasures of the first families," including objects that are not normally shown outside the executive mansion. Items featured are from the administrations of James Madison, James Monroe, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and others. A lecture Friday will feature Nancy Clarke, the former chief florist for the White House.

The show takes place Jan. 6-8 at the Katzen Arts Center at American University. Admission is $20 and includes all three days. Lectures and other events are at additional cost. Go to washingtonwintershow.com for more information and ticket prices.

Washington

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

Take a spin at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink, open mid-November through mid-March, weather permitting. Visitors can see magnificent works of sculpture while skating in the open air and enjoying music from the state-of-the-art sound system.

The ice rink is on the National Mall at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. The rink is open daily. Admission is $8 for adults and $7 for children age 12 and under for a two-hour session. Go to nga.gov and click on programs and events.

Virginia Beach

Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout

Seafood lovers can enjoy a day on the water casting and reeling as part of one of the largest rockfish tournaments in the country. Bring your fresh catch to the Waterman's Surfside Grille to have it prepared to order by the chef. Weigh-ins of eligible fish are at the Virginia Beach Fishing Center at Rudee Inlet between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The tournament is Jan. 5-7. Go to midatlanticrockfishshootout.com for fees, rules and regulations.

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