Monday, September 2, 2019

The Weekender's Guide to Washington, D.C.

Hey muffins! As you could tell from @lifeofanearthmuffin, you will know that I recently spent a few days in Washington, D.C.! While I wasn't there to be a tourist (I was attending an accounting conference for my graduate program), I did have some extra time in the evenings to do a bit of exploring... So I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to write another Weekender's Guide post ๐Ÿ˜Š Let's jump right into it!

What To Do:
1. Walk around to visit all of the monuments - I'm talking Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, etc. There are SO many cool monuments to visit! There is quite a bit of walking involved to get to all of them, so you might consider taking the Metro. If you are going to ride the subway, you will need to purchase a Smartrip card for $2 and then add money onto the card depending on the price of the fare to each stop. The Metro machines can be quite complicated but there are always nice workers ready to help! ๐Ÿ‘

2. Hit up museums - Many of the museums are FREE, so I would definitely recommend checking out as many as possible. You can see some amazing things all the way from Dorothy's ruby red slippers to space ships. There's a lot of history to learn!

3. Take a double decker tour bus - If you don't have a lot of time, consider taking a bus tour. The one I went on was during sunset, and we hit a ton of monuments in only three hours. Such a great way to see the city!

4. Take a picture in front of the White House - It is surprisingly smaller than you think it would be.... ๐Ÿ“ธ

5. Hit up The Player's Club (1400 14th St NW) - If you are looking for a cool night life scene, I suggest this club. There is a sky deck, pool tables, games (pin ball, etc.), and even a whole shelf of board games. As someone who doesn't drink, there were plenty of other fun things to do.

What To Eat:
1. Buredo - This place has sushi burritos!! Literally two of my favorite foods morphed into one - how could I not eat there? ๐Ÿฃ

2. Georgetown Cupcakes - I used to bake cupcakes all the time, so it was a blast from the past to go into a cupcakery. While I now think cupcakes are overly sweet (I'd definitely prefer a cookie), this was one of the more tasty cupcakes I have tried!

3. Picnic on the Washington Mall - The Washington Mall is absolutely gorgeous if the weather is nice, so I recommend buying your favorite dishes/snacks at the grocery store for a fun little picnic! Plus, this can be much cheaper than eating out. ๐Ÿ™‚

Where to Stay:
1. Homewood Suites by Hilton (1475 Massachusetts Ave NW) - I stayed here and it was really nice... And it wasn't as expensive as some of the other hotels around. It was a 15 minute walk from the White House, so you definitely can't beat the location!

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1 comment:

  1. Oh man that cupcake looks insane! This is such a good little guide for people wanting to travel to Washington though! Really enjoyed this post, will definitely be saving this if I ever visit the states! x


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