The Travel Diaries: Washington, DC

Hey readers! As you have seen from my social media posts and my OT Hill Day post, I traveled to Washington, DC last weekend. The trip was so much fun! We only went for a couple of days, but I wanted to share a few of the fun things that we did. If you have been to or are from DC and have other recommendations, leave them in the comments below!

Sight Seeing

Of course, we did all of the basics that you have to do when traveling to DC. We arrived on Saturday afternoon and spent a few hours walking through the city from the White House, through the Constitution Gardens, past the Reflection Pool with a view of the Washington Monument, and finally to the Lincoln Memorial. On Sunday, we walked up to the Washington Monument and then enjoyed the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History all afternoon. On Monday (Hill Day), we went to the Capitol Building and saw/went into many of the Senate and House office buildings and saw the Supreme Court. (My earring fell off at some point before all of the pictures were taken on Saturday… please excuse my missing earring in the photos.)

Me in front of the White House
Me in front of the Reflecting Pool and the Washington Monument
Me in front of the Lincoln Memorial
Me in front of the Lincoln Memorial
Me in front of the Washington Monument
Me at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Me at Capitol Hill
Statue of Alexander Hamilton in front of the Treasury
The Supreme Court

Destinations

My friend’s friend used to live in DC and suggested that we go to the wharf while we were in town, and I cannot recommend this destination enough. This area was so cute with shops and restaurants. We went into a few shops, such as Shop Made in DC and Politics and Prose Bookstore. There was also a really yummy gelato shop, lots of rooftop bars, outdoor s’mores, and swings on Recreation Pier.

Restaurants

While we were on the wharf, we got dinner at La Vie. Let me tell you, this was one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The food was excellent, the drinks were delicious, and the atmosphere was so fun. It was decorated very cute and chic and also had an outdoor bar. I got the rose sangria and truffle gnocchi, and I highly recommend both.

For brunch on Sunday, we went to Lincoln. This was also delicious! Check this place out if you want bottomless mimosas and yummy food.

Thanks for reading!

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