Happy Friday Y’all!
Out of all the places I traveled to this summer, Washington D.C. was definitely one of the best. I had always wanted to go, so my best friend and I jumped at the opportunity to visit our other friends in the city. There are a MILLION touristy things to do in D.C. to say the least, so we chose our top picks and went from there. Between the museums and the memorials, you’ll never get bored! (The nightlife is just as good) We stayed at Trump International Hotel and I cannot say enough great things about the location. The hotel is very elaborate, yet beautiful and the staff was always kind and helpful! Below, I’m listing my favorite attractions and restaurants if you’re ever in the Washington D.C. area!
Best Things to Do
-Visit the National Museum of American History. **There are a ton of museums in D.C., but this one was THE coolest. I also loved the Newseum too!**
-Get a drink at the rooftop bar of the Washington Hotel overlooking the White House
-Go to the National Mall and wander around to the different memorials like Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson.. **Unless you enjoy walking far distances in the middle of July, (I def don’t) I suggest taking an Uber to Jefferson**
-Shop around M Street in Georgetown, these cute store fronts will keep you busy for hours
-City Centre is a trendy area in downtown D.C. that has designer shopping and trendy restaurants. They also have cool outdoor decorations like the colorful camel statue I posted above!
**For cat lovers: Cats are my absolute fave, so when we stumbled upon a cat cafe, I knew we HAD to go inside. Crumbs and Whiskers has around 18 to 20 cats at any given time that are all available for adoption. You can pay to play with them for an hour and a half and drink coffee. So basically, the perfect day!
-GEORGETOWN CUPCAKES.. Obsessed isn’t the word. I loved the TLC show, DC Cupcakes, so this was the first thing on my list to visit **My best friend also gets them shipped to Mississippi every year for her birthday and they’re just as good**
-GCDC.. I’m always down to eat a grilled cheese sandwich, and this place did not disappoint! You can order one of the options on their menu or make your own. I also recommend adding a cup of tomato soup!
-Martin’s Tavern is known for their Presidental customers like JFK and Bill Clinton. You can actually take a picture in the booth where Kennedy proposed to Jackie in the restaurant. Plus the food is phenomenal, so it’s a win-win!
-Orange Anchor.. They have bottomless mimosa deals every weekend AND red velvet waffles, need I say more?!
-El Centro.. We ate at this upscale Mexican restaurant and it’s so worth the price! I ordered the chicken tacos that were delicious, and we also got their churros with chocolate dipping sauce for the table!
-The Hamilton.. We wanted to eat here for dinner, but the wait was long, so we made a reservation for brunch on Sunday instead. I have eaten more than my fair share of brunch, so I can safely say this is THE best I have ever had. My best friend and I split the french toast and the chicken biscuit with gravy because we couldn’t choose just one 🙂
**I didn’t link my outfits, but comment below if you have a question about where anything is from! I hope everyone has a fun weekend and enjoys the last few days of summer break!