I just had the perfect weekend in Washington D.C.! As one of my favorite cities, D.C. did not disappoint this trip. I wish I could take each of you and be your tour guide in person, but a virtual tour will have to do. (Next time! 🙂 ) It was absolutely beautiful! I’m so glad you’re reading today’s post. Are you ready for the tour?! Here is how you have the perfect weekend in Washington D.C.
The Perfect Weekend in Washington D.C.
Stop number one is my favorite restaurant in Washington D.C. Get dressed up and go eat the most amazing food you’ll ever have! From farm to table, Founding Farmers holds up to its name. I ate there twice on my visit. 🙂 #sorrynotsorry I highly recommend the seven-cheese macaroni. People… it has SEVEN types of cheese! I wore my new faux leather peplum jacket from Wilsons Leather. I’m obsessed with the spring design and proliferated cutouts.
The White House at Night
Finish off the night with a trip down Pennsylvania Avenue. There’s something about seeing the White House lit up at night that empowers the soul. Cheesy? Probably, but true. It’s such an amazing site. Walk around the grounds and envision what life would be like to live there. Can you imagine living where Lincoln lived?!
Wake up with a home-cooked meal at Ted’s Bulletin, a local diner with homemade Pop-Tarts! I ordered the blueberry cheesecake one…it was heavenly. I swear I gained like 10 pounds on this trip, but every calorie was worth it. Ted’s has a cool vintage feel with old movies playing as you eat. A foodie must stop!
Jefferson Memorial and the Cherry Blossoms
Nothing screams more American than visiting the Jefferson Memorial during the Cherry Blossoms Festival. It’s always been on my bucket list to visit, and I was lucky enough to be traveling for work during the blooms! It’s absolutely breathtaking. The Tidal Basin reflection with the sky, blossoms and monuments is unreal. It made me want to move there so bad. Haha so stop number one for the perfect weekend in Washington D.C. is the Jefferson Memorial.
All of the monuments at the mall are amazing. I love the Washington Monument because of the person it represents, but also because it’s a beacon for direction! If you can find the monument, you can find everything else. On Saturdays food trucks line the mall and there are oodles of festivals. When I went they had a kite festival and kids from all over brought these amazing kites for us to watch.
The Smithsonian Museums
The coolest part about Washington D.C. is there are so many things to see for free, including the Smithsonian Museums. My favorites are the American History, Natural History and National Air and Space Museums. I love the first lady exhibit in the American History. They have a dress from Martha Washington! Mind blown…
Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant
If you’re up for an adventure, try Ethiopian food! Dukem is a local fave and well worth the trip. There are no silverware involved and you eat everything with your hands. The flavors are so delish. We ordered the beef, shrimp and ribs. Look it up when you visit next!
Nothing is more humbling than visiting the Arlington Cemetery. What an incredible view of all of the men and women who have fought so hard for our country to be free. The sea of white gravestones goes on for acres and acres. Make sure to stop by Kennedy’s gravesite and the Tomb of the Unknown Solder. Every half hour there is a changing of the guard. You have to see it! It makes you proud to be an American.
Georgetown Baked & Wired
Finish off the weekend in Georgetown and stop by Baked & Wired. It’s a quirky cupcake shop right off of the main shopping area. My favorite is the Razmanian Devil cupcake with lemon and raspberry. Ah-mazing!
Did you enjoy the virtual tour? I seriously love Washington D.C. It is such a cool city to experience. Did I miss a spot that’s your favorite? Share it in the comments!
Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts.
Happy Wednesday babes! XOXO,
*This post was sponsored by Wilsons Leather; however, the opinions and writing are entirely my own.