What to do in Washington D.C.

If you follow me over on Instagram, you probably gathered that we recently traveled to Washington D.C.  If you missed it, below is a photo diary of just a few of the places we visited…

As we did a few years ago, my husband and I went on a monument run. This time, however, we were able to leave our children at the Airbnb with the grandparents and aunts and uncles (which was perfect, especially since pushing 80+ pounds in a double jogger in 90 degree heat would have maybe detracted from taking in the sites).

Speaking of the Airbnb, how fabulous is this tub? I usually am more of a hotel girl, but this Airbnb was luxurious in almost every sense. (If you missed my comparison of hotels and Airbnbs, you can check it out here.)

One of the great positives about D.C. is that you can walk almost everywhere and you never know what you may discover along the way. This walkway is the perfect sign that summer is here.

We also tried out this coffee shop that my brother-in-law recommended- it is worth the walk. I had never had Nitro coffee before and it definitely lived up to all of the hype. It was actually perfect timing to grab a Black and Tan and then walk the remainder of the way to the Smithsonians.

The Air and Space Museum is one of the Smithsonian Museums on The Mall that certainly has something for everyone.

Another Smithsonian favorite is the National Museum of American History. The exhibit containing many of the first lady’s Inaugural Ball gowns is stunning.

And if you get hungry, there are food trucks for days from which to choose.

While in the area, the tours of the Capitol Building are impressive as is the building itself. Just a little tip, hypothetically speaking of course…don’t bring the snack bag for the entire trip in your purse. The No Food and Drink rule is strictly enforced. 

A history fun fact to remember while you are touring… Each state is allowed to have two statues in the Capitol Building. The statues were all originally placed in one room but their weight caused the floor to sag resulting in the need to spread the statues amongst several different rooms. 

We opted to drive and Uber to Georgetown (unfortunately, the Metro doesn’t go directly there). If you are in D.C., Georgetown should not be skipped. Just look at this beautiful waterfront…

…and M street… ahhh, M street… even if you aren’t a shopper, you will likely be fascinated. This was the view of our walk after dinner down by the water on our way to the The Tomb’s (any other wives of St. Elmo’s Fire fans out there?).

What are some of your D.C. favorites? Do our lists have some matches? If you are headed to D.C. soon or it is on your bucket list, here is a pin. 

What to do in Washington D.C.

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