TRAVEL GUIDE: WASHINGTON DC WEEKEND GUIDE
I hadn’t been to Washington DC since my 8th grade school trip so I was so thrilled to go visit my friend Nicola there finally this past weekend! Nicola planned the perfect spring weekend for us full of delicious food, lots of walking and charming spots so sharing our weekend travel guide below!
WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK
One of DC’s most iconic spots, Le Diplomate is such a chic (and delicious!) French restaurant. The restaurant was packed full till late at night and we split the burger, roast chicken, mussels and escargot and everything was heavenly. Plus the prettiest cocktails and desserts too! An absolute must when you visit.
Saturday morning we grabbed lattes and pastries from this chic bakery, who is known for their whole grain pastries and bread. The space felt very Nancy Meyers and make sure to get there early for their famous pastries!
We grabbed lunch to-go from this cafe and enjoyed it on the water and it was the ideal lunch after a morning of walking. The cafe offers a taste of the Levant with a menu of baked goods, mezze, wood-fired pita sandwiches, specialty coffee, and creative cold beverages. Our favorites were the chicken pitas, labne soft serve and iced lattes.
If looking for a sunny afternoon spot and drink, head towards the Navy Yard which has a ton of fun bars and restaurants right along the water. We had a beer at Solace Outpost and it was the ideal Saturday afternoon spot!
For a more casual spot, head to Sonny’s Pizza for the cutest backyard set up and unreal pizza and salads. They also carry natural wines so a bottle of chilled red and their huge square pizzas were just what we needed!
I love an old school hotel bar and Off The Record was just that! In the basement of The Hay-Adams Hotel, this classic bar serves incredible martinis and classic snacks and food. Perfect for a night cap!
It’s hard to compete with NYC bagels but I think Call Your Mother’s may be a tie! We split a few bagel sandwiches and ate them in the lawn of Georgetown University and it was the ideal Sunday morning!
Another cute coffee shop in Georgetown was Grace Street Coffee, which is located inside a cycling shop.
While most people think of Georgetown Cupcake as the must spot for sweet treats, it’s Baked & Wired that has some of the best cupcakes and treats around! Order ahead for pickup and make sure to get their famous strawberry cupcake!
WHAT TO DO
Walk Around The Historic Monuments
We spent Saturday morning just walking by all the famous historic monuments, from The White House to The Capitol, and it was the ideal way to see all the famous spots! We also caught the end of peak cherry blossoms so it was so gorgeous to walk around the Tidal Basin and soak up all of the pretty spring blossoms!
DC is packed full of so many incredible museums so make sure to squeeze in a few if you’re visiting, especially for any bad weather days!
Visit The Lincoln Memorial At Night
One of my favorite things this trip was visiting the Lincoln Memorial at night! The memorial was all lit up and such a special way to view it. Felt straight of a movie!
Explore In Georgetown
We spent Sunday morning walking through Georgetown and I’m obsessed with this area! The houses are so charming and their downtown has so many great restaurants and stores.