A Winter Day in Washington, D.C.

The weekend before the inauguration, we found ourselves spending the day in DuPont Circle of Washington, D.C.  Since we only planned to stay for the day, we spent the time exploring some of the local restaurants and neighborhoods, rather than visiting the infamous monument, white house, etc… (although, that would have been cool as well!)  From the sights we sought, I am convinced that a day just doesn’t cut it for this city.  Here’s some of the details of our time in D.C.

The Carlyle, DuPont Circle

We began our trip on Friday night where we met up with two of our good friends at The Carlyle, in DuPont Circle.  This was a sweet mid-point hang out, since they were traveling from NYC and we, from Virginia Beach.  The Carlyle was perfectly located near local restaurants, shops, and museums at walking distance.  When the destination felt a little further than our comfort to walk, Uber was easily accessible.

DC Noodles

Looking for Thai in the D.C. area?  Make sure DC Noodles is on your list for good eats during lunch and dinner.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum

There is large variety of museums to choose from in D.C.  We popped into the Smithsonian American Art Museum and spent a little while reading and exploring as much as we could.  I always enjoy learning of peoples’ stories and how their contributions have added so much value to the time they have lived in, and the lives they continue to affect in our current day.  It reminds me that each of our lives is valuable and we leave marks every day (whether good or bad).

 Bus Boys and Poets

This eclectic find is a combination of book store of historical and inspirational memoirs, a restaurant that serves good comfort food with a completely separate section where spoken word artists come to perform.  This place wins for “good vibes.”      

To say the least, I will most definitely find myself in D.C. again and, hopefully, with a little more time to spare!  Have you ever spent a day in the Capital?  If so, share some of your favorite spots in the comments below. 🙂

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