This weekend, I hopped on the Megabus and headed to D.C. for a weekend away from the big city. Friday night around midnight, I took my first steps in the capital city. It was a much needed escape from New York’s chaos and was reminiscent of San Francisco (aka home) in its more expansive layout.
My first stop on Saturday was the White House while on a morning run (early enough to beat the heat). We brunched at Kafe Leopold in Georgetown and then I was caught in the middle of afternoon thunderstorm after which we decided to find some good ‘ole indoor activities. First up was the Natural History Museum and then the National Air and Space Museum. Tourist tip: all of the Smithsonian museums in D.C. are free so make sure to add them to your itinerary!
Sunday, post-rain, the weather was perfect. We went to the American History Museum (seemed like a natural contender being in the nation’s capital and all). The First Ladies’ exhibit is a must. Upon leaving, I decided I needed a souvenir as a reminder of my quick weekend stint in D.C. and left the museum with a small Abe Lincoln statue. Fitting seeing as the Lincoln Memorial was next on our agenda. I stayed with a fellow Andytown Coffee Roasters aficionado so I made sure she took me to her favorite D.C. coffee spot. We went to La Colombe and ordered draft lattes (like coffee on tap!). She also recommended Compass Coffee for a native D.C. coffee shop, but it was a little out of the way from our next destination: The Lincoln Memorial. This was one of my favorite places we got to see. I made sure to get a picture with my mini Abe Lincoln statue and the real deal (see Instagram for proof).
Until next time, D.C. (I will definitely be back). On my list for my next visit: Library of Congress (it was closed on Sunday when we planned on going!).
What’s your next travel destination?