Top 5 Things You Must Do in D.C.

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I just got back from a weekend getaway to Washington, D.C. that my husband planned as a surprise. It’s so hard for me to not be the planner, but in this situation, it was so rewarding. I loved being able to map out my favorite sites in the hotel the night before – leaving only enough time to get excited about it – no time for stress! This was my first time to aside from all of the wonderful food & drinks (it was Restaurant Week in D.C.!) I got to see some amazing sites. Here is my roundup of the Top 5 Things To Do in D.C.:

5. National Zoo

Exploring the National Zoo was one of my favorite things that we did on this trip. I’m a big fan of the zoo, but hardly ever go. The last time I visited was on a date on our 7 year anniversary. Tian Tian and Bei Bei were certainly highlights of my highly anticipated return to the zoo.

4. Lincoln Memorial

The colossal size of this monument is only one of it’s many remarkable qualities. I knew I would be in awe of seeing President Lincoln in his former glory, but the sites nearby – especially with such a spectacular view of the Washington Monument were breathtaking.

3. Washington Monument

This is one of those structures that you see from afar and wonder if it really does get any better if you walk all the way to it. I’ll tell you, that it does. The Washington Monument is one the defines D.C. and it’s beautiful up close and from a far.

2. International Spy Museum

This was one of the first things that we saw in D.C. and although you do have to pay for it (most sights in D.C. are free of charge) it wasn’t too bad and the information was just so interesting. I loved learning about real and fictional spies and even got to chose my own alias – pretty cool.

1. Holocaust Museum

Some people are ‘museum people’ and some, are not. This is for both. I’ve wanted to visit the Holocaust museum ever since I watched Hillary Swank take her students there in her (amazing) performance as Erin Gruwell in the Freedom Writers. I was marveled at the way the laid out the 4 floor exhibit. I learned so much and was left wanting to know even more. I highly, highly recommend this. It will touch your heart.

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25 Comments

  1. Marija Krosnjar
    February 2, 2016 / 9:29 AM

    Love DC!! Its one of my favorite places outside of Chicago! Its so rich in culture and history!

    Sportsanista

    • February 2, 2016 / 11:40 PM

      I can’t believe I have never been before. Now I can’t wait to go back!

  2. February 2, 2016 / 10:40 AM

    So fun! I haven’t been to DC in years but have always wanted to go back! So much to see and do and I’ve heard the food scene is great too!

    xo,
    Brooke | http://www.kbstyled.com

    • February 2, 2016 / 11:41 PM

      I def need to do more research next time I go to check out the different neighborhoods. This time I just tackled the touristy things – but so much fun!

  3. Hannah Shanae
    February 2, 2016 / 11:53 AM

    My school is 3 hours from D.C. and it’s always fun to take weekend trips to visit! I still haven’t visited the Holocaust museum, but definitely want to plan on it soon.

    Hannah Shanae

    • February 2, 2016 / 11:41 PM

      Oh my, you have to go!!! It was so incredible, what a moving experience!

  4. February 2, 2016 / 12:17 PM

    DC is at the top of my travel to-do list! I really should move it to the top for this Summer. I’m pinning this for planning! 🙂 Happy Tuesday, love! XO

    Anna
    A Lily Love Affair

    • February 2, 2016 / 11:40 PM

      Anna, it is so much fun – you really just need 2 days to go explore. We had such a good time!

  5. February 2, 2016 / 2:12 PM

    I’ve never been to D.C so this is perfect for me! I heard it is beautiful during Spring with the cherry blossoms! I will definitely keep this list in my back pocket. Thanks for sharing!

    x
    Mary
    http://www.whatsundaysarefor.com

    • February 2, 2016 / 11:40 PM

      Yes!! You have to visit, it was so beautiful!

  6. Darcy
    February 2, 2016 / 9:26 PM

    I would love to do all of these things! I need to move DC up on my list of places to visit.
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

    • February 2, 2016 / 11:39 PM

      You certainly do! It’s been on my list for years, but I’m so happy I went!

  7. February 2, 2016 / 10:22 PM

    This sounds like a great trip. I would love to see all of these places, I definitely need to add DC to my list of places to visit.
    Charlene The Frugal Fashionista

    • February 2, 2016 / 11:38 PM

      It was so much fun! I’ll have to share my album of photos!

  8. Cameron
    February 3, 2016 / 9:19 AM

    I am loving what you’ve done with these socks. I think booties + high socks can be tricky to pull off (which is probably why I’ve been thinking about how to do it for months and haven’t yet), and you’ve styled them perfectly. Now I want to go buy some high socks!! Also, love DC and your suggestions. Such an amazing place!

    Cameron Proffitt

    • February 3, 2016 / 11:43 PM

      Yes!! You have to do it. H&M has some great ones for 12.99 I think – they are perfect! Send me a link if you style them!

  9. Adaleta Avdic
    February 3, 2016 / 11:20 AM

    I’ve been to DC a few times and I’ve actually never been to ANY of these so I’m really excited to add these to my to do list next time I visit! xx adaatude.com

    • February 3, 2016 / 11:44 PM

      Yes please!! I was so excited to finally make it there, can’t wait to go back!

  10. Christina Beauchamp
    February 4, 2016 / 3:19 PM

    Your outfit is fabulous and what great options if I travel there soon!

    Thanks, lady! 🙂

    Christina | Fashion & Frills

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