Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Traveling to DC


Like 87% of America I've been watching Season 2 of House of Cards the past few days. No, I'm not done yet because I'm trying to savor every crazy, intense Frank Underwood moment and draw it out. I really don't think I can wait a year for the next season to come out. I think one of the reasons I most love this show is because it takes place in and around the DC political scene. As someone who almost majored in political science it's no secret I love all things to do with the inner workings of our American government on Capitol Hill. Every time the opening credits roll my heart literally aches to return to the city. I was last there in April, but I seriously need to return soon. 

The best place I've ever traveled is Washington DC. Any traveler will be hard-pressed to find another city that offers the same vast opportunities for such little price. In one day you can see Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers, the Declaration of Independence, and Edgar Degas' original Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (my very favorite piece of art). The next day you can tour the White House, pay your respects at The Tomb of the Unknowns, and visit the giant pandas. Both days will only set you back the price of a taxi or Metro fare. And I highly suggest taking the metro because it really is easy to use, clean, safe, cheap, and sometimes even faster than a cab anyway. 

Don't mind spending a bit more cash on your trip? Take in a Washington National's baseball game, a monuments tour by night, or the Newseum, which features a Wolf Gang Puck restaurant and one of the best opportunities to take a photo with the Capitol building in the background. When the weather is nice one of my favorite activities is picking up a Georgetown Cupcake (or two, because nobody should have to choose between strawberry and chocolate coconut) and finding a nice bench on the National Mall for a lazy afternoon of people watching.

Also be sure to visit the Crepe Man at Eastern Market, order the crab cake sandwich at Old Ebbitt Grill, and request the engagement booth at Martin's Tavern, unless it's a first date because then eating stuffed chicken in the same seats where JFK proposed to Jackie could be awkward.

If you're an outdoors enthusiast you can find nice jogging trails along the Potomac or rent a kayak for an afternoon. These are two activities I've never partaken in though, because I more enjoy outdoors activities like bottomless mimosa brunches on a patio, luckily the District is great for this too.

Our Nation's capitol has so much to offer visitors of every age. Each time I've visited I've been delighted by a whole new set of experiences. Six weeks spent living in DC as an intern still wasn't long enough for me to check everything off my to-do list. 

Now who wants to start planning a trip with me?




Glossy Blonde




4 comments:

  1. You are speaking my love language girl! DC is my favorite place in the entire world and anytime someone mentions it, I see a picture or I hear someone is going there I get all sorts of jealous/happy and start sharing what they should do/where they should eat/etc.

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  2. Ugh I need to start House of Cards, it's on my list after Breaking Bad! I went to DC many years ago and loved it, such a pretty place in the springtime.
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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  3. i really, really need to binge watch house of cards!

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  4. I have always wanted to go to DC!!!

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