Couldn’t just contain all of my favorite D.C. experiences in one blog, so check out Part 2 (check out Part 1 if you missed it!)
1.Sip on craft cocktails with killer views of D.C.
Head to Top of the Gate (on top of the Watergate Hotel) or P.O.V. (on top of the W Hotel) – arguably the two best rooftop bar views in the city.
2. Indulge in home-made poptarts at Ted’s Bulletin
A chic all day diner with incredible food + boozy milkshakes
3. Play with adoptable cats and sip on some lattes at Crumbs and Whiskers
This place is the cats meow. Reservations open up two weeks at a time, so it’s best to be pawpared
4. Explore boutiques on 14th street
A street alive with some of D.C.’s best dining and stores. some of my favorite local boutiques include Salt and Sundry, Little Leaf and Miss Pixie’s
5. Go carb crazy at Bethesda Bagels
With two locations in DuPont and Bethesda, this bagel joint is the best in the city.
My go-to menu items: Rainbow bagels or sausage egg and cheese sandwich
7. Kayak or Paddle board down the Potomac
8. Take in the good vibes at Calabash Teahouse & Cafe
A place where you walk in and immediately feel like home, the staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable about their teas! Tell them how you feel or how you want to feel – and they’ll mix the perfect tea concoction for you.
9. Watch a Nationals game
To fully experience a Nats game, pregame at Bullpen next to the stadium (I’m not much of a beer drinker so the frozen margs are my fave) and swap a ballpark hot dog for a hamburger at Shake Shack, inside the stadium(!!)
10. Find hidden spots at the Smithsonian Museums
There’s always a magical feeling of in Smithsonian Museums, some of my favorite spots include:
National Portrait Gallery Museum – the open courtyard on the main floor, as well as this hidden lookout
Sculpture Museum: Pavilion cafe – a Jazz Garden Restaurant Café in Washington DC in the summer, a winter wonderland of ice skating in the winter.
National Museum of African American History & Culture – on the 4th floor, I present my favorite view of the Washington Monument.
National Gallery of Art – the tunnel that connects the east and west wing on the ground floor.