Washington D.C. Travel Diary

I’ve just arrived in Washingon D.C and thought I would tell you guys about some of my favorite restaurants and must see’s! My family came out to the east coast because my dad had a conference in D.C, so my mom, sisters as I have been exploring the cities and sightseeing!

We are staying at the Marriott Wardman Park by the Smithsonian National Zoo! This area is surrounded by so many fun little restaurants and shops and is close to the subway for easy access to all the monuments!

Our first day here was jam-packed trying to see all the monuments and the White House so it’s safe to say my feet are about to fall off (after walking 5 miles a day, at minimum, I highly suggest you bring comfy shoes)!  The Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial are super interesting to see, but they are super busy with tourists all day so I recommend going either early in the morning or at sunset! I have always been very interested in history and the Museum of Natural History has always been one of my favorites! The International Spy Museum and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are very interesting to visit also!

All of the food we’ve eaten here has been delicious! Some places I highly recommend are Paul, Ebbit Grill, Founding Farmers and Hazel! Old Ebbit is the oldest dining saloons in D.C and is just minutes away from the White House! It’s definitely a must to enjoy an American meal before leaving the city! My personal favorite on the menu was their Cannelloni di Casa. Founding Farmers, a restaurant that is owned by more than 40,000 American farming families, is another great restaurant that serves more comfort style foods. My family really enjoyed their chicken and waffles!

For a sweet treat, Baked and Wired was one of the best cupcake shoppes I’ve ever eaten at! The cupcakes were divine and they have the most interesting flavors like “Dirty Chai” and “Uniporn & Rainho”.  My favorite was the “Razmanian Devil”! It’s down in Georgetown on the Potomac river, so grab a bench and watch the sun set on the river with a yummy cupcake in hand!