If you’re looking for a day trip from the hustle and bustle of D.C.? Great Falls is just 30 minutes away, just up the river a ways! Here’s your ultimate guide for a day trip to Great Falls from the District!
Need a minute out of the District? We all do once in a while! If you happen to be looking for a gorgeous hike and adorable little town within driving distance of D.C., I’ve got just the place: Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane, VA. Here everything you need to know for a perfect day trip from D.C.!
With so many free places to go and things to do, museums you actually have to pay for don’t tend to last. But there are a few things that even a broke single girl could justify doing in D.C. and the surrounding area. Opinions may differ, but here are my lists of things in D.C. and beyond that are worth the money!
Chinatown is one of D.C.’s most well-known neighborhoods, thanks in no small part to the amazing food, Smithsonian Portrait Gallery, and CapitalOne Arena! Plan to spend a few hours here to see (and eat!) everything!
No, really, that’s the name of the neighborhood! Foggy Bottom is one of the oldest neighborhoods in D.C. You’ll find it on the Blue, Silver, and Orange Metro Lines, but the thing you’ll notice about it first is that George Washington University (GWU) and GW Hospital are located here. The next things you’ll notice are the architecture and the food! But looking a little deeper will reward you with some pretty cool experiences and one-of-a-kind tours. Take a look!
You might find yourself in Foggy Bottom without even realizing it. Maybe you drifted in from downtown, perhaps you meandered up from the National Mall. Maybe you walked down from Georgetown on the Rock Creek Park walking trail. Maybe you’re looking for a quick bite before a Kennedy Center show! No matter how you find yourself here, you’ll definitely want to eat!
Southwest D.C. has come a long way in the last decade. It used to be the place you never wanted to be at night, but now it’s come to life and is coming into its own! There is plenty to do there these days, so don’t shy away because of its former reputation. If you do, you’ll be missing out!
Springtime is one of the most beautiful–and busiest!–times to be in D.C.! It can be kind of overwhelming: the famous cherry blossoms only bloom for a couple of weeks (and are only at peak for about three days!), the crowds can be unbelievable, and there are so many activities to choose from, how could you possibly pick?! So to help you plan and make the most of your springtime in D.C., I’ve pulled together this handy guide!
Okay, so this neighborhood guide is not exactly a “neighborhood” since no one lives here and so there are no neighbors, per se. However, there is a lot to do here! You could easily spend all day on the National Mall, so here are the best thing to do!
D.C. has an awful lot to offer, and it can be overwhelming! Instead of trying to cram everything into one day, I recommend planning to spend each day of your trip in just one neighborhood, if at all possible. You can easily spend a day on Capitol Hill. Here are all the best things to do!