Washington, D.C., has enough going on to keep you busy for weeks—or months!—but sometimes you just want to get out of town. Lucky for you, D.C. has tons of beautiful, exciting, fun, historic things to offer within driving distance! Here are my favorites, organized by state. All distances are calculated from the D.C. city center.… Continue reading Day Trips from D.C.
What is the best hotel experience you’ve ever had? I’ve stayed in quite a few hotels and various other accommodations—everything from hostels and Air BnBs to real bed and breakfasts and luxury hotels! My favorites have one thing in common: history! I just love staying in a place steeped in history, seeing unexpected pieces preserved,… Continue reading Staying at the Trump International, D.C.
Did you know you can take a tour of the Pentagon? You can! It takes a little legwork from you and some advance planning, but it’s absolutely doable if it’s on your list of things to do in Washington, D.C. My dad wanted to take a tour on his most recent trip to visit me, so… Continue reading How to Tour the Pentagon
If you’re flying into the D.C. area, you have three options: Reagan National (DCA), Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), or Washington-Dulles International (IAD). If you’re coming from DCA, you can simply take the Blue Line into D.C. for $6 or less. But if you’re coming from BWI or IAD, you’ll have to make a connection or two… Continue reading How to Get into D.C. from Dulles (IAD)
We have had one rainy year in D.C.! It’s not unusual to have several days—or even a couple of weeks!—of rain all in a row in the summer and during hurricane season, but it’s been raining quite a bit more often than usual this year. For the life of me, I could have sworn I… Continue reading What to Do on a Rainy Day in D.C.
It’s tour time in D.C.! Well, it’s basically always tour time in D.C. And for that reason, there are some tours you must–I repeat–MUST request in advance! Here’s a quick list of the most coveted tours and all the details on exactly how to request each one. The White House The most coveted, particular, and difficult… Continue reading D.C. Tours to Request in Advance
People come to Washington, D.C., for work, vacation, educational trips, and any other number of reasons. One of the things that drew me to my nation’s Capital is its history. The monuments and memorials exist for the sole purpose of helping us all remember the past, and the Smithsonian, the largest museum institution in the… Continue reading D.C. for History Lovers
It’s Museum Monday! This week I’m letting you in on one of D.C.’s best kept tour secrets: Did you know you can visit the FBI Headquarters? You can! They can (and have) shut down the tour whenever they deem necessary, but they recently reinstated the tour late last year. Visit while you can because I’m… Continue reading How to Tour the FBI Experience
So, I’ll just be honest: I have this hate-hate-need-hate relationship with Instagram. All the follows that turn into unfollows, comments that mean nothing, likes just so hopefully I’ll go and like some of their photos. It’s all just a little too reminiscent of junior high for me, and I’m not willing to play the… Continue reading Instagrammable D.C.
Is it time for date night? Are you in D.C. for a weekend getaway with your loved one? Here are my top 10 date night picks for every budget in Washington, D.C.! 10. Bike the Mount Vernon Trail (FREE with your own bike; Price varies with bike rentals from Georgetown or Alexandria’s Old Town) Are… Continue reading 18 D.C. Dates for Any Budget