2 weeks on vacation and 3 cities visited, my family started our East Coast trip in Washington D.C.. A first time visit for us all, we were determined tourists on a mission to see and learn more about our Country’s history. Per FitBit, I clocked-in 10 miles of walking each day. Sa-weet says this pregnant mama :).
Before signing off, here’s my recommendations on the sites, grub, and place to stay that were without a doubt two-thumbs up experiences.
-The White House: just a FYI you’ll have to contact your Congressman 3-6 months in advance to go thru a background check and finally an approval.
-U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing: where dolla dolla bills are made, yo!
-The National Archives: 3 pieces of paper worth seeing in your lifetime- the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.
-Old Ebbitt Grill: recommended by a co-worker and backed up by 3,000 Yelp reviewers, this place is quintessentially Washington D.C. It’s rich in history (situated kitty corner from the White House) and had a mouth-watering menu to match.
-Ted’s Bulletin: another recommendation that I’m so glad we listened to. Best known for their homemade Pop Tarts…yes, I said Pop Tarts– which was amaze balls! We went for lunch and even contemplated going again for dinner a few nights later because this place was so dang gooood.
-Rouge (A Kimpton Hotel): where luxury and kid friendly mesh cohesively. The hotel staff won my son’s heart when they welcomed us at check-in with a toy from the treasure chest. Then knocked it out of the ballpark with our room. Ever wanted to stay in a 2-room suite with a bunk bed? Now’s your chance ;).