I surprised Evan with a weekend trip to D.C. for his birthday this year. Anyone who knows him knows that he is the biggest history buff, and loves nothing more than reading and learning. So, from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, we visited as many museums as possible (which was 3 because we both like pouring over every single detail so it takes us like 5 hours to get through everything), walked a. lot. and ate some of the most delicious food I’ve ever had.
Here’s our weekend getaway shown almost solely via photos of food and architecture.
First stop was Le Diplomate, an incredible French restaurant in Logan Circle. We made an impromptu 10 pm reservation and headed over their immediately upon entering the city to have a fancy birthday dinner. I cannot explain how delicious everything was, plus I had the best wine I’ve ever tasted in my life.
Gardens are so peaceful. Plants are lovely.
Museum #1: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Finally reunited with my one true love, my soul mate, Shake Shack’s ‘shroom burger.
Just a couple of goobers posing for silly monument photos on our way to museum #2: Smithsonian National Museum of American History
One of my co-workers recommended a restaurant called Founding Farmers and said it was some of the best food she’s ever eaten. I can confidently state that it was in fact some of the best food we’ve ever eaten and we ate way too much of it. Also, Evan had the most beautiful cocktail and I was slightly jealous but my plain jane beer was really delicious.
Shout out to Emily Gilmore.
SO. MUCH. WALKING.
Before we left on Sunday, we reset our step counters and headed out to explore some more of the city and go to one last museum. Also, bless Hyatt for providing free breakfast and unlimited coffee.
Another Gilmore Girls spotting – who knew a dog could have his own theater star.
Rule #27 of roadtripping: you must find the best donut shop in every city you visit. These delicious, delicious fried balls of sugar were from Astro Doughnuts. One was chocolate mint, one was filled with cannoli filling, a that shining star in the front had CREME BRULEE ON TOP. Whoever came up with this idea should be given a Pulitzer or something.
The last place we went was the Holocaust Memorial Museum, and if you have never been, there I cannot urge enough that you need to go. It is such a powerful place that not only informs visitors of what happened all those years ago, but reminds everyone of the importance of kindness, justice, and speaking our for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Until next time, D.C.