Hi Traveling Beautistaas!
On my Instagram page I had asked you to give your choice between two travel posts: Chicago and Washington, D.C. and one of my first followers gave me her choice! Thanks Mona Ahsan!
So here I am, writing about my three-day trip to Washington, D.C. 🙂
As me and my husband love walking, we chose to stay right in the centre, which would make the city walkable for us. We reached in the morning, dropped our luggage and went straight for lunch.
Travel Tip (TT): The city is full of amazing restaurants, from elegant dining to rooftops with amazing views. At the end of this post I have restaurants listed that I would highly recommend!
After lunch, we started walking around – mainly in the park area (known as the National Mall) highlighted below:
Inadvertently, we started comparing NYC to Washington, D.C. (WDC) and we could see the following differences (-) and similarities (+):
– WDC is much less congested;
– WDC’s infrastructure is more organized;
– WDC has mainly white/light colored and huge – not high-rise – buildings (which gives a more stately atmosphere);
– WDC is much cleaner;
– WDC is less walkable;
– WDC has more history;
– WDC is greener;
– WDC is cheaper.
+ Amazing places to dine;
+ Very touristy (city centres);
+ Lots to see and do;
+ Same shopping and restaurant chains.
Of course, both places have their own charm, just as each other city in the world. However, it was fun for us to notice these similarities and differences.
Some pictures of our first day, including our visit to the Air & Space Museum:
The second day started a litte rainy so we decided to visit the National Museum of Natural History, which is the third most visited museum in the world! Moreover, it contains over 126 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts, which is INCREDIBLE. Also, it showcases the world’s biggest blue diamond! 🙂
We really enjoyed it, and here are some of the pictures:
Ok, let’s move on; otherwise, I will show you the entire collection – lol!
After spending good 2 – 2.5 hours in the museum, the sun started shining and we started walking, and continued, and continued:
After a lot of walking and sightseeing, we went back to rest. In the evening, we went to a nice rooftop after having dinner with an amazing view of the White House!
On the third and last day, we visited some of the last bits of Washington that we still wanted to see, had lunch and prepared ourselves to head back home to New York City.
So, that was our trip to Washington, D.C. – short, yet long enough to see the things we wanted to see and visit.
As I mentioned before, there are some amazing places to have food which we have tried ourselves. To start with Zentan, which provides Japanese cuisine and has a nice vibe to the restaurant itself. Then there was Zaytinya, which has Mediterranean dishes. There is also The Lafayette, which is overlooking the White House and serves American cuisine with a formal decor. Moreover, a fun rooftop place is the DNV rooftop! Lastly, another great place is the POV W Washington – which has a rooftop bar and also a terrace sitting 🙂
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Have a lovely Sunday and if you haven’t yet visited the ‘extra’ post I posted today as well, check it out – My November Favorites might help you make your wish list complete for the festive season!