We spent Thanksgiving in D.C. while visiting my little sister who's attending college in the city. We had a packed itinerary since we only had 3 full days in the City and we wanted to make the most of it (as usual!). Although it was a Holiday weekend it wasn't too crowded and we got a chance to see the fall folliage in full bloom.
We landed on Thanksgiving day and had a small but delicious Thansgiving dinner with my sister. The following morning we went for a delcious breakfast at one of my favorite spots Le Pain Quotidien, I just simply love this place! It never dissapoints! My fave here is the belgium waffle with berries and cream and huge bowl ot Cafe Au lait! Whenever we travel to the east coast we always have to make a pit stop here!
After our breakfast we headed to the major sights: The White House, Washington Monument, the National Mall and Lincoln Memorial. It's a bit of walk but there's no better way to soak it all in. If you are not so much of a walker or wanna add a bit of fun I highly recommend doing the City Segaway Tour, we took this tour when we previously came to Washington D.C. three years ago and it was a blast! but I must also add it was during the spring so the temperature was much nicer.
For us the Smithsonian Museums are always in our top list of attractions in D.C. there's something for everybody, unbeatable location, great content and free!. This time we decided to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and we enjoyed it at lot! Tip: make sure to arrive before noon to beat the crowds.
After an entire day of sightseeing and eating a burger or two at Shake Shack ... we went for cocktails and dinner to Blue Duck Tavern which has a great menu selection and food is delcious! Perfect way to end our day!
On our second day we headed to the Holocaust Memorial Museum and it was an emotional experience whih I highly recommend to visit. The museum tells the story through artifacts, films and photos, it makes you refflect on this terrible period in human history and how we as individuals can always make a change. I don't recommend to visit this museum with youg children.
After the museum we headed to the Union Market for a late lunch and pastries. This is a well hidden gem and offers a wide variety of food and drink options. The market is located outside of the touristy areas and has a great vibe. We really enjoyed coming here and trying all the different food vendors.
At the end of the afternoon (it was a packed itinerary!) we went to the Arlignton Cementery where we walked around, visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Kennedy's Memmorials. For dinner we headed to Jaleo DC by Jose Andres and enjoyed a feast of tapas and wine! Jose Andres has multiple restaurants in DC that are worth a visit!
On our third and final day we went for brunch to Le Dimplomate a french cafe that offers a truly french menu in a cozy setting. We loved all the dishes we ordered and the basket of pastries was delish! After our food comma we took an uber to Georgetown and enjoyed our lazy sunday by walking the quaint streets filled with shops, restaurants and beautiful town houses.
We couldn't leave D.C. without having a cupcake from Georgetwon Cupcakes and we ate in the steps of the waterfront. It was the perfect ending for fantatisc trip!