Hi Guys! It’s Anaais,
I just came back a couple of days ago from my trip to the east coast, I went to Washington D.C for the first time, and had the experience of my life! Definitely a trip to remember. Where to begin….. It was a 6 hour flight from Los Angeles to D.C longest flight I’ve ever taken but it was totally worth it though. When I landed in D.C it was so cold, the weather in January in the east coast was out of this world for me, take in mind I’m a California girl, I’m used to it being sunny and warm most of the time. I was definitely not expecting it to be that COLD but other than that everything was beautiful.
If your thinking about going to Washington D.C or just want to know about my D.C trip and places I recommend to stay at, visit, eat and take Instagram worthy pictures then keep on reading.
WHERE I STAYED AT:
There is always a first time for everything right? In my case it was my first time staying at a hotel. The hotel I stayed at is called Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton. The hotel had complimentary perks that included cooked-to-order breakfast, and evening receptions with snacks and drinks. There were also an indoor pool, a hot tub and a fitness room. The suites are located in a really nice place near the city center where you can go shopping, sightseeing,and eat at restaurants nearby.
My hospitality there was great, welcoming and cozy. The room was clean, it had a flat-screen T.V in the living room and bedroom. The room also included a coffee maker a mini-fridge and microwave. The bathroom and the bedroom were big and always clean. Overall a 10/10.
PLACES I ATE AT:
. Corner Cafe: Located close to D.C’s Union Station. Here they sell overpriced but delicious Coffee, Salads, Sandwiches and Hot Chocolate.(8/10)
. Five Guys: Located at 0.3 miles from the White House,Five guys is like the In-N-Out of the east coast. Here you can custom make your own burger or hot-dog, fries and milk shakes.(10/10)
. Vapiano: Italian Restaurant located in D.C’s Chinatown. Here you can make your own pastas,decided what sauce and meat you want and they also custom make pizzas and salads.(10/10)
. Finn & Porters: This restaurant is located inside the Embassy Suites Hotel. They sell Steak, Sea-Food and Sushi. This Restaurant is more on the pricier side because its a’la carte. The appetizers and food were really good. (9/10)
Five Guys Restaurant
Five Guys Burgers
Corner Cafe Bakery
Finn & Porters Restaurant
PLACES I VISITED:
With the government shutdown that is going on right now, most of the Historical Museums were closed. So the options were limited, but with some research you can still manage to have some fun and explore around D.C. Here are some of the place I went to and totally encourage you to check out and take some Insta-Worthy pictures.
. U.S Botanic Garden: (Free) The U.S. Botanic Garden is dedicated to demonstrating the aesthetic, cultural, economic, therapeutic and ecological importance of plants to the well-being of humankind. There is plants from all over the U.S.
. White House: I think we all know about the white house but here is some background info. The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States.
. U.S Capitol: The U.S Capitol is a monument, a working office building, and one of the most recognizable symbols of representative democracy in the world
. Georgetown University:Georgetown University is a private research school in the beautiful neighborhood of Georgetown. The architecture and history behind it is also amazing and a great place to take outfit pictures.
. Touch-Stone Gallery:Touch-Stone Gallery is a 5 minute walk from the Hotel. It’s a nice and small gallery with incredible art. Fun Fact: I was a part of a mosaic art portrait made by the amazing artist : Jason Mecier and is the reason why I went to D.C explore my story at: https://whatwearemadeof.us
Me at the U.S Captiol
Monument in-front of the U.S Capitol
Me at the White House
U.S White House
Desert Section of the Botanic Garden
Tropical Section of the Botanic Garden
2nd floor botanic garden
Overall, my trip to Washington D.C was an incredible experience. It’s was one of those trips that I will always remember because of the memories I created. I can officially cross this off my travel bucket list.
Now the question is….. where will my next destination be ??