Been to the National History Smithsonian, seen the monuments, so I’m done with DC.
I beg to differ.
Runs, Eastern Market Crepes, and Meridian Hill Drum Circle.
There are plenty of things to take your visitor to if they want a different experience.
- Figure out what they liked of their 1st experience, and make it more personalized.
- Yes, it’s different. Let’s see Rocky Horror Picture Show Midnight Madness at E Street Cinema & dance the night away at Mixtape.
- I don’t care if you’ve gotthe inside scoop, the DC Food scene is extensive and takes more than a few visits (or even a whole summer) to try everything. Since Lauren loves Soul Food & Cheap Eats, I plan to visit a few places with her and introduce her to DC Food Trucks.
Following these 4 steps, we should have a pretty good weekend. But here are some other helpful Washington Post articles for figuring out what to do with your visitors.
- Intern’s Guide to Unbearably Hot Entertaining by Margaret Ely
- For when it’s too hot to be outside.
- What to Do This Summer by Going Out Guide Staff
- Includes Beach Bars, Outdoor Movies, and annual events.
- Best Events for July, August, September by Jess Righthand
So we’ll see what happens.
- Lauren liked seeing DC from the street and connecting it in her head.
- Her tied Best Bet of the weekend.
- Plus, we could make side stops to the National Botanical Gardens and Capitol.
- National Gallery of Art: Make sure to jump on a free tour, you might learn a thing or two.
- National Botanical Gardens: My glass hut of love.
- Eastern Market:
- Lauren was impressed with jewelry prices, and of course the crepes.
- National Postal Museum: Unabomber and dramatic postal videos. YES!
- Pretzel Twist (at the Eastern Market): Soft Pretzels done right.
- Eastern Market Crepes: So good Lauren bought 2.
- Lauren’s Food Best Bet of the weekend.
- Julia’s Empanadas: $4 pockets of joy.
- Ted’s Bulletin: So many flavors all at once!
- My Food Best Bet of the weekend.
Yet another successful weekend with my favorite traveling companion. =v)
And of Course, in my life there is always…
The Unexpected Section
A family member of Lauren and I’s (Aaron), took us to Old Town Alexandria in Virginia.
Old Town Alexandria
Usually people past their 20s live here after being done with the city life/pace.
- Pros: Beauty that exceeds Georgetown, awesome main drag (King Street), more space, easier parking, cheaper food.
- Cons: Distance from the city (some people see this as a good thing), touristy down on King Street & “gated community” feel where everything is assessed on how nice it is compared to it’s neighbor.