Weekend in D.C.

- entertainment, life, social, travel

This past weekend, I booked a last-minute trip to DC to meet up with some girlfriends. To my surprise, a round-trip ticket from South Florida was only $130, so this was an opportunity I simply could not pass on.

DC is definitely among my top favorite five cities to visit for the obvious—monuments and history—but did you know DC has a pretty exciting up-and-coming music and arts scene? Here’s a three-day itinerary for the city that’s a bit different from your fifth grade, Safety Patrol visit.

Day One:

The trip actually began with “Evening One.” Since this was a very unplanned getaway, my flight was a quick, hour-and-a-half from Miami, leaving at 8pm and arriving at DCA by 9:30pm. I took a short Uber ride from the airport to the hotel, where my girlfriends were anxiously waiting. We got dressed to impress and headed to Marvin, a hip bistro on 14th Street, named for Motown artist, Marvin Gaye. On the rooftop, we found a swanky beer garden where we sipped on some cocktails while listening to some very chill and funky music. Later, we headed to Opera—no, not the classical music kind, but a very chic lounge in the heart of DC, where we danced the night away to top 40’s, hip hop and R&B. Finally, we closed out the night with a quick bite at Surfside in Glover Park. There’s nothing more fulfilling than a late-night conversation with your girlfriends over some scrumptious tacos. (We were really just tipsy, and they were delicious.)

MLK Memorial

Day Two:

We slept in till about 10:30am, waking up with enough time to get ready and head to a fabulous brunch at Founding Farmers. At this uber-popular restaurant, everything is pretty much made in-house, from their refreshing sodas to their “Hangover Hash.” All the ingredients come from over 47,000 family farmers across the country. The food there is mouth-watering; it’s no wonder it’s a mega-popular place to eat. Where better to have all-American cuisine at its finest than in the nation’s capital? Then, we headed to Ozio’s, a premiere martini and cigar bar, for some signature cocktails, good music, and chill vibes on their rooftop patio. Later in the afternoon, it was back to the hotel for a quick nap and decompressing. In the early evening, we made our way to Rosebar on Dupont Circle for some dancing with beautiful people and charming hospitality.

Jefferson Memorial

Day Three:

On this day, we got a fresh, early start with some yoga on the National Mall green and took advantage of the sights by snapping pictures at the Lincoln Memorial and National Monument. After, we headed to the MLK Memorial for some peaceful meditation and views of the Jefferson Memorial across the Tidal Basin. In the afternoon, after visiting the Founding Fathers, we couldn’t resist returning to Founding Farmers, our new favorite DC eatery. Around 6pm, we made a quick pit stop at a day party at The Gryphon and then headed to Fedex Stadium to watch the Raiders vs. Washington Redskins game, where we cheered on our favorite team over some nachos and cheese and staple beer.

The saying is true, time flies when you’re having fun, right? This weekend was a refreshing and much needed break from the long workweek. After experiencing this getaway, it’s easy to see why DC has become such a hot spot for millennials. Leave me some comments what are some of your favorite spots in DC?

 

 

 

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11 Comments

  • Jolie
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    Michael Comeau
    September 28, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Wow, I’m planning a trip to D.C myself and did not expect to find such specific information. Thank you for being so detailed, I’m buying my tickets as we speak!!

    • Jolie
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      admin
      September 29, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      yay well enjoy!

  • Jolie
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    Anastasia A.
    September 28, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    The MLK Monument was so well thought out. What an action packed weekend, sounds like you made great use of your time. Thank you for capturing your experience and sharing this.

    • Jolie
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      admin
      September 29, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      thank you Anastasia lol now you mention it… I certainly made the best of the weekend 🙂

  • Jolie
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    Alejandra
    September 29, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Wow! What a great blog post! I’m excited to read about your upcoming trips! Any chance you’ll make DC a place you regularly visit? I know the city is known for its amazing hospitality.

    • Jolie
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      admin
      September 29, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      It’s definitely a place I’ll continue to return 🙂 next time I’ll probably do some more outdoors and museums though 🙂

  • Jolie
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    Paul
    September 30, 2017 at 3:23 am

    ive been to DC many times for work and i’ve never experienced it in the way you have. might need to check it out again

    • Jolie
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      admin
      October 2, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Next time you go you should check these places out.

  • Jolie
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    Laura
    November 19, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    The outdoor yoga sounds so fun! I was really surprised too at how lively the night scene is in DC — tons of fun!

    • Jolie
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      Jolie
      November 19, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Yes and it’s getting better and better every year 🙂

  • Jolie
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    Alexander Popkov
    November 20, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    I would go there to take photos with statues 🙂 I had ideas about serious looking photos and about silly looking photos 🙂

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