DC Weekend Recap

Last month the BF & I planned a mini DC getaway over Memorial Day weekend. My step-mom had the hook up with the Marriott @ Metro Center right in downtown & it was amaaazing.

Saturday we drove to my parents house in Maryland which is about a 4 hour drive. We parked at their house since they were away & we took the metro into the city. The metro was about a half hour ride, but we both said how super clean it was! And it was cheap to get in, about $3.60.

Once we checked into the hotel, we sat our things down & immediately wanted to do some exploring around the area. Our dinner reservation was at 8pm, so we had a few hours to kill. The White House was super close & the BF loves everything Presidential so that was our first stop. It wasn’t too crowded, which was nice – & we loved seeing it so up close!

Once we were done there, we did some more walking around & checking out the area before heading back to the hotel to get ready for dinner.

Prior to dinner, we got drink at a bar called RFD. They have a HUGE beer list & we enjoyed some new-to-us beers. The place was pretty empty, but we still enjoyed ourselves. We had dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill & it was absolutely fantastic. It’s the oldest restaurant in DC & came highly recommended. Seating was a little crowded, but we made due. I ordered a watermelon margarita & I forget what the BF ordered to drink but both were super strong & well worth the $10 each we paid for them. The food was delicious – I ordered the buffalo chicken sandwich & the BF ordered the brick chicken. We left there super stuffed & satisfied.


Before we headed back to the hotel, we walked back to the White House because we wanted to see it at night.

Sunday we woke up & was out the door early since we had a packed day! On our agenda: the National Museum of American History, Washington Monument & the Holocaust Museum. I was able to snag timed entry tickets into the Holocaust Museum for 1:30pm (I had to wake up at 6:30am to get them!) so we had some time to kill.

It had down poured on us while walking to get to the museum & it sucked. We carried an umbrella every other time we were out except this time & it was the only time it rained on us! So, I’ve been wanting to see the Holocaust Museum for years. It was everything I thought it would be – powerful, tragic, & thought-provoking. I could have done without the huge crowds of people & barely being able to read anything (we felt so rushed!) – but other than that, the exhibit was worth the wait.

Once we got done there, we were wiped out from the day. We headed back to the hotel for showers & relaxing. We had pre-dinner drinks at an irish pub in Chinatown (since it was near our dinner reservation). Once we were done there, we walked along Chinatown to Carmine’s Italian restaurant. On our way there, there were a few guys on the sidewalk playing trumpets to well-known songs like “24K Magic” which was amazing! We are so glad we stopped to watch for a while, it was so fun.

Dinner was amazing. Carmine’s is a family style italian restaurant. Entrees are pricey, but only because it feeds like 4 people! Our drinks were delicious & we ordered chicken parm. It was heavenly!! Our table was right against the window looking out to the sidewalk so we loved our view.

We spent the rest of the evening walking around town, enjoying the evening, & wishing it wasn’t our last night in DC.

Monday‘s check-out time wasn’t until 12Noon so we got up around 9:30am to make a quick trip to the Lincoln Memorial. Round trip it was 3 miles! It was a hot day, but beautiful – there was a lot going on in the city for Memorial Day & we got to see the presidential motorcade! It was really exciting.


The BF & I had such an amazing trip – we can’t wait to go back & we also can’t wait to book more adventures together. I sure am a lucky girl ❤


4 thoughts on “DC Weekend Recap

  1. Matt Imhof says:

    Sounds like a great trip. I wonder if Carmine’s in Washington DC is owned by the same people who own Carmine’s in New York City. Carmine’s in New York City is an institution that’s been around for decades and serves family-style Italian and is absolutely delicious.

  2. Rebecca Jo says:

    I so badly want to go to DC & see all the sites. I cant imagine seeing the White House in person. I just want to see the cast of Scandal standing there 😉 #gladiators
    Loved seeing all your pics on IG from your trip – you look so beautiful in your dress too!!!

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