48 Hours in Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C.: up & coming. intensely historic. 

Eat:

Maketto: A bit out of the city center, but this cafe/restaurant/clothing store is not to be missed! I went here three times in two days. The matcha latte is one of the best I've had (especially with that swan art) & the Lo Mein was equally out-of-this-world amazing.

Chaia: yummy veggie tacos in the Georgetown area

Dolcezza Gelato: yellow peach & lemon opal basil gelato? yes please!

Pineapple and Pearls Coffee: hip spot for coffee & brioche buns

The Dabney: incredible restaurant for dinner or drinks! The interior is stunning & the food is fresh & delicious. The angel food cake w/ roasted peaches for dessert was fabulous. Highly, highly recommend this place

Baked & Wired: cozy space w/ scrumptious cupcakes

Do:

Lincoln Memorial: Hands-down the best place in D.C. Pro tip: go in the early morning around 8am to beat the crowds and get the best photos! 

Union Station: This is where my bus dropped me off and picked me up, but it's such a wonderful spot to grab a coffee & people watch. 

The Phillips Collection: A great museum off the beaten path

National Mall & Memorial Parks: museum hop and walk around all the memorials-- Pick and choose a few spots beforehand because going to all of them can be overwhelming

Georgetown: a happening area of D.C. perfect for shopping & noshing

The Capitol: definitely check out the newly renovated building (and the Library of Congress!)