Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Vacation plans!



Next stop- Washington D.C.


I am absolutely positively smitten with Washington DC! I never really had huge expectations for this city, but every time I have been there for work even for a short time, I was impressed by the capitol's rich cultural and political history. So, lately hubs and I have been throwing around the idea of going there for a long weekend sometime this spring! Outside of seeing all the famous monuments and museums, what else should we add to our agenda? Restaurants, festivals, other must-sees and what hotel would be good to stay in? We are thinking around the Dupont Circle area.


Any suggestions would be greately appreciated! Thanks dolls. We can't wait!

27 comments:

  1. I have been dying to go to DC. I've never been, so I don't have any suggestions, but can't wait to hear all about it when you go.

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  2. Ooooh so jealous! I've only been to DC once, a few years ago, and the few days we were there definitely wasn't enough time to take it all in. You're going to have so much fun!

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  3. Oooh, I've never been, but I've always heard that it's such a great city :-) Have fun!

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  4. Washington D.C. is beautiful. I love it every time I go there. I have never stayed in the city, but it is definitely a good vacation spot if you like history and culture. Have Fun.!

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  5. You should go to Georgetown and go shopping and pick up a cupcake. Oh, and I bought the cutest little dishes from a shop in Chinatown!

    Have fun!!!

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  6. The Hilton at Dupont is nice.... I stay there sometimes for work.

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  7. Hey Lady! I LOVE your blog! It is soo cute! Anyway, I have a tip :) I went to Washington DC last April and it was during the Cherry Blossom Festival. It was a LITTLE chilly but I highly recommend it because the cherry blossoms are gorgeous in bloom there! We stayed in Alexandria, which is literally 5 minutes away from everything, and I fell in LOVE with the town. There were places to shop, places to eat, it was great there. Hope it helps your planning :)

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  8. I have no suggestions, but I'm so jealous! Hubby has never been to DC & I've only been once back in high school--I'm dying to go back!

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  9. how fun!!! hope you have a blast lady

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  10. oooh go when the Cherry Blossoms bloom, they are BEAUTIFUL!

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  11. What fun!
    I want to def. visit there when I move back north!

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  12. How fun!! I haven't been to DC since my 8th grade trip there. Have so much fun.

    My friend recently went and she stayed at the Ritz and said it was amazing!

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  13. I've never been to DC and I wasn't really into the idea until I saw a few pictures of the city last year. Now I'm dying to go ! Lucky you, have fun !!

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  14. Hello,

    I just ran across your blog and wanted to tell you that you take some AWESOME pictures! I had two questions:

    1. What kind of camera do you use? I'm looking for a good camera... any recommendations?

    2. Your dog is so adorable! What breed is he?

    Hope you can write back! Thank you! Love the blog!

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  15. ana did you know DC is the only city with a PEEP store!!! please go and take pictures!! I wanted to visit that store so bad!! :)

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  16. Spring is definitely the best time to go! All of the cherry blossoms are blooming by the Jefferson Memorial and it's beautiful! Also, if you get a chance, definitely take a paddle boat ride in the lake near the Jefferson Memorial (don't know the lake name). The view is gorgeous!!

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  17. You must visit Old Towne Alexandria! Such a cute little place to shop and eat. And Georgetown. I love it there too! I've lived in VA my whole life and made many a trips to DC. I love it there!!!

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  18. I'm so excited for your trip!

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  19. We just moved to DC a few years ago and love it. Definitely come during the Cherry Blossom Festival, it's beautiful. Georgetown has awesome shopping and my favorite cupcake bakery, Georgetown Cupcake. There are so many awesome things to see, just ask if you have any more questions.

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  20. Love your blog btw! and your trip to DC sounds so exciting! I actually live in Northern VA so I know a couple of places to go. Dupont circle is nice, Geortown is really nice to walk around and go shopping. tyson's corner has two huge malls, and I can also give you a list of nice restaurants depending on what your preferences are. let me know if you want any info.

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  21. Definitely go to Georgetown! Go when the cherry blossoms are in bloom and take lots of pictures for me since I always have to go in November for work and have never seen them. Have fun! XOXO

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  22. I have been to DC only once and I was in the fifth grade so I don't remember much, but I know I liked it! My husband and I have been thinking about going there ourselves, but we just can't seem to work it in. I know that you will have tons of fun there, especially in the spring!

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  23. I love DC! Absolutely everything about it makes me happy. My parents moved up there 4 years ago and now I love going to visit them. Have fun!

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  24. Oh goodness, so much to see and do in DC. I would recommend that you stay downtonw - either in Dupont Circle area or Georgetown area...both are great. In Dupont, Hotel Madera is a lovely little boutique hotel with a great restaurant for drinks (Firefly). I would wake up semi-early one morning, grab coffee and walk all around Georgetown - tons of great shopping and lots of good people watching. Then walk over to the Mall and see the Monuments and the many museums. I recommend the Spy Museum, the Portrait Gallery (in Chinatown) or the Museum of American History...avoid the Air and Space unless you like reading alot! For dinner I would head to downtown area and go to Founding Farmers - out of this world yummy food! And then for after dinner fun I would head to Georgetown or Dupont for drinks and dancing.

    I live in DC (and have for 3 years) so feel free to shoot any questions my way or ask for my opinion on where to stay etc. Happy to help!

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  25. I live right outside of DC and my hubs works in there so we spend a ton of time there! Fun museums are The Newseum, Spy Museum and Crime and Punishment museum. Ok if you like fun sports bars try Buffalo Billards, Front Page,Rocket Bar, or RFD Washington has over 100 beers. If you're looking for a fancy dinner I would do Brasserie Beck or Sequoia in Georgetown. If you go when it's warm enough the Georgetown waterfront is always a ton of fun and obviously Cherry Blossom. For lots of shopping Georgetown is the best best. As far as hotels go it depends on where you want to be but the Grand Hyatt in/near Chinatown is right on a metro line, or the Westin on 14th which is close to Dupont but a little off or the Park Hyatt which is by Georgetown.
    Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions or need ideas!

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