The Washington DC Diaries (Part 2)
Washington DC is jam packed full of things to do so it wasn't a surprise that by our third day we had far more of a focused timetable of events. (If you've missed my first post on the first part of our time, read about that here). I also talk about our accommodation & transport.
As we were only there for two full days, it was really important to plan, plan, plan, especially as there is nothing worse than not being able to see something important!
We started off on our trusty bus on the Yellow route which encompassed some of the attractions away from the Mall, including the stunning Georgetown. Home to such novel delights such as Georgetown Cupcakes (did anyone watch the TV show?), and numerous shopping options, it's the ideal place to spend the day. Unfortunately, we had limited time to spare so weren't able to stop for too long but I'd highly recommend adding it to your calendar! The buildings and surrounding neighbourhood are stunning and remind me very much of Notting Hill but of course with an American twist.
Shorts: New Look
Trainers: Adidas Stan Smiths
National Gallery of Art
With an art geek for a brother, it was inevitable that we'd find ourselves in an art museum of some sort and the National Gallery of Art (and with it being free to enter, it was even more appealing). Whilst wandering through what seems like an endless collection of art might not be to everyone's taste, the building is so gorgeous that it's worth going inside simply to admire the design! Reminiscent of Parisian museums, it's jam packed full of marble and leafy greens which makes it any blogger's dream! But of course, once you're done snapping away (photography is allowed, but no flash), there is an extensive array of art - from sculptures to drawings to photography.
Monuments by Moonlight
Included in our hop-on-hop-off bus tour was a night tour and whilst we were completely drained of energy by this point, the appeal of sitting on an open-topped bus for a couple of hours held a lot of appeal. As it's Summer and the tour started at around 7:30pm, we were able to see quite a few of the attractions in the daylight - minus many of the crowds that may have been there earlier! Unfortunately, attractions at night never photograph as well as they appear in person but I would highly highly recommend booking onto a night tour! I'd definitely recommend going with one of the open topped options as you obviously get a better view! This was ideal as we got to see the Pentagon, Iwu Jima Memorial and Arlington cemetery which we didn't manage to fit in during the day.
So there you have it - our two and a half days in DC! Please let me know if you've been before and if we missed anything! We didn't manage to visit some of the museums due to extensive queues but had we longer, we'd have seen everything!
If you've been to DC, what were your favourite things to see?