Baked and Wired– this is the cutest bakery located in Georgetown. I went specifically for a donut muffin, which as they describe it is- “The love-child of two breakfast favorites. A cinnamon muffin rolled in cinnamon sugar. Baked, not fried.” I couldn’t have described it better myself 🙂 These are only available on Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday, so I would recommend going on one of those days!
C&O Canal- Baked and Wired is located right off of this canal. It’s actually a National Historical Park previously used as transportation off of the Potomac River. Today, you can walk along it (all 185 miles) and see many different historical places and stories.
Charming Georgetown homes- I was DYING walking through Georgetown. I took a million photos because almost every other house caught my eye. Most of the houses are either pastel colored or have really fun doors. Now wouldn’t you want to live in this neighborhood!?
Union Market– My friend from high school knows I’m a huge foodie, so he knew this would be the perfect place to go. It was food HEAVEN! It reminded me a lot of Chelsea Market in NYC (although on a smaller scale). I had lunch at TaKorean and dessert (a peaches & cream shake) from Trickling Springs Creamery. I would’ve loved to have come back to try more places, but I just didn’t have enough time. Good luck trying to decide what to eat, but I would absolutely recommend either of those places! 🙂
Washington National Cathedral- This is a bit out of the way (definitely not within walking distance), but absolutely worth a trip there. It is beautiful! I’ve never seen a Cathedral like this before and I was just amazed. Fun Fact: not but 5 minutes after I took this photo, a huge storm rolled through. It was raining HARD and I was happy that I got this before the rain came down! A portion of the Cathedral was under construction due to the earthquake in 2011, but you can’t see much of it from the front. We did a walk-through tour on our own, which cost $10. It is worth the walk-through… it is just stunning. Embassy Row is located really close by if you wanted to drive past that as well.
Eisenhower Executive Office Building- This was one of my favorite buildings in Washington D.C. The architecture reminded me of something you’d see in Paris. I’ve never actually been to Paris, but it’s what I would imagine you’d see 🙂 This building is MASSIVE. I may be exaggerating, but it seems like it takes up an entire block. It is located right west of the White House, so you can’t miss it.
The White House- 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Don’t ask me why I remember the address, but I do. This is the front of The White House. It is much smaller than I had imagined, but I think that is because you normally see the back of it (which seems a lot bigger). Nonetheless, it is gorgeous. Tip: The White House is closed for tours during the month of August. If you’re going any other time, make sure to request a tour through your Member of Congress at least 21 days prior. I hope I can go back through The White House, but for now, I’ll take the virtual tour here.
Washington Monument- this was quite possibly one of my favorite monuments/memorials. On this particular evening, we arrived just in time to watch storm clouds roll in while the sun was setting. The sun reflected beautifully on the Monument against the dark clouds. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. I also went to the top of the Monument, which I’ll share tomorrow.
I hope you were able to get some good ideas of places to see. Thank you for reading; have a fAB day!