This post was a long time coming, but I finally got around to writing it!
For our one year anniversary, my husband and I stayed in DC for a night and enjoyed walking around the city that evening and the following day. We had a really wonderful stay.
We decided to stay at the Pheonix Park Hotel, a little boutique Irish hotel with a view of the capital from the front door. It was very small but super cute. The view from our room window was lackluster, however. Despite, this we knew we wouldn’t be spending much time in there anyway.
We discovered an adorable (but not very cheap) little French restaurant called Bistro Cacao not far from where we were staying. The food was some of the best I’ve ever had and we absolutely loved the ambiance! It’s romantic – and perfect for a date night.
We proceeded back to the Dubliner, which is the bar/restaurant in the Pheonix Park hotel. We stayed for a drink or 2 and headed up to the room.
The next day it rained – but it didn’t stop us from exploring a bit. Our hotel was conveniently located right across from Union Station, so that was our first stop. There are so many great little shops and beautiful architecture that it was a wonderful experience in itself.
We then found ourselves at Ebenezers Coffeehouse. This was a tiny little coffee house, seemingly popular with the college students. It was packed but the drinks were terrific.
We carried onto the Air & Space Museum which was, unfortunately, our last stop. We had a little bit of a drive ahead and we needed to get home. I hadn’t been there in years, and since I now work in aviation, it was a must stop for me. Although crowded, my husband and I really enjoyed touring the museum. From vintage airplanes to space shuttles, there was so much to learn about. The best part? It’s free.
If you’re on the East Coast and looking for a weekend trip – I highly recommend giving DC a try. I had been there many times in the past but it’s rare I get to stay for more than a day trip. There is so much to do and with more time, we could have seen so much more!