books and beer and my favorite spots in dc

The mall

runners on the mall, ultimate frisbee players and dog walking galore- it must be spring in dc and after the winter we’ve had this year spring in dc is a welcome sight. unfortunately it’s been fleeting and inconsistent but the few glimpses we’ve had have been a welcome sight. friday was warm and the perfect time to get out and after walking around the mall trying a new place in the city that i’ve been hearing about for a few years now.

i had forgotten how exhausting being a tourist in dc but it being able to wander the mall and see all these amazing monuments whenever i want is without a doubt one of the better perks to living in this city. after a long day of work, museums and monuments we were all tired and decided to do a low key dinner at the apartment then after we all wanted something sweet so we took a trip over to good stuff eatery for some milkshakes. goodness gracious are those milk shakes amazing.


after a sweet treat we all got a second wind and decided to head to kramerbooks & afterwords cafe. i’ve been wanting to check this place out for a few years now, it’s been on my dc to see/do list and after last week i can’t believe i haven’t been yet. it’s a small, awesome book store with a bar, restaurant and cafe in the back. we arrived around 11:30 (did i mention it’s open 24/7?!) and there was some great live music playing, we grabbed a few beers and relaxed before browsing the books. i picked up this book and can’t wait to start it, it should be a colorful read!

air and space annex

saturday was terrible weather, it poured, all. day. long. it was awful. another one of my dc to do’s is not actually in dc. it’s the steven f udvar-hazy center aka the air and space museum annex. about 45 minutes outside the city it’s well worth the drive. it is 760,00 square feet and holds both military and commercial aircrafts like the enola gay, a concorde, and a sr-71 blackbird. but one of the coolest parts is in the back where they have the space shuttle discovery (which is massive) i could have spent hours wandering around the museum, there are just so many different things to see, i will definitely be back the next rainy day!

my dc favorites:

1. lincoln memorial

2. world war ii memorial (best at night)

3. matchbox restaurant (the sliders are amazing)

4. kramerbooks

5. newseum (well worth the entry fee)

6. georgetown (if the weather is nice it’s always nice to walk around)

7. la tasca (chinatown for happy hour)

8.  good stuff eatery (you haven’t lived until you’ve tried the toasted marshmallow milkshake!)

9. logan circle and p st (one of my favorite neighborhoods to walk/run around)

10. eastern market

i can’t wait to start taking advantage of the beautiful spring weather and getting back outside and spending some time at some of my favorite spots while exploring and finding new favorites. plus cherry blossom festival is right around the corner!

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