Weekend Getaway: Washington DC

Posted in lifestyle, Travel
on November 21, 2016

This past weekend, I had a weekend getaway in Washington DC with one of my best friends, Nicole.

We had been counting down the days to this weekend forΒ months and it seems like it came and went all too fast! We planned this trip for many reasons but mostly because we rarely see one another since graduating college, and also because Elle King was playing a show in DC! If you’re not familiar with Elle King, you likely know her song Ex’s and Oh’s, or her song with Dierks Bentley, Different for Girls.Β Elle King is extremely talented, and sounds exactly as she does on her record when she sings live which made for an unbelievable night!

We also spent some time exploring Washington DC. We started our weekend off Friday afternoon at Union Market, then went shopping in Georgetown, had dinner at Mission, and went off to the concert!

On Saturday we adventured a bit and went to Newseum which is a museum dedicated to news and journalism. If you’ve never been, I definitely recommend going! The museum showcases history, different forms of media (TV, print, internet, radio) and allows us to relive some of the most important events throughout history.

One of my favorite exhibits at the Newseum was the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery. I absolutely love photography so this exhibit was right up my alley; not that the whole museum wasn’t, but I loved this exhibit especially. This exhibit was full of emotion, but also full of 70 years of beautiful photographs; all of which capture the most meaningful and influential moments in history.

Unfortunately we had to come back to reality on Sunday afternoon, but in the morning we enjoyed a delicious brunch at Policy! We also made a stop at Ted’s Bulletin, where I got some of their home made poptarts! By some, I mean I couldn’t decide which one to get, so I ended up getting one of each flavor. Totally worth it!

It’s always so refreshing to travel, especially when you’re visiting a friend. I loved spending time with one of my best friends, escaping Boston for a little bit, and having weekend of fun adventures.

Weekend Getaway: Washington DC

Snapchat’s at Union Market!

Weekend Getaway: Washington DC

Brunch at Policy!

Weekend Getaway: Washington DC

All of my poptarts from Ted’s Bulletin

Weekend Getaway: Washington DC

Our first DC dinner, margarita’s and Mexican food!

Weekend Getaway: Washington DC

Union Market

Weekend Getaway: Washington DC

Union Market

Weekend Getaway: Washington DC

Union Market

Weekend Getaway: Washington DC

Comics at The Newseum

Weekend Getaway: Washington DC

The Journalists Memorial

Weekend Getaway: Washington DC

Berlin Wall Gallery at the Newseum

Weekend Getaway: Washington DC

Berlin Wall Gallery at the Newseum: 8 sections of the original wall

Weekend Getaway: Washington DC

Leaving DC

We had a blast adventuring around DC all weekend. Girls weekends are definitely the best kind of weekends!

Emily Riane

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  • Khushboo Vaswani

    Looks so nice! Can’t wait to travel with my bestie to the US one day! I live in Asia so the only travelling I did with my bestie was a trip to Bangkok! x

    – Khushboo
    http://www.theblogyard.com

    • A trip to Bangkok sounds so fun though! I’ve never been anywhere in Asia, so I’m jealous!

  • DC is a great city to visit and continues to evolve everyday. I live outside of the city and there’s always something to do.Trust me, you’ll never get bored. The museums, especially the Newseum, are probably the best parts of DC.

    • Yes it was super fun! I hope to go back soon! πŸ™‚

  • Molly O’Connor

    I love all the street art! Those poptarts look soooo yummy, too! Sounds like a blast! πŸ™‚

    http://www.mollyonthemoveblog.com

    • The poptarts were delicious! It was such a fun weekend! I definitely recommend spending a weekend in DC! πŸ™‚

  • You hit up some great spots!! The Newseum is the BEST, and you can’t go wrong with Mission, Ted’s, and Policy πŸ™‚

    • It was so fun! The food was so good at all of the places we stopped at!

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