Weekend Getaway to the capital, Washington D.C.

Since my last post was about California, I thought I am gonna write a bit more about my trips to the US on here.
So let´s jump over to the East Coast where I spent most of my time in America yet. I lived near Washington D.C for about a year and I think the city makes a great place for a weekend getaway as it has a lot to offer. Maybe even for a Valentine´s trip?

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One of my favorite, maybe even my favorite place in the District of Columbia is Georgetown. I love walking down the roads, looking around the cute shops and afterwards sit down at the river and relax. It is just such a lovely place. I think it gives you the feeling of a little student town including the cool cafes and restaurants. If you walk down the streets you can  admire the old cobblestone houses whilst enjoying a good coffee and you can probably spent up to an entire day here, depending on your interests.

Another thing that is great about Washington D.C. are all the free activities. There are loads of different and interesting museums that you can visit for free. (This also means you will always have something to do on a rain day;)) Nevertheless D.C. is also a very walkable city. Besides oficial government buildings like the White House and the U.S Capitol, a lot of monuments are located in the city center. A walk around the monuments (and down the National Mall) is definitely a "must-do" when visiting and it is a good opportunity to learn about history as well.

I always went to D.C. for one-day or two-day trips. Generally I think a weekend is great for the city as there are various activities, but it is not a big city like NYC. If you stay longer discover the area around it. Virginia, Maryland and also West Virginia have a beautiful nature which is well worth a visit. There are various hiking opportunities and you could even walk a part of the nearby Appalachian trail. Personally, I really enjoy spending time in nature after a city break, so perfect combination. Do you agree? Have you been to Washington yet?

Have a lovely week!


  1. You know I have been there a dozen times and never have stopped in Georgetown. I think I need to add that on my list of to do. Thank you. DC is a very walkable city and the subway there is very user friendly.

  2. I'd love to visit Washington DC, the best I managed is a 6 hour layover in Dulles Airport between flights though. One day, maybe in 2022 if the Covid situation allows us to travel again, I would love to take my daughters there.