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Places to see in Washington, DC

My 2 days in Washington, DC consisted of people watching, big bus tour, monument sightings, and food!!

I will share my adventure mainly through photos!

Here are places to see in Washington, DC!

Places to see in Washington, DC

This was like my stoop, where I could relax and people watch. I had the direct view to the Postal Museum.

Places to see in washington, Dc

Took a stroll around the neighborhood of North Capitol Street and here is what I saw…

Freedom Bell.

I definitely recommend taking the Big Bus Tour.

There were 3 routes to choose, Red, Blue, and Yellow.

The Red Loop is the official tour of the National Mall, stopping at the major Smithsonian Museums and the Nation’s famous monuments and memorials.

The Blue Loop crosses the Potomac River, introduces you to Arlington National Cemetery and Pentagon City.

The Yellow Loop explores picturesque Georgetown.

The only loop that I didn’t get enough time to catch was the Yellow Loop. (I still visited Georgetown, which you will see my favorite spot soon.)

Here are some things I saw while on the different routes.

National Museum of African Art.

African American History Museum.

Independence Ave.

Constitution Ave.

Ford’s Theatre

One of the oldest buildings in Washington.

Federal Building.

Washington Monument.

White House.

Stopped by Madame Tussauds wax museum!

Mr. & Mrs. Obama.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Elvis.

Sirloin Burger!

Tried this food truck, it was DELICIOUS!!!

Took my first uber to Georgetown where I visited my now favorite place there, Georgetown Cupcake!

What was cool for me is that I did an assignment in college on them and to actually visit and taste their yummy cupcakes was awesome to experience!!

After I got back, I walked around to view the scenery at night. I even found a Walmart nearby where I bought a new selfie stick(the one I had broke) and snacks!

This was an adventure, usually, I do not walk around at night by myself.

I was surprised at how I stepped out of my comfort zone/fears and just had fun!

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Tabitha
    June 27, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I absolutely loved D.C. I was stationed at Ft. Myer, VA what seems like an eon ago, but I loved visiting the monuments. We even had to run from the Capitol back to the base (yes, a 8 mile run, I thought I was gonna die). Such a beautiful city to see. Thank you for the pics of a place I love.

    • Reply
      thecloudtraveler
      July 14, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Hey Tabitha,

      Oh geez, 8 miles! I know I would’ve died!
      Monuments were so historic!

  • Reply
    Taylor
    June 27, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I love all of these pictures! I have always wanted to go to Washington D.C. I just haven’t had the chance yet. Hopefully soon though!

    • Reply
      thecloudtraveler
      July 14, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Hey Taylor,

      I would definitely recommend visiting at least once!

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    Shelby @Fitasamamabear
    June 27, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Thanks for all the tips- I think I might make a special stop just for the Georgetown cupcake lol

    • Reply
      thecloudtraveler
      July 14, 2017 at 10:23 am

      Hey Shelby,

      Oh yes! Definitely stop for a cupcake!

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    Beth Davidson
    June 27, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I love DC, but I’m going to keep skipping the wax museum. Creepy! Lol. The last time I was there Georgetown Cupcakes had a line down the street, so I’m glad to see it’s calmed down a bit!

    • Reply
      thecloudtraveler
      July 14, 2017 at 10:23 am

      Hey Beth,

      It was creepy when I was by myself! Lol.
      It was later that night, not as busy. I was glad!

  • Reply
    Cori @ Sweet Coralice
    June 27, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    I’ve never been to Washington DC, at least not that I can remember lol. I too, am all about the sight seeing, eating different foods and shopping! I love hitting up the bakeries and food trucks. You were able to get a lot of nice shots 😉

    • Reply
      thecloudtraveler
      July 14, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Hey Cori,

      I love sight seeing & food shopping!

  • Reply
    Tara
    June 27, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    looks like you were busy!

    • Reply
      thecloudtraveler
      July 14, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Hey Tara,

      Yes, very busy! It was fun!

  • Reply
    Anne Murphy
    June 27, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Looks like you had fun! I haven’t been there in ages, and had hardly any time there the last time (I was there for an event and it took all my time) but it’s a great city.

  • Reply
    Yulissa
    June 28, 2017 at 5:40 am

    All that fun! I went to Washington DC almost a year ago. I want to go back because there was a lot of things we didn’t catch to see 🙁

    • Reply
      thecloudtraveler
      July 14, 2017 at 10:25 am

      Hey Yulissa,

      There’s so much to see, I didn’t even get to see it all when I was there!

  • Reply
    tasha
    June 28, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Washington is totally on my list to visit, love all of the photos you took! That cupcake place just looks adorable. thanks for the inspiration.

    • Reply
      thecloudtraveler
      July 14, 2017 at 10:25 am

      Hey Tasha,

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply
    aareeba
    June 28, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    This is s huge list. I have plans to travel Washington DC early in the next year, am gonna save this post for the future use

    • Reply
      thecloudtraveler
      July 14, 2017 at 10:26 am

      Hey aareeba,

      Awesome! Glad I could help!

  • Reply
    Sam
    June 28, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    That looks like a wonderful trip. The Washington monument always looks nice and white in movies and on t.v. I’ve always wanted to go to Washington.e

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    Bridget | Antics of a Nutty Hiker
    June 29, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    We use to live about an hour from D.C. and always loved going there for the day and walking around! So much to do and see (and eat) lol.

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