We’ve definitely written about Washington DC in a few previous posts, so while a small introduction might seem unnecessary, we’re doing it for the obvious reason that at some point in the next year, we’re going to have another president in the White House and thus an awesome opportunity to write about all of the wonderful things that make DC such a fantastic place to visit. Which means we’ll have to expand on our DC Hotel listings and we’ll really have to dig in to restaurants, but for right now, how about using this as a small lead in article for the future.
Intro To Washington DC
Aside from being the nation’s capital and home of the President, Capitol Hill and endless historical sites and monuments, it is also filled with a vibrant culture that many tourists do not get the chance to experience. Most people visiting Washington DC get caught up in the historical and federal districts and remain unaware of the amazingness that is filled in the surrounding areas.
Georgetown is full of pricey boutiques and charming little fine dining restaurants like the Philomena located near the ocean front. Leopold’s is a wonderful little café full of Italian and French pastries that is hidden behind buildings but is one of my personal favorite spots in the city to grab a good cup of espresso and some tasty delights.
Places like Adams Morgan, Dupont and U Street are awesome for the younger college crowd and offer miles of quaint little charming bars and cafes that make for a wonderful night on the town. However, be prepared to spend a pretty penny on parking or 30 minutes looking for a street spot because these places fill up quickly on the weekends and even the natives barely know where and where not you’ll get towed because the parking laws are ridiculously erroneous, inconsistent and confusing.
Nonetheless, it is packed with a vibrant night life that is a must-see for anyone visiting the area.