A few favorite spots in DC
We’re so excited to have you joining us in Washington, DC for this year’s Beautiful You Conference. Since we know many of you are journeying here from out of town we thought we’d ask a few fabulous locals about their favorite spots to visit in DC. Feel free to use this as your guide to see our beautiful city after conference.
Ladies… Take it away!
Hannah – Hand’s down, one of my favorite places to spend time in DC is Union Market. Filled with yummy food options, fresh flowers and the one and only, Salt & Sundry shop. I have spent many a Saturday afternoon browsing through their offerings. (Also, you HAVE to try the cupcakes at the Curbside Cupcake stand. Delish!)
Caroline – The Yards Park in SE DC is one of my favorite “lesser known” spots in the city. Newly constructed, this riverfront park boasts fountains (and a great splashing area for young kids!), a boardwalk, a great selection of restaurants, and lots of green grassy areas to sit in the sun and have a picnic. A great place to sit and reflect on your amazing conference experience!
Diana – The FDR Memorial is one of my very favorite spots in DC to relax and think. Snuggled by the tidal basin, it’s usually not very crowded and has beautiful views! Be sure to pose for a pic by any one of the four waterfalls! (and Fala, the dog).
Leah – A visit to the Botanical Gardens or the Library of Congress Jefferson Building, are a must! Once you’ve inspired your green thumb or your mind, head to Eastern Market for a late lunch or dinner. My favorite stop for something fresh and healthy is Sweet Green. If you prefer a little something more, Old Siam, Las Placitas, Roses’ Luxury or Montmartre are on the top of my list of faves. Finish off the evening with a quick stop at Sweet Lobby (and I mean quick, because there’s so much goodness there!!) and walk everything off as you stop at your favorite monuments on your way back to your hotel.
Ella – For gluten free visitors to DC, you can’t beat a late afternoon hand-muddled cocktail or happy hour drinks and a “small plate” atZengo in Chinatown. Ask for their gluten free menu for plates everyone will want to share with you, then stroll down the street to Red Velvet where you’ll find gluten free (and dairy free) cupcakes as well as regular cupcakes for friends. My tip for savoring a cupcake? Eat it with a fork.
Jinyoung – Spend a day in Georgetown! These gems give you a taste of D.C.’s finest! Start with brunch overlooking the canal at the exquisite Capella, grab an afternoon pick-me-up with artisan coffee and treats (their s’mores are to die for) at Baked & Wired and then dinner on the Georgetown waterfront at Farmers Fishers & Bakers, a farm-to-fork restaurant where all food is organically grown, locally sourced and seasonally available from the good ‘ole US of A.
Janelle – As a huge museum nerd, one of my favorite things about DC is the incredible access to free museums. I like to use that to my advantage by quickly popping in on my favorite exhibits when I only have a bit of time for a mental recharge. My absolute favorite outing is to pay homage to Julia Child’s Kitchen in the basement of the American History Museum. It’s a quick stop, and I feel inspired and energized just being around her space.