This past weekend, I booked a last-minute trip to DC to meet up with some girlfriends. To my surprise, a round-trip ticket from South Florida was $130, so this was an opportunity I could not pass up on.
DC is definitely one of my favorite top five cities to visit for the obvious reasons, such as monuments and history, but did you know DC has a pretty exciting up-and-coming music and arts scene? Here is a three-day itinerary to DC that is a little different from your Safety Patrol visit in 5thgrade.
Since this was a very unplanned trip, my flight was a quick one-and-a-half hour flight from Miami, leaving at 8pm and arriving at DCA at 9:30pm. I hopped on a quick Uber ride from the airport to the hotel where my girlfriends were anxiously awaiting my arrival. We got dressed to impress and headed to Marvin, named after the prince of Motown, Marvin Gaye. On the rooftop, we found a swanky beer garden where we listened to some very chill and funky music while sipping on some cocktails. Later that night, we headed to Opera, no not the one where you hear classical music but a very chic lounge in the heart of DC where we danced the night away to top 40’s music, hip hop and R&B. Finally, we topped the night off with a quick bite at Surfside. There’s nothing more fulfilling than a late-night conversation with your girlfriends over some scrumptious tacos (really we were just tipsy and they were delicious).
We slept in till about 10:30am, waking up with enough time to get ready and head to a delicious brunch at Founding Farmers. At this Uber popular restaurant, everything is pretty much made in-house, from their refreshing sodas to their pastas. The food there was mouth watering, and it’s no wonder this is a mega popular eatery in DC. Then, we headed to Ozio’s cigar bar for some signature cocktails and good music and chill vibes at their rooftop patio. Late in the afternoon, we headed back to the hotel for a quick nap and decompressing. In the early evening, we made our way back out to Rosebar for some dancing with some beautiful people and great hospitality.
On this day, we got an early start with some yoga on the National Mall green and took advantage of the sights by snapping some pictures at the Lincoln Memorial and National Monument. After, we headed to the MLK Memorial for some peaceful meditation and views of the Jefferson Memorial across the Tidal Basin. In the afternoon, we went from visiting the Founding Fathers to eating at Founding Farmers, our new favorite DC eatery. Around 6pm, we made a quick pit stop at a day party at Gryphon and headed to the Raiders vs. Washington Redskins where we cheered on our favorite team over some nachos and cheese and staple beer.
Indeed, time flies when you’re having fun, right? This weekend was refreshing and a much needed break from the long workweek. After this short trip, it’s no wonder DC has quickly become a hot spot for millennials.