I know, I'm terrible, and this is so late. But a recap is needed because this trip was SO. MUCH. FUN. I've been to D.C. before, back when I was a junior in college. I was incredibly cheap and low on money, so I had megabused there. Nooooot the most comfortable time, I can promise you haha. This time, as a successful adult (I'd like to think so anyways, haha) I flew in, and enjoyed myself so much more! Two of the biggest factors for this trip was to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture and to try and catch the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room tour. We waited in line for the Infinity room tickets twice, and was terribly nervous we wouldn't get them. The second day we tried, I stood in line nearly 2 hours before the museum opened. When we got the tickets, Liz, Kevin, and I ran and basically screamed in joy. We were so happy! If you're wondering whether the rooms were worth the wait, then the answer is yes. THEY. WERE. INCREDIBLE.
Places we visited and loved in D.C.:
Where you to go to eat the most delicious french toast: Le Diplomate. The strawberries and whip cream combo was to die for. I'm very much a sweets person when it comes to breakfast. The website menu has changed though, so it seems the french toast now comes with brandied apples and walnuts. It doesn't come with any meats, but you can alway order some sides!
Where to get your food, coffee, and reading fix all in one spot: Busboys and Poets. Always a fave. The people watching is my favorite part about coming there.
Where to get some damn good pie: Dangerously Delicious Pies. Didn't realize until months, maybe a year later that I have been to its sister location in Detroit, LOL. Both equally delicious.
Pretty cool, and free art museum at the National Mall: National Gallery of Art East Building. We popped in to escape the heat, but was genuinely surprised at the beautiful building and the art. it had an extensive collection of modern and, my fave, contemporary art.
The most important museum you will ever visit: National Museum of African American History and Culture. It's historically important, so make sure you fucking go.
The most beautiful mirrored rooms you will ever live to see: Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Practically the original creator of the mirrored room and the closest you'll ever get to experiencing what I feel can only be described as magic. It's touring the US and no longer in D.C., so be sure to google for it's current location!
Side note: I love the subway architecture.