Sara in the City: Adventures in DC

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I spent the beginning of my holiday break exploring the wonderful city of D.C. One of my best friends from high school Chelsie lives up in D.C. and I went up to visit her. I was preparing myself for some COLD weather, but turns out I brought some warmer weather up to D.C. with me.

I have been to D.C. twice before, and I had done a lot of the touristy stuff. This trip we decided to go a little outside of the D.C. limits. Lucky for us Chelsie has her car up in D.C. which made our travel ventures a little more feasible.

Big Bear Coffee, a few blocks from Chels, where we started every morning!

First stop, Mount Vernon, home of George Washington. I am not a big history buff, nor am I a fan of museums but I absolutely loved Mount Vernon. Visitors are able to explore the grounds and walk through an amazingly accurate museum that appeals to visitors of all ages! It was the perfect day, the sun was shining and the pictures were great! We ended the fun day with dinner at Virtue in Alexandria (another adorable town!)

DSCN0066Chels and I waiting to tour Mount Vernon

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We wandered pretty far and ended up on the Woodland Adventure trail. 

Day two we shopped till we dropped in Georgetown. I absolutely love Georgetown and I am a sucker for fancy shopping (even if I can’t buy anything!). We started our shopping adventure by enjoying a great brunch at the restaurant where JFK proposed to Jackie! Then we wandered around in the rain, ending our day with cupcakes at Baked and Wired (WAAAY better than Georgetown Cupcakes, plus no line).

Seriously I would LOVE to live in Georgetown! 

Serious shopping in Anthropologie

My last full day in DC we drove up to Annapolis and walked around the Main Street and the Naval Academy. It may be my new favorite town! The main street is adorable and the Naval Academy is beautiful. Walking around was so much fun, despite the pouring down rain.

It down poured during our exploration of the Naval Academy…thank goodness for Rain Jackets! 
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the Christmas decorations made Annapolis even more adorable! 

Our last night we ate at a great restaurant near the White House called Founding Farmers. SO DELICIOUS! It was such a perfect ending to a fun trip.

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Hey White House! 

Can I go back to DC?? I miss it already!

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