A couple of months ago I made a trip to D.C.. If you didn’t know, I grew up in the DMV ( D.C., Maryland, and Virginia) area. Every weekend I would gather my friends and take a day-trip to D.C. just to explore. There is always something to do, eat,and somewhere new to shop. If I wasn’t checking out a new art exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum, I was taking part in one of the many food festivals that were happening around the area. So when I knew I was making a trip back to my old stomping grounds for a quick visit, I knew I had to stop at some of my favorite spots before I left – the Georgetown neighborhood, Union Market, and Bethesda.
There are a variety of stores located in Georgetown. Stores from Anthropologie, Free People, to Madewell. Also, you’ll find luxury stores like Massimo Dutti, Alice + Olivia, and Intermix.
Reformation– This store is where online meets brick and mortar. I have to say this was a very interesting experience. Everything is centered around customer service, giving you a high-end experience. If you have the opportunity to check out this store with a group of friends will make your day
Amazon Book Store– If you love Amazon + books like me, this place is a dream. Plus if you’re a Prime member you get a discount in-store. Can’t beat that.
Tuckernuck– This shop has a mix of classic and modern pieces.
SHOP MADE IN DC -A retail space dedicated to only Made in DC products
Salt and Sundry– Located in Union Market. This boutique is great if you’re looking for some eclectic gifts for friends and family. Many of the good sold here are from independent makers and designers, both local and from across the globe
Chia Tacos– Simple and limited menu. Farm fresh local ingredients. Best filling vegetarian tacos you will ever have.
Farmers Fisher Bakers – farmer-owned sustainable restaurant serving delicious food and hand-crafted drinks
Georgetown Cupcakes– Known for their show on TLC Georgetown Cupcakes this place is a must-stop if you ever visit Georgetown. With lines usually around the block, coming early is a must
Pie sisters– What’s not to love about this local pie shop. They have savory pies like Country Tomato and Pulled Pork BBQ. Also sweet pies like Salted Carmel and Cookies n’ Cream. My mouth is salivating just thinking about it.
Dough Jar– Three words. Edible Cookie Dough. All the dough is produced by hand in small batches, so every jar is always fresh and made just for you
Baked+ Wired– is a family-owned coffee shop and bakery All of their baked goods are made in small batches with the best ingredients. They also, offer gluten-free and vegan-friendly items.
Terrain Cafe– Hand’s down my favorite spot to eat. If you are an Anthropologie lover like me, trust and believe this place will feel like heaven.
Union Market– Imagine if Starbucks had a food hall. That is Union Market. From fresh pastries, Pho, Korean tacos, to good ole soul food this place has options galore. On top of that if you get here before the lunch rush you can find a good seat and knock out some work. I sat down for about an hour with my bagel and simply read a book.
What to Do
Washington DC Botanical Gardens– Imagine going to a 28,944 feet plant haven. This place is a plant lovers dream
The best thing you can do around D.C. is to just explore. Take a group of friends and simply walk around taking in the beautiful architecture, grab a bite to eat and shop till you drop.