The rest of our visit in Washington DC was more laid back than the the first two days. After we have crossed off the must-sees from our list, we had a little bit more time and options to decide where we’d like to go next.
First stop was to go to the Hirshhorn Museum to see its modern art collection.
Then, we went to the Barracks Row section in town to have lunch at the cozy Ted’s Bulletin Restaurant where we celebrated Richard’s birthday. This place, which offers delicious homestyle cooking, gets really packed. While the restaurant does not take reservations ahead of time, you can call two hours before lunch or dinner and leave your name with the host to reduce your wait time.
We also visited the Eastern Market, DC’s indoor market with fresh produce and meat.
Another stop for us was the DC Botanic Garden, which is one of the oldest in the country. Inside we felt like we were in a rainforest as we work our way through the maze of tropical trees and plants — a nice contrast from the cold wintry weather outside. There were also lovely poinsettia displays everywhere and a holiday train show, the latter we avoided after seeing the long winding queue.
Lastly, one of my favorite stops in DC was the walk through Georgetown where we had a quick peek at the university and stroll through M street. Yup, we did a lot of walking the few days in DC. We braved through them by rewarding ourselves with indulgent lunches and dinners as well as frequent hot chocolate stops. Now, if only I can lose those few pounds I’ve gained from the trip….