Millennial Travel Guide: A Day Trip To Washington D.C.

Recently, I moved near Washington DC from South Florida.

My friend and I decided to go and tour around the city.

Here’s what we saw.

Fruitive DC City Center

We decided to start our tour by stopping at this local restaurant named Fruitive located at the City Center in DC.

It was delicious!

In my opinion, it is a little pricey but definitely healthy and we felt satisfied after, they use organic ingredients as well.

Side Walk in front of Museums

We started walking right in front of the museums and realized how pretty this sidewalk looked!

It looks like a post card, we thought the cherry blossoms were going to be a thing this year, but no.

This photo was taken right before the snowstorm.

Our first stop was the Lincoln Memorial; inside the temple you will see a massive statue of the 16th President of the United States- ole Honest Abe.

This monument always catches my eye, who would’ve thought that it took more than 50 years for a memorial of Lincoln to built and opened to the public!

Lincoln Memorial: “ In this temple as in the hearts of the people for who he saved the union the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever”

Next, we walked by the sidewalk leading to the Washington Monument.

I thought this view was breathtaking.

I also leaned over to see how deep the water is in the reflecting pool. (it’s not that deep).

The Washington Memorial.

You are normally allowed to go up inside the Washington Monument, but it is currently closed because of elevator renovations.

This monument was built to honor George Washington, the first President of the United States.

You can see this monument almost from anywhere, its just like the Eiffel tower in Paris- impossible to miss.

The Trump Hotel.

The Trump International Hotel located a few blocks away from the White House in the Old Post Office building is now one of the most elite and priciest hotels to stay at, one night stays range from $572 to $20,000.

People stop and take photos here constantly and I have to admit that I couldn’t resist doing the same.

Next we went across town to the Library of Congress, I felt like I was in a Harry Potter movie.

The building, located across the street from the US Capitol Building is so pretty and huge.

According to the tour guides, it is one of the largest libraries in the world.

The main reading room is open to the public- but you have to get a library card first.

The Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress.

The Library of Congress is housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill. It has research material for more than 450 languages.

The Library of Congress is housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill. It has research material in more than 450 languages.

Finally, to end our day we went to the Jefferson Memorial, it was my first time there and I loved it!

Thomas Jefferson of course was the author of “The Declaration of Independence”.

The monument is on the banks of the Tidal Basin of the Potomac River adorned with Japanese cherry trees (cherry blossoms).

The Jefferson Memorial.

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Photo Credits:  Juliana Carvajal Yepes

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Juliana is a proud Colombian raised in the city of Medellin. She graduated from the University of Miami in 2016 and is currently working in the DMV area. Juliana loves FOOD, traveling, and volunteering in charities.. eventually she would like to go to law school or graduate school.
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