At District Home, we love living, working, and playing in the city. Here is our take on the perfect DC morning, no matter what corner of the city you’re in!
NATIONAL MALL/FOGGY BOTTOM
6:30 am: Run the Mall
Start your day with a jog around Abraham Lincoln! Run less than a mile east and stop by the Washington Monument for a rest or a quick pic!
8:30 am: Peak from the Top
The National Park Service distributes free daily tickets at 8:30 AM for visitors to take a view from the top of the Washington Monument. Make sure you arrive just in time for a free ticket!
10:00 am: Breakfast at Foggy’s Finest
Head up from the Mall to neighboring Foggy Bottom and stop by Founding Farmers for a fresh and seasonal breakfast!
CITY CENTER DC
10:00 am: The Most Powerful Place on Earth
Take a tour to the White House and get pictures from the North Lawn for the most iconic views of the building itself.
11:00 am: Getting Cultured
One of the most Instagrammed spots in the city, the Renwick Gallery is a must when you visit DC. Opening its permanent exhibit this fall, be sure to check this one out since it’s 100% free!
12:00 pm: A little bit of New York in DC
David Chang’s Momofuku finally opened in CCDC! Make your tummies happy by ordering bowls of ramen and beef noodle soups. Just next door is Momofuku’s milk bar, famous for its cereal ice cream!
11:00 am: Classic Brunch Time
DC knows how to do a classic brunch. Seat yourself indoors or outdoors, Kafe Leopold knows how to serve you. The café is adjacent to amazing Georgetown shops!
12:00 pm: Potomac Playtime
Rent kayaks, canoes, and row boats at the Key Bridge Boathouse! While DC is pretty packed all year round, you’ll probably have the river all to yourself! Head towards the Three Sisters, an area of jagged rocks, where you can chill and enjoy the sun.
1:30 pm: Overdose on Oysters
Head over to this all-seafood restaurant, Fiola Mare. The “Frutti di mare platter” will get you an overwhelming amount of oysters, mussels, and lobster. Pair it with a wine or cocktail and you’ll have a chill afternoon.
9:00 am: Fresh from the Farm*
Though amazing restaurants are spread throughout U Street, we recommend waking up early to visit the farmers’ market at the northwest corner of 14 and U! From regional fruits to fresh vegetables and breakfast your morning will be well-spent at the Farmer’s Market.
11:00 am: Casual Strolls
Visit Meridian Hill Park, just a few blocks north of U Street. The design is inspired from an Italian garden with fountains everywhere. This is a perfect location for an afternoon stroll.
12:00 pm: Lunch at Ben’s
This historic spot attracts locals, tourists, and celebrities for the spicy hot dogs, chili-cheese fries & milkshakes. Nothing says both “culture” and “delicious” like a stop at Ben’s Chili Bowl!