9 Things You Should Do In D.C. Whether You're A First-Timer Or A Washingtonian

9 Things You Should Do In D.C. Whether You're A First-Timer Or A Washingtonian

Washington D.C is full of amazing things to experience!



1. Visit The International Spy Museum

Once inside this interactive , you will be sucked into a secretive world of an international spy!. You will be given a new identity complete with a new name, age, and occupation. As you traverse through this one-of-a-kind museum, you will find out if you have what it takes to be a true spy! This museum is fun for the whole family.

2. Chinatown

Washington D.C's Chinatown is compact but beautiful. Chinatown features beautiful artwork all around the area that is vibrant and picture worthy. Chinatown also has lots of restaurants to visit that have Asian quinine as it's focal point. Chinatown also has small shops scattered everywhere with unique items for sale.

3. Maison Kayser 

Maison Kayser is a beautiful French restaurant with a charming vibe. This restaurant features a beautiful grand and white color scheme with windows that expand out into D.C. While eating at Maison Kayser, you will hear beautiful French songs being played all over the restaurant. Accompanying the charming and cozy atmosphere of this restaurant is the wonderful food being served. When receiving the menu at first glance, everything will appear to be in French; but don't worry, because the English translations are directly below each item on the menu.

I recommend the french toast. The french toast is super fluffy and served with a cup of fresh fruit. Our waiter was extremely nice to us and even gave us two free desserts on the house! We received a chocolate croissant and mini pistachio financiers. The financiers were delicious and were actually my favorite thing I ate while in D.C.

4. Ford's Theater

If you are a history buff, you will love the Ford's Theater! It is an amazing piece of history. It's free to walk around, but you have to pay to see a play.

5. The Museum of Natural History

Yep, this museum was the one from "Night at the Museum!" Attend this museum with friends and family and have a scavenger hunt to find exhibits shown in the movie. This museum is huge, so good luck!

This museum has something interesting for everyone. Whether you're interested in biology, evolution, animals or butterflies, this an amazing museum.

Did I mention the museum has a butterfly pavilion? For an extra fee, you can walk with the butterflies in this enclosed exhibit. It's within a sealed chamber with groups of 15 entering at once. Once you are inside the 80-degree chamber, you will see beautiful flowers and live butterflies all around you. If you're lucky, one might even land in your head!

6. Shopping

There so many stores in D.C. Take your pick!

7. The National Portrait Gallery

This museum is beautiful. It features art from all around the world. This museum is expansive and will take a lot of time to explore it all. Be on the look out for new attractions because this museum is always being updated. This is also where Michelle Obama and Barack Obama's portraits are located!

8. Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro

Get the melt in your mouth brownie! I promise it's amazing.


10. Visit parks (and food trucks!)

If you are anything like me, then you like to eat. Going to parks is a good way to find local food trucks. Try your luck and see what trucks you can find!

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To The Girl Who Hasn't Been Herself Lately

Your spark return, and you will shine like you were meant to.

Life gets tough. Life gets too much to handle sometimes, and those times make you stronger. However, right now, it seems like you have lost yourself.

It’s difficult when you catch yourself not being you. When you do something or act a certain way and just wonder, “what did I do to deserve this? Why is this happening? When will it get better?” The way you’re feeling is not so much that you’re unhappy, you just feel weird.

Your day will come. I promise you. This is just a phase.

The day you realize how much you have grown from this point in time will be your reward. It is so hard to see now, and I feel your pain.

Your light will return to you. Your pure bliss moments, they are seeking you. Your laughter where your tummy aches is in your reach.

Our moods change far too often for us as humans to understand why, but the encounters you make every day have this effect on us.

You must remember the pure happiness you experienced before your first heartbreak, before the first friend became someone you thought they weren’t, before you lost your innocence. That was a time of true joy as you had not a care in the world for the things that would harm you. Better yet, you didn’t have the option to experience them because you were just a child.

The world can be an ugly place, and your attitude towards life can change every day. One thing is for certain: you did not lose who you are internally. We all put on a face for the world. For the people who we try to impress. For the life we want to live. For the things we want to achieve.

Your definitive personality is still in the works. Believe it or not, it always will be. Times like this change us for the better even though we can’t see it.

Your happiness will return. You will be a better, stronger version of you. In fact, you will be the best version of you yet.

Once this phase is over, you will be okay. This I promise you.

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This Trump Oval Office Address Drinking Game Is NOT Fake News

Caution: You may need a DD.


An exciting moment in our 45th President's career will be taking place tonight: he will be addressing the nation on a "current state of emergency" on national television.

Yes, that's right. Our President will be taking the night off of Twitter (hopefully) to enter living rooms across the country on our screens.

Historically, these addresses are long and boring, so let's spice it up tonight. Don't even bother with shot glasses, I have a feeling you won't have time to refill the glass in time.

Take a shot every time he says "bad"

This one seems harmless, but remember, Trump likes to repeat himself to make a point. "Bad, bad people". Two shots right there for ya.

Take a shot every time he says "hombres"

Be careful! He's been known to say things like "bad, bad hombres, very bad." Four shots right there for ya.

Take a shot every time he mispronounces something

Look, it's bound to happen, have you seen the typos in his tweets? Oh man.

Take a shot any time he lies about terrorists entering the country via Mexico

Fun fact for you: Terrorists most commonly enter the country via airplanes, in fact, last year only 6 terrorists tried to cross at the Mexican border and all got turned around. Learn more here.

Take a shot every time he says "caravan"

I don't see this one hurting you too bad, but the man is hard to read.

Take a shot every time he says "uh"

This one seems like it's harmless but because he isn't a speaking professional he actually says it a lot more than you would think.

Finish your drink every time he says "national crisis"

Do it. Take that shot.

Take a shot every time he says "wall"

But you might just get alcohol poisoning.

Take a shot every time he says "terrorists "

Fingers crossed he doesn't say this as much as I think he will.

Take a shot every time he blames the democrats for the shutdown

You're the one holding the opening of the government hostage, buddy.

Take a drink AND DON'T STOP until he is done saying the word "huge"

Sometimes he keeps this one short, other times it's a dragged out "huuuuuuuuuuuge". Don't say I didn't warn you.

Take a drink when he starts using his hands as he speaks AND DON'T STOP until he puts them back down 

Another possible alcohol poisoning situation.

Remember to always drink responsibly!

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