Come April, something magical happens in Capital Hill.
Out of the long cold winters, the Cherry Blossoms bloom, showering the city with pastel pink flakes. Or so I’ve been told. For the past few years I had been trying to see this phenomenon for myself, and every year I miss it.
This year I was determined, everything was falling into place. My friends had agreed to come down with me. The hotel was booked, and the Cherry Blossom website predicted the peak bloom to be two days before we arrived. The night before our drive down it poured ALL NIGHT LONG. By the time we arrived in D.C. the rain had stopped so I was very hopeful. However, the storm proved to be no match for the Cherry Blossoms. Their delicate little soggy and sad petals littered the streets. Surprisingly I was upset for all of two minutes before I pulled my big girl pants up and decided this wasn’t going to ruin my weekend. And guess what, It didn’t. We walked around Capital Hill, ate, drank and enjoyed each other’s company.
While you can end up spending a lot in D.C. if you’re on a budget there’s plenty to do!!
Seeing the Lincoln Memorial, Georgetown, the Tidal Basin and the World War Two Memorial are some of the many free sights you can see. Also, don’t count out Groupon, we were able to find a 16 per person sunset cruise that we managed to turn into a boozy-champagne cruise. The best way to see a city is on foot, which is what we always do. D.C has a lot to offer from museums to architecture to a booming nightlife, it’s sure to have something for everyone. And seeing as it’s only a couple of hours away from NYC it’s the perfect girls trip to take any time of year.
Hi, I’m Jay. A twenty-something-year-old living in New York. There’s not all that much to say about me other than; I love to eat, drink and travel. I’ve lived in some incredible cities from Paris to New York to Florence, and along the way, I’ve crossed off a ton on my bucket list. I hope we inspire you to go out there and see for yourself, just how beautiful life can be.