J and I are escaping to Washington DC, Alexandria and Philadelphia for a getaway!
Well, technically it's more of a getaway for me than it is for J as he'll be doing a week long business course which prompted this trip in the first place, but it still counts right?
First stop: Washington DC to catch up with friends & see the sights over the weekend. J studied in DC and hasn't been back since he graduated so we'll be sure to check out some of his old watering holes and hang outs. I'll also be linking up with my blog buddy Setarra from Quaintrelle and I'm super excited!
The course is in Alexandria so we'll be there during the week, followed by a weekend in Philadelphia to celebrate J's brother's 30th birthday.
I've never been to an of these cities so I'm curious to hear suggestions on what you do if you were visiting for the first time? I'll try to avoid the tourist traps while still taking in the historical monuments and museums. So far my bucket list includes:
Cherry Blossom Festival
City Bike Ride
Foodie Tour of Alexandria
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Center City Jazz Festival
Any tips or tricks for how to see them like a local are greatly appreciated.
Also, and most importantly, food.
We're not fussy travelers, but we're fussy [and serious] when it comes to food! Any tips & hidden food gems in the DMV area [Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland] and Philadelphia that we should check out? So far my foodie Bucketlist includes:
Ethiopian - Alexandria has the largest Ethiopian expat community in the world, so I'm really keen to try my first Ethiopian meal at one of the many restaurants.