My Favorite Instagrammable Spots in DC Vol. 2
You guys seemed to enjoy my last post on some of my favorite Instagrammable spots in DC so I decided to continue the series! I think DC gets a bad rap as being a swampy place with boring people in suits. In reality, DC is a vibrant city with lots of history, gorgeous architecture, interesting museums, and lovely people. I think these posts have turned a bit into a personal love letter to my hometown so without further ado, here’s part 2:
Capitol Hill is famous for being the place where all the laws are made in the US. As you can imagine, the architecture is beautiful and coming here is like experiencing history as it’s happening! Brian used to intern for a member of Congress when he was younger and, as is sort of a rite of passage on the Hill, he had to give tours to guests and visitors. If you’re in town, check out the Hill and see if you can get a tour from your member of Congress’s intern while you’re getting that money shot!
I wrote this in a previous post but the Lincoln Memorial is my favorite monument in DC. Not only do you get that gorgeous view of the Reflecting Pool and the Washington Monument from there, it’s a truly spectacular piece of architecture that is really inspiring to me.
National Portrait Gallery
This museum is a DC blogger’s favorite and for good reason! There are just so many spots to get a great photo! Check out the beautiful atrium and be sure to check out the Presidential portraits section!
Smithsonian Postal Museum
I think the Smithsonian Postal Museum is one of the most underrated museums. It’s a beautiful building, both inside and out, and it’s attached to a post office for all your mailing needs! It’s also super child-friendly so bring your family!
This section of DC is somewhat newly developed and it’s lots of fun. Because it’s new, it does tend to get crowded (especially on the weekends) so after coming here once, I’ve sort of been avoiding it ever since. While I personally found the area a bit overrated, I can’t deny some truly beautiful shots I got while I was here so take the perfect Insta-shot, and walk around.
I LOVE the National Arboretum, but I do admit, it’s a bit difficult to get to. It’s not the most accessible place via public transportation but if you happen to have a car, it’s definitely worth a visit. Be sure to check out the botanical garden there and the Capitol Columns - these Corinthian columns are basically leftovers from constructing the Capitol Dome. They’re quite neat to view!
I know, I know, everyone and their mothers love going to Georgetown while in DC. Like the Wharf, I find the neighborhood a bit overrated but also like the Wharf, it is a gorgeous spot and you can get some perfect Instagram-worthy shots here. Be sure to be in a shopping mood or an eating mood, otherwise, there won’t be too much for you to do.