Washington DC

As we  were in New York for a week we decided to plan a little day trip out of the city. Washington DC was only 3.20 hours away by train and how often are you ever going to see the White House? It's a not a place you'd ever really go on holiday so we decided to visit.

After catching the train bright and early - it seemed like a good idea to book ourselves on the 7.20am train when we booked it at home! We caught up on our beauty sleep and before we knew it we'd arrived in DC. British trains could learn a lot from our US friends. They were fab!

Deciding against an open top tour bus as everything looked close together - schoolboy error! - we set off on our merry way.

I've got to be honest and say I was disappointed with the White House. With Buckingham Palace you can get quite close but here it felt like you were miles away and it was underwhelming. But I was blown away by the Lincoln Memorial. It was huge and had such a presence. I kept expecting it to get up and move around like it does in Night at The Museum!

It was cool to see the Washington Memorial and the Reflecting Pool as Forest Gump is one of my favourite films. I couldn't get over how tall the memorial was! We kept thinking how near we were when we were trying to find it but it was teasing us because it was so tall!

After a few recommendations we decided to stop for lunch in the historic Georgetown. It was very pretty and reminded me of an English chocolate box village. It's a shame we didn't have longer there. Out of pure chance we managed to stumble upon Thunder Burger and Bar which was voted the best burger in the city. It was fate! I opted for the Buffalo Stomp bison burger with sweet potato fries. I'm going to be bold and say they were quite possibily the best sweet potato fries i've had!

We ended up walking a total of 10 miles! Alas given the amount of food  I consumed during the week it didn't stop my waist from disappearing before my eyes.

Have you ever been to Washington? What did you think?


  1. Wow, it looks gorgeous there, I really want to visit America and explore! x

  2. I bet your legs were achey after all that walking! No wonder you needed a burger! I always make the same mistake in foreign cities (a trip to Dublin last year comes to mind) but you do get more of a 'feel' for a place that way. I was in Washington DC a very long time ago, and liked the place. At the time I was obsessed with the X Files so we made sure to visit the FBI building!! Hope you get a nice rest now! P x

    1. I totally agree. As much as I whinge about my legs I do much prefer seeing a city by foot. That way you get to see all the little bits you might have missed!

  3. Love the photos, even if you didn't get too close to the White House. I've got such a terrible sense of direction that I'd probably be better off taking the tour.

  4. I'd love to visit Washington. That burger and fries sounds tempting too!

  5. Thunder Burger Bar sounds epic! Such pretty pics Sophie!

  6. 10 miles! I want to head to America next year and have added DC to my list :)

  7. Amazing pictures! Hope you're having a great time! xx


  8. I never thought to visit Washington while in NYC - pictures look amazing! x

  9. I love your holiday snaps, just look at the bright blue skies! I've missed seeing the blue sky, I'm craving the warm weather!! Looks like you had the most amazing time! x

  10. Washington looks amazing, definitely on my list of places to visit!

    Maria xxx

  11. Oh you lucky thing! After watching the whole of West Wing in a very short space of time last year I'm totally obsessed with american politics and would love to go to Washington!


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