District of Colombia.
September 30, 2019
I’d visited D.C. 3 times before my trip there this summer. The only difference was that before, I’d gone there with 100 students, which at the time I didn’t think was that much of a big deal. Well, I definitely fooled myself.
People would always say, “Oh, you’ve gotta make a trip out there by yourself! D.C. is so creative and filled with so many things to do! You’ll love it!” I didn’t quite understand their sentiments until this last trip—it actually WAS an unforgettable trip in such a charming, yet busy city. There was so much more to it than just the touristy things you must do.
My favorite things in D.C. were simple pleasures and I can’t wait to visit again!
Here’s why this was, by far, my favorite trop of the summer:
- Spending time with my loved ones, celebrating a birthday, and meeting new friends.
- Our special tour of Howard with an alumnus as our tour guide (@dreamsofjasmine).
- Visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture and seeing Senator John Lewis retrace his memory of segregation while being recorded for an upcoming documentary.
- Eating lunch and dinner at restaurants at The Wharf while overlooking the beautiful waterfront of the Potomac River. My favorite restaurants were Mi Vida and Kith and Kin.
- Staying at The Line D.C. and becoming close friends with so many of the wonderful staff.
- Zipping through the streets on Bird scooters to enjoy the scenic routes of the city and avoid DC’s jigsaw traffic.