For our first day, we booked an 11 mile running tour through City Running Tours. We needed an early breakfast, so we opted for ease and ate at our hotel.
We had a lovely view of the Potomac.
Shockingly, I had oats with berries. Isn’t it sweet how they tucked my English muffin in it’s own little blanket to keep it warm?
Pause to enjoy the beautiful flowers in the lobby…orchids and hydrangeas.
We met our guide and ran through the National Mall, Downtown to DuPont Circle, through Rock Creek, Georgetown, George Washington University, etc…You get the point. We ran a lot! When I travel, I always check to see if I can book a running tour. I think it is THE BEST way to learn your way around a new city, get a history lesson, and get some recommendations for your stay.
How stunning is our Capitol?! Awe inspiring.
We opted for lunch at the Tortilla Cafe by the Eastern Market and stopped for gelato at Pitango (espresso and vanilla…heaven). I loved this little neighborhood and we happened to catch it when the roads were shut down for a street market.
From there, we decided to walk through the national mall to see President Lincoln.
Another 5 miles, but totally worth it.
A bunch of folk recommended Founding Farmers…thank you!
They have so many great veggie options….
Everything we had was great, but these fried green tomatoes were some of the best I’ve ever had!
And no vaca dinner is complete without dessert. I was too full at dinner, so I took this gigantic slice of carrot cake to go. It rocked my world!
Have you been to DC? Feel free to share your recommendations for run routes, restaurants, activities, etc…