One of my favorite parts about traveling is getting the chance to immerse yourself in a new place and experience the area and their culture. Thanks to Cambria hotels & suites and local D.C. blogger, Alicia Tenise, I had the chance to live like a D.C. local this weekend!
I had such a great time visiting all of the local restaurants, bars and markets located throughout the D.C. area, all the while, staying at the lovely Cambria hotel & suites Washington D.C. Not only was the hotel in the ideal location for all of our planned activates, but the hotel and hotel staff offered an upscale experience and had a very welcoming and warm atmosphere. We especially enjoyed the amazing view from our corner suite at the Cambria hotel & suites Washington D.C, which I’m already missing.
Aside from all of the amazing food and drinks that we consumed during our trip, I’ve included a few of my favorite D.C. activities below.
- Compass Coffee – Located down the street from the hotel, Compass Coffee is an easy stop for a morning boost! My favorite here was the nitro cold brew, which is a must-try if you’re in the area.
- Renwick Gallery – On Sunday afternoon we walked over to the Renwick Gallery which was about a 20-minute walk from the hotel and is located in close proximity to The White House. Since the gallery is free and a relatively manageable size for a quick afternoon museum stop, we decided to go in to check out their current exhibits. Our favorite part was the large ceiling installation on the second floor. I highly recommend checking this spot out if you’re visiting the D.C. area.
- The White House – Since we decided to stop by the Renwick Gallery, The White House was just a short walk away, so we knew it was a must. Though I had visited the D.C. area numerous times, I had never taken the time to stop by and see where the President lives. Although this isn’t something that a D.C. local would do on a normal basis, it was still a great experience for us.
- U Street – Only a short walk from the hotel, this strip offers a range of restaurants, bars and shops and is a must-visit spot on a nice day in the city. I highly recommend checking out the restaurant Barcelona, which I talked about in depth in my previous post. It’s located right along this street, so it’s a great spot for dinner and is in close proximity to bars so you can grab another drink after on a Friday night J
- Union Market – I already talked about where we ate when we visited here, but there are also a few really cute shops and local artists selling their work at the market. It was such a great experience to check out the local food and artwork that shape the community.
I’m looking forward to visiting the D.C. area again in the future and know that the Cambria hotel & suites Washington D.C. will be my go-to spot for my stay!
This post was sponsored by Cambria hotels & suites.