We recently took a trip to DC for work but you know all work and no dates make a marriage dull and boring.
After I finished working my client event, it was time for me and the mister to take in some sights but not just the usual sights of DC (well maybe one tourist spot).
DC is such a wonderful city to me. It is full of people, attractions and delicious food. The city is ALWAYS busy.
The hotel & staff was beautiful and warming. After a long day of flights, it was really refreshing to arrive at HGI. The greeting we received when we entered set the tone for a great experience here.
From the check in desk, to Robert bringing our luggage upstairs, to me calling asking about the best place to eat the customer service was superb.
Oh I don’t have to tell you about the amenities. The room was a typical HGI room. Spacious, clean and ready for you to relax. Our room faced the busy 14th Street but hey HGI isn’t responsible for the noise but our room was still quite quiet.
We appreciated the two bottles of water we received upon check in and the nightly warm cookies.
I worked Thursday night & Friday day, but once the event closed it was time for a DC infused date with the hubby.
When we travel, we do not eat at national chain restaurants. We like to try local favorites and I must say this trip, we tried something that is now my new favorite.
The mister had a sandwich and he ordered a cinnamon roll, homemade with a cream cheese frosting. He ate it so fast, I didn’t get a change to take a picture of it.
We only had one night to really enjoy DC so we only visited one attraction and we knew we were going out. So we had to be selective of where we spent our day hours.
We chose to visit Dr. Martin Luther King memorial. Just to be there and see this statue was overwhelming. We understand the sacrifices he made for us and to be living in 2015 when Black lives are threatened again based on skin color is disheartening.
We truly enjoyed the visit there and walked around and just took in the beauty surrounding the area. DC is really a beautiful city.
We decided to go to The Park on Fourteen for our night out.
The food and service was great. This is a bar/club so they have the typical “club line” to get in. When we arrived there wasn’t a line so we didn’t have a wait. The music wasn’t too loud and it was music that you could dance to. We really had fun here.
The hubby, with his sweet tooth, had to have the bread pudding. I’m not a bread pudding eater but he said it was delicious.
Oh did I mention that you cannot come to the DMV area and not eat seafood!!! We went to Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar & Grill.
It’s not a fancy looking place but the food is so worth the price and drive.
Overall, our #OneCityOneDate was a success.
There is nothing like a quick date trip! When was the last time you guys did a quick date trip?