Some Top (maybe somewhat girly) Things to do while in DC

Some Top (maybe somewhat girly) Things to do while in DC

A special thanks goes to my younger sister, Myra, who visited me and brought a mostly touristy and girly agenda with her.

1. Visit the gallery of first-lady dresses at the American History Smithsonian Museum. This gallery has actual dresses worn by our first ladies. If you’re into fashion, you get a physical timeline of how formal attire has evolved (I am very thankful it has). Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown and matching Jimmy Choo’s are also there.

2. Shop at Pentagon City Mall. This mall probably tops most malls you’ve been to in size unless you’ve been to Mall of America in Minnesota. If you have been to Mall of America, there’s a similar feel to Pentagon City. It’s massive, and set up in four simple somewhat circular floors of stores. Although there aren’t many designer stores here, you’re sure to find what you need and kill a good amount of time looking for it too.

3. Visit Georgetown Cupcakes. Even though these are not my favorite cupcakes in DC (yes, I’ve tried a lot) and even the favorite of DC locals, it’s a DC must-see. If you go on a weekend you’re sure to hit a 45-minute line. When I went I got to meet the stars of DC Cupcakes on TLC. By the time I got through the line I had to order a couple. I’d recommend the fruity and chocolate flavors. Skip the famous Red Velvet if you can resist.

4. See the Hope Diamond at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum. After being cut down a couple times, and really only one-third of the original size it’s still a sight to see. The diamond with the current setting is gorgeous (although maybe a bit gaudy worn by the average woman). What’s more interesting than seeing the actual diamond is finding out who’s worn it and where it’s gone.

5. Follow the pink cupcake truck. Okay, I know you’re probably sick of hearing about cupcakes but this place is really worth it. It’s called Curbside Cupcakes, and it’s a pink truck that shows up around DC according to their posted schedule on Facebook, Twitter, and their website. Best cupcakes in DC (and the famous chains in New York in my opinion), hands down.

6. Go to the Potomac Mills Outlets. The outlets are a bit far, but they’re public transportation accessible. Go there lightly, you’ll most likely end up with a good amount of stuff.

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