Over Labor Day weekend Eric and I got to travel up to Richmond, Virginia for a family wedding (I love love!). Since we were so close to Washington D.C. we opted to take a day trip up there to explore, and let me tell you, it was awesome.

The monuments and memorials are just so much more beautiful and grander in person. I left wanting more! Here are a few photos from our visit.

Washington D.C. apartments

Washington D.C. street

Washington D.C. lunch

Washington D.C. walk

Washington D.C. burger joint

Um, can we talk about how beautiful this city is? I love all of the green everywhere, it makes it feel less like a concrete jungle. One of my favorite places we visited was the United States Botanic Garden. I’m a sucker for plants and this place was a dream!

Washington D.C. Botanic Garden

Washington D.C. garden walk

Check out this sexy beast I found among the plants!

Washington D.C. backpack

Washington D.C. Ivy Wall

Washington D.C. Bridge

Of course, we can’t go to a city without trying the doughnuts! These were from the Sugar Shack and they rocked! Are you drooling yet?

Washington D.C. Donuts

For dinner we had reservations at, and I’m not joking here, the best restaurant I have ever been too, Le Diplomate. It is a gorgeous, romantic French restaurant a short metro ride from the mall area. The decor, service, atmosphere, and food were out of this world. And yes, I got the steak. You all should go! Though make a reservation because it fills up fast 🙂

Washington D.C. Le Diplomate

Washington D.C. Le Diplomate outside

Washington D.C. dinner

Washington D.C. food

Washington D.C. yard

We ended the day at the Lincoln Memorial. It was stunning and awe-inspiring. Perfect cap to a perfect day.

Washington D.C. Lincoln Memorial at Night