Things To Do

We’ve crafted a list of some of our favorite spots in Washington, DC. Make sure to check back because we’ll keep adding things to do!

Union Market

1309 5th Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

Union Market was a go to spot for us when we first moved to DC. There are tons of food options to choose from and a rooftop bar. You can also visit one of Katie’s favorite DC bookstores, Politics and Prose, while you’re there.



1517 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20036

Another one of Katie's favorite book stores located in Dupont Circle. Browse for a book or cute DC souvenirs, and then head to the attached café or bar for a coffee or cocktail.


Smithsonian National Museum of American History

1300 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20560
, (202) 633-1000

There are so many museums in DC, and best of all they are free! The American History Museum is a classic so we couldn’t leave it off our list but there are a few that we enjoy more.


National Museum of African American History and Culture

1400 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20560

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the newest Smithsonian museum (and one of the best in our opinion). It still requires (free) timed passes, so if you’re interested in going during our wedding weekend you should reserve in advance through their website. It’s also a huge museum, so if you want to see everything make sure to budget for 3+ hours of your time.


National Portrait Gallery

8th St NW & G St NW, Washington, DC 20001
, (202) 633-8300

One of our favorite museums in the city. Browse the collection influential people throughout America’s history. There is something to see for pop culture fans, history buffs and art lovers alike.