#SummerTrip2016 – A Layover in Washington D.C.

Our summer EuroTrip started with a 24 hour layover in Washington D.C.  We purchased the deal from a great sale fare from Iceland Air which departed from Washington D.C. had a brief stayover in Iceland (we could have extended this but decided to spend more time in other cities on our trip).  We arrived in Washington D.C. early on Saturday morning, and the city was alive with preparation for numerous Memorial Day activities.

The view of Reagan Naitonal from the nearby Metro Station
The view of Reagan National from the nearby Metro Station

After dropping off our luggage at the hotel, we headed to the National Mall to stroll among the monuments and Smithsonian museums.

The view of the United State Capitol as seen from the National Mall near the Washington Monument
The view of the United State Capitol as seen from the National Mall near the Washington Monument

We stopped by Luke’s Lobster and tried their Lobster, Crab and Shrimp Rolls.  The buttery bread and the delicious seafood hit the spot!  We followed that up with a quick stop for Birthday Cake Truffles and Cereal Milk shakes at Milkbar.

Luke's Lobster in Washington D.C.
Luke’s Lobster at the intersection of E Street and 7th Street
Momofuku Milkbar in CityCenter Washington D.C.
Milkbar CityCenterDC at the intersection of 11th and I Streets

From there it was just a short walk down New York Avenue before we came across 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, also known as the White House.

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
The front facade of the White House
The front of the White House

Because it was so hot outside we decide to escape the heat and take a quick nap at the hotel before going to get Tapas at Jaleo and then doing our own walking tour at dusk of the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, World War 2 Memorial and Reflecting Pool.

After the tour we headed back to the hotel and get a goods night rest before our flight to Copenhagen.  Stay tuned for Part 2 of our photo series covering Copenhagen.

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