33. Things To Do In DC | Spend a Day in Capitol Hill
Yaaaaay!! I’m glad you stumbled onto our little corner of the internet. Welcome! No seriously, welcome! On our twitter page, we said we would be doing a series on Capitol Hill and here we are. We spent the entire day over there and wanted to bring you the things we enjoyed most.
This will just be a teaser of everywhere we’ve been today. In the next 7 days, we’ll add a full post, details, and way more pictures on each and every one of these locations. So without further Ado, here is our
Top 7 Things to Do in Capitol Hill
The day started with us getting some amazing parking by 7th and North Carolina, right by Eastern Market. The weather was lovely and folks were out in good moods and doing some shopping. A people-watching extravaganza! Shoot, dogs too! We ran into some of the coolest dogs we’ve ever seen. We have a gazillion pictures and more details to share on this DC attraction. Click to read the full post on Eastern Market in Washington DC.
1. Check out the Eastern Market Vendors
2. Grab some coffee from Peregrine Espresso
Then we headed down 7th street to Peregrine Espresso for a quick cappucino and hot chocolate. It’s a quick two minute walk! Julia Christian from the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce told us that this was a can’t miss spot and she was right! At Peregrine their coffees are brewed individually. It was really cool watching them pour the water over the grounds instead of the usual pre-brewed coffee. Check out our full Capitol Hill Coffee post on Peregrine Espresso. What a cool Washington DC site!
3. Cooking classes or kitchen shopping at Hill’s Kitchen
The next stop was Hill’s Kitchen – This is just across the street from Peregrine on D street. This is the first retail store we’ve listed on our “Things to do in Washington DC” list, but our experience there was too amazing for it not to make the list. The owner, Leah, is a Capitol Hill native who managed to create the coolest little kitchen store on the east side. Leah also puts on great cooking classes on the second floor. This is a quaint little location with a super nice staff and a wonderful addition to the list. Read the full post on Hill’s Kitchen in Capitol Hill.
4. Brunch at Montmartre’s French restaurant
Then we stopped in at Montmartre’s French restaurant for brunch. You should definitely give this spot a try. The staff was friendly and attentive and the food was AWESOME! I’m an Eggs Benedict fan and these folks do it right! I think you’ll enjoy our full post on this awesome little French restaurant in Capitol Hill.
5. Take in ANYTHING at The Fridge
Our next stop on our awesome day! Hands down one of the coolest spots in Capitol Hill! The Fridge is an underground indie art space, meets poetry spot, meets live band showcase, meets acting basement…and on and on. Seriously, I don’t even think this description does it justice. You have to be out to find this spot or you’ll miss it. It’s in a little alley behind Belga Cafe. Whatever you do, try to check out an exhibition or show here. Definitely one of those fun things to see in DC.
6. Check out Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
After checking out the Fridge, a quick left to G street and a right on G over to 7th Street (Corner of 7th and G), you’ll find Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. This spot has been there forever and has played a huge role in the lives of many Capitol Hill children. Think arts education and cultural initiatives. I love what they do and couldn’t resist adding them to our list! Expect some cool pics and fun stories on our post about them.
7. Grab some $1 books at Capitol Hill Library
And our last stop for the day was the public library. We stopped by on a whim and found some great books for $1 and some surprisingly cool stuff we think you’ll like.
The day in Capitol Hill was awesome. We’d like to thank Julia Christian, Executive Director of Champs – Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce for the awesome recommendations. These are all within a five block radius of each other so it would be a fun day with the family or with friends. After the day we had, all we can say is
Capitol Hill Rocks!
Don’t forget. In the next 7 days, we’ll add a full post, details, and way more pictures on each and every one of these locations. This was truly one of the most fun things to do in DC that we’ve experienced for some time.
Check these spots out and have a blast!