D.C. November 21, 2017
13 Things That Will Make You Fall In Love With DC Over And Over Again
It’s not always easy living in DC. It’s a fantastic city. But sometimes it can feel stressful, expensive, humid, freezing, crowded and just plain frustrating. We’ve all had our days when we’re exhausted by the cost of living, annoyed with tourists, and angered by traffic. You may have wondered if it’s time to leave DC. Luckily there are some things in DC that are amazing, no matter what. These 13 will make you remember why you love Washington DC.
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1. Cherry Blossom Season
Yes, it's overrun with tourists. But it is so hard to deny the incredible beauty that overtakes DC every spring.
2. The Meridian Hill Drum Circle
DC can be a hard place. But every Sunday, people from all walks of life come together to dance, practice yoga, sing and be together at Meridian Hill Park. It's a 40 year tradition that is sure to lift your spirits!
3. The Pandas at the Zoo
We admit. We're panda crazy here. You can see these cuddly, playful bears any day of the week for free at the zoo!
4. Changing of the Guard at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
This might be over the bridge in Arlington but it's iconic DC. It's guaranteed to make you a little misty eyed and so proud to be part of the city and the country.
5. Local Coffee
No Starbucks for Washingtonians! Nothing beats a local cup of joe. They can make a rushed morning feel so much better.
6. Local Beer
Similarly, it's best to unwind after a stressful day with one of DC's many, delicious craft beers.
7. The First Snow Day of the Year
Snows days in DC are the absolute best! The city shuts down, there's no honking horns or tourists milling about. There's just beautiful snow and a day off! Because let's be honest, snow always means a day off!
8. The Holiday Season
Sometime quite magical happens in DC every winter. The streets light up with holiday decor and the whole district feels just a little bit warmer (even if it's freezing).
9. A Clutch Washington Sports Team Win
It doesn't matter if it's the Redskins, the Capitals, the Wizards or the Nationals. Every now and then, one of our teams come through with a huge win that makes us almost feel like we'll make it through the playoffs this year.
10. Your Favorite Low Key Spot
Whether it's a deli or a diner or a pizza place, every Washingtonian has their go-to hole in the wall shop that serves the best food!
11. Sunrise Over The Memorials
If you can't fall back asleep one morning, get out of bed, get a cup of coffee and head to the Mall. Find a spot on the steps of the Lincoln and watch the sun light up the city. It will make your day unbelievable.
12. The Monuments at Night
If you're not a morning person and DC is driving you crazy, then wait until the sun goes down. There is absolutely nothing like seeing the monuments lit up at night.
13. Remembering the DC is Home
DC is not a perfect place. It doesn't have everything figured out. But it's a city full of passion and arts and culture and restaurants and diversity. It's a city that millions of people from all over the world get to visit. And it's one we get to call home.
Are you feeling the love for DC yet? In case you can’t tell, DC is the best and
everyone should live here.