Eighth Street Southeast in Washington, D.C., is also called Barracks Row due to the location of the Marine Barracks at the south end of the street, the oldest active post in the Marine Corps. But since its installment by President Thomas Jefferson, the street that runs north from Pennsylvania Avenue south to Navy Yard and the Anacostia River has come into its own and is now a hot spot for less-crowded dining options compared with other areas of the city.
Pop into District Doughnut — where the doughnuts have been ranked the best in D.C. four years in a row — for a sugary start to your journey along 8th Street, with a side of coffee.
Next, acquire a few picnic essentials from Yes! Organic Market and DCanter wine boutique for an outdoor meal at The Yards Park. Although about a 15-minute walk from Barracks Row, the riverside park is the perfect place for a tranquil afternoon before heading back to 8th Street for dinner and drinks.
Book a table for dinner at Cava Mezze, a Greek tapas restaurant and a D.C. favorite with a handful of locations throughout the region. After a few small bites, head a couple doors down to Rose’s Luxury for a cocktail or glass of whiskey, or stop in at Lola’s for a low-key game of pool and a few pints.
It can be difficult, loving beer and fitness and health at the same time. After all, beer has few, if any, health benefits. Is it possible to blend the two, so you’re never losing out? According to Athletic Brewing, it’s totally possible. Athletic Brewing claims it’s “changing the game by providing beer lovers with a way to live a healthy, active lifestyle while experiencing the rich, complex flavors of craft beer.”
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
While the United States has some seriously haunted cities, it’s difficult to compare with the U.K.’s ancient history and Eastern Europe’s dark past. Check out this list of the most haunted cities abroad before planning your next international getaway.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Buying souvenirs for all the special people in your life is oftentimes expected when you’re on a trip. If you travel often, or if you’re in an expensive destination, spending money on all of these gifts can add up. There are plenty of souvenirs available at any destination that will impress your loved ones without breaking the bank.