Washington, D.C. - Shaw
Looking for something to do in Washington, D.C. that has nothing to do with monuments, museums, history, and bag checks?
Scoot yourselves to D.C.'s hip and trendy Shaw district located directly north of the National Mall and east of Logan Circle.
Sit yourself down to a meal at All Purpose, where their Buona pizza is incredibly delicious and has just a hint of sweetness from their chili honey. Add an AP Caesar Salad and you're set. The breadcrumbs on the salad are the perfect crunch to every bite.
All Purpose has a cozy, rustic atmosphere where the light floods in from the front windows and you can watch the kitchen staff buzz around preparing your Italian feast.
One other place to check out before leaving this neighborhood oasis is La Colombe Coffee Roasters. It's perfectly situated along a cobblestone alley where every wall seems to be a canvas for your Instagram creativity.
La Colombe Coffee is rich in flavor and has a nice selection of baked goods. Their ham and cheese sandwich on a flaky croissant is perfection paired with a hot Americano. Don't forget to try their coffee on tap - velvety texture with a balanced sweetness.
So, skip the lines, crowds and Air and Space Museum and take a tasty break.